Development of climate & energy strategy and action plan

Project information

Index: 0006R1
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location NETHERLANDS OOST-NEDERLAND Flevoland Flevoland Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007-04-01
End: 2007-12-31

Topic of the practice

Renewable energy, strategy development

Good Practice Information

In Flevoland, one of the main issues for the period 2007-2011 was the objective for climate/energy. The new ambition for renewable energy was that the production of RES equals 60% of total energy demand by the year 2013. The environmental department advised the provincial board to define a strategy on how to realise this ambition and an action plan with concrete activities. The first step in developing the strategy was to focus on following ambitions: Contribute significantly to our RES production (60%); Contribute over the short term (2013); Contribute also to the economy and the creation of employment in Flevoland. The next step was to make an inventory of activities to support the strategy. This was done by interviewing the responsible staff members for these topics and by creating an action plan. Also external partners were consulted and asked to reflect critically on the first draft of the action plan which is focused on the preconditions to realize RES/EE in Flevoland. In the project are involved Province of Flevoland, Public Private Partners. The process of arriving at a strategy and action plan has taken about one and half years and has cost approximately 100,000 Euro. 2008-2011 climate/energy action plan envisages a total investment in activities of approximately 2,000,000 Euro.

Evidence of success

The total process of strategy and action plan can be evaluated positively: the result gives good starting points and a focus on further action. Internal and external partners are well involved in the process.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Hans Rijnten

Province of Flevoland;

Annex completed on: 03-22-2011

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