GEMEENTE EINDHOVEN (The Netherlands).

CONTACT DETAILS

Project manager: Bernadette Bergsma , b.bergsma@eindhoven.nl

Financial Manager: Delia Mitcan , d.mitcan@eindhoven.nl

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OTHER RELATED PROJECTS FROM EINDHOVEN

Synaptic-Cluster

Synaptic: Synaptic stands for “Synergy of New Advanced Public Transport Solutions Improving Connectivity in North-West Europe” and is an EU-Funded INTERREG IVB cluster of the four North-West European mobility projects RoCK, BAPTS, Sintropher and ICMA amobilife. It brings together 52 partners, from eight North-West European Countries with one common objective: to enhance the framework conditions for intermodality and seamless door-to-door journeys. Website: http://www.synaptic-cluster.eu.

triangulum-project

Triangulum: The three point project Triangulum is a project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme – the Smart Cities Lighthouse Call, set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for Europe’s future smart cites. The flagships cities Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO) will serve as a testbed for innovative projects focusing on sustainable mobility, energy, ICT and business opportunities. Website: http://triangulum-project.eu/

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The city of Eindhoven has, with its “Implementation plan Climate policy”, set its ambitions in the field of climate change and sustainability. This plan is backed up by the SEAP as developed in the context of the Covenant of Mayors, and by the Energy Roadmap currently being completed. The city has chosen an ambition formulated in terms of energy use, and not in terms of CO2 reduction, in order to avoid discussions on the potential dramatic impact of climate change and to allow a clear and transparent set of objectives.

The main driver is the fact that fossil fuel resources are limited and therefore there is an absolute necessity to ensure a shift to renewable energy sources. This is also one of the key elements in the “natural step” methodology, used at the city of Eindhoven. Naturally, the limited use of fossil fuels will automatically lead to a reduction of CO2 emissions and have a positive contribution to climate impact.

The central ambition formulated by the City Council is: The city of Eindhoven will reach energy neutrality in the period between 2035 and 2045.

On the basis of an extensive analysis, carried out in the city, combined with trends and technological developments, the city has defined the following focal points:

Reduction of energy consumption: This element is central to any scenario developed. Reduction needs to take place in all sectors of society. Households, businesses as well as mobility.

A further development of the local/regional capacity to generate renewable energy, focused on (1) Solar energy, both for heating and for electricity generation; (2) Bio-based energy, an important potential source of renewable energy in the region; (3) Geothermal energy.

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