During the Regions4GreenGrowth (R4GG) conference in Debrecen (H) on 27 March, the INTERREG IVC project partners presented the results of the first round of Regional Peer Reviews to boost investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Through the Peer Reviews, the Regions of Valencia (E), Västernorrland (S), Noord Brabant (NL), Észak-Alföld (H), Abruzzo (I) and Western Greece (GR) obtained tailor made recommendations to improve their policies at regional level.
Pascal Goergen, AER Secretary General, highlighted the key role regions play in the widespread implementation of energy projects. AER surveys show that energy is in fact predominately a regional matter, with energy being a priority for 92% of regions and 77% having set up a regional energy strategy.
At this occasion Mr. Goergen also met with representatives of the Hungarian Counties of Hajdú-Bihar, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg in order to discuss future cooperation and AER activities for 2013.