Submitted by: City Council of Rubi
Implemented country: Spain
Title: Renewable energy and local development networks
This project combines the utilization of new technologies on the sector of renewable energy with the promotion of education and training for staff. Thirteen partners in eight countries work according to the model and divide their work into three different yet significant networks: 1) Opening of energy centers in cities to create jobs there. 2) Motivating schools to use renewable energy and to integrate the topic in the curriculum. 3) Moving universities to implement sustainable programs in their area of influence. In addition, the partners are working on the evaluation of energy requirements in their respective cities. Furthermore, they concentrate on informing the population about energy and solar authorization regulations in their cities in order to receive their approval.