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    Växjö (Veck-quwere) is half way to becoming a city free from the use of fossil fuels. An incredible 51% of its energy comes from sources such as biomass, renewable electricity, and solar. In little over a decade emissions have been reduced by 30% per person to 3. 232 tons of CO2 annually - well below the European (8 CO2t/a) and world (4 CO2t/a) averages. The city has made this happen through rigorous planning and by closely measuring all CO2 emissions. With this track record the City may well be the world's first fossil free city.

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    Freiburg’s energy efficient housing standard has lead to reductions of up to 80% in average household energy consumption. Moreover, the standard has influenced the development of two attractive districts - Vauban and Rieselfeld - that are setting new standards for energy-efficient housing in Europe. The standard had been improved in 2008 towards a general passiv-house-standard. Low energy housing in Vauban is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by 2100 tonnes per year in 270 residences. Furthermore energy aspects are considerated in each new development plan since 2005 in a consistent way.

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