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Covenant of Mayors videos - 2011 Abruzzo - green energy revolution
The Abruzzo Region (IT) is embracing renewable energy and investing millions in their clean energy future.
For small towns like Collarmele and Tocco da Casauria renewable energy is not just providing a clean source of energy; revenue from the wind farms is helping to sustain entire communities. In Collarmele, which embraced renewables over a decade ago, the money coming in from the wind turbines is paying to restore buildings around the town, including the church recently damaged by an earthquake. The town's marching band has a new rehearsal room, a recreation centre has recently opened as has a children's play area.
In Tocco da Casauria the 180,000 euros a year revenue from the wind turbines subsidises many council services.In Ancarano, municipality and residents are all investing in a greener solar powered future.Everyone - municipalities, residents, businesses - trusts the technology because they can see it working and bringing benefits to the entire region.
  • Political Commitment
  • Measures Implemented
  • Achievement
  • Champion
  • Energy
  • People
  • Renewables
Type of resource:
  • Case Study
  • Video
  • Electronic resource
  • Awareness raising
  • Capacity development
  • Implementation
Author: Director: Christian Vassie; Drink Me Productions © 2011
Published in: 2011
Relevant for:
  • Europe
  • Institutional
  • Municipal
  • Residential
  • Buildings
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • Energy
  • English
  • Italian
Free to use: Yes
Terms of use / copyright info:
Copyright limitations associated with the use of the video

Any promotion, translation or other use of the film is subject to the following acknowledgment and limitations:

Produced in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors initiative
Directed by Christian Vassie
All rights in the film and music remain with the copyright owners, Drink Me Productions Ltd.
Films and interviews should be shown as they are and not edited in any way
The watching of these films cannot be charged
Energy Subject:
  • Energy production
  • Energy use
  • Electricity
Renewable Energy Technology:
  • Solar energy
  • Solar energy - Photovoltaics (PV)
  • Wind energy
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