Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Energy and Environment Agency

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement (AURA-EE) is the regional energy and environment agency of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Created in 1978 with the support of the Regional Council.

Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Energy and Environment Agency

The Agency

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement (AURA-EE) is the regional energy and environment agency of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Created in 1978 with the support of the Regional Council, the agency aims at promoting, co-ordinating and developing programmes and actions in favour of sustainable energies in the building and transport sectors, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environment protection and sustainable development.
Its activities are mainly targeted at local and regional authorities of the public and social sectors. The agency is accompanying them through their process of project development and implementation as well as the definition of local policies and programmes.

AURA-EE is a private non-profit organization gathering more than 70 members including regional and local public authorities, energy producers, distributors and retailers, NGOs in the field of sustainable energy and environment protection, professionals’ organisations in the social housing, energy and service sectors, financial bodies, etc.

Areas of Intervention

The Agency coordinates multiple regional level thematic networks, allowing regional and local stakeholders to share experiences and join forces in the following areas:

  • sustainable energy & climate action planning,
  • decentralized sustainable energy production,
  • smart energy networks,
  • sustainable buildings,
  • energy communities,
  • climate adaptation,
  • wastes and circular economy
  • green public procurement.

At national level, AURA-EE is chairing the RARE network, the French network of regional energy agencies; at EU level, AURA-EE is co-leading the EUSALP (EU Strategy for the Alpine Region) Action Group 9 on sustainable energy.

Projects and Initiatives

  • AURA-EE has a long-standing European experience, started back in the mid ’90s, in developing, coordinating, and participating in EU-funded projects. It has been involved in the following programmes: Altener, SAVE, IEE, H2020, FP7, Interreg IV A, B, and C, etc.
  • The Agency is also a founding member of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment.
  • AURA-EE supports the EU Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative and signed up to the CoM as a supporting regional energy agency.

In the news

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: understanding and adapting to climate change

The region overlooking the French Alps is no stranger to the effects of climate change. But how is the regional energy and environment agency helping the public to prepare and adapt? Keep reading to find out.

Interreg Alpine Space approves three projects by AURA-EE and other FEDARENE members

Three successful project proposals for the Interreg Alpine Space programme will be managed by FEDARENE members, including AURA-EE, ENERGAP, IRE Liguria, and Selnica ob Dravi Municipality.

Young French engineer leading the BAPAURA project nominated for EUSEW Award

The BAPAURA project, partnered by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy and Environment Agency, is led by Marie Jeanmougin, a 30 year old French woman nominated for the EUSEW "Young Energy Trailblazer" Award.

European City Facility: 1 month left!

Hurry up! The 4th Call for applications of the European City Facility will close on the 30th of September 2022.

C-Track 50 amongst finalists of the EUSEW Awards

Our project which ended last year and supported more than 100 local authorities develop, implement and finance their climate and energy plans is a finalist of the prestigious EUSEW Awards, in the Local Energy Action category.

Data Sharing and Monitoring for Climate Action

Serge Nocodie (Vice-President for Climate Action, President of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment (FR)): Data-sharing partnerships are key tools in the fight against climate change. Regional and local agencies will play a crucial role in their successful development.