EU lists companies with highest climate change emissions in UK: E.ON, RWE Npower, Drax, Corus, EDF

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Company non-response
26 May 2008

E.ON did not respond to: EU figures show 5 companies lead in carbon pollution, including E.ON.

Article
26 May 2006

Energy producers are getting greener - shame about the public [UK]

Author: Paul Golby, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, in Guardian [UK]

Anyone reading your front page about pollution would be entitled to wonder exactly what was going on in the UK, with headlines claiming that the five biggest polluters in Britain - including E.ON UK - produced more CO2 than all motorists combined...We are producers of a commodity that answers a demand from customers - both individuals in their homes and businesses. What your report seems to suggest is that it is the responsibility of industry alone to fight global warming...if we use our energy more efficiently, both at home and at work, then companies such as ours produce less electricity and so less carbon.

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Company response
24 May 2006

Response by EDF: EU figures show 5 companies lead in carbon pollution, including EDF Energy.

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Article
24 May 2006

[DOC] EDF Energy response to Guardian article "New figures reveal scale of industry’s impact on climate"

Author: EDF Energy

Addressing climate change is a priority for EDF Energy which sits alongside the priorities of ensuring the UK has enough power at an affordable price for consumers. For now, coal fired generation is a vital part of ensuring UK security of supply. However, EDF Energy advocated a diverse energy mix in our recent submission to the Energy Review..

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Company non-response
17 May 2006

Corus Group did not respond to: EU figures show 5 companies lead in carbon pollution, including Corus.

Company non-response
17 May 2006

Drax did not respond to: EU figures show 5 companies lead in carbon pollution, including Drax.

Company non-response
17 May 2006

npower (part of RWE) did not respond to: EU figures show 5 companies lead in carbon pollution, including RWE npower.

Article
16 May 2006

New figures reveal scale of industry's impact on climate

Author: David Adam, Rob Evans, Guardian [UK]

Five companies in Britain produce more carbon dioxide pollution together than all the motorists on UK roads combined, according to new figures which reveal heavy industry's contribution to climate change...The top five companies (EON UK, RWE Npower, Drax, Corus, and EDF) produced between them more than 100m tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005...A spokeswoman for EON said: "We are one of the leading green generators and invest more per customer in green energy than any other major supplier in the UK." A spokesman for RWE Npower said: "We're one of the UK's biggest power generators, so of course we're going to have more emissions than, say, a single power station somewhere. The test of 'green-ness' is how much you are changing."...British sites operated by Tesco, Walkers [part of PepsiCo], Ford, Unilever, Kellogg's, Allied Bakeries, Nestle and Cadbury Trebor Bassett [part of Cadbury Schweppes] are among those that emitted more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2004...[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited EON UK, RWE Npower, Drax, Corus, and EDF to respond to the allegations. EDF Energy response is below. EON UK, RWE Npower, Drax and Corus declined to respond]

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