Regional Approaches to Stimulating Local Renewable Energy
The main aim of project, funded under the Northern Periphery Programme (NPP), is to increase the use and uptake of locally produced renewable energy solutions in the NPP area through the development and implementation of targeted market stimulation models (or MSMs).
Supported pilot models will ensure that locally managed (and owned) supply systems and business models will be used to produce and use renewable energy. The project will also support the development of tools to measure rural greenhouse gas emissions and assist in the setting-up of a network for transnational exchange for knowledge, policy initiatives, technology and methodologies.
- Are you a commercial or industrial user looking for a greener, cheaper source of heat energy?
- Are you a farmer or forester looking for ways to make additional income from your land?
- Are you interested in the development of bio-energy technology?
- Would you like to be kept up to date on how bio-energy can provide economic and environmental opportunities to your community?
RASLRES is one of several programmes funded by the Northern Periphery Programme. The NPP is one of thirteen Interreg IIIB programmes set up to encourage and support transnational cooperation between NPP programme areas in Europe. Northern Periphery Programme areas share many common features in terms of climate, sparsity of population, natural environment, complicated topography, culture and history.
The programme’s aim is to encourage joint projects that can tackle priorities shared by the participating countries. Organisations from the NPP area are given the opportunity to work together on joint projects concerning common issues and problems. Through the exchange of knowledge and experience, it is anticipated that some of the barriers to a more balanced development of the area can be overcome.