Energy Consumption

Energy intensity 

Target: 20% reduction from 2008 levels by 2015

The Group’s energy intensity is measured in terms of amount of energy used in relation to sales. Alstom’s has a 20% energy intensity reduction target by 2015, in relation to the base year of 2008.
At the end of 2011, a reduction of the intensity (83) by 12% was achieved, as compared to the base year. The intensity is measured in terms of the amount of energy used in relation to sales. Thermal Power and Transport energy intensity decreases contribute significantly to the Group’s results.

Energy consumption in permanent facilities

 

 

Calendar year 2008 

Calendar year 2009 

Calendar year 2010 

Calendar year 2011 

GWh of natural gas 

768

650

822

651#

GWh of butane, propane and other gases

26

28

37

46#

GWh of heavy and fuel oil

95

31

86

86#

GWh of steam/heat

139

133

152

124#

GWh of electricity

616

607

664

713#

GWh of coal & other fuels

69

23

8

7#

Total energy consumption (GWh)

1,713

1,471

1,769

1,629#

Source : Alstom

Greenhouse gas emission intensity

Target: 20% reduction from 2008 levels by 2015

The Group’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity is measured in terms of tons of CO2 equivalent produced in relation to sales. Since the overwhelming majority of Alstom’s GHG emissions are related to our energy consumption, the two have been tied with the same reduction target of 20% by 2015, in relation to the base year of 2008.

At the end of 2011, an increase of the GHG emissions intensity (32) by 18% was measured as compared to the base year.
The intensity is measured in terms of tons of CO2 equivalent produced in relation to sales. This increase is due to the integration of SF6 gas - due to the integration of the Grid Sector (Grid SF6 emissions have been taken into account since June 2010).

GHG emissions from energy usage in permanent facilities

 

 

Calendar year 2008 

Calendar year 2009 

Calendar year 2010 

Calendar year 2011 

Direct CO2 emissions from natural gas, butane, propane, coal and oil consumption (Ktons CO2 eq)

211

153

199

167*

Direct CO2 emissions from natural gas, butane, propane, coal and oil consumption (Ktons CO2 eq)

280

280

321

341*

TOTAL CO2 EMISSIONS FROM ENERGY CONSUMPTION (KTONS CO2 EQ)

491

433

520

508*

CO2 fugitive emissions from SF6, PFC and HFC (Ktons CO2 eq) including Grid since June 2010

5

2

72

119*

TOTAL CO2 EMISSIONS FROM ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND OTHER DIRECT EMISSIONS (KTONS CO2 EQ)

496

435

593

627*

Source: Alstom

* These indicators have been reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Note: Data from previous years have been adjusted vs. last year’s registration document.

Additional GHG Details

  • Emissions from company vehicles are slightly increasing this year due to the integration of the Grid Sector. On a like-for-like basis compared to 2010, the consumption is stable (14 ktons in 2011 vs. 15 ktons in 2010).
  • The Group’s emissions related to air business travels managed by its main contractor were estimated at approximately 136ktons of CO2 for 2011, based on the methodology validated by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). 

Alstom publishes emissions data in the Carbon Disclosure Project survey, an initiative launched by a group of investors. The data cover both direct and indirect emissions, with the exception of emissions from project sites.