mercredi 5 janvier 2011

Two new Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) from Energy Cities members

To date, 90 Energy Cities members have signed the Covenant of Mayors and started to establish their Baseline Emission Inventories (BEI) and Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP). We give you here extracts of Bielsko-Biała (PL) and Malmö (SE)’ Action Plans, to present the diversity of contexts and the numerous oppotunities at local level to reach and go beyond the EU energy and climate goals.

Visions and Goals in Malmö

"The long-term vision for Malmö (year 2030) is for the energy system to consist of only renewable energy sources and be characterized by an effective and safe energy use which contributes to the long-term sustainability of the city.

In order to take important steps towards this vision, by the year 2020 the energy use should have decreased by at least 20 % per capita compared to the average annual use during the period of 2001 to 2005. The share of renewable energy should be at least 50 % of the total energy use. For Malmö municipality’s own operation, more ambitious goals have been set as a part of the public sector’s strive to serve as a role model and positive example to others. The enrgy use in the municipality’s departments and companies should during the same period have decreased by 30 % and consist of 100 % renewable energy."

Download Malmö’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan : "Energistrategi för Malmö"

Potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Bielsko-Biała

"In Bielsko-Biała, the housing sector has the biggest share in the amount of emissions in the city (excluding industrial emissions). At the same time, it is a sector where city authorities have the most impact (especially regarding council housing). Housing also has a high potential for emission reductions.

In summarizing the analysis of the potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to be accomplished with the use of renewable energy sources and actions improving energy effectiveness, the potential is estimated at about 20 000 tons of CO2 per year. This amount is a result of the analysis of sample actions aimed at using the potential and does not fully define the possible reductions in the city. The analysis only marginally takes into account the potential reduction as a result of changes in the behaviour patterns of residents.
It should be emphasized that the greatest potential for reducing emissions is in improving the energy efficiency, especially regarding thermal energy.

Most important areas for potential reductions include :
- Thermal efficiency improvement of buildings
- Changing behaviour patterns (energy savings)
- Use of energy-efficient equipment and technologies
- Use of renewable energy sources"

Download Bielsko-Biała’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan(a summary for decision makers)

An online catalogue of SEAPs is now available on the Covenant of mayors’ webiste. It will grow continuously, as the Joint Research Center will approve the SEAPs proposed by the committed cities.

Energy Cities, as the leader of the Covenant of Mayors’ Office and official Supporting Structure, will keep on encouraging and help all its members to sign the Covenant of Mayors and implement their energy plans at local level.

Contact : Kristina Dely

by Blandine Pidoux on 5 janvier 2011 / 1112 visits

The team

Blog Categories
Last posts
You are here: Energy Cities, Local authorities in energy transition. > English > Blog

Board of Directors
Come and meet us
Position papers
How to join
Why we joined
Initiatives & Campaigns
Past projects
Annual Conferences
Study Tours
Energy transition: our proposals
Best practices from members
EC INFO Magazine
Press releases
Communication tools

Addresses Energy Cities - Besançon Energy Cities - Bruxelles