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Covenant Supporters are defined as not-for-profit organisations (associations of local and regional authorities, networks, thematic agencies …) with the capacity to promote the Covenant of Mayors and to mobilise and support their members and/or local authorities to reach the Covenant of Mayors’ objectives.

They take action on their territories and areas of expertise (e.g. energy, environment, water, air), and at different levels of governance (e.g. European, national, and regional/local) to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of their signatories. With expert knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and financial framework under which they operate - be it at the local/regional, national or European level – Covenant Supporters are ideally placed to provide tailored advice to signatories and identify synergies with existing initiatives.

RURENER

Profile

President:Jacky Aignel
Country: France
Website: http://rurener.eu

Contact

Main contact: Christelle LEFEVRE
Position: chef de projet

Strategy

Who we are

The RURENER project is a network of small rural communities (villages and small towns) that want to reach a neutral energy print at the local level.

The Network brings tools and methods to support its members’ energy strategy set-up and evaluation. It allows them to share experience, learn from each other and promote their action through mentoring and twining activities.

Thanks to this support, small rural municipalities implement concrete action plans at the local level aiming at energy efficiency. Production of renewable energy sources, investment to save energy in buildings, education, information, etc. are at the heart of the local energy strategies. The different actions set up lead to better use of local resources and opportunities and bring innovative local development to small rural communities throughout Europe.

RURENER disseminates actions and results to welcome new members and becomes a living network of villages and small towns committed to Energetic Neutrality objectives.

RURENER is built by a consortium of 12 project partners from: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Romania, Hungary and the UK.

Benchmarks

PROVINCE OF LUXEMBOURG (BELGIUM): A METHOD FOR 100% RES VISION IMPLEMENTATION
Category: Methods and tools
Description: Supported by the University of Liège and its agency for economic development IDELUX, the Province of Luxembourg (Belgium) launches the PEPS-Lux dynamic (Province to Positive Energies) to coordinate the energy transition of its territory through a « 100% renewables » vision. MOBILISE ALL POTENTIALS: NATURAL AND HUMAN ! This willing to lead the dynamic will result in approaching energy as a priority for territorial development in order to mobilize all possible energy savings and cover remaining consumptions through the implementation of the potential of renewable energy. To reach of such a challenge will require the mobilization of public actors of the territory, through the provision of technical and human resources, as well as seeking new financing. Particular attention will be paid to the association of the population and local stakeholders in the public decision-making and the implementation of actions to create a true territorial strategy. IMPLEMENTATION OF A GLOBAL FRAMEWORK Specifically, four areas of work will be coordinated by a steering committee composed of representatives of the Province itself, the University of Liège and IDELUX. Organigramme PEPS EN The first area of work will focus on support to municipalities and the lead of a network of municipalities committed to strongly facilitate the development and implementation of local action plans. To date, 14 municipalities have already joined the movement and receive technical and methodological support for the development of their territorial energy balances and Sustainable Energy Action Plans. The second area of work will aim to implement major structuring projects such as support campaigns to house renovation or development of renewable energy. The third will focus on the implementation of a framework for mobilization of all stakeholders to get them involved in decision making. This framework will mainly be based on the creation of a Climate Parliament, a commitment charter for all stakeholders,
Signatories involved: PROVINCE OF LUXEMBOURG

 


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Benchmarks Language
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN THE AUSTRIAN TOWN OF VILLACH en
JOINT SEAP: TWO BELGIAN APPROACHES COMPARED en
STEPS TOWARDS 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY AT LOCAL LEVEL IN EUROPE en
WHICH FINANCING POSSIBILITIES DO COMMUNITIES HAVE FOR TURNING A SEAP INTO ACTIONS? en
DRAFT SEAP: AFTER THE AUTOPSY TO MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVES en
SWITCHING-OFF PUBLIC NIGHT LIGHTING: A NEW ACTION FOR PAYS DE L’ALBIGEOIS ET DES BASTIDES, FRANCE. (PAB) en
HOW TO INVOLVE CITIZENS IN THE FINANCING OF PROJECTS? en
ROAD MAP TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND WORK TOWARDS ENERGY NEUTRALITY en
BRAINSTORMING ON THE PROVINCIAL SUPPORT SERVICE TO ENGAGED MUNICIPALITIES IN BELGIUM en
SEAP MONITORING AND FOLLOW-UP EVOLVES IN VAL D'ILLE JOINT COMMUNITY en
MAYOR OF RETHEM GIVES INSIGHTS INTO SUCCESS FACTORS OF THE REGIONAL ENERGY TRANSFORMATION en
A BORNING FIGHT FOR THE 50 %? en
NEIGHBOURS ADVICE MIGHT SPROUT en
WATER PROTECTION, ENERGY PRODUCTION: TWO GOALS IN SYNERGY THROUGH A FAISABILITY STUDY en
HOW DIFFERENT IS COMMUNITY ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SCOTLAND AND IN HUNGARY? en
MOBILE THERMOGRAPHY : A NEW TOOL FOR RURAL TOWNS AND SUBURBAN AREAS ? en
PROVINCE OF LUXEMBOURG (BELGIUM): A METHOD FOR 100% RES VISION IMPLEMENTATION en
HOW TO CONVERT A SEAP INTO RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS? en
ALLER-LEINE-VALLEY: A REGION RELYING ON ITS NATURAL STRENGTHS en
CREAM OF GALLOWAY DIVERSIFICATION MODEL en
TOOLBOX FOR SEAPS OF RURAL TERRITORIES : “CLIMAT PRATIC” AND “CLIM'AGRI” en
WATCH-OUT FOR SOURCES... en
BE VISIBLE AT EUROPEAN LEVEL, GET THE 100% RES COMMUNITIES LABEL! en
Last updated at: 7 November 2012
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