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Third quarter 2013 results
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Becoming a more sustainable energy provider is a critical part of Vattenfall's strategy.
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Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Our main products are electricity, heat and gas.Our strategic direction includes:
Vision and strategy
"We have operations based on six energy sources – it is an important strength that gives us good flexibility and makes us less vulnerable." Øystein Løseth, President and CEO
Vattenfall's total electricity generation amounted to 178.9 TWh.
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Vattenfall's R&D contributes to the development of tomorrow's energy system.
Research and development
Becoming a more sustainable energy provider is a critical part of Vattenfall's strategy. This is a long-term commitment and we continuosly take steps to improve our operations. Our strategy consists of three pillars:
Sustainability at Vattenfall
We are developing services and products to help you use energy in a smarter way. We also work to provide more sustainable, flexible and reliable energy supply.
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We manage different energy sources, technologies and operations that interact with the environment in very different ways. Therefore, environmental consideration is a top priority.
Environment and operations
Safety is core to Vattenfall - we must always act responsibly so that our operations do not interfere with the health and safety of our employees, the public or anyone else who comes into contact with Vattenfall.
Public health and safety
Vattenfall's financial and sustainability targets are intended to ensure that Vattenfall creates value and generates a market rate of return, that the company strives for an efficient capital structure, and that its financial risk is kept at a reasonable level.
Vattenfall's Annual General Meeting 2013 was held on 24 April at Vattenfall's new head office in Solna, Sweden. The AGM was open to the public.
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Stable underlying operating profit for the first nine months of the year - continued challenges for the industry.
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Almost half the increase in global electricity generation will come from renewable energy sources by 2035.
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Electricity and heat are produced from energy sources such as biomass, coal, hydro, natural gas, nuclear, ocean, oil, sun and wind. Each of these energy sources has a number of advantages and disadvantages as regards competitiveness, security of supply and impact on climate and environment.
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As electricity generation increases, a need is growing for intelligent and flexible distribution networks.
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The European energy system is about to undergo a major transformation.
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