Belarus: EU helps Braslaŭ to become climate neutral

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16.08.2017
Belarus: EU helps Braslaŭ to become climate neutral

The Belarusian city of Braslaŭ is to become the first climate neutral municipality in the country. Thanks to an EU-funded project, the local authorities and an NGO have installed five new lighting devices on solar panels and replaced 54 sodium lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps in the historical part of the city.

According to the EU Delegation to Belarus, such transformations will help save energy, as each sodium lamp consumed 150 watts of electricity per hour, while the newly installed LED lamps consume only 53 per hour. This means that the replacement of 54 street lamps in Braslaŭ alone will save an estimated 11,731 kilowatt hours per year. This will also reduce CO2 emissions by 10,347 tonnes per year.

“For a city that aspires to reduce emissions as much as possible and become climate neutral, this is an important step towards the set goal,” said Elena Giron from the Braslaŭ Regional Executive Committee, co-implementer of the EU-supported project.

These changes were made possible through the EU-funded project "Braslaŭ district – the first climate neutral municipality in Belarus", implemented in 2016-2018 by the Braslaŭ Regional Executive Committee and the NGO “Centre for Environmental Solutions”.

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Press release

Braslaŭ district – the first climate neutral municipality of Belarus

http://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/news/belarus-eu-helps-braslau-become-climate-neutral

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