Energy City Basel
Basel is a certified “city on its way to the 2,000-Watt Society”. The Canton of Basel-Stadt was honoured with this new label by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy on 1st October 2014, for its ambitious energy policy.
As an Energy City, Basel received the European Energy Award®GOLD for the first time in 2006 and was able to improve by additional percentage points at the recertification in both 2010 and 2014. The aim of the Energy City label is to make measurable and visible how municipalities and cities use their scope for action to boost energy efficiency and to promote the development of renewable energy as well as environmentally friendly mobility.
At present, 357 Swiss municipalities carry the Energy City label, 31 of which have been awarded European Energy Award®GOLD. Only four municipalities carry the new 2,000-Watt label and they are Zürich, Buchs (SG) and Lumino (TI), along with Basel.