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  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter February 2011  
Marie Donnelly:
A forward-looking retrospective
Interview with Marie Donnelly, Director of New & Renewable sources of energy, Energy efficiency & Innovation at DG Energy, European Commission. Two years have elapsed since the Official Ceremony of the Covenant of Mayors, held in February 2009 in the European Parliament Hemicycle. From the then 370 cities which formally committed to go beyond European objectives by implementing Sustainable Energy Action Plans at local level, the number has now grown to reach over 2200 signatories. Looking (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
Covenant of Mayors first national club sets 2011 priorities
The recently-launched “French Club of the Covenant of Mayors” adopted its 2011 Action Plan and issued a declaration «Renewable Energies: let’s find the means to match our ambitions! » during the “12ème Assises de l’Energie, du Climat et de l’Air des (...) Read more
Two countries – one energy-saving programme
The project “Two countries – one energy-saving programme” is the fruit of a cooperation between the Polish network of Energie Cités (PNEC) and the Association “Energy Efficient Municipalities of Ukraine” (EEMU), both supporting structures of the (...) Read more
  Latest Highlights
EU funding: new opportunities for Covenant Signatories
Covenant signatories and other local authorities have until 12 May 2011 to apply for funding under the European Commission Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme. Two categories of funding, identified in the 2011 Call for Proposals under (...) Read more
Basque Region: Energy Agency supports municipalities commitments
Thanks to the promotion efforts deployed by the Basque Energy Agency, 10 local authorities from the Basque Country are now signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, representing 42% of the Basque population. While Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green (...) Read more
Province of Benevento: Over forty municipalities signing the Covenant
Forty-one municipalities of the Province of Benevento have pledged to cut CO2 emissions, improve energy efficiency and expand the use of renewable energy sources through their adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors during a forum held in Benevento (...) Read more
  Events & webinars
6th Annual Brussels Climate Change Conference
2-3 March - Brussels
NEXPO 2011
10-11 March – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Energy Cities Annual Rendez-vous
6-8 April – Zagreb, Croatia
Sustainable Energy Week
11-15 April – Brussels, Belgium
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  The sole responsibility for the content of this newsletter lies with the Covenant of Mayors Office. It does not necessary reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The Covenant of Mayors was set up with financial support of the European Commission and consists of five associations of European local authorities: Energy Cities, Climate Alliance, Eurocities, CEMR, Fedarene, and ICLEI Europe.

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