North Sweden “Energiluppen” [SE]

In strong collaboration with regional and local stakeholders and research institutions, the following tasks were defined for a regional GHG observatory for the two northernmost counties in Sweden (Norrbotten and Västerbotten):

  • Provide energy and GHG data on local and regional level;
  • Can be used for follow-up on local and regional energy and climate policies and measures;
  • Is a support for local stakeholders in defining climate and energy strategies and measures;
  • Is embedded and supported in the region, and becomes an important contribution to a successful regional development.

This resulted in the so-called “Energy Loupe”, which is an online energy observatory for the counties Norrbotten and Västerbotten with their 29 municipalities, providing local and regional authorities as well as energy experts with reliable local and regional energy data. It covers final energy use and direct CO² emissions for all relevant sectors and is available for free on the website of the regional energy agency Energikontor Norr (former Nenet).

Context and Rationale

Reliable energy data are indispensable for developing realistic but ambitious local and regional energy and climate strategies as well as action plans. To be able to monitor progress and to evaluate policies and measures, even a continuously follow-up of data is necessary. Especially for small and medium-sized municipalities, this is not an easy thing to do due to the lack of time, money and educated staff. A regional energy observatory is therefore an important tool to support municipalities.

Main results

The system provides guidance by providing default settings for parameter and indicator, but users can even choose their own set of data. As output Energiluppen delivers:

  • Total energy demand and CO² emissions per municipality;
  • Total energy demand and CO² emissions per county;
  • Energy consumption and CO² emissions for the following sectors: agriculture
    and forestry, industry, service, public, transport, households per sector CO²
    emissions per municipality;
  • Share of the following fuel types on energy use: coal, coke, petrol, diesel, heavy
    and light oil, LPG, natural gas, peat, wood fuels, liquid by-products from pulp,
    waste, district heating, electricity and others;
  • Further indicators, as energy demand per capita, number of low-emission cars
    compared to total number of cars etc.;
  • Benchmarking possibility between municipalities and/or counties;
  • Under development: building scenarios on future energy use and resulting CO²
  •  Possibility to export data in various formats (graph, excel file etc.).

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