Our actions aimed at reducing energy consumption keep into consideration relevant aspects connected to the protection of the environment and resources, paying particular attention to costs.
Therefore, we installed two plants, at our headquarters, powered by renewable sources for the production of electricity and thermal energy. This has allowed to save energy every year for a corresponding amount of about 600 barrels of oil.
Out of the total energy purchased by GSE in 2016, 33% was generated by renewable sources.
In particular, to meet the premises’ needs for heating and cooling, more than 60% of the energy used was from renewables (about 927 MWh).
Since 2015 we have been purchasing the electricity consumed at our premises directly in the wholesale electricity market; this has allowed an about 10% saving on supply costs.
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
With reference to the direct emissions of power units, the entry into function of the plant located at our premises at Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski, 124 caused a slight increase compared to 2015. However, thanks to a decrease in emissions from the use of cars, the overall datum results lower compared to 2015.
|2206 tons in 2017;|
2080 tons in 2016
|161 tons in 2017;|
58 tons in 2016
With the aim to reduce the indirect gas emissions in the atmosphere, we encourage our employees to move by train or, in case of short-distance business trips, by using the corporate hybrid car fuelled by gasoline/methane.
This led to a significant improvement in 2016 in terms of CO2 emissions avoided compared to 2015. In fact, according to estimates, 58.44 tons of CO2 were emitted in the atmosphere due to mobility, whereas the previous year emissions amounted to 96 tons, recording a significant drop of emissions in transport (-28%).