Regional energy planning in the Calabria Region
June 26, 2018
Calabria Region has a strong history in the generation of renewable energy, with already up to 40% of renewable energy generation. As this is much higher than the targets for 2020 (21.5%), the region is mainly interested in energy efficiency and the development of a more integrated vision for energy planning
Reggio Calabria established a very extensive Regional Living Lab (RLL) with over 80 stakeholders. It is partly formed by many already existing networks. The region has recognized a high degree of fragmentation in plans and policies that have relevance for the energy system. For combating this fragmentation, the RLL has been developed aiming for improved integrative efforts within four distinct ‘thematic areas’ :
- Agriculture, rural areas and sustainable tourism-Environment: Natura2000 network, parks and biodiversity;
- Energy efficiency in public buildings, green and smart building;
- Integrated Water management;
- Integrated Waste management (zero waste).