FEDARENE provides a voice for regions and energy agencies on policies at European level. We share the experience and knowledge of our members through multiple publications, events and advocacy fora.
FEDARENE represents European regions and regional and local energy agencies which are now stepping up on climate adaptation. Our first position paper on the topic is reflecting this tendency.
The REPowerEU package is based on the realisation that EU’s resilience and leadership requires an energy transformation. The members of FEDARENE are driving this transformation and are ready to accelerate towards Climate Neutrality.
FEDARENE represents European regions and regional and local energy agencies which for decades have been the European Union’s partners in making our green transition happen on the ground.
While a strengthened EPBD will provide a clear direction and ambition to Member States, we believe its implementation towards the 2030 targets will depend on enabling frameworks which consist of delivery of technical assistance and strategic market facilitation.
As the EU Renovation Wave aims to double the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and to foster deep renovations, regions and their energy agencies are ready to step-up to the task.
The Renewable Energy Directive can drive a step change towards 2030 if it recognizes the need for intensified local/regional market facilitation, and focuses on mainstreaming renewable energy in the industrial sector as well as heating and cooling, 2 areas which were insufficiently addressed so far.
FEDARENE welcomes the Commission’s intention to strengthen the Energy Efficiency Directive, making it fit to stimulate Europe’s economic transformation and reach EU’s 2030 Climate objectives.
The regions, energy agencies and islands of FEDARENE shared their views on EU 2030 climate ambition and related opportunities, priorities and enabling conditions.
Roadmap on adaptation to climate change in Europe drafted by non-state actors gathered at the Climate Chance Europe Wallonia Summit, 8-9 February 2024 in Liège, under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council
CoM board called on EU institutions to improve multilevel governance thanks to the early inclusion of local authorities in the decision-making
In partnership with a coalition of EU-wide NGOs, FEDARENE contributed to a report on solar solutions in cities and regions in Europe.
The Coalition for Energy Savings and Cambridge Econometrics released a new study demonstrating the multiple benefits of a 14.5% energy efficiency target
Explore the pioneering strategies and key takeaways from the first PROSPECT+ Policy Dialogue webinar on innovative local financing and the transition from traditional funding.Read more >>
In a landmark virtual gathering that engaged an audience of over a hundred, the first PROSPECT+ Policy Dialogue took a deep dive into city and region financing.Read more >>
On the European Bioenergy Future conference organised by Bioenergy Europe, the FEDARENE session put energy agencies’ major role under the spotlights.Read more >>
FEDARENE Press Release as the revised version of the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is published on September 20th, 2023.Read more >>
FEDARENE is also one of the founding partners of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, which launched in 2008 and celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2018. The Covenant of Mayors Office is currently managed by a consortium of networks of local and regional authorities, led by Energy Cities and Climate Alliance, and composed of CEMR, Eurocities, Fedarene, and ICLEI Europe. The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is now the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions, bringing together over 7,700 signatory local authorities, as well as supporting originations who strive to fast- track local climate and energy action and go beyond the EU’s 40% greenhouse gas-reduction target by 2030.
Visit their website: eumayors.eu
The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, energy communities, and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal.
Coalition members represent:
FEDARENE is a member of the Coalition for Energy Savings.
Visit their website: energycoalition.eu
EUFORES is a European cross-party network of Members of Parliament from the European Parliament as well as from the EU27 national and regional Parliaments. EUFORES core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
EUFORES is supported by a variety of non-parliamentary members from the renewable energy and energy efficiency community – industry, scientific institutes, energy agencies and NGOs – all strongly committed to renewable energy and energy efficiency. FEDARENE is a member of EUFORES.
Visit their website: eufores.org
FEDARENE is a Supporting Partner of the Renovate Europe Campaign, a political communications campaign with the ambition to reduce the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050 through legislation and ambitious renovation programmes. Launched in 2011, Renovate Europe is an initiative of EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and enjoys the support of 45 partners from industry, civil society and 17 National partners active at national level.
Visit their website: renovate-europe.eu