Newsletter #2, June 2015
Practice examples//Training of politicians//GPP in Strategic Energy Planning

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International Conference on GPP practices

Green Public Procurement can be an effective tool in reducing CO2 emissions. This was clear when the two Intelligent Energy Europe projects PRIMES and GPP2020 held a conference on Green Procurement in practice in Riga.

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Public procurement in the strategic energy planning

Danish municipalities and other stakeholders have discussed energy saving initiatives in buildings and how public procurement could be integrated in strategic energy planning

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Highlights from training session 

The Latvian PRIMES partner, Latvian Environmental Investment Fund, has organized a training course for municipalities specialized in the construction sector.

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French PRIMES partner trains elected officials in GPP

Although theoretically mandatory in France GPP remains marginal with only 7% of procurements that take into account sustainable development. Well aware of the problem, Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (RAEE) proposed, in close partnership with the Association of Mayors of France (elected representative association in France), to train elected officials to green public procurement.

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Energy efficiency in Italy

ANCI Liguria and IRE Spa, both PRIMES partners, are carrying on with activities supporting Municipalities in their activities linked to more energy efficiency.

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