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Monaco’s “White Paper” on energy transition presented at Yacht Club

Monaco’s “White Paper” on energy transition presented at Yacht Club

By Staff Writer - March 23, 2017

Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of the Mission for Energy Transition Photo: © Manuel Vitali/Direction de la Communication
Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of the Mission for Energy Transition Photo: Manuel Vitali/Direction de la Communication

Thursday evening at the Yacht Club, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, Environment and Urban Development, and Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of the Mission for Energy Transition, presented the “White Paper” (Le Livre Blanc) on “The Energy Transition of the Principality of Monaco”, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert.

Concluding the presentation, attended by some 100 people at the Yacht Club, HSH stressed the importance he attaches to the Principality’s energy transition, with regard to commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: -50% in 2030, compared to 1990, and carbon neutrality by 2050.

Touching upon the development of solar panels, banning fuel oil for heating, and perhaps a car-free day initiative, the Prince said, “Be assured of my determination that our community will evolve in a progressive but irreversible way towards this energetic transition.”

To achieve these ambitious aims, the approach of the White Paper on Energy Transition is to collect and bring together the views, actions and expectations of key players in Monaco – 59 organisations and almost 90 people were interviewed – in order to define the shared roadmap that will lead towards the goals of 2050.

These carbon neutral objectives imply a reduction rate four times faster than that which has been monitored so far and require the commitment and action of the entire Monegasque community. A policy carried out by the Government on three priority axes: mobility, waste management and energy efficiency of buildings.

Therefore, incentives and a regulatory framework will be implemented in order to encourage the behavioural changes that are essential to driving Monaco towards decarbonisation.

The issues and lines of action identified by the White Paper participants are presented in the document published on March 23, 2017, which can be downloaded from the Government’s website.



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