The Climate Alliance of European Cities wants to offer
information and tools to its member municipalities and to other European
communities to support the development of renewable energies and the
monitoring of progress on the local level. The 1.000 members of the
Climate Alliance have adopted climate protection objectives which
include local energy policy aiming i. a. on the rational use of energy
and the increase of the share of renewables.
Objectives of the project:
Contribute to the implementation of the objectives
of the EU in the area of renewable energies (RE), and encourage
local authorities to contribute to implementing the Community
Support local authorities in developing and
implementing comprehensive strategies and policies to develop RE,
and help them to better exploit their scope of action by providing
useful information and improving the monitoring of progress,
Improve the availability of data and other
information with regard to RE for local authorities, and complement
monitoring on Community and national levels.
Survey on existing data and definition of
Definition of a set of indicators suited to monitor the progress of
communities in developing renewable energies, based on a survey on
existing relevant data and a consultation process among
municipalities, stakeholders and multiplicators.
Design and set up an interactive web site for
Implementation of the monitoring system as defined in phase 1 on the
Internet, together with an information system (action module)
providing relevant information such as planning and implementation
tools, and useful contacts, information resources and links.
Run, maintain and promote the system:
Good maintenance, user support and promotion of the system is to
ensure that the system is working properly, is attractive and
user-friendly, and receives input from a substantial number of
After an operation of 6 months, the system will be evaluated,
according to the frequency of the use of system; the type of user;
the overall number of municipal indicator sets (RE profile) and
their national distribution; the completeness and quality of the
data input. From this, conclusions will be drawn as regards further
need to improve the methodology, the tool, and its promotion.
Moreover, further need for research on municipal monitoring in
general will be formulated.
Direct link to the project: www.aim-solarcity.net
Project Duration: April 2001 until June 2002
Supported by European Commission, DG TREN; Altener II