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2020 CO2 target


Mayor (or equivalent): Antonio Bertoncello
Population: 25,440 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 10 May 2011
Status 3

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Città Metropolitana di VeneziaItaly39


Intervento di riduzione della potenza assorbita dalle lampade del sistema di illuminazione pubblica.
Sector: Public lighting
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2020
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Responsabile servizio manutenzioni
CO2 reduction :
337.47 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
698.7 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
329900 €

Description: sostituzione delle lampade a vapori di mercurio esistenti con lampade a migiore rendimento, per ridurre i consumi energetici e le conseguenti emissioni di CO2.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Last updated at: 12 November 2015
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