Covenant of Mayors Office
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Covenant Supporters are defined as associations of local and regional authorities, networks, local agencies and not for profit organisations committed to support Covenant Signatories in their areas of expertise and different levels of: European; national, regional/local governance.
They leverage their advocacy, communication and networking activities to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of their signatories.
Covenant Supporters, with expert knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and financial framework under which they operate - be it at the national, regional or European level - are ideally placed to provide tailored advice to signatories and identify synergies with existing initiatives. They too are crucial partners of the Covenant of Mayors Office, especially considering their ability to adapt the Covenant objectives and messages in a way that makes sense to the realities on the ground.
FEDARENE - European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment
|Main contact:||Dominique Bourges|
StrategyFEDARENE is the premier European network of regional and local organisations which implement, co-ordinate and facilitate energy and environment policies. Regional and local agencies, ministries and departments working in these fields, are represented in FEDARENE. As a Supporting Structure, FEDARENE will promote the adhesion to the Covenant among its members, encourage and facilitate the exchange of experience on its implementation.
|Älmhults, SE||15,570||14 Dec 2009|
|Högsby, SE||6,000||17 Nov 2009|
|Isle of Öland, SE||24,640||11 Jan 2011|
Description: Old street lighting systems can account for 30-50% of municipalities’ total electricity consumption. Yet, current technologies offer 30-70% energy savings potentials. These savings potentials have been recognised and incorporated into European policies: EU Regulation 245/2009 sets phasing out requirements for nearly 80 % of all currently used lamps types between 2012 and 2017. This means that these lamp types will no longer be available on the market for purchase. Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) offers municipalities an innovative, but still under-used, solution to finance a transition to energy efficient street lighting with energy savings guarantees. Street lighting is a good “learning and testing ground” for EPC due to its lower technical and economic complexity compared to building-related EPC. Furthermore, the recent market introduction of LED technology offers high energy and cost savings with comparatively short pay-back times. The project “Streetlight-EPC” is creating demand and supply of street lighting EPC projects in 9 European regions (Upper Austria, Carlow & Kilkenny County, North-West Croatia, South Bohemia, Pomerania, South-East Sweden, Podravje, Macedonia, North/Central Spain) by setting up regional EPC facilitation services (helpdesk) which are providing one-to-one support to both municipalities and SMEs as potential ESCOs. RESOURCES in the 9 languages: - Step-by-step Guidelines - Checklist - FAQs
Signatories involved: Santander, Skopje, Maribor, Kalmar, Kilkenny County Council
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