Illustration Signatories

The fight against climate change will be won or lost in urban areas. A vast majority of the European population lives and works in cities, consuming an estimated 80% of the energy used in the EU. Local administrations, as the closest government level to citizens are ideally placed to address climate issues in a comprehensive manner. More and more cities are thus deciding to take up the challenge, as shown by the growing number of Covenant of Mayors signatories.

Signatory cities vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris.

The commitments for Covenant Signatories are linked to the European Union’s Climate and energy policy framework. These include the European Union’s climate and energy package for 2020 for signatories who have joined between 2008 and 2015 and the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework as well as the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for signatories joining after 2015.

As of October 2015, Covenant signatories commit to adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are required to develop Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans with the aims of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and increasing resilience to climate change within the first two years of adhesion.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant of Mayors can be found below.

Alessandria

Mitigation (2020 target)

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Piercarlo Fabbio
Population: 85,438 inhabitants
Website: http://www.comune.alessandria.it

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 1 October 2008
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Pierfranco Robotti
Position: Direttore della Direzione patrimonio - Comune di Alessandria

Benchmarks

SVILUPPO DI RETE DI TELERISCALDAMENTO CON CENTRALE DI COGENERAZIONE ALIMENTATA A GAS
Sector: Local heat/cold production
Implementation timeframe: 2014 - 2018
Area of intervention: District heating/cooling plant
Policy instrument: Land use planning
Responsible body: Technical Office
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
700 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
90 Million €

Description: Il teleriscaldamento del quartiere Cristo è l’estensione del progetto denominato “Concerto Al Piano” che prevedeva una piccola rete di teleriscaldamento principalmente per alcuni edifici dell’ “Agenzia Territoriale della Casa” situati in quella zona e di altre nuove costruzioni. Attualmente è presente una centrale di cogenerazione a gas con una potenza elettrica di 2.7MW e una potenza termica di 23MW; al 31/12/2016 la rete si estendeva per circa 14,6 chilometri e vi erano allacciate 62 utenze.Verrano teleriscaldate anche le due scuole del quartiere: la Scuola Straneo e la Scuola Morbelli. Ad oggi è stato realizzato oltre il 50 per cento delle opere: costruita e avviata la centrale, sono stati posati 4,5 chilometri di rete e allacciate un terzo delle utenze previste.Il progetto prevede un ulteriore ampliamento della rete sino a 62km e 780 utenze allacciate.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, Public-Private Partnerships

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Benchmarks Date Language
SVILUPPO DI RETE DI TELERISCALDAMENTO CON CENTRALE DI COGENERAZIONE ALIMENTATA A GAS10 Aug 2017 en
MIGLIORAMENTO ENERGETICO DEGLI EDIFICI MUNICIPALI ESISTENTI 7 Aug 2017 en
Impianti Fotovoltaici 7 Aug 2017 it
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