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Renewable energy Champions League: Two Covenant cities bring third place title home!
Renewable energy Champions League: Two Covenant cities bring third place title home!
18 October 2013 - 16:06

The Covenant signatory cities of Mouscron in Belgium and Bergamo in Italy have been awarded the third place prize– in two separate categories – of the RES Champion’s League at the occasion of the 4th European ceremony held in Kassel, Germany.

A total of 12 champions were awarded prizes in four different divisions: general ranking, small, medium and large cities. For this fourth edition of the championship, involving 12 countries and over 10,000 municipalities, the selection process was strengthened through the use of a more complete questionnaire including 30 criteria.  This time, the jury did not only look at the quantitative aspect of installed renewable energy capacity, but also at more qualitative measures being undertaken by the local and regional authorities.

The city of Mouscron – home to 56,000 inhabitants - was granted the 3rd place title in the medium-sized cities category. Through the implementation of its Sustainable Energy Action Plan, the city is anticipating socio-economic impacts that could reportedly lead to between €300-2000 increased buying power for half of its citizens.

The Bergamo municipal administration, which was awarded the 3rd title prize in the large cities ranking, stood out for its « Bergamo Sostenibile » programme, which is articulated around three plans: the Agenda 21, the Municipal Energy Plan and the Sustainable Energy Action Plan.

More information on the 2013 RES Champion’s League edition 

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