Winner = Sweden and Switzerland
Applicant: Port of Gothenburg
Project: Onshore Power Supply
of Gothenburg was one of the first ports in the world to offer onshore power
supply with high voltage to commercial vessels (year 2000), a technology that reduces
local air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and noise to a minimum when
using environmentally labeled energy. In total, one in every three vessels that
calls at the Port of Gothenburg can now turn off its diesel engines at the
quayside and use onshore power supply instead. The power is supplied by
environmentally labeled electricity like wind power. Today the Port is involved
in several global collaborative networks for example; World Ports Climate
Initiative and Clean North Sea Shipping, which are aimed at spreading this
technology to other ports around the world. One result has been the development
of the website: www.onshorepowersupply.org
Project: 30 years of energy efficiency at Migros - couples pioneering with broad application
Energy has been consciously
managed at Migros for more than 30 years.This commitment encompasses many
subprojects that are broad‐based,reproducible and sustainable. The following
five subprojects reflect this commitment. In 1981 energy management statistics
were introduced for branch stores. In 1983 Migros built the first Energy Pilot Branch in Frick
and in 2006 the first Minergy supermarket of Switzerland in Amriswil. Migros property hosts 14 photovoltaic systems in operation.
In 2009 Migros branch stores had 81 CO2 refrigeration systems in operation.
Since 1990 the company’s CO2 emissions were reduced by 49% in absolute terms.
Applicant: Winery of Klosterneuburg Monastery
Project: First carbon neutral winery in
The winery in the
Klosterneuburg Monastery has been producing top‐quality wine for 900 years.
Since 2010 this is being done in a climate‐neutral way that is unique across
Europe. Several measures made this possible. In the vineyards, the use of
tractors is organized so that at least two operations can be completed at once.
The grapes are picked by hand and biodegradable products are used instead of
insecticides. Instead of air conditioning, wine production utilizes the natural
cellar climate. The monastery concentrates on short transportation routes and
regional purchasing policy. A biomass power plant with wood chips from their
own forest covers the total energy demand.