As climate change is speeding up, targets for renewables (RES) and CO2 emissions reduction are becoming a real challenge. All central European regions are facing a turning point in their low carbon economy transition. Despite the different levels of the actual share of RES in final energy consumptions, from nearly 50% for Austria and Germany to less than 10% for Poland and Hungary, there is a need of a complete rethinking of energy planning approaches toward a more decentralized and smart system.

The PROSPECT2030 project tackles the challenges related to the transition towards a low carbon economy and the adoption of climate change mitigation policies based on the belief that regions should be the hub for a radical rethink of public fund use and energy planning approach in a more decentralized and smart way. 

The partners aim to boost the capacity of regional public authorities in central Europe by mobilising investment for low carbon measures at territorial level with public funds with better cost-effectiveness than in the past. This will be achieved by interlinking innovative energy planning with a 2030 horizon, focused on selected, endogenous RES and low carbon technologies, with capacity building sessions based on a mutual learning approach for the use of public funds. This will then result in an innovative pathway by connecting energy planning with economic, financial and technical aspects. 

More information will follow soon.