People find shelter from the cold, wind and rain in their warm houses, they light up the streets to avoid darkness, purify river water to make it potable. People fence off from the wildlife and improve it for the sake of their own comfort. Year after year the distance between us and the nature is growing larger and probably that’s why we forget that we use natural resources. Every day every person on the planet Earth spends natural resources to keep the house warm, bright, water running and food in the fridge.
Even renewable resources can be depleted, if you do not let them enough time to recover. Now the humankind takes away from the nature much more than it can give us without harming itself. We live on credit, in fact. Every year the Earth Overshoot Day reminds us about it.
Human consumption outstrips what the nature can reproduce
This year, on August 22, we, humans from the planet Earth, will exhaust the natural resources that our planet is capable to regenerate during one year. On August 23, we’ll start to live on natural credit provided by our planet.
Since 1970, the Global Footprint Network, an international research organization calculates and published the date of the Earth Overshoot Day every year.
50 years ago the overshoot was quite small, 2 days only. But it grows fast year after year.
Being an energy company, we understand that our activity makes certain impact on the environment and resources of the planet. That’s why the Earth Overshoot Day is a vary important and significant date for us.
In our business we try to settle the natural debt.
Balance with the nature is the only thing that guarantees sustainable development of future generations
We are aware of our contribution to the Earth Overshoot Day and we take measures to postpone this Day to a latter date. Mere words have no impact on the date, real actions are required and we take them.
We take decarbonization measures, increase our renewable fleet. Our current portfolio includes three wind projects in addition to three gas power plants. We adhere to circular economy principles, reduce pollutants emission, take care of water resources and try to reduce water use volumes.
We believe that careful, intelligent and rational use of natural resources will help us preserve our beautiful planet for future generations, their life and sustainable development.
Our Debt to the Planet
Published on Friday, 21 August 2020