The Local seminar in Cyprus was organised together with the visit of “Experts Mission” by the ManagEnergy, with main expert Mrs Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband. The presentation of the objective of the RESOR project was combined with the topic of the Energy Communities, where Mrs Egger presented and transferred the gained experience from Austria.
Energy Communities legal framework it is expected to be adopted at national level in the years 2021-2022 in Cyprus. This will be a major step for mobilising the research and innovation in the business sector but also to create synergies between the different companies.
All the stakeholders stressed the need to have a strong legislative framework on Energy Communities in order to empower the cooperation between public and private sector but also to promote innovate policies in the business sector. Local green fiscal policies (green taxation) was a subject of discussion, proving the important role of the Municipalities for shaping the energy behaviour of the private sector. The hosting organisation of the local seminar, Nicosia Municipality, is one of the first best practices in Cyprus for implementing green taxation in the Hotel sector, with aim to create a funding scheme and provide free Energy Audits at the local hotels of the area.