Reducing the Carbon Footprint / Environment

FEDARENE member regions and energy agencies are dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint. Read this new publication and find out about some of our best practices’ examples in the field!

Reducing the carbon footprint and protecting the environment often requires a global perspective and to adopt a combination of different measures. In this new FEDARENE publication, you will find out some of the most recent and remarkable projects FEDARENE’s member regions and energy agencies have been working on to achieve these two objectives:

  • Alba Local Energy Agency (ALEA – RO) continued its energy-related activities at the county level by offering extended technical support to local authorities in their sustainable energy planning, coordinating the elaboration as well of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans as COM signatories;
  • The Central Finland Regional Council is helping small municipalities to set more ambitious climate change mitigation goals and strengthen their cooperation with regional climate change mitigation work;
  • The Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden has been working to spread the concept of municipal co-distribution of goods since 2013, reducing CO2 emissions and congestion in city centres, and increasing the competition and the local market opportunities;
  • The Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP – BG) is fighting energy poverty and air pollution within local communities with the replacement of old heating equipment and the creation of a network platform of energy advisors to address the problem;
  • eNu (AT) is supporting citizens in the replacement of their oil heating systems with renewable heating systems in Lower Austria to reduce CO2 emissions;
  • The association of the Ponant islands (FR) has developped a new programme to improve all buildings to reduce carbon dioxide emission on the islands of Sein, Ouessant et Molène;
  • REA Kvarner (HR) is helping Unije to become an energy independent island and a model for a number of similar small island communities in the Adriatic;
  • Samsø Energy Academy (DK) is working to make the Samsø island fossil-free by 2030 through a community-centred energy transition with local benefits.

All projects are featured in our 2020 Sustainable Regions in Action brochure published in January 2020.