Sustainability at OX2

Reduced climate footprint

Compared with many other types of power, wind power has a very small negative impact on the environment. As wind turbines use the energy contained in the wind to generate power, this avoids emissions to the land, air or water. However, establishing a wind farm is not climate neutral. Emissions in manufacturing, transport, road building and logging have an impact on the climate.

Work was carried out during the year to measure the carbon footprint from operations for the base year 2020 and the current year. This measurement shows that 99.9% of emissions are scope 3, in other words produced in the supply chain. The results can be found in our Annual and Sustainability report.

The greatest emissions come from logging and the construction of roads and hardened surfaces. The company has identified a number of key activities for reducing emissions. These include, for example, using quarries within the local area of the wind farm in order to reduce transport, using existing roads as much as possible, felling trees as little as possible and replanting trees on those routes that are not used.