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Combating climate change

Promotion of strategies to reduce atmospheric emissions and develop renewable energies; development of energy efficiency initiatives in the Group plants and sites and in final uses, such as: district heating, LED lighting and commercial offers linked to the sale of renewable energy and value added services.

Performance 2020


TWh of green energy sold
(+72% compared to 2019)

- 16%

direct greenhouse gas emissions

- 96%

indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Market based)


million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided through the use of waste-to-energy, production from renewable sources and cogeneration 


  • Aligned the A2A's emission targets with Paris Agreement: reduction by 47% of direct CO2 emissions (Scope1) at 2030; reduction by 100% of indirect CO2 emissions Scope2 by 2024; reduction by 20% of indirect CO2 emissions Scope3 by 2030
  • Improved all indicators relating to greenhouse gas emissions, linked to both direct and indirect emissions and the Group's value chain
  • Start of the project of an innovative system for the treatment of combustion fumes of the Brescia Waste-to-energy Plant, aimed at reducing emissions and recovering the residual heat still present in the fumes for the district heating system in Brescia.
  • Use of coal at the Lamarmora plant abandoned
  • From January 2020, start of the supply of 100% renewable electricity certified by the "GO" (Guarantee of Origin) for all the A2A Group's sites

Electricity produced by type of source

SBTi Target Emission Factor (gCO2/kWw)


Circular Economy
People Innovation
Energy Transition


Develop integrated reporting and an adequate information system for planning and control Develop external stakeholder engagement activities, strengthening the relationship with the territory.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
CO2 avoided by promoting electric mobility (kt cumulated 21-30) - 6 151 674 990 938
Scope 1 emissions (gCO2eq/kWh) – perimeter in line with target approved by the SBTi 310 322 283 226 990 938

Green energy - end-use energy efficiency

Contribute to the reduction of emissions of end customers through the sale of green energy and the development of energy efficiency measures for public and private real estate assets.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
Green energy sold to the market (TWh) 3.9 5.7 10.3 16.0 990 938
Loyal customers with energy efficiency services of total 1.4% 2.3% 10.2% 18.6% 990 938

Sustainable mobility

Develop sustainable internal and external mobility solutions.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
Cumulative avoided emissions 21-30 - Emoving (t) - 6 151 674 990 938
Number of electric charging points - cumulative 21-30 - 650 3,254 6,062 990 938
Vehicles of Networks & District Heating BU with low environmental impact (methane gas and electric powered) (% of total) 37% 81% 82% 92% 990 938


Increase the proportion of energy produced from renewable sources.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
Share of RES in total net production 31% 31% 36% 58% 990 939
Total installed RES capacity (GW)2 2.1 2.2 3.6 5.7 990 939

District Heating

Help reduce the environmental impact of the cities, paying close attention to air quality, implementing district heating and district cooling.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
CO2 avoided thanks to TLR (kt/a) -225 -273 -430 502 875 939

Sustainable Development Goal


Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy


Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable


Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Our concept of sustainability

Find out about A2A Sustainability delving into
the different dimensions of our model.