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European newsletter #7 - April 2015
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The methodological guidelines titled "Steps towards 100% renewable energy at local level in Europe" have just been issued ! Pragmatic, practical, they aim at providing basic advice and feedback from the ground on the development and implementation on joint energy action plans.

What's new?

Together everything is easier – The first Hungarian joint SEAP with the cooperation of 16 South-Transdanubian municipalities

Together everything is easier – The first Hungarian joint SEAP with the cooperation of 16 South-Transdanubian municipalities

The Mecsek Energy Group was founded by the collaboration of 16 small settlements whose objective is to start the energy transition by enhancing energy efficiency, the use of RES, trainings and knowledge transfer. All municipalities joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2013 to strengthen their intention towards a more sustainable energy consumption.

Slovene delegation experienced many good practices Austrian Styria has to offer

Slovene delegation experienced many good practices Austrian Styria has to offer

Climate Alliance Austria organized a two and a half days long study tour for a Slovenian group composed of representatives of municipalities, Local energy agency, energy companies, all invited by Slovenski E-forum. The tour took place in the southeastern part of Austrian Styria from 9th to 11th of March 2015.


 

They did it !

A cooperative district heating network in Malempré

A cooperative district heating network in Malempré

A project involving citizens, loggers, farmers and local authorities to lead a village towards energy neutrality...

Initiated by a few residents of this small village in the municipality of Manhay, including the farmer Vincent Sépult who wanted to diversify, this district heating project, in operation since February 2014, is now supported by a cooperative.

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

Photovoltaic energy in Romania rural areas

Well-exposed to the sun rays, the rural communities situated in the hill and field areas of Romania can use this renewable energy source for the benefit of the community.

Although photovoltaic fields have been developed in Romania during the last few years, they send the energy produced to the national grid, and the neighbouring communities, whose land has been bought or rented, get no advantage out of them.


How do they manage it?

Joint SEAP: two Belgian approaches compared

Joint SEAP: Two Belgian approaches compared
Amongst the main objectives of the 100% RES Communities project was the experimentation of joint sustainable energy action plans within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. In Belgium, two communities have met this challenge through different approaches.


 

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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