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About Sustainable Energy Communities - SEC
Five Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) projects have joined forces to disseminate news and information on innovative local actions that can inspire cities and regions to meet EU targets for 2020 on greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy.
To ensure you receive the Sustainable Energy Communities Newsletter, as well as details of Regions 202020 activities and events:
ENNEREG, which runs from May 2010 to May 2013, will collaborate with 4 other Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) projects that commenced in 2010: Energy for Mayors, CITY-SEC, come2CoM and ENESCOM.
Regions 202020 is the website for the ENNEREG project. You can find out more ENNEREG and the other SEC projects by click on the links in the menu to the left of this page.
These five Sustainable Energy Communities projects, which represent more than 100 communities throughout Europe, will:
- demonstrate how they are contributing to the EU 20-20-20 targets
- assist with development of local and regional SEAPs and Projects (SEPs)
- encourage and support communities in signing the Covenant of Mayors (http://www.eumayors.eu)
- exchange experiences, lesson learnt and good practice at the local level via EU Regions 202020
The projects share a common objective of demonstrating how Communities can be a key driving force in fulfilling the EU 20-20-20 climate and energy targets of at least 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% of energy from renewables by 2020.
These goals will be achieved by supporting local and regional stakeholders in the development of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Projects (SEPs), encouraging and supporting communities in signing the Covenant of Mayors (http://www.eumayors.eu) and exchanging experiences in order to ensure replication of good practice throughout the European Union.
The first issue of the Newsletter, covering the initial activities of the five projects will be published in Autumn 2010. The newsletter will be available on the EU Regions 202020 website and will also include a diary of Sustainable Energy Communities events.
For more information:
- Read the Press Release – 28 June 2010: Sustainable Energy Communities join forces to support EU 20-20-20 Targets (89 Kb PDF)
 EU 20-20-20 targets: a series of demanding climate and energy targets to be met by 2020, as follows: at least 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions; 20% of EU energy consumption to come from renewable resources; a 20% reduction in primary energy use compared with projected levels, to be achieved by improving energy efficiency. See: ec.europa.eu/climateaction/