The Regional Energy and Climate Agency (AREC) of Occitanie was created in 2018, at the initiative of the President of the Region, Carole Delga, to accelerate the energy transition in the territories.
The Regional Energy and Climate Agency of Occitanie (AREC) is an organization based in the Occitanie region of southern France that is dedicated to promoting sustainable energy and climate actions. AREC was established in 2011 with the aim of helping local authorities, businesses, and individuals in the region transition to a low-carbon economy and reduce their carbon footprint. It is an independent agency that works in collaboration with public authorities, private entities, and civil society to achieve its objectives.
The mission of AREC is to promote energy transition and climate action in Occitanie by providing technical assistance, training, and support to local actors. The agency carries out a wide range of activities, including the promotion of renewable energy sources, the implementation of energy efficiency measures, the development of energy and climate plans, and the coordination of research projects related to energy and climate. Through its work, AREC seeks to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the improvement of energy efficiency, and the promotion of a sustainable energy and climate model in Occitanie.