The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (former RAEE) is the regional sustainability agency of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Created in 1978 with the support of the Regional Council, the agency aims at promoting, co-ordinating and developing programmes and actions in favour of sustainable energies in the building and transport sectors, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environment protection and sustainable development.
Its activities are mainly targeted at local and regional authorities of the public and social sectors. The agency is accompanying them through their process of project development and implementation as well as the definition of local policies and programmes.
The regional sustainability agency is a private non-profit organization gathering more than 70 members including regional and local public authorities, energy producers, distributors and retailers, NGOs in the field of sustainable energy and environment protection, professionals’ organisations in the social housing, energy and service sectors, financial bodies, etc.
The agency coordinates multiple regional level thematic networks, allowing regional and local stakeholders to share experiences and join forces in the following areas:
- sustainable energy planning,
- energy efficiency in buildings and transports,
- local and decentralized energy production,
- green public procurement,
- sustainable mobility,
- circular economy, etc.
At a national level, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment agency is chairing the RARE network, the French network of regional energy agencies.
The agency has a long standing European experience, started back in the mid 90’s, in developing, coordinating and participating in EU funded projects. It has been involved in the following programmes: IEE, H2020, FP7, Interreg IVA,B and C...
The agency is also a founding member of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and Environment. AURA-EE supports the EU Covenant of Mayors initiative and signed up to the CoM as supporting regional energy agency.