Wind power is an endless and renewable source of energy that has been used for thousands of years. It plays an important role in Umeå Energis investment in renewable energy and is in line with the company’s aim to be completely carbon neutral by 2018. In total, the municipality owned company Umeå Energi owns ten wind turbines, which provide significant climate benefits. These turbines are situated in the towns of Hörnefors, Holmsund and Robertsfors.
The Älvsbacka Bridge in Skellefteå is one of many pedestrian bridges constructed by Martinsons since the end of the 1980s. The enviromental benefits frome construction in wood is just one of many. Wooden pedestrian bridges have many advantages over other bridge types: High level of prefabrication - Fast assembly times - Minimal inconvenience to traffic with bridge spanning a road - Low costs for transport and laying the foundation - Documented quality and service life - Competitive prices
World's first eco-labeled heating! As the first company in the world Falun Energy & Water now delivers heating, cooling and electricity with Environmental Certification. The label sets very high standards for the goods accepted and is often called "the world's toughest environmental label".
Solar energy is becoming an increasingly realistic alternative in the Gothenburg region. The conditions for solar energy are roughly similar to those in Germany, where full sunshine generates solar energy equivalent to 20 nuclear power stations.
Gain valuable understanding of Gothenburg’s urban development strategy.
Älvrummet is an exhibition dedicated to the radical transformation of both river banks. It showcases the long-term process of creating The RiverCity, one of the largest urban development projects in Scandinavia. Gothenburg city centre will double in size with 25,000 new apartments and 45,000 new workplaces. By connecting the city, embracing the water and reinforcing the centre, we are committed to creating an inclusive, green and dynamic inner city open to the world.
Hörneborgsverket, a biofuel based cogeneration plant, is the engine of Övik Energi’s energy production. Hörneborgsverket produce roughly three equal amounts of district heating, steam, and electricity. The steam is distributed to the neighbouring process industries – Domsjö Fabriker, AkzoNobel and SEKAB. Due to the industry’s need for steam, which is in demand throughout the entire year, the cogeneration plant is used to a greater extent, in comparison with power plants that only supply district heating, of which the demand fluctuates.