The role of public administrations in the spread of biomass installations: leading by example

    Who wouldn’t like to see our neighbourhood, industry, business or own home as more sustainable, cological, autonomous and efficient? And with no taxes, charges, tolls, tariffs and the like imposed by big companies that distribute and sell energy? To achieve this we have to make a significant change to our current energy systems, increasing the role of all renewable sources. However this change starts with each and every one of us. We have to raise our awareness about the importance of our contribution to change as individual citizens.

    In this article we are going to discuss efficient buildings and the source of renewable energy of the month: biomass, and the importance of the contribution made by ICTs and the dissemination of success stories for their development.

    In the scenario set out by the Commission for 2020, ICTs play a key role in achieving a sustainable world. Not only are they seen as one of the driving forces for innovation and competitiveness in the European economy, but also as the technological basis that supports the fight against climate change and on which to promote a more widespread change in society’s habits.

    Article published in: FuturENERGY October 2014