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Sustainable Energy Communities join forces to support EU 20-20-20 targets

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Five Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) projects have joined forces to disseminate news and information on innovative local action that can inspire cities and regions to meet EU targets for 2020 on greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The five projects - ENNEREG, Energy for Mayors, CITY-SEC, come2CoM and ENESCOM, which represent more than 100 communities throughout Europe, will produce a joint newsletter in several European languages to be sent to thousands of sustainable energy actors.
The projects share a common objective of demonstrating how Communities can be a key driving force in fulfilling the EU 20-20-20 climate and energy targets of at least 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% of energy from renewables by 2020. These goals will be achieved by supporting local and regional stakeholders in the development of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Projects (SEPs), encouraging and supporting communities in signing the Covenant of Mayors and exchanging experiences in order to ensure replication of good practice throughout the European Union.
The first issue of the newsletter, covering the initial activities of the five projects will be published in Autumn 2010.