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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency has celebrated its 40-year anniversary

July, 2018

On June, 27th, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment has celebrated its 40 year anniversary and for this occasion, 200 participants came to our conference "Territories in transition, towards thriving territories".

Through a series of testimonies, discussions and forecasting analysis, we explored the development of THRIVING TERRITORIES. These have taken what pioneer territories and model territories did to the next level in terms of engagement (of citizens, local businesses and local authorities). Additionally, we will contrast forthcoming actions at European, National and Regional levels.

We would like to thank the participants for their attendance and thank the speakers, in particular the European Cooperation and the region of Upper Austria for their contribution to this event.

You may find the summary of the conference here.

EUSALP Energy Observatory : 2nd Experts' Workshop

Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director in charge of renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency
DG Energy, European Commission © European Union

July, 19th 2018

The EUSALP Energy Observatory held a series of workshops featuring experts in energy data from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and energy experts from Alpine regions in Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. Reliable energy data is key for decision-makers to formulate, implement and verify energy policy – in particular the development of a long-term, cross-border energy strategy for the Alps.

A toolbox to support stakeholders to develop their circular economy project

May,3rd 2018

Eclaira website provides collectivities and companies with a toolbox developed by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment in the framework of the european project GREENCYCLE and with the technical support of CIRIDD organisation. This toolbox contains surveys, methodological guides (in english), downloadable on the ECLAIRA’s website.
These documents aim at help the actors to start (identify actors and key issues), to follow up (set up an action plan) and evaluate their circular economy policies. These tools are organised by themes (energy, mobility, wastes, constructions…), by tools types and by project steps (diagnostic, strategy, action plan, conception and evaluation)
They had been tested early this year by the collectivites (Vienne Condrieu Agglomeration in France, The city of Freiburg in Germany, municipality of Trento in Italy and the city of Maribor in Slovenia) who are partners of the project.
In auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the Vallée du Garon municipality is using this toolbox in order to formulate a diagnostic and circular economy action plans.

FEDARENE releases its recommendations for a Forward-Looking Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020

June,12th 2018

As negotiations on the next EU budget have started, FEDARENE releases its recommendations to a Budget for a United and Sustainable Europe.

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Solar district heating market grows by 35 per cent

5th International Solar District Heating Conference in Graz starts with record attendance

Graz, 11 April 2018. Inspired by an annual market growth of 35 per cent in Europe, 350 experts have come together in Graz, Austria, for the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference. On 11 and 12 April 2018 the scientists and market stakeholders discuss the state of the art and strategies for the further development of the solar district heating market.


Low Carbon Timber Policies in Europe

• What is CaSCo project about ?

This report, written in the framework of the European project CASCO, aims to make a link between low carbon policies and wood policies at European, national and regional level. The European Union developed the concept of Green Public Procurement (GPP) to support the use of environmental products and services in public procurement. How do public authorities use GPP? Which are the possibilities to improve GPP at municipal level? How can public authorities use GPP criteria to get low timber products? This document will try to answer these questions.