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Energean commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050.

Energean commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050.
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Objective Action

  • Contribution to the mitigation of the Climate Change phenomenon and cleaner air on Earth.
  • Protection of Earth’s atmosphere and ecosystem.
  • Taking decisive steps towards green and clean energy.
  • Alarming the oil and gas industry, as well as every industry, and setting a positive example to be followed on environmental issues.
  • Development and rise of environmental awareness on Climate Change and its consequences.
  • Initiatives and synergies with third parties developed by Energean for the protection of our atmosphere and the   environment in general (Partnerships for the Goals).
 

Target Audience

Our generation and the future generations to come.

 

Duration

From now until the target/goal completion in 2050.


Description

Energean pledges to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050!

On December 2nd of 2019, Energean became the first independent Exploration and Production company in the world to commit on becoming a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. More specifically, our company pledged to set science-based targets across Energean’s operated assets on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions and use our best endeavors to reach a state in which the activities within our entire value chain result in net-zero emissions by 2050. It was our response to the United Nations campaign that calls on business leaders to set emissions reduction targets with the highest ambition for their companies, according to the report on 1.5°C by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.

Our vision is to become the leading independent E&P company in the Mediterranean and to drive the energy transition in the markets we operate in. Energean’s strategy for net-zero from own operations is related to both Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) emissions. In Scope 1 we focus on fuel combustion while in Scope 2 we focus on purchased electricity for our sites. As far as Scope 3 (indirect emissions from not owned assets and sold products) we aim at strengthening transition to a low carbon future by producing mainly gas, minimizing our indirect activities emissions and engaging with our value-chain partners, suppliers and customers to support and motivate them to a low-carbon future.

Our company’s gas-focused strategy allows us to play our part in supporting the global fuel transition away from coal and oil, in the drive to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and protect our environment for future generations.

 

Energean’s Strategy to Net-Zero emissions by 2050

Energean has already switched from oil to gas. In 2007, the company started its operations as a 100% oil producer, while in 2019 its reserves and production are app. 70% gas, inclusive of the acquisition of Edison E&P assets.

Our company’s Climate Ambition and Net-Zero Emissions plan has three phases.

Short-term plan (next 5 years)

  • Get engaged in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in 2020.
  • Disclosure of climate related information following the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations in 2020.
  • Engage with organizations working on the transition to a low carbon future.
  • Support and motivate costumers and contractors to a low carbon utilization future.
  • Increase the efficiency of production installations by optimizing performance.
  • Increase the use of zero carbon electricity.
  • Strengthen our low carbon portfolio by increasing gas production to 80%, following close of the Edison E&P transaction.
  • Reduce our carbon emissions intensity by 70% by 2022, following close of the Edison E&P transaction.

Medium-term plan (by 2035)

  • Development of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage.
  • Hydrogen Production.
  • Use of zero carbon electricity.

Long-term plan (by 2050)

  • Further develop of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage.
  • Increase hydrogen Production.
  • Reforestation, Afforestation and Forests Conservation.
  • Use of Negative Emissions Technologies.

 

Steps completed towards the emissions reduction direction

Energean has already started the transition towards green and clean energy and focuses its transition operations towards a low carbon future by producing mainly gas.

As mentioned above, our company has put in place a plan to reduce its carbon intensity by more than 70% between 2019 and 2022. As part of this commitment to reduce our environmental impact, it is working along with the Israeli government to support its efforts to reduce the use of carbon. Energean’s biggest investment related to energy transition is the Karish Development Project, offshore Israel, which substantially contributes to Israel’s effort to decarbonize the energy sector. The company has already signed with private power producers and industrial customers for 7.0 BCM per year, meaning that its production will be covering app. 50% of gas consumption in the Israeli market in the years to come. Gas production from Energean’s fields will substantially contribute to the efforts of the Israeli government to switch 4 coal plants to natural gas and reduction of 3.6 MTCo2, and gradually shut down all coal power plants with reduction of 12.8 MTCo2. It is worth noting that CO2 emissions from the Israeli gas fields will be app. 6kg/boe, compared to an average of 18kg/boe in the Exploration & Production sector globally.  

Furthermore, Energean has recently reached an agreement with the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece, that ensures that 100% of electricity needs in the “Prinos-Kavala” assets will be generated by “green” sources (renewable energy). This constitutes an absolute Carbon Emissions Reduction of 100% of Scope 2 emissions and about 45% of the total Scope 1 & 2 emissions from the currently operated assets and results in an annual reduction in carbon emissions of about 25,000 tCO2.

A few months ago, our company proudly responded to the Carbon Disclosure Project, by submitting its first CDP Climate Change Questionnaire. CDP Global is an international non-profit organization that runs the global environmental disclosure system and measures the environmental impact. Each year CDP supports thousands of companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation. Through this process, Energean aims to obtain a clear understanding of our company’s emissions and enable our company to enhance its emission reduction efforts.

Finally, it is important to mention that Energean’s management is engaged with the company’s Climate Change Ambitions. Remuneration of senior executives is linked to specific carbon emissions targets and ESG ratings.


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Impact on Society

The clear, self-explanatory and apparent impact on society is the clean air and the mitigation of the Climate Change phenomenon.  It is one of our top priorities at Energean to protect the environment and minimize our impact on the planet. Our business model is based on contributing to meet the world’s growing energy needs in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Our company embraces the values of sustainable development and has integrated energy and emissions efficient practices within all its activities, in order to deliver on our commitments in this regard. Our goal towards a net-zero emissions future aims towards a clean atmosphere for ourselves and the generations to come.

As a matter of fact, we have already achieved significant results! The Gulf of Kavala, where our Prinos platforms are in operation, has been repeatedly awarded with more than 10 Blue Flags each and every year. In the provided picture (attached) is the Dasilio Prinos Beach. It is one of the beaches awarded with a Blue Flag which has a view to Energean’s platforms.

The company has also collaborated with Hof HaCarmel Municipality in Israel. This collaboration resulted in the award of a Blue Flag, the first for a beach in the region.

Finally, in the positive impact and benefits on society, we include Energean’s recent agreement with the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece for the purchase of renewable energy and our company’s contribution to the efforts of the Israeli government to switch 4 coal plants to natural gas resulting in tremendous reduction of CO2 emissions. (Both actions are described in detail in the “Description” section above).



Initiative Location

Energean’s countries of operations, namely Greece, Israel, Montenegro and (following the acquisition of Edison E&P) Egypt, Italy, Croatia and the United Kingdom.


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Working with Organization

  • ΔΕΗ (The Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece).
  • United Nations Global Compact (Working Groups).
  • Oil & Gas Assessing Low-Carbon Transition Technical Working Group (ACT TWG) (Energean participates in this group  which, according to the Paris Agreement Goals, focuses on developing methodologies to determine the degree of alignment of a company with a world having a well-below 1.5oC rise scenario. The ultimate goal is to obtain insights on the company’s current and future ability to reduce its climate impact).
  • Local and state authorities in our countries of operations (Our compliance with internal and external emissions requirements is constantly challenged during frequent audits by local and state authorities).

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Workers Participation

  • Energean’s Board of Directors, Top Management and Executives.
  • The company’s Health, Safety and Environment Department.
  • The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Department.

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Benefits for Οrganization

  • The management, the executives and the employees of Energean receive the same benefits as the rest of the public: Cleaner atmosphere for everyone and reduction of Climate Change.
  • Production of Clean Energy.
  • Strengthening of Energean’s company profile as an Environmentally Responsible Corporation.
  • Energean is setting an example by deciding and acting, in order to reduce its greenhouse gases and other air emissions.
  • Servicing the Sustainable Development Goals:
  1. No 3: Good Health and Well-Being.
  2. No 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
  3. No 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
  4. No 13: Climate Action.
  5. No 15: Life on Land.
  6. No 17: Partnerships for the Goals. 
  • Practicing the implementation of the Goals, by actually acting on them.
  • Energean’s responsible attitude, stance and ethos, sets a shining example not only for the Oil & Gas companies, the industry and the sector, but also for its executives and employees, to follow a sustainable and environmentally sound attitude and lifestyle.
  • The impact “returns” to the company as a kind of a non-formal education and training to its people. With this strategy/plan, employees’ love for a clean environment is either born or enhanced.



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