Abolishment of gas and oil - replaced by green power
It is especially the homeowners and housing associations that have contributed positively to the CO2 reductions in 2020. The homeowners have seriously started the energy renovations and replaced the gas and oil boiler with district heating and heat pumps, just as the area's housing associations have set up solar cells and completed store energy renovation projects. , so that CO2 is saved and at the same time increased comfort is created, and a better indoor climate as well as renewable, green energy supply to the homes.
The area's utility company also contributes to the Sonderborg area's green transformation in 2020 through the utilization of biomass and the phasing out of natural gas, just as the new biogas plant in Glansager is now in operation. At the same time, there has been an increase in the production of renewable energy from solar cells, which contributes to the electrification of society and the phasing out of fossil fuels.
COVID-19 had an effect on this year's transport
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has generally been less mobility in society and therefore 2020 is characterized by a decline in private motoring, which has meant less CO2 emissions from petrol and diesel. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the production wheels in the area's companies have been more active than the year before and thus contribute to an increase in the companies' energy consumption by a total of 6 percent.
Leverage momentum to create green growth
“Sonderborg's journey towards zero is relevant to cities all over the world and already attracts great interest in both processes and the solutions used. Realizing zero in 2029 is crucial in order to further strengthen interest and create green growth in companies. We are on the right track and must continue our focus on energy efficiency, sector coupling and green energy. It is our ambition to demonstrate how to absorb CO2 neutrality most efficiently through an intelligent and integrated energy system, ”says Lars Tveen, chairman of the ProjectZero Foundation.
Download the Monitoring report 2020 here.