Climate investments reduce carbon dioxide emissions i Kungsbacka

Climate investments reduce carbon dioxide emissions i Kungsbacka

In the town of Kungsbacka, south of Gothenburg, a number of climate investments have resulted in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 815 tons per year, the equivalent of the emissions from approximately 270 petrol-powered cars.

The climate investments have been part of the government sponsored “Klimp” programme, which has helped finance activities aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

One of the steps taken in Kungsbacka has been to reduce emissions from the collection of household waste by introducing garbage trucks that uses biogas and bio diesel (RME) as fuel. Today there are eight such garbage trucks, running on renewable fuel, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 300 tons per year.

In the community of Åsa, which is part of Kungsbacka, a new bio-fuelled heating plant today provides heat for approximately 55 family houses, replacing oil furnaces and electrical heating. This means a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 81 tons per year, as well as a reduction of electrical power consumption by approximately 900 MWh per year.