Presentation on theme: "Växjö in Sevilla. Växjö Sweden Växjö is centrally located in the southern part of Sweden In the entrepreneurial region of Sweden Population: 80 000 Land."— Presentation transcript:
Växjö Sweden Växjö is centrally located in the southern part of Sweden In the entrepreneurial region of Sweden Population: 80 000 Land area: 1 674 km 2 University with 14 000 students Where is Växjö?
Energy supply 2005 – 50% renewables Totally 2479 GWh
Unanimous Political Climate Decision We shall stop using fossil fuels in the activities of the Municipality. Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels in the whole municipality shall be reduced by 50 percent per capita by the year 2010 compared with 1993. A Fossil Fuel Free Växjö
Fossil Fule Free Växjö - actions District heating, electricity and cooling from biomass Conversion from electric heating to district heating Subsidies for installation of small-scale biomass boilers or solar panels Free energy advice for citizens Energy efficiency compulsory in new areas Free parking for environmental cars Subsidies for environmental cars Production of biogas for vehicles Centre for gasification of biomass to syntesis gas at Växjö University. DME vehicle fuel factory in the future DME Volvo truck test planned Examples:
Population ≈ 80 000 Population born abroad 11 % Employment rate, age 20-64: 78 % People born abroad, employment: 56 % Risk of poverty¹: 4,49 % Life expectancy: 81 Human capital²: 40 % Electoral participation (national): 84,71 % Basic requirements of education³: 92 % Avarage yearly income: ≈ 23 000 € Total local tax rate: (Index: 100) 31,16 ¹ Percentage of population with an income less than 60 % of the median ² Percentage of 20–74 age group with post-secondary education ³ Percentage of students in year nine with a leaving certificate that qualify them for upper secondary school Växjö sustainability facts