The project - which startet at January 1, 2005 - aims at boosting electricity production from renewable energy sources and the use of green electricity in 11 European regions by defining concrete regional RES-e targets and developing and implementing regional RES-e strategies. These will identify the main barriers (such as administrative obstacles, public opposition, grid access, lack of information, frequent changes in funding regimes) and address them by well targeted information and promotion activities, thereby significantly increasing regional RES-e shares.
Local action is essential to achieve the targets set by the RES-e directive: not only are many initiatives for new RES-e installations started on local level but also some of the main obstacles can only be overcome regionally and locally. The project will ideally complement the legal action taken by the Member States in implementing the RES-e directive.
The consortium covers the following 11 regions with over 28 mio inhabitants:
Castilla y Léon