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Ørsted bans landfilling turbine blades

With immediate effect, the power company commits itself to finding options other than landfills for decommissioned wind turbine blades.

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Sustainability plays a central role at Ørsted, and not only in terms of its self-understanding but to an at least equal degree concerning investors screening for criteria beyond bottom-line figures.

Several years back, the utility announced its goal to quit coal from 2023, to become a net carbon-neutral business in 2025 and, most recently, to a achieve a carbon-negative footprint from 2040 – also at the point of consumption. In connection with the group's capital markets day Wednesday this week, a few more items are now added to the list of sustainability objectives.

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