據World Oil網羅馬3月15日消息 埃尼集團承諾，將在未來10年結束前，通過大規模植樹造林，消除石油和天然氣勘探生產過程中的所有二氧化碳排放。
吳慧丹 摘譯自 World Oil
Eni will plant forests to eliminate CO2 from its oil operations
Eni SpA committed to eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from its oil and gas exploration and production operations by the end of the next decade, in part by planting forests on a large scale.
The Italian giant’s plan, which entails planting 20 million acres of forest in Africa, is the latest example of major oil companies bowing to pressure to do more to prevent runaway climate change. Its European peers Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc have also set targets to reduce the carbon emitted from their own operations.
“Our objective is to achieve net zero emissions in our upstream business by 2030,” CEO Claudio Descalzi said in the company’s stra?6?7tegy update on Friday. “We will accomplish this by increased efficiency to minimize direct upstream CO2emissions and offsetting residual upstream emissions through large forestry projects.”
The forests planted in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ghana should be removing about 20 million tons a year of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2030, Eni said. That would offset residual emissions from the company’s upstream business, which it also plans to reduce through greater operational efficiency and minimizing waste. Eni will spend about 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) on “circular economy” initiatives such as these over the next four years.
Beyond forests, Eni has been investing in converting two of its crude oil refineries in Italy -- Gela and Venice -- to instead use vegetable oils. Venice is the first refinery in the world converted from processing traditional fossil fuels to biofuels, the company said.