Title: Covenant of Mayors: Fuel Switch and Sustainable Demand in signatories from "stress test" countries Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Finland
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC92083
ISBN: 978-92-79-44404-3 (pdf)
978-92-79-44405-0 (CD-ROM)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 26951
OP LD-NA-26951-EN-N (online)
OP LD-NA-26951-EN-Z (CD-ROM)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92083
DOI: 10.2790/36967
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) is the mainstream European movement involving local authorities voluntarily committing to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020 by increasing energy efficiency and through the use of renewable energy sources on their territories. In this report main figures from SEAPs in CoM signatories from "stress test " countries, most exposed to risk related Russian natural gas imports (Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia Finland) are shown. Up to end of September 2014, 83 signatories from this region have joined the CoM initiative, representing 8 Millions of inhabitants in the region. By implementing the CoM programme, the European Commission has given visibility to the role of cities, their relevant contribution to EU2020 targets. The main findings can be summarized as follows: I) 60 % of natural gas used in the Building sector can be saved due to energy efficiency measures planned in the Sustainable Energy Action Plans submitted by signatories from the region. II) The share of local energy production using Renewable sources for heating will double by 2020 due to fuel switch measures planned in the Sustainable Energy Action Plans submitted by CoM signatories in the region. It is important to stress the fact, that the majority of measures in replacing fossil fuels with renewables are taken place in the district heating networks and CHP plants
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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