Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement (AURA-EE)


The Agency

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement (AURA-EE) is the regional energy and environment agency of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Created in 1978 with the support of the Regional Council, the agency aims at promoting, co-ordinating and developing programmes and actions in favour of sustainable energies in the building and transport sectors, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environment protection and sustainable development.
Its activities are mainly targeted at local and regional authorities of the public and social sectors. The agency is accompanying them through their process of project development and implementation as well as the definition of local policies and programmes.

AURA-EE is a private non-profit organization gathering more than 70 members including regional and local public authorities, energy producers, distributors and retailers, NGOs in the field of sustainable energy and environment protection, professionals’ organisations in the social housing, energy and service sectors, financial bodies, etc.


Areas of Intervention

The Agency coordinates multiple regional level thematic networks, allowing regional and local stakeholders to share experiences and join forces in the following areas:

  • sustainable energy planning,
  • local and decentralized energy production,
  • biomass supply chain,
  • green public procurement,
  • sustainable mobility,
  • sustainable development, etc.

At national level, AURA-EE is chairing the RARE network, the French network of regional energy agencies.

Projects and Initiatives

AURA-EE has a long standing European experience, started back in the mid 90’s, in developing, coordinating and participating in EU funded projects. It has been involved in the following programmes: IEE, H2020, FP7, Interreg IV A,B and C, etc.
The Agency is also a founding member of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment.
AURA-EE supports the EU Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative and signed up to the CoM as supporting regional energy agency.

Since 2008, the Agency has set up an environmental management system.


The European City Facility explained: Register to the Launch Webinar!

EUCF Lauch webinar will take pplace on April 7th. Don’t miss the opportunity : unlock financing for your sustainable energy plans!

Emerging Business Models for Energy Communities – Lessons from the PEGASUS project – WEBINAR

This PEGASUS webinar will present the details of the “energy communities” provisions Clean Energy Package, bring forward the perspective of a funding body supporting such projects and showcase microgrid economic scenarios.

PAYS S.U.D. Agency hosts the first ManagEnergy Expert Mission in France

At the begining of July, the Expert Mission took place in Serre-Ponçon Ubaye Durance territory with the support of AURA-EE

Takeaways from the PEGASUS Microgrids Summer School

A successful two days summer school took place on 30th and 31st of May 2019 in Cagliari, Italy powered by the PEGASUS project and supported by Interreg Mediterranean.

Best Practices

Carbon smart Communities in the Alpine Space: CaSCo Project promotes regional timber

Discover how Aura EE, the Energy Agency of the Auvergne Rhone Alpes Region, contributes to the fight against Climate Change through the CaSCO project.

AURA-EE: A Reference Decision-Making Web-tool for Territories in Transition

Read about TerriSTORY®, a free access web-tool developed by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency to help municipalities to plan and monitor their energy transition!

EPC in Aragon Picasso High-School (Givors)

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region has undertaken an energy savings programme by launching major renovation projects in its secondary schools, as it is the case of Aragon Picasso High-School in Givors.

Energy retrofit of Amblard high-school in Valence

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region has undertaken an energy savings programme by launching major renovation projects in its secondary schools, as it is the case of Amblard High-School in Valence.


Climate adaptation & Long-Term Planning

FEDARENE member regions and energy agencies are dedicated to helping municipalities in fighting climate change and preventing its unintended consequences. Read this new publication and find out about some of our best practices’ examples in the field!

C-Track 50’s 3rd Newsletter is here

Discover the latest news of the C-Track 50 project – putting regions on track for carbon neutrality by 2050.

C-Track 50 Report on local and regional priorities in 11 EU countries

This report focuses on the local and regional priorities on long term energy policy planning, as derived from in person meetings and two roundtables with local and regional authorities, held at each national level in the 11 C-Track 50 partner countries.

FEDARENE INFO 47 – Focus on Steps forward for Renewable Energy Communities in Europe

Our 2019 Autumn Edition of the FEDARENE Info is out! This season, we focus on Renewable Energy Communities: what are they? How is EU policy supporting the creating of these Communities? What good examples do we have across Europe?


AURA EE Interactive Workshop on Electric Mobility

Join this Webinar (held in French) on June 18th. The focus will be “Electric mobility for passenger transport and logistic”.

EUCF French Webinar

Get ready for the 1rst EUCF call with this webinar dedicated to French stakeholders on May 19th!

Webinar – Long-Term Energy Planning for Carbon Neutrality in EU Cities and Regions

The first C-Track 50 webinar took place on the 18th of December to inspire participants by presenting actions from cities and regions at the forefront of local action in Europe.

Webinar – Emerging Business Models for Energy Communities

This webinar presented the “energy communities” provisions in the revised RES & Electricity Market directives, brought forward the perspective of a funding body that supports the development of such projects and showcased the results of the PEGASUS project along with a focus on one pilot.