Tomorrow’s my territory 03 Producing clean energy for my territory

Power generation

November 2019

Agence pour l’Environnement et la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME)

The 20 factsheets in the collection « demain MON TERRITOIRE » have been designed to give candidates and elected officials practical keys to take action, to open up the field of possibilities based on the experiences of other elected officials, from small towns to conurbations, large urban areas or sparsely populated areas. In the four corners of France, both in metropolitan France and in the French Overseas Territories, many of them are taking action, together with the players in their territories, to prepare for the future by taking action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. With its knowledge and presence throughout the country, ADEME supports them with its tools, activities and financial aid.

Why is it important for my territory to support alternatives to fossil fuels?

Green energy is one of the pillars in the fight against global warming. Since the energy transition law of 2015, communities have been encouraged to produce renewable energy from sun, wind, biomass and geothermal energy. To heat communal buildings via a district heating network. Or to supply electricity to public facilities. These projects ensure positive spin-offs: energy at a low and controlled cost, valorisation of local natural resources and a source of income for the territory thanks to the resale of energy. These projects also make it possible to develop economic activity and create jobs. They enhance the attractiveness of the region by protecting the environment.

How do you do it?