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Alongside financial assistance, Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. typically support 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. in conducting CO2 emission inventory as well as in preparing and implementing their Sustainable Energy Action Plans Sustainable Energy Action Plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. .

There are two types of Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. :

National and Territorial Coordinators Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. are considered by the European Commission European Commission The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. The body is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union’s treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union. With the Covenant of Mayors initiative, the European Commission - DG Energy endorses and supports the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies. as key allies 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. , as they play a decisive role in reaching out to local authorities in their territory and providing 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. with the technical, financial, administrative and political support necessary to fulfil their commitments.

The list may be found below and here (PDF format).

List of Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. :

Basque Energy Agency - EVE

Profile

Country: Spain
Website: http://www.eve.es

Contact

Main contact: Iñaki García
Position: Project Manager - Tertiary Area
Email: igarcia@eve.es
Phone: +34 94 403 56 00

Documents

Title Size Language
Feedback report450 Koenpdf
Monitoring Report EVE1.6 Moenpdf

Benchmarks

INTRODUCTION OF THE EV IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Category: Other
Description: In line with the guidelines set out by the European Commission and in order to put into practice the energy policies of the Basque Government, in 2009, EVE initiated a project to introduce the electric vehicle (EV) as a more rational mobility solution over the coming years. The general aim is to encourage the introduction of EVs in the Basque Country as a means of improving energy efficiency in transport and as a strategy to promote new business opportunities within the Basque industrial fabric. Four strategic lines of action were defined:- Foster the automotive sector through a support for the design of a new EV produced in the Basque Country and the creation of opportunities for Basque companies in the sector to design specific components. - Develop a battery charging point infrastructure to cover the entire region guaranteeing the mobility of EVs. - Creation of a critical mass of vehicles in circulation in order to avoid market collapse.  - Adaptation of the legal framework, proposing modifications to the regulations in order to facilitate the rapid incorporation of EVs. Actions have been defined to address each of the abovementioned point.Specifically, for the issue of infrastructure, the Basque Government, through EVE, has created together with Repsol, a company called IBIL. IBIL is the EV charging managing company. Among the main goals for this year 2011 is to install 125 charging points throughout the Basque Country.

 



Benchmarks Date Language
INTRODUCTION OF THE EV IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY en
ELECTRIC VEHICLE MOBILITY CENTRE en
Last updated at: 3 March 2014
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