GemeindePOWER.ch – The municipality of Hohentannen wins the Zurich Climate Prize

With its project GemeindePOWER.ch, the political municipality of Hohentannen was awarded first place in the Zurich Climate Prize for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Three-quarters of the population use wood from the community forest for their heating and a third of the required electricity is produced by the sun. With this project, the people of Hohentannen have earned the prize money of CHF 60,000 for coming first in the Zurich Climate Prize 2014. The jury considers GemeindePOWER.ch to be a trail-blazing project for all Switzerland. Today, one-third of the municipality’s annual power comes from photovoltaic plants. The municipality’s own combined heat supply provides heat for 42 houses. It has become debt-free in a period in which other municipalities are generating debts. The success of this approach is encouraging other municipalities to take a similar route to sustainable development. The jury welcomes the efforts of the municipality and its population for their ongoing dedication to increasingly rely on renewable energy.
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Prize winners 2014



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Zurich at the Umwelt Arena



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