In terms of energy and the climate, the responsibilities of local authorities include:

  • The improvement of the energy performance of public facilities, through the conducting of audits and the renovation of these facilities in terms of their energy performance, and of private sector buildings, by supporting awareness-raising activities, promoting better organisation and assisting in funding/financing renovation works
  • The development of urban heating networks centred on renewable energies and based on a coherent masterplan for the territory
  • The renovation of the ageing public lighting facilities
  • The contribution to the production of renewable energies for electricity (solar, wind, combined heat and power, hydro-electricity, waste, etc.) and for heat (biomass, geothermal, waste, etc.)
  • The distribution of electricity and gas, a key challenge being to develop intelligent networks and to manage the demand for electricity and heating
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