Environmental balance statement The environmental balance statement describes the costs, investments, liabilities and revenues related to decreasing environmental impacts.
The environmental costs of Helsingin Energia increased slightly, compared to the 18 million euros of the previous year, and were now 20 million euros. Their share of all the costs was 3.4% (3.0%). The amount of environmental costs varies annually, due to development projects, for example.
As in the previous years, the largest environmental costs occurred due to the cleaning of flue gas (6.4 million euros) and the waste management and utilisation of combustion products (3.4 million euros). The industrial emission directive that comes into force in 2016 will increase the costs of air pollution control.
The growth of costs related to the research and development of environmental protection continued. In 2013, 2.2 million euros were allocated towards research and development, which was an increase of 30% (1.7 million euros) from the previous year. The strong growth of research and development operations is due to our development programme, Towards a carbon-neutral future, and the stricter environmental directives.
Environmental investments remained at the same level as the previous year and were 2 million euros. The largest environmental investments of the operating fiscal year were the development of nitrogen removal at power plants (0.8 million euros), the modernisation of heating centres (0.5 million euros) and the renewal of the Energy Gallery in Sähkötalo (0.4 million euros).
Environmental income was cut by almost a half, compared to previous year, and was 0.8 million euros. The higher than average revenue in 2012 was due to the sales of out-of-service machines and devices and scraps.
The environmental liabilities mainly occurred due to the cleaning of polluted ground in the energy area of Hanasaari. These remained the same.
Katso myös Helsingin Energian ohje hybridikytkennästä asiakkaan kaukolämpölaitteiston rinnalle.
|change %||2012 |
|Protection of air, soil and surface waters|
|Removal of particles||335||0||335|
| Waste management and
utilisation of combustion product
|Other waste management||747||-9||825|
| Monitoring of emissions and
|Environmental communication and marketing||623||24||503|
|Environmental management and training||1,366||-11||1,539|
|Environmental protection research and
|Noice and vibration abatement||3||-||1|
|Improvement of eco-efficiency||118||-16||141|
|Depreciation on environmental
ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS IN ALL
|of all expenses||3,4%||3,0%|
|of all investments||3,4%||2,9%|
|of balance sheet total||1,1%||1,2%|