New energy policy in Kladno towards carbon neutrality by 2050
The City of Kladno has completed a key strategic document – the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) with a perspective to 2030 / 2050. The Council of City has approved it after one year of data collection, detailed analysis, and measures proposal. The preparation of SECAP was framed by SPARCS and it is in line with the visioning process and implementation plan in SPARCS activities.
In 2019, there was produced approximately 7.1 tons of CO2 per inhabitant. If the goals will be fulfilled, the equivalent of CO2 emissions is expected to decrease to approx. 297 thousand by 2030. tons, from the current approx. 490 thousand tons, as well as a decrease in annual energy consumption in the city of Kladno to about 1.2 million MWh, from the current 1.35 million MWh.
To achieve the target of a reduction in CO2 emissions in the city, the Action plan proposes specific measures in the sectors of buildings, housing, transport, public lighting, waste, and water management. Kladno also plans to support sustainable construction in the city, cost-saving measures in the area of housing, installation of heat pumps and photovoltaics, the establishment of energy communities, e-bikes in the city, electromobility, revitalization of the parking zones, and other projects.
Implementation by 2030 assumes an investment of approximately CZK 20 billion (approx. 780 mil. EURO), with up to 90% of investments having to take place on the private entities´ part.
In addition to municipal companies (in housing, heat distribution, or sports areas), the city has collaborated on the design of the Action Plan with public transport provider, heating power plant company, waste management company, or water treatment company. The University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) of the Czech Technical University has been also an important partner of the city since the beginning.
Now the city is stepping into the implementation phase.