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European newsletter #6 - February 2015
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A global partnership for 100% Renewable Energy

A global partnership for 100% Renewable Energy

In order to bundle the seemingly scattered local actions and to give them political weight as common global 100% RE-movement, an alliance of international renewable energy organizations has initiated the political campaign Global 100% RE.

The regions’ vote is: Approach the energy revolution positively! - Communiqué for a decentralised energy revolution

The regions’ vote is: Approach the energy revolution positively! - Communiqué for a decentralised energy revolution

At the “100% Renewable Energy Regions Conference” in Kassel, the Communiqué for a decentralised energy revolution was presented.
It is supported by the national network of 100% RE Regions, which at the same time acts as the German branch of the European RURENER network. Those involved demand more courage and commitment from federal and state politicians towards a de-centralised change in energy policy.


 

They did it !

Jindřichovice pod Smrkem: with mix of RES and ideas towards autarky

Jindřichovice pod Smrkem: with mix of RES and ideas towards autarky

The village on the polish boarder with 624 inhabitants had as the first one in the CR a strategy about energy self-sufficiency based on RES – in 2000 already! Mr. Petr Pávek (a former mayor and a biker, among others an initiator of a provoking public notice, which forbade an entry to the village for “dilatory” officials, who did not announce themselves in advance…) was an engine of all happening.

St. Johann im Pongau aims at becoming energy self-sufficient by 2020

St. Johann im Pongau aims at becoming energy self-sufficient by 2020

For more than 20 years St. Johann im Pongau in the Federal State of Salzburg (Austria) has been strongly engaged in sustainable environmental politics and has involved different groups of stakeholders (politicians and administration, citizens, schools and kindergartens but also local companies) in the town’s energy strategy.

In 1998 St. Johann adhered to Climate Alliance Austria and later joined the e5-network, the Austrian quality management programme of the European Energy Award (EEA).

What do they think?

New European targets : for a clear positioning of the Covenant of Mayors

New European targets : for a clear positioning of the Covenant of Mayors
While many municipalities have already joined the Covenant of Mayors and developed their Sustainable Energy Action Plan to reduce their CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020, many are currently working on it.

As the deadline 2020 is approaching fast, many of these towns about to commit wonder if the goal of reducing emissions of their territory by 20% in 5 years is realistic.

That's why Belgian actors propose that the Covenant of Mayors framework is aligned with the new European targets (in particular reducing their emissions by 40% by 2030) and introduces in addition flexibility in the choice of a long term objective - 100% RES and more for the most ambitious.


 

About this action

Inauguration of Mené's civic wind park (France)
The 100% RES Communities action proposes 4 key services to communities that wish to successfully realise their energy transition.


 

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CLER, Network for the energy transition

Approved environmental association, the CLER is a professional network promoting renewable energies and energy saving since 1984. It brings together 230 members (among them associations, companies, local governments, federations of municipalities, education institutes) and represents more than 10 000 citizens and 5 000 employees throughout the French national territory.

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