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European newsletter #5 - November 2014
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The first communities and regions that officially receive the label at the 100% Renewable Energy Regions congress in Kassel (Germany)

Cities, communities and regions across the world commit to 100% renewable energy

What do Šentrupert in Slovenia, Steinfurt district in Germany, the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan and East Hampton in the US have in common? There was a chance to find out in Kassel, Germany, on the 11th of November 2014.

What's new?

Open letter to DG Energy to enhance the Covenant of Mayors' movement in France

Open letter to DG Energy to enhance the Covenant of Mayors' movement in France

French local authorities' main associations support and promote for many years the Covenant of Mayors. However, they identify that the potential number of signatories to the Covenant of Mayors in France is much more significant than the number actually found.

They propose solutions to solve these problems and successfully mobilize massively French communities. Find out which ones in this article.

Know more about European champions 2014 of renewable energies: movies and report are available !

Know more about 2014 European champions of renewable energies !

2014 European champions of renewable energies were awarded  in Brussels (Belgium) on the 25th of June.

Now is a chance to know more about the champions: the movies of the ceremony and a complete report are available. Take a look at them !


 

They did it !

The vision of the municipality Šentrupert on energy self-sufficiency brought them label 100% RES community

The vision of the municipality Šentrupert on energy self-sufficiency brought them label 100% RES community

Since its establishment in 2007, Municipality Šentrupert has been actively investing in the energy supply. During the international congress forum “Yes, we can! Regions in Germany, Europe and the world show 100% RE is reality today”, Šentrupert was the first Slovenian municipality to be awarded the European 100 % RES Communities label on the 11th of November 2014.

It should soon be followed by many, as the Slovenian State has committed towards 100% renewables !

Maiolati Spontini and the good management of the territory and its resources

Maiolati Spontini and the good management of the territory and its resources

The fourth award for Italian Renewable Municipalities 2014 went to the Municipality of Maiolati Spontini (AN – Ancona), a truly excellent and concrete example of which and how many can be the advantages of good management of the territory.

In Maiolati Spontini, the economic revenue from the landfill and the sale of the electrical power has funded intermunicipal services such as the infrastructure to deliver methane, recreational facilities (an intermunicipal pool) and associated services. But also brought additional benefits !

How do they manage it?

Province of Luxembourg (Belgium): a method for 100% RES vision implementation

Province of Luxembourg (Belgium): a method for 100% RES vision implementation
Supported by the University of Liège and its agency for economic development IDELUX, the Province of Luxembourg (Belgium) launches the PEPS-Lux dynamic (Province to Positive Energies) to coordinate the energy transition of its territory through a « 100% renewables » vision.


 

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, Réseau pour la transition énergétique

Approved environmental association, the CLER is a professional network promoting renewable energies and energy saving since 1984. It brings together 200 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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