Renewable energy & energy efficiency in your neighbourhood



Posted on 13 May 2013  | 
Have you installed a solar energy system, a geothermal heatpump, or other renewable systems yourself? Or have you insulated your building to make it more energy efficient? repowermap.org is a WWF initiative, which promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency by showing real-world examples and related local information in each person's neighbourhood.

The initiative aims to encourage people to use renewable energy and energy efficiency and to promote know-how exchange at local level as well as across borders. Anyone who has installed a renewable energy system or constructed an energy efficient building can add their example to the map to make it visible and inspire others to take action.

“Each example is important”, said Georgi Stefanov, Climate Change Expert at WWF Bulgaria. “There are thousands of examples out there. By making them visible, we are inspiring others to take action as well”.

“All you need to do is go to the map and zoom in to a selected region to see all markers in that region. You can then add your own contribution to the map”. Stefanov said.

A broad network of organizations, local and regional authorities and other energy actors took part in developing this map within the framework of WWF’s repowermap.org initiative and in partnership with WWF Bulgaria. The initiative is supported by the European Union within the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, as an initiative to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency by creating synergies in awareness raising between various energy actors and by facilitating information exchange for the related technologies. Within the Intelligent Energy Europe programme, the initiative aims to gather 40'000 concrete project examples for the use of renewable energies and energy efficiency and related local information, in particular in the countries Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, and Poland.
A young girl using solar energy through a photovaultic panel to power a lightbulb, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States.
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