Rietberg, Germany

Rietberg, Germany

  • Target: Energy self – sufficiency within the electricity sector by 2030
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Biogas plant, geothermal energy system and solar tracker.
  • Implementation: In 2011, the town of Rietberg in Germany compiled a communal climate protection concept together with the public to outline a wide range of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy saving initiatives. The city council also decided to fix the goal of achieving energy self–sufficiency within the electricity sector by 2030. To reach the target, the town has implemented several RE projects. The flagship of Rietberg is the unique “Klimapark Rietberg”. The Information- and Technology-Park exhibits several renewable energy facilities, like a walk-in biogas plant, a geothermal energy system and a solar tracker. Klimapark Rietberg is located in an old horticultural area and has involved 18 project partners from various business, science and environmental organizations. In 2013, Klimapark was awarded  the 'Place of Progress' from Nordrhein-Westfalen and UN-Decade Project of Education for Sustainable Development.
  • Population: 29,444 (2016)
  • Area: 110.37 km2 (42.61 sq mi)
  • Link: (In German) https://www.rietberg.de/rathaus/klimaschutz-energie
Rietberg, Germany

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