The first joint SEAP will be presented in Luka!
Around twenty representatives of small rural communities have showed an interest in membership in an informal national club RURENER at past events and presentations of the project "100% RES communities" (the "Communities for green energy", how we call it in the Czech language).
It has to offer inspiring experiences of developing clean energy based on renewable energy sources and of movement towards energy self-sufficiency. Five municipalities of MAS Mezilesí in Nymburk region have chosen this way already. Basically self-sufficient Kněžice village, which the biogas plant with CHP and the municipal biomass heating plant helped to meet its need of heat and to get a surplus of electricity, stands at their head.
Qualitatively new impetus, how to step on this path, offers the first Czech joint Sustainable Energy Action Plan, that right the team around our project helped to create for the five villages of Mezilesí.
The aforementioned strategic document was passed for verification to the Covenant of Mayors in the early spring. Municipalities have committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 45% by 2020 compared to 2005 baseline. This is to be achieved by changing of almost two hundred solid fuel boilers in family houses for efficient zero-emission biomass boilers, thermal insulation, installation of energy-efficient windows in municipal buildings and modernization of public lightening using LEDs.
The project team will offer a more detailed analysis of the structure, processing methods and proposed parameters of saving measures of the completed SEAP to interested municipalities for the first time in Luka nad Jihlavou on 29th May during the afternoon session of the "Schools of rural renewal" seminar, devoted just to adepts of the national club RURENER. Our team would like also to take a think, along with those interested in the lessons of "Kněžice way", about possibilities and barriers of the creation of such a prospective action plan through community planning methods, which are the main theme of the meeting in Luka.
Author: Karel Merhaut