Building, Transport

Hungary Case Study – 100% renewables for buildings and transport in Kaposvár [Sep. 2019]

Summary

2014 - Ongoing

Using renewable energy and energy efficiency first strategy, Kaposvár is overhauling its buildings and transport sectors. The city’s public and private transport vehicles are electrified and powered by local biogas and district heating CHP. Its building stock is equipped with PV plants, LEDs and intelligent lampposts to decrease costs, consumption and GHG emissions.

Highlights

Policy Type: Public intervention

  • Early and active involvement of citizens to gain public support and buy-in
  • Integrated, wide-ranging strategy covering all sectors
  • Leveraging locally available, renewable energy sources and maximizing energy efficiency at the same time

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