The mountainous – agricultural communities can benefit from the use of Renewable Energy Sources based on their high potential, as well as the penetration of Rational Use of Energy, taking into consideration the increased heat and electricity consumption, as an inevitable outcome of the economical development. In the above context, the project aims at the RES and RUE stimulation of four mountainous – agricultural local communities of the European Union, namely Karditsa (Greece), Regional park of the mountains of Ardeche (France), Murtal (Austria), Rouge Municipality (Estonia), in a way that will ensure both the integrated and balanced evolution in the most common dimensions (economic – employment, environmental, social and technological) of the Sustainable Development. In addition, the knowledge and experience will be transferred into less developed communities of the enlarged EU with the same characteristics.
Our project “RES and RUE Stimulation in Mountainous – Agricultural Communities, towards Sustainable Development” is carried out under the Intelligent Energy for Europe (IEE) Programme. The project began in December 2007 and is expected to be completed by December 2009.