Skåne – Fossil fuel-free by 2020

Region Skåne has a goal to be 100 percent free of fossil fuels in energy consumption, public transport and vehicle use by 2020. By then, thermal energy, district cooling and electricity for all of the properties owned, rented or used by Region Skåne´s administrations will come from energy sources that are free of fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels, such as oil, petrol, coal and natural gas, contribute to an increased greenhouse effect. That is why we promote renewable energy and fuels such as biogas, wind power and hydrogen gas.

Fuels for vehicles

During 2015 Region Skåne used 77 percent fossil-free energy in the heating of buildings, internal transport and municipal transport.

A good example is that Region Skåne has entered declarations of intent with their eight energy suppliers which will result in energy solutions for the region's properties and fuels for vehicles which will be fossil fuel-free and climate neutral by 2020. This will contribute to growth, sustainable development and increased cost efficiency in the region.

One of Region Skåne’s missions is to support business development. Another is to support local research to develop more sustainable solutions. We want to improve the public transport to make it the best travel option for our citizens.

100 percent fossil fuel free Skåne 2020

Together with the county government and local councils in Skåne we have taken the initiative known as Climate Interaction Skåne and set the challenge of “100% fossil fuel free Skåne 2020”. Several local councils, businesses and organizations have joined us.

The challenge requires us to be 100 percent fossil fuel free

  • in the energy use of all buildings
  • in all transport
  • in all electricity use

Biogas production

Skåne has a good basis for the production of biogas. Region Skåne leads the work by implementing a biogas transport plan for Skåne. The plan has been signed by over 50 entities in Skåne which all agree to support the production, distribution and use of biogas. This work can lead to the creation of thousands of new green jobs.

Wind power

Region Skåne owns six wind power stations in the council of Hultsfred. These were inaugurated in 2016. They produce approximately 40 percent of the electricity need in Region Skåne.

The renewable electricity will contribute to a better environment and will also reduce the cost of electricity.

Own vehicles

Region Skåne owns approximately 700 vehicles, of which the majority are cars and the rest light or heavy lorries. The majority of the vehicles runs on biogas, some of the cars run on electricity and two on hydrogen gas.

By investing in hydrogen gas vehicles we hope to inspire the market and pave the way for more use of hydrogen fuel.

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