Rhône-Alpes is one of France's 22 administrative regions. At the institutional level, it has two assemblies, the Regional Council (Conseil Régional) and the Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental Régional), known as the CESER. The Regional Council is run by 157 regional councillors elected by direct universal suffrage for a four-year term (2010/2014).
RCRA will be working closely with fellow French organisations, HESPUL and RAEE.
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Why we are involved in COOPENERGY
We believe that the Multi-Level Governance in renewable energy planning is very important for the region, in order to avoid inefficiencies and wasted time and resources. This project will help us to support the implementation of Multi-Level governance agreements in our region and to effectively establish a dialogue and constructive work between local and regional authorities. We will work on our territory in collaboration with Rhonalepenergie-Environement and Hespul.
The COOPENERGY project will allow the Regional Council to support the main regional experimentation on energy and Multi-Level Governance called “Territoires à energie positive – positive energy territory”. COOPENERGY will feed that experimentation thanks to the exchange of idea and good practice models, results that we will be able to share with the partnership.
What we want to achieve from COOPENERGY
We consider that the collaboration between local and regional public authorities is essential to deliver coherent and participative energy action plan. We want to contribute innovative approaches and collaboration models and to participate to the development of a range of good practice in Multi-Level Governance processes and sustainable energy planning, in order to support the implementation of Multi-Level Governance agreements. COOPENERGY will allow us to experiment joint actions like financial instruments, as a possible collaborative approach to develop Multi-Level Governance models in sustainable energy planning.
Lessons learnt and action experimented in the framework of the COOPENERGY project will help the Regional Council to reach its objectives of GES reduction and renewable energy production by 2020.
Contact: Stéphanie Ruguet-Chappuis (SRUGUET-CHAPPUIS@rhonealpes.fr).
Multi-level governance and Positive Energy Territories (TEPOS)
COOPENERGY partners Rhône-Alpes (RCRA), Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (RAEE) and Hespul are working together to provide a collaborative energy planning service for Territories aiming to be Energy POSitive (TEPOS).Eleven territories have been selected and will be supported by the regional public authority (RCRA) to become Positive Energy Territories (TEPOS).
RCRA and RAEE are supporting one TEPOS (TEPOS PNR Bauges-Chambéry Métropole- Communauté de Commune d'Annecy) to implement multi-level governance processes between the regional and local levels in order to provide recommendations for the revision and the implementation of the Rhône-Alpes regional Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). A celebration event took place on the 6 December 2013 in Chambéry.
As part of this process, a regional steering committee has been set up and the first meetings were held in January 2014. The TEPOS will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in early 2014 to strengthen their governance arrangements for reviewing and implementing the Rhône-Alpes regional SEAP.