SEAP Alps

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The main objective of the project is to promote sustainable energy planning at local level by sharing a common methodology among Project Partners. This is essential to tackle climate change, as energy use is mainly responsible for it.

SEAP Alps supports the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative.

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Full project title and funding programme

Full title of project: SEAP Alps - Sustainable Energy Action Plans for the Alps

Funding programme: Alpine Space Programme

Subject

Sustainable energy planning

Schedule and project consortium

Schedule

01.10.2012 – 31.05.2015

Project consortium

Problems to be addressed

  • Energy planning at local level
  • Mitigation and adaptation
  • Capacity building

Objectives

To promote energy planning at local level by sharing a common methodology among Project Partners. This is essential to address climate change, as energy use is mainly responsible for it.

An ad hoc methodology for drafting Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) in Alpine Space Area are created, promoted and implemented. An Action Plan for Public Investment methodology (APPI) in the Alpine Space Area is developed and several of these action plans are drafted as pilot actions.

Actions on low-carbon economy, energy efficiency and nZEBs

  • Develop tools to help municipalities building their SEAP.
  • Train municipalities concerning climate changes stakes.
  • Implementation of the action plan for investments at local level.
  • Help municipalities to find financial tools for building renovations.

Main results

  • Development of a methodology for SEAP (Sustainable Energy Action plans)
  • Developing local SEAPs and reviewing existing SEAPs.
  • Training for trainers and Local Authorities.
  • Online training platform.
  • Transnational exchange for Project Partners involved in the Covenant of Mayors.
  • Stakeholders’ involvement and Public Private Partnership schemes.
  • Promoting to other municipalities and other Alpine regions.
  • Action Plan for Public Investment (APPI) methodology.

Outputs developed by the project

The following outputs of SEAP Alps are already available:

Uncovered expected needs

It proved to be difficult to study the real,long-term impacts of climate change at local level in a short project period.

Project strengths and weaknesses

Project strengths

  • Inclusion of new topics in local energy planning.
  • Synergies with the Covenant of Mayors project

Project weaknesses

Difficulties in evaluating the real impacts ofclimate change at local level

Contact and homepage

Provincia di Torino - Air Quality and Energy Resources Department

Turin, Italy

Silvio De Nigris

E-Mail: denigris@provincia.torino.it

Phone: +39 0118616883

Project homepage

References

ViSiBLE report identification of successes and common challenges of EU-funded projects (2014)