17 January 2015, Algiers — Studies for the development of sustainable energy action plans in three provinces of the country have been launched as part of the European Union programme “Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities” (CES-MED), said the European Neighbourhood Info Centre on its website.
The scope of intervention and a proposal for methods of data collection as well as the objectives of the annual programme for 2015 in each of the three provinces had been already presented during workshops held recently in Algeria.
The CES-MED project is an EU-funded initiative aiming at “providing training and technical assistance to local and national authorities in the southern Mediterranean region, in order to help them respond more actively to sustainable policy challenges,” the source said.
The three workshops on the launch of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan were held last December with the participation of the National Agency for the Promotion and Rationalisation of Energy Use (APRUE).
Four working groups have been set up to collect data for Batna, two for Boumerdes and three for Sidi Bel Abbes.
– Algerie Presse Service