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Covenant Supporters Covenant Supporters The European Commission defines “Covenant Supporters” as European, national and regional networks and associations of local authorities which leverage their lobbying, communication and networking activities to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of its signatories. , 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 Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. and identify synergies with existing initiatives. They too are crucial partners of the Covenant of Mayors Office Covenant of Mayors Office The Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO), established and funded by the European Commission, is responsible for the coordination and daily management of the initiative. It provides signatories with administrative support and technical guidance, facilitates networking between Covenant stakeholders and ensures the promotion of their activities. The CoMO is managed by a consortium of European networks representing local and regional authorities, led by Energy-Cities and composed of CEMR, CLIMATE ALLIANCE, EUROCITIES and Fedarene. , especially considering their ability to adapt the Covenant objectives and messages in a way that makes sense to the realities on the ground.

List of Covenant Supporters Covenant Supporters The European Commission defines “Covenant Supporters” as European, national and regional networks and associations of local authorities which leverage their lobbying, communication and networking activities to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of its signatories. :

FEDARENE - European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Profile

President:Julije Domac
Country: Belgium
Website: http://www.fedarene.org

Contact

Main contact: Dominique Bourges
Position: Coordinator
Email: fedarene@fedarene.org
Phone: +32/2.646.82.10

Strategy

FEDARENE 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.

Benchmarks

Energy Efficient Street Lighting with Energy Performance Contracting - STREETLIGHT-EPC
Category: Financing schemes
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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Benchmarks Language
Energy Efficient Street Lighting with Energy Performance Contracting - STREETLIGHT-EPC en
LED lighting in public and exhibition buildings - ILLUMINATE en
Valencian Community, ES – Improvement of energy performance in traffic lights en
European Network of Regional GHG Emissions and Energy Watch: ENERGee-Watch en
Multi-Level Governance in sustainable energy planning - COOPENERGY en
DATA 4 ACTION - Collaborating in Energy Data Exchange en
E-Mobility Works en
Last updated at: 24 September 2015
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