ManagEnergy – Energy Agencies as supporters of the Covenant of Mayors signatory municipalities
24 Jun 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
The 3rd ManagEnergy Networking Event for the Directors of Energy Agencies provides a unique opportunity for the attendees to learn and share experiences on sustainable energy financing initiatives at the local and regional level.
The 2014 edition of this event will be dedicated to Energy Agencies as key partners of the Covenant of Mayors signatory municipalities or similar initiaves and will focus on the support that they can bring to the signatories of the Covenant of Mayors for the implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
Since 2008, more than 5,700 municipalities have signed the Covenant of Mayors and are committed to implementing sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction target through increased energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources. Most of these municipalities are very small and do not have the staff or the resources to fulfil their commitments. More than 100 energy agencies are working daily with the municipalities of their territories to set up their baseline emission inventories, to implement their plans through innovative financial solutions, etc…
Starting from presentations on Baseline Emission Inventory, followed how to implement SEAPs through innovative financial solutions…, Energy Agencies’ Directors will share their experiences and will brainstorm on how to enhance their performance as advisors.
Furthermore, during this 2014 edition ManagEnergy Networking Event for Energy Agencies Directors will celebrate the 1st Covenant of Mayors Signing Event for Local and Regional Energy Agencies. The energy agencies will commit to:
• Promote among the local, provincial, regional authorities the accession to the Covenant of Mayors.
• Provide technical support to signatories for the development and the implementation of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
• Participate actively in the Covenant initiative by: uploading technical tools and materials developed for signatories in the Extranet, providing examples to be shared with the community (Benchmarks of Excellence).
Link to the presentations: http://www.managenergy.net/networking_meetings/1659#.VEpabu8cTs1