Take Wolfsburg, for example: at its production site in Lower Saxony, the Volkswagen Group is leading the way in phasing out coal. The two power stations will be completely converted from coal to natural gas for around 400 million euros. With a 33 percent increase in energy efficiency, the CO2 emissions of the two power plants will be reduced by around 1.5 million tons per year.
This corresponds to the annual CO2 emissions of currently approx. 870,000 vehicles and is a decrease of almost 60 percent compared to the previous emissions of the power plants at the Wolfsburg location. The modernization will reduce the CO2 emissions of Volkswagen AG's production sites (Brunswick, Emden, Hanover, Kassel, Salzgitter, Wolfsburg) by around 50 percent and for the Group's production sites worldwide by around 15 percent. Water consumption, waste generation and other emissions will also be drastically reduced - by an average of around 50 percent. By 2025, the CO2 emissions of all plants are to be reduced by half compared with 2010. Audi's production facilities in Brussels, for example, are already completely CO2-neutral.
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