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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. represent cities that vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris. Within a year following their signature, Covenant 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. commit to implement 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. on their territory, with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant may be found below.

Vila Nova de Gaia

2020 CO2 target

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues
Population: 312,742 inhabitants
Website: http://www.cm-gaia.pt

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 30 April 2008
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Luís Castanheira
Position: Covenant coordinator
Email: lcastanheira@energaia.pt

Benchmarks

Landfill Biogas recovery for electricity production
Sector: Local electricity production
Implementation timeframe: 2010 - 2012
Area of intervention: Combined Heat and Power
Policy instrument: Not applicable
Responsible body: Suldouro, SA
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
11919 t CO2 eq./a
Renewable energy produced (MWh):
32302 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
2.5 Million €

Description: Promoção da diversificação das fontes de energia com o aproveitamento do potencial do biogás na Central de Valorização de Biogás do Aterro de Sermonde – Suldouro. 

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Benchmarks Date Language
Landfill Biogas recovery for electricity production 8 Jul 2014 pt
Sustainable Social Housing 8 Jul 2014 en
Municipal Regulation for Sustainability 8 Jul 2014 pt
Last updated at: 10 April 2015
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