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New tool to monitor energy transition progress of French regions

(EurActiv, 11 Jan 2021) Climate Action Network France launched on Monday (11 January) its observatory of regional climate-energy targets, a tool that makes it possible to visualise the progress of each French region in terms of energy and climate transition. EURACTIV France reports.

On its website, progress is presented using three main indicators: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, end-user energy consumption, and renewable energy production within each region. Graphs provide an overview of how far each region has come in achieving its energy and climate objectives.

For each indicator, the results are divided into sectors.  For example, the Ile-de-France region is currently 1.6% above the target it set itself in 2017 in terms of reducing GHG emissions.

In particular, the region is lagging behind in the transport (with excess GHG emissions totalling 5.5%) and tertiary sectors (+10.9%) but has significantly reduced its GHG emissions in the industry (-18.3% compared with the target) and agricultural (-5.5%) sectors.

The website, therefore, makes it possible to differentiate between sectors requiring more sustained efforts and those that meet the objectives set by each region.

The observatory collects its data from the regional energy-climate observatories in all French regions.

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EurActiv, 11 Jan 2021: New tool to monitor energy transition progress of French regions