Södertälje Municipality
Sweden

Population: 92490
Area of jurisdiction: 694.24 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 65% by 2020 (1990) 100% by 2020 (1990)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 65% by 2020 (1990) 100% by 2020 (1990)
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 65% by 2030 100% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: 4% by 2016 (2008) 20% by 2020 (2008)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Solar Penal Energy
40 square meters of solar panels will supply Blombacka School in Södertälje with new energy The solar panel system is part of the effort to increase the interest in solar energy among citizens of Södertälje. The purpose with the facility is that it will draw attention to solar panels benefits. Telge Energi has worked hard to get started trading with solar electricity and to create better conditions for small-scale solar penals, including lower taxes and clear rules for trading with solar energy. Investing solar panels on a school was obvious. It is important to get to school and the kids, they're the next generation and energy issues will become even more important to them. The facility is available on the school's roof and has the capacity to generate approximately 5400 kWh per year. A digital sign on the facade facing the street shows how much energy is produced during the day, and cumulatively since inception. The electricity produced is used in schools, but it will not be enough to sell back into the grid. School property is owned by Telge Estate which will also manage the operations of solar power plant. Start year  
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Adaptation actions

Coordinated ditribution of goods in Södertörn
The goal of the coordinated distribution of goods is to change the transportation system within and to each municipality (Södertälje, Botkyrka, Haninge, Huddinge, Nynäshamn, Salem, Nykvarn) and with it reduce the total number of all transports. All contracts for the current distribution of goods within the municipality will gradually be transferred to the new system. The aim is to bring a range of environmental improvements, less transportation means reduction of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates. The reduced number of transports also has positive effects on health, such as fewer children diagnosed with childhood asthma and bronchial infections. Furthermore, the less transportation in sensitive areas improve road safety. The work environment should be improved with fewer transports with fewer interruptions in work for receiving deliveries. The coordinated distribution also supports delivery of local food which is an important goal in Södertälje. As for the economy other municipalitys switched over to coordinated goods distribution had a minimum of cost, others have a 2-3% savings of the current cost of goods purchased, while some municipalities have made greater savings. A preliminary study was made in 2012 in order to identify the conditions for a transition to coordinated goods distribution in all municipalities in Södertörn. The Project runs from March 2013 to December 2016 and a start of coordinated deliveries will take place in early 2015. Start year  
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Electric and environmental vehicles
The municipality of Södertälje has a framework agreement with Volkswagen's electric vehicle e-Golf. The municipality keeps on producing new guidelines for electric and clean vehicles to operate and support the goal to be fossil fuel independent in 2020. The municipality is also in the establishment of charging stations in a number of strategic locations in the municipality. Start year  
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Renewable fuel for heavy vehicles
The municipality of Södertälje is acting up Evolution diesel fuel contains about 30% pine oil and RME, that is renewable and has reduced its emissions (corbondioxid) from heavy vehicles significantly. The municipality is now looking for the next generation of renewable fuels to eventually achieve our goal of Södertälje gowernment becoming fossil fuel independent in 2020. For exampel we are looking at procuring HVO (Hydrogenated Oils Vegatables) that is 100% renewable. The municipality is producing new guidlines for renewable fuels to operate and support the goal to be fossil fuel indepenent 2020. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Solar power in all energy contracts
Telge Energy has solar power in all its contracts! Start year  
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Solar penal energy
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Green buildings
Telge Fastigheter, a municipal company in Södertälje has a goal that all new buildings should be GreenBuilding certified, ie, consuming 25% less energy than standard or energy use for existing property is reduced by 25%. http://www.sgbs.se The latest properties that are certified in Södertälje are: Årsbokens preschool, preschool Glasbergavägen, Glasberg care - and elderly homes. In total there are 12 properties that are Green building certified in Södertälje. Here are two examples of how investment in green building for a school and preschool have saved energy and carbon emissions: Hovsjö school Consumes 30 kWh / m and emits 23 tonnes of carbon dioxide compared with new construction requirements which are 126 kWh / sq m (96 tons CO2) or a school built in the 70's: 187 kWh / sqm (emit 142 tonnes of CO2). Glasberga preschool Consumes 46 kWh / m and emits 7 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year compared to new construction joint (BBR) 117 kWh / h (17 tons CO2) or pre 70s 286 kWh / m (42 tons CO2). http://news.cision.com/se/telge-ab/r/glasberga-forskola---prisad-som-bast-i-miljoklassen%2Cc9465758 Start year  
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Diet for a Clean Baltic
Resilience of our ecosystems is at stake Despite various measures, the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea is not decreasing and the resilience of multiple ecosystems is at stake. In this situation business as usual is not an option. New approaches are needed creating a safe operating space within the environmental boundaries. BERAS develops and implements practical examples where innovation and entrepreneurship from a multi sectorial engagement flows into realistic fully integrated ecological alternatives for the whole food chain from farmer to consumer. -BERAS - background and main concepts The BERAS concepts have been developed through two transnational projects part - financed by the European Union and Norway (the Baltic Sea Region Programme), BERAS (2003 – 2006) and BERAS Implementation (2010 – 2013). The concept of Ecological Recycling Agriculture (ERA) is based on many years of research and studies on how organic farms can be organized to be truly sustainable and environment - friendly and has demonstrated its potential related to reduction of nutrient leakage from the farm, soil carbon sequestration/climate effect, biodiversity and increased soil fertility. Diet for a Clean Baltic Supporting consumers in their choice of food, be it individual consumers or professional procurers and chefs at restaurants and school kitchens, is one way BERAS Implementation is working to promote ecological recycling agriculture and organic food in general. Our six criteria can guide you in making choices that take into account the wellbeing of the Baltic Sea, protects biodiversity, does not lead to cutting down of rainforest, has positive effects in soil sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere, and avoids unnecessary use of fossil fuels for production of fertilisers and long transports of produce. The criteria are: • Good, tasty and healthy food. • Organic food, preferably from ecological recycling agriculture –for better nutritional value as well as for lesser impact on the environment. • Local food – to minimize the transport of food. • Food according to season – reduces costs and increases the variation in food served during the year. Living with seasons requires menus adapted to availability. • Right balance of food – more vegetables, whole grain and less meat, chicken and pork (80% of vegetables and 20% meat). • Reducing leftover food – actively minimizing the waste of energy through reductions of leftovers from households and school kitchens. BERAS Implementation works with chefs from restaurant cuisines and school kitchens, nutrition experts, other food chain experts and food producers from the participating countries. Together with our partners we are compiling food recipes, menus and methods in order to create a delicious and healthy eating experience – and make a difference for a cleaner Baltic Sea. Get inspired by the cookbook Diet for a Clean Baltic in Practice / Östersjövänlig mat i praktiken This cookbook explains the relations between food and the environmental status of the Baltic Sea. Building on the experiences of converting public kitchens to serve food according to Diet for a Clean Baltic the Diet Unit at Södertälje Municipality gives inspiration and practical examples how to cook to save the Baltic Sea. The booklet is designed to be used directly in the kitchen. http://www.krav.se/nyhet/ekologisk-matgladje-pa-vag-i-skolorna Start year  
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