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RWE

RWE AG is a publicly listed energy company headquartered in Germany. In 2019, its revenue was US$14.73 billion and installed capacity was 42.9 GW. RWE is currently committed to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. Its long-standing history with fossil fuel generation means it has the highest emissions intensity of the European companies assessed, although it is just beginning to shift its focus towards renewables.

Ranking position
#21/50
Performance score
8.9 /20
Narrative Score
D
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)

Targets

2.8 / 4.0 #6

Material Investment

1.6 / 7.0 #35

Intangible Investment

0.0 / 2.0 #19

Management

2.3 / 4.0 #15

Policy Engagement

0.5 / 1.0 #24

Business Model

1.8 / 2.0 #9
Total 8.9 / 20 #21

Leading practices

Risk and opportunities

Trend

RWE is awarded a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely stay the same. RWE’s locked-in emissions – emissions from the company’s installed and planned electric power plants up to 2033 – already exceed its low-carbon budget, and its rate of future emissions intensity reduction is not projected to remain on track to decarbonisation. The company has committed to phase out coal generation, but gas-fired generation will continue. RWE’s 2019 strategy, which appears to show more commitment to the low-carbon transition, could represent a change of direction. Business model performance is likely to improve with the integration of E.ON’s renewable assets and its own targeted investment plan for renewable expansion. Delivering on its strategy will maintain RWE’s current trajectory.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

More about the company

Headquarters
Essen, Germany
Group revenue
US$14.73 billion (2019)
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
42.9 GW (2019)
Website
https://www.group.rwe/en