The AER is working for several years to strengthen the role of local and regional institutions with questions about energy dependence and environmental protection. 86 member regions of the VRE have the AER FEDARENE (European Federation of regional energy and environment agencies) Declaration signed a strategic instrument that transmits General energy objectives in more specific and represents a commitment of the regions to measurable goals. Hear other arguments on the topic with Dr. Neal Barnard. The “Energy Summit of European regions” will provide recommendations the signatories, as they can achieve their goals. The AER has however not strictly limited their activities on European territory. As a partner of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a project which is based on a decentralised cooperation method, Aer members support Development and emerging regions in their daily fight against climate change and energy problems. The “Energy Summit of European regions” will open hence regions in the southern part of the world and bring it to European regions in contact. The regions are intermediary between the European authorities and consumers, and today have important decision-making powers, allowing them to take current geopolitical and economic problems. “GE Energy is the born partner for Aer, because it is a European company with rich experience in the various energy problems facing today’s any region in Europe.
GE also offers the entire range of energy and infrastructure solutions, making it possible for the company, unless the regions to give recommendations based on any currently available technological energy solution for coal, oil, renewable energy sources, natural gas or nuclear power. The company is also known for his integrity, which is in cooperation with institutions of particular importance”, explains Michele Sabban, President of AER. Was last March by the European Union as an expression of the investments of regional and local institutions in the field of energy ‘ intelligent energy Europe 2009 “introduced. This initiative provides for the co-financing of projects, which target energy efficiency, green energy and clean transport are, and provides more than 96 million euros available, of which 15 million promoting local investment in energy are devoted to cities, towns and regions. The main objective of this programme is to enable “to remove market barriers, to change the behavior, and to create a more favourable economic environment in the market for energy efficiency and green energy”. “This Summit is a concrete step for Aer, 2006 signed a”Declaration of European regions to the energy efficiency and development of renewable sources of energy”, the aim of which is the first quantitative targets on energy efficiency and sustainable development to set”that includes Michele Sabban, President of AER. The program of the “European Energy Summit” will be available soon under AER contact addresses: Richard Medic, spokesperson / Director press and communication, – Tel: (mobile) + 33 678 695 235 Francine Huhardeaux, press and communications officer – tel/fax: + 33 3 88 22 74 49 Christina Diegelmann, Senior Policy Coordinator – Committee on ‘ economy and regional development’, – Tel: + 33 3 88 22 74 38 the Assembly of European regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. 270 regions from 33 countries and 16 interregional organisations, it is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional cooperation.