April 16, 2018

In an attempt to implement energy efficient solutions the Miechow municipality applied for funding to the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The funding was meant to aid the municipality in their actions for environmental protection included in the “Removal of the low-stack emission in the Miechow Municipality” programme (KAWKA Incentive Program). In two stages, the project tries removing low-stack emission through supporting the energy efficiency development and the development of the distributed renewable energy sources. The “Removal of low-stack emission in the municipality of Miechow” programme (KAWKA) involves the replacement of old heating sources with new ecological heating solutions in both public and residential building and housing communities. The project is therefore targeted both at local authorities and individuals living in the local housing communities. The main goals of the project include increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing the use of hazardous combustion products in the Miechow municipality.

Katarzyna Chmielewska, The Municipality and City of Miechow, Tel: 41 383 00 40 ext.53
Lessons learnt
TRANSFERABILITY: YES, at the local level.
• There are no policies that encourage to take into account the potential of efficient heating an cooling systems, in particular those using high-efficiency cogeneration, at the local and regional levels(Art. 4)
• financing facilities are not established for energy efficiency improvement
measures (Art. 20)