energy transition

Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA): fighting climate change in Africa
La « Convention des Maires pour l’Afrique subsaharienne » (CoM ASS) est une initiative financée par l’Union européenne pour soutenir les villes d’Afrique subsaharienne dans leur lutte contre le changement climatique et dans leurs efforts pour assurer l’accès à l’énergie propre de leurs populations.

Elle a plusieurs objectifs :

- Renforcer les capacités des villes à développer et à utiliser des instruments de planification et d’exécution dans les domaines de l’énergie, de la mobilité et de l’urbanisme,
- Améliorer le cadre juridique et institutionnel des autorités locales...
The Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is a European Union-funded initiative to support cities in sub-Saharan Africa in their fight against climate change and their efforts to ensure access to clean energy for their people.

It has several objectives:

- Strengthen the capacity of cities to develop and use planning and implementation instruments in the fields of energy, mobility and urban planning,
- Improve the legal and institutional framework of local authorities and their technical and resource mobilisation capabilities,
- Promote political ownership and dissemination of best practices.

The first two phases of the initiative have built a strong network of cities committed to the fight against climate change, with 178 signatory cities and municipalities. The third phase will allow cities to develop their Sustainable Energy and Climate Access Action Plans (SECAAP), implement energy access, climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, and also strengthen partnerships between cities and regions.
Lifou Island: roadmap to 100% renewable energy by 2020
L’objectif de ce projet est de réussir à substituer les 2.5 millions de litres de fioul utilisés actuellement pour la production électrique sur l’île de Lifou, en Nouvelle Calédonie par des énergies 100 % renouvelables d’ici à 2020, et faire ainsi de cette île une « vitrine » de la transition énergétique dans le Pacifique.
ENGIE a notamment conçu pour ce projet un schéma directeur énergétique permettant d’exploiter de manière optimale les ressources de l’île d’une part, et d’organiser le partage des services attendus entre la production (énergies renouvelables, gaz…) et le gestionnaire des réseaux d’autre part. Une étude...
This project sets out to successfully replace the 2.5 million litres of fuel oil currently used for electricity generation on the island of Lifou, New Caledonia, with 100% renewable energy by 2020, thus making the island a "showcase" for energy transition in the Pacific.
 
In particular, ENGIE has designed an energy master plan for this project to make the most of the island's resources on the one hand, and to organise the sharing of services expected between production (renewable energy, gas etc) and the network manager on the other.
 
A feasibility study and risk calculation were also carried out to ensure a local, sustainable and renewable energy network.
 
To achieve the target set, the island's energy mix will rely on the development of new capacity in solar (up 5.4 MW), wind (up 0.8 MW) and biofuel (up 1.2m litres), coupled with storage (5 MW).
 
The benefits of this project are threefold, allowing to:
 
  •  Strengthen the territory's energy self-sufficiency,
  • Reduce its carbon footprint,
  • Address intermittency and optimise the penetration of renewable energies within the island’s mix.
Energy-climate consultation
Ce carnet « La concertation énergie-climat » a pour objectif de donner les clés nécessaires à la mise en œuvre d’une démarche participative dans les projets énergie-climat des collectivités : plans climat-air-énergie territoriaux, lutte contre la précarité énergétique, installations d’énergies renouvelables – chaufferies, unités de méthanisation, éoliennes... –, stratégies locales de développement des filières, etc..
 
Qu’est-ce qu’une démarche de concertation ? Quand et pourquoi la mettre en œuvre ? Dans quel cadre réglementaire s’inscrit-elle ? Après avoir examiné ces questions fondamentales, cet...
This "Energy-climate consultation" paper aims to provide the necessary keys to implementing a participatory approach in communities’ energy-climate projects: regional climate-air-energy plans, the fight against energy insecurity, renewable energy facilities (boilers, methanisation units, wind turbines, etc.), local strategies for sectoral development etc.
 
What is a consultation approach? When and why to implement it? What is its regulatory framework? After examining these fundamental issues, this paper continues with the practical aspects of the initiative, using a step-by-step phased approach from the preparatory phase (expression of need, background study, strategy, mobilisation plan) to realisation (management techniques, meeting formats, stances etc) and, finally, the exercise of restitution and evaluation of the approach.
Halle aux sucres ; an exemplary rehabilitation serving a new urban governance
Dans les murs d’un ancien entrepôt portuaire s’est implanté un pôle de ressources et d’expertise inspirant sur la ville durable.
Autour d’un ambitieux projet de Learning Center ville durable, la Halle aux sucres accueille un écosystème fertile constitué d’une agence d’urbanisme (AGUR), des Archives d’agglomération, de l’Institut national spécialisé d’études territoriales (INSET) et des service d’aménagement de la Communauté urbaine. Celui-ci est propice à l’émergence d’une dynamique de co-construction et de co-gestion des territoires, qui constitue la base de la nouvelle gouvernance urbaine.
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Within the walls of a former port warehouse, a resources and expertise centre has been set up to inspire the sustainable city.
Around an ambitious project of Sustainable City Learning Centre, the“ Halle aux sucres” a fertile ecosystem consisting of an urban planning agency (AGUR), the local Urban Archives, the National Specialised Institute for Regional Studies (INSET) and the planning services of the Urban Community. This is conducive to the emergence of a regional co-construction and co-management dynamic which forms the basis of the new urban governance.
Designed as a cultural and scientific facility open to the public since 2016, the “Halle aux sucres” is also a place of life, production and dissemination of knowledge that promotes the intersection of uses, hybridisation of projects and makes use of digital networks and technologies. A forum, auditorium, work rooms, exhibitions, resource centre, catering and other user-friendly spaces are made available to the general public, researchers and professionals.
A rich and demanding programme brings citizens, artists, researchers, activists and thinkers together to dialogue around exhibitions, debates, events and a wide range of educational and mediation activities on energy and societal transition issues.
Designed according to high environmental quality criteria, the rehabilitation of the “Halle aux sucres” by architect Pierre-Louis Faloci has produced remarkable generalised natural lighting of the building, a heating and air conditioning system of two heat pumps powered by seawater, which distributes the hot and cool air through floors and ceilings. The construction of four levels in a building which used to have three provided compact volumes, guaranteeing better energy efficiency. Finally, the design also took into account wind factors, hygrometric comfort, acoustic insulation and air quality.
Climat, air énergie : territoires en transition
L’AdCF a consacré le dossier du 200ème numéro de son mensuel Intercommunalités (mai 2015) aux politiques énergétiques locales, dans le contexte de la loi de transition énergétique pour la croissance verte qui renforce les compétences des communautés en matière d'énergie et de climat. Son objectif est d’accompagner les collectivités dans le « déploiement d’actions climat-air-énergie ambitieuses ». Transition énergétique, cadre législatif d’intervention, enjeux de la tarification carbone et rôle des collectivités, enquête sur les plans climat énergie territoriaux, développement de l’éolien, précarité énergétique et rénovation, qualité...

AdCF has devoted the 200th issue of its monthly review “Intercommunalités” (May 2015) to local energy policies, within the context of the Energy Transition for Green Growth law, which strengthens urban authorities’ energy and climate skills. Its objective is to support urban authorities in the “deployment of ambitious climate-air-energy actions”. Energy transition, legislative framework for intervention, carbon pricing issues and the role of urban authorities, surveys on territorial climate and energy plans, wind power development, energy insecurity and renovation as well air quality are all addressed in this study and illustrated by concrete examples of projects meeting the territories’ urgent energy transition requirements.
 
Mettre en œuvre la transition énergétique

This thematic study of l’AdCF on implementing the energy transition gathers excerpts from its monthly review “Intercomunalités”, published from February to June 2016. Each month, l’AdCF has exposed projects designed by urban communities and metropolises in order to address the urgent need of energy transition. Climate strategy and energy, smart grids… Concrete areas of interventions have been studied in order to support local governments in their understanding of the Energy Transition for Green Growth law. Each fact sheet lays out technical and environmental challenges for the projects implemented but also existing...

This AdCF dossier dedicated to the implementation of the energy transition includes extracts from its monthly review “Intercomunalités”, published from February to June 2016. Each month, AdCF presented projects developed by local urban authorities council and metropolises to address the urgent energy transition need. Tangible angles of intervention have been studied, including climate and energy strategy as well as smart grids, in order to support local authorities in their understanding of the Energy Transition for Green Growth law. Each file therefore lays out the environmental and technical issues of the projects carried out as well as the opportunities for financial or engineering support that exist.