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Clean Energy

Clean energy - our commitment to accelerating the energy transition

AFRY has supported the transition to low carbon, clean energy power sources and energy efficiency since the early 1990s.  As consultants and thought leaders we advise policy makers, utilities, industry players, developers, financiers and end users to define appropriate actions during all stages of the energy transition. As engineers we deliver innovative solutions to achieve sustainability goals. 

At AFRY, we define clean energy as energy derived from zero-emissions sources, as well as energy saved through efficiency measures, carbon removal and storage technologies. We accept that no source of clean energy is completely emission or challenge free, however we promote a balanced mix of technologies and solutions, taking into account the different resources and requirements in each geography.

The knowledge and technologies to allow full decarbonisation are available, yet progress must be accelerated and collective action is needed. Energy lies at the heart of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. According to the United Nations, ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will open a new world of opportunities for billions of people. 

SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Accelerating the transition to clean energy

At AFRY, we are uniquely positioned to provide a one stop shop for our clients no matter where they are in the energy transition. With more than 4,000 experts in more than 80 locations throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, we cover services across management consulting, engineering, capex projects, operations and digital solutions. We take pride in being committed to sustainable development, which protects the environment as well as making good business sense, in everything we do. 

As part of AFRY, our team is backed by 16,000 engineers, designers and advisors within infrastructure, industry and energy who are at the cutting-edge of technology and have collective expertise that spans industries and geographies. Our expertise covers every aspect of the transition towards clean energy, from market analysis and strategy to investments and operations. Whether you’re looking for sharp, independent advice to inform your strategy, or you need a full scope implementation partner for a new asset, you can depend on AFRY.

Collaborations

1.5 Business Playbook

  • The 1.5ºC Business Playbook is a concrete tool that guides companies and organisations to exponential climate strategy and action, helping them align with the 1.5°C ambition to halve emissions by 2030 and reach close to net zero by 2050. 
  • The 1.5°C Business Playbook helps companies shift business focus to zero-carbon solutions and is designed to work in harmony with existing standards and key initiatives such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and CDP.
  • The decision to exit from new build coal projects from January 2021 supports AFRY’s strategy and our goals within sustainability and the clean energy transition. We pride ourselves on providing leading solutions for generations to come and believe this is a step in the right direction in achieving this.

Gapminder Foundation

  • Our collaboration with Gapminder Foundation allows us to address the complex nature of the world, so that we can actually make progress in our understanding of the transformation from a linear to a circular society, which requires us to be brave and stay close to the facts that drive our decision making.
  • If we can contribute to providing facts and dismantling global misconceptions around our areas of expertise, we also contribute to creating a framework that allows other decision-makers to be able to make accurate decisions. 
  • Gapminder has launched the UN Goals Test, in collaboration with AFRY experts, to address misconceptions about the biggest challenges of our time. Take the test

Norrsken Foundation

  • Norrsken is a non-profit foundation which supports entrepreneurs working to solve our greatest challenges, such as poverty, famine, environmental issues, mental health and integration.
  • AFRY’s experts will help the entrepreneurs at Norrsken by providing advice about sustainability and digitalisation.
  • Entrepreneurs at Norrsken will be involved in AFRY's ecosystem of customers, partners and employees to fuel ideas, innovation and new business models. 

Digitalisation represents one of the most powerful and universal tools we have to tackle climate change and reduce global emissions. We will work together with Norrsken to exchange knowledge in order to innovate, digitalise and scale up solutions which will accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.

says Jonas Gustavsson, CEO at AFRY.

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AFRY Insights - Clean Energy

Sustainability and renewable energy

Mitigating climate change is one of the most important goals of our generation, which is why sustainability and deep dives into renewable energy are two threads running through the latest edition of our client magazine. We are very pleased that we can bring both topics closer to our readers with top-class interview partners and fresh insights into the clean energy transition from our team of experts.

Matt Brown, Vice President of AFRY Management Consulting

“We look at the transition to clean energy through three dimensions, as we help companies in the energy sector shift from a largely fossil based world to a renewable clean energy world: Decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation. Our clients find themselves at various starting points with regard to decarbonisation and it's our job to help them progress, no matter what stage they are at. A lot can be achieved towards decarbonisation through digital solutions and decentralisation, and within this process there is the opportunity to positively impact security of supply and affordability for end users"  

Matt Brown, Vice President AFRY Management Consulting

matt.brown@afry.com

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