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  Covenant Quarterly 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. (...) Read more
 
       
  Inspiring Achievements
  The ambitious Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) of the Swedish City of Växjö is now available on the Covenant website. Indeed, a dedicated catalogue now features key elements of the SEAPs approved by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the (...) Read more 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  
   
  Latest Highlights
  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 The political commitment undertaken by signatories through the official signature of the Covenant only marks the beginning of a much longer story. To get a better picture of the different chapters involved, it is worth recalling some of the key (...) Read more  
   
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