Green energy that revives nature  

The sustainable build-out of green energy can help create a more just and thriving world, including long-lasting benefits for nature.

Our natural world is under increasing pressure. The consequences of human consumption, pollution, and climate change are taking a massive toll. If done right, the green energy build-out has huge potential to help unlock a lasting positive impact for nature.  

So, where do we begin? We must start by identifying and addressing the potential adverse effects that the build-out itself has on wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems. Only then can we begin to harness the transition to revive nature – from using our resources smarter and longer to developing our renewable energy projects in a way that supports surrounding ecosystems. 

We’re determined to leave nature in a better state than we found it. That’s why we’ve committed to delivering a net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects we commission from 2030 at the latest.  

We don’t have all the answers, but we’re learning along the way. We’re committed to piloting innovative biodiversity projects to gain experience and learn from our successes and failures. Being able to measure our impact is crucial to this. That’s why we’re working to develop a measurement framework to push ourselves and the agenda forward, and to ensure we give back more than we take.  

Key sustainability targets
  • 2025: 40 % reduction in freshwater withdrawal intensity (m³ per GWh)

  • 2030: Net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects commissioned from 2030 at the latest

  • Zero wind turbine blade waste directed to landfill

  • Zero end-of-life solar PV modules directed to landfill

Our sustainability priorities

Sustainability Focus area

A green transformation that works for people 

To succeed in building a world that runs entirely on green energy, we need to drive an energy build-out that benefits people.