Minimizing the environmental impact has always been a concern of the company, both in implementing new investment projects or activities, in operation and maintenance of various infrastructure storage and in transportation of electricity and natural gas.
The protection of the environment, minimizing impacts, the rational use of natural resources, prevention of pollution and supporting the development of renewable energy are the main commitments of REN´s environmental policy.
REN uses different environmental assessment instruments and processes according to the different phases of its activity: planning, design and construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.
Biodiversity and ecosystem management
Biodiversity is one of the most important environmental descriptors taken into account in the systematic assessment of the potential impacts of REN's activities in the various phases of the life cycle of its infrastructures.
Climate Change and GHG emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions concentrate in the atmosphere and form a layer that allows solar rays to penetrate but prevents the heat generated by them from dissipating, leading to the so-called greenhouse effect.
Energy management and renewable energy
Out of respect for the environment and natural resources, and in view of the aims and commitments resulting from the European and Portuguese energy policy and the Quality, Environment and Safety Policy Statement, REN has always attempted to reduce its environmental impact through energy management, minimising energy consumption whenever possible and promoting energy efficiency initiatives.
Electricity is essential to daily life in developed countries. It is therefore important to describe Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) for the purposes of their interaction with living beings.