At the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia, the lead partner of INTERREG IVC co-financed project „GreenIT Network Europe” uniting 11 partners , among them local authorities – Rome ( Italy), Manchester (UK), networks of businesses like the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce (Spain), a public-private partnership consortium “Green IT Amsterdam Region” (The Netherlands), University of Lund Cluster 55 and many more –introducing the best practice portal ( www.greenitnet.com ) on information and communication technologies to improve energy efficiency .
There are currently more than 80 best practices in data centre energy efficiency and for housing
and transport, and industrial facilities. The event was opened by the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union , Deputy Ambassador Mr Juris Stalmeistars and Ms Olga Veidiņa, Riga City Councillor, Chair of the Management Board of Riga Sustainable Energy Action Plan, amongst participants were mayors, representatives of local governments , the European networks of local authorities, experts, European Commission representatives as project partners.
Participants were introduced to the INTERREG IV C program supported project, best practice database and the transfer experience to other municipalities . It is expected that the portal will gather many the best practices of local governments, private and public – private partnerships in four areas – energy efficiency of information and communication technologies in housing and public buildings , transport, industry and energy production and distribution.
We interviewed Claudio BORDI, of Roma, one of the great players on this program: