Kalundborg – the Green Industrial Municipality
Kalundborg is a leading industrial city with an industrial leverage as a middle-sized European city, despite its only 50,000 inhabitants. On top of this Kalundborg contributes to the total Danish CO2 emissions by appx. 10%.
Being the largest industrial cluster outside Copenhagen, projections about the future of Kalundborg are prosperous facing increasing industrial investments amounting up to 1.6 bn euro within a decade.
The gloomy downside however is the correlation between heavy industry and GHG emissions. It is however paramount to Kalundborg Municipality to pursue a sustained growth rate as projected however NOT at the expense of the environment.
Kalundborg is striving to become a green industrial city by 2020. Many remedies have already been taken and projects initiated with key players thereby bridging the often perceived antagonistic parameters featuring growth and sustainability.
Energy is an important driver of industrial productivity growth. For a long time Europe has known that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This White Paper covers insights into Denmark’s experience with energy efficiency across a wide range of industrial sectors through state-of-the-art case examples.