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Facts about Lappeenranta

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It is no wonder that Lappeenranta was selected as this year’s National Earth Hour Capital of Finland.
We strive to use a greener approach in everything we do and
to achieve even our most ambitious environmental targets.

It's a Fact

The world’s

most energy efficient

hybrid bus

CAMBUS

Cycling City

of the Year

2015

Carbon dioxide emissions down by

38%

Among the

18 best cities

in the Earth Hour City Challenge by WWF

 Sammonlahti School is the first school in Finland to have received the Eco-Schools Green Flag award and the environmental certificate granted by the Okka Foundation

Neo-Carbon Energy is the most extensive

renewable energy research project in the history of Finland,

with 100% emission-free energy

Bioverno, the world’s first

second-generation biorefinery, began operations in

2015

Kaukaan Voima’s biopower plant

is one of Finland’s largest

users of biofuels

7

constructed stormwater wetlands

for restoring the Pien-Saimaa lake region

Finland’s first and

largest inland wind farm,

21 MW

The Muukko wind farm

produces enough electricity to heat more than

2,000

detached houses

More than

70% of district heating

is CO2-free

Lappeenranta uses

100%

renewable electricity

 

8.2%

of Finland’s solar power plants

are located in Lappeenranta

85%

of Lappeenranta’s district heat is produced at

Kaukaan Voima’s biopower plant

82

collection points for biodegradable and reusable waste

8 manned waste transfer stations

80%

less emissions

by 2030

Skinnarila has Finland’s 

greenest campus

2013

Sustainable Campus

Excellence Award

275 km 

of bicycle paths

 

40% of

Finland’s energy research and

education takes place at LUT

Public transportation

grew in 2010–2014

by 17%

National

Earth Hour Capital

2016

 

The world’s first city to switch to EKOenergy-certified electricity

In 2016, the installation of solar panels increased by

33%

90%

of all waste in Lappeenranta is recycled

Lappeenranta has

the highest number of

solar panels per resident

of any city in Finland