The Commission has therefore proposed an energy regional cooperation project under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument-East (ENPI-East) 2010 Regional Action Programme, which is expected to be adopted in July 2010. This project is entitled "Supporting participation of Eastern Partnership and Central Asian Cities in the Covenant of Mayors". Its purpose is to support cities to sign up to the Covenant of Mayors, and to help them preparing as well as implementing the related Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
Post date: 2 Aug 2010
Among the Covenant’s 1 800 signatories, 25 capitals – Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Warsaw and Zagreb – have committed to go beyond the objectives of the EU’s energy policy in terms of reducing CO2 emissions.
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
At present urban areas are responsible for 70 to 80% of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in Europe. For this reason, EU initiatives at the local level, such as the Covenant of Mayors, are encouraging towns and cities to take the lead in the fight against climate change.Providing financial and technical assistance
Post date: 5 Jul 2010
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Günther Oettinger, Commissioner responsible for energy said: "The Covenant of Mayors has become a key element of the EU sustainable energy policy. Regions and cities are demonstrating that climate mitigation is one of the best economic recovery strategies. Investment into the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency creates jobs which by their nature cannot be delocalised."
Post date: 5 May 2010
More documentation required
Post date: 19 Apr 2010
European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said: "This is an example of how an idea presented during last year’s Covenant of Mayors Ceremony is now a reality and having an impact on the ground. ELENA is a chance for cities and regions to help themselves by implementing Sustainable Energy Action Plans that create jobs, and at the same time help Europe as a whole meet its climate goals. After the strong response from cities and regions, we intend to double available ELENA funding to EUR 30 million.”
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Further information on communities' energy performance requirements can be found (in German) at the following links.
Post date: 12 Jan 2010