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LOW-CARBON ECONOMY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SUCHA BESKIDZKA

 
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Cracow University of Economics, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland
J. Ecol. Eng. 2017; 18(5):144–150
Publish date: 2017-09-01
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The paper presents an analysis of proecological activities undertaken by the management of the Municipality of Sucha Beskidzka. The activites aimed at limiting low emission and, consequent-ly, at introducing low-carbon economy in the area. The municipality is determined to phase out the burning of fossil fuels and replace it with cleaner and safer energy sources, which is sup-posed to contribute to the reduction of PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter emissions and air pollution. To combat the problem of low emission, the municipality developed a Low Emission Reduction Programme (LERP) in 2014. The town of Sucha Beskidzka also participates in the Life Program and as part of it, an eco-adviser has been employed. The implementation of LERP has been reflected in the Area Development Plan of the municipality. Actions taken by the local government to protect air are effective. The Municipality of Sucha Beskidzka was one of the two municipalities in the entire Malopolska province which fully implemented the Air Protection Program for the years 2013-2015. In the years 2014-2016 as many as 103 buildings underwent thermo-modernization. In 2016 RES (solar installations) were installed in 402 detached houses. In the period 2014-2016, 1 055 coal boilers were dismantled and replaced by gas boilers or 5th class boilers.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Agnieszka Petryk   
Cracow University of Economics, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland