The workshop focused on energy planning and utilising ESCOs and Structural and Cohesion Funds for energy efficiency projects in the municipal building sector. It also provided an insight into the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and its implications. It included expert presentations and good practice examples, as well as interactive discussion sessions between the participants and speakers.
The workshop sought to build the capacity of the participants in the following areas:
The key target group(s) were:
Participants left the workshop with:
Akmenė district municipality belongs to a category of problematic (from a social perspective) districts in Lithuania. That’s why the government pays special attention to this municipality. Recently 15 % of the blocks of flats in the municipality have been renovated, and local boiler houses have been converted from fossil fuel to renewable-wood. This workshop encouraged us to join the “Energy for Mayors” project and urged us to continue sustainable development in the energy sector.
Mr. Algirdas Bučys, deputy director of administration in the Akmenė district municipality.
Ms. Roma Žakaitienė, Director, Lithuanian Association of Local Authorities (ALAL)
Dr. Feliksas Zinevicius, Director of Kaunas Regional Energy Agency (KREA)
Mr. Arvydas Dragunas, Director, Lithuanian Environmental Investment Fund
Deputy Mayor of Kaunas, Mr. Stanislovas Buškevičius, welcoming participants and explaining the Kaunas municipality’s own sustainable energy vision
Ms. Inete Ielite, Riga Energy Agency Management Board Member, on Riga city municipality’s experience in implementing “Covenant of Mayors” commitments; Mr Egidijus Purlys, Deputy Director, Ministry of Energy Renewable Energy Sources Division
Mr. Seán Burke, ManagEnergy Initiative, speaking on the Covenant of Mayors
Questions and answers at the workshop