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RENREN – The Renewable ENergy Regions Network
The project RENREN aims to identify policy choices that will improve regional frameworks for renewable energy expansion. The 14 partners from across Europe are collaborating to this end, since regions will play a big part in helping the EU and its member states achieve their 2020 renewable energy targets and related greenhouse gas reduction targets.

The ambitious EU energy agenda is based on the three pillars of energy security, competitiveness and sustainability. A minimum increase of 20% by 2020 in renewable energy generation compared to energy consumption is one key element of this. Independence from energy imports has also become a crucial and declared goal of EU energy policy. Last but not least, the renewable energy sector is one of the fastest growing, and has significant job creation potential.

RENREN’s key regional governmental bodies will exchange experience and expertise over the next three years in a strategic project that focuses on enabling conditions for renewables expansion, as well as how these relate to different technologies. It will develop policy recommendations to facilitate the transfer of the project findings into regional policy-making.

The project is led by the Land Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Project Coordinator: Wolfgang Schulz
Tel: +49 431-988-4272
E-mail: Wolfgang.Schulz@wimi.landsh.de

These 14 regions have signed a Charter of an agreement to develop an EU-wide partnership and spread the learning benefits of RENREN

  • Schleswig-Holstein
    Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Science, Economic Affairs and Transport (Germany)
  • Wales
    Welsh Assembly Government (United Kingdom)
  • Jämtland
    County Council of Jämtland, Institute of Rurald Development (Sweden)
  • Westfjords
    The Association of municipalities in the Westfjords (Iceland)
  • Pays de la Loire
    Pays de la Loire Region (France)
  • Ustí
    Ustí Region (Czech Republic)
  • Cyprus
    Cyprus Institute of Energy (Cyprus)
  • Navarre
    Department of Innovation, Enterprise and employment of the government of Navarre (Spain)
  • Castilla y León
    Regional energy agency of Castilla y León (Spanien)
  • Timis
    The Agency for Social and Economic Development of Timís County (Romania)
  • Lodz Region
    Lodz Region (Poland)
  • Central Macedonia
    Region of Central Macedonia (Greece)
  • Andalusia
    Andalusia Energy Agency (Spain)
  • North Hungary
    Bay Zoltán Foundation for Applied Research, Institute for Logistics and Production Systems (Hungary)