Municipality of Amurrio
Spain

Population: 10139
Area of jurisdiction: 96.36 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2020 (2006) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 20% by 2020 20% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: % by 2020 (2006) % by 2020 (2006)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  1,083 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Regular updating the waste tax ordinance of the municipality (SEAP 4.1.3.)
The waste collection tax in Amurrio is currently the same for all of the municipality's households and it varies in the service sector depending to its banding in 5 established categories. In order to further bring the tax in line with the waste generated in the municipality in the short term, the tax should be adjusted to the number of people in the household (the calculation would be performed using the household census) or associated to the characteristics of the housing unit (such as the surface area, cadastral value, etc.). As regards the service sector, the proposal is to expand the established categories (other ordinances can have up to 50 classifications) and as the surface area of the premises as a variable. The possibility of rebates in waste collection taxes, depending on the use of the Garbigune, should also be analysed. In a second phase, the proposal is to conduct a feasibility study and run a pilot scheme in order to introduce "pay as you throw" according to the waste really generated and the service obtained. This should begin with the major generators (stores). The waste generators have to be identified, the amount of waste generated and/or services obtained quantified and a tax on an individual basis defined in order to apply this type of tax. In turn, it should be taken into account that the tax must be structured as a fixed and a variable part and that it can be charged on some or all of the fractions. The main methods is to pay per bag or by means of identifying cards. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Looking for Funding
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Implementing separate collection of biowaste (5th container). (SEAP 4.1.1.)
Implementing the separate collection of organic waste by means of introducing the 5th container. The municipality's separate collection results will thus be improved and the setting up of separate collection will be completed. It is important to include specific actions for major waste generators (market, hotels, restaurants) to get them involved and therefore guarantee the success of separating organic waste. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Adjusting the vehicle tax according to the emissions and amending municipal ordinances in order to encourage the use of alternative vehicles in general and the electric vehicle in particular (SEAP 2.2.11.)
This proposal seeks to encourage the general public to purchase more sustainable vehicles. Currently, the tax ordinance regulating the Road Vehicle Tax includes: - A 50% rebate on the tax during four calendar years from their first registration for hybrid or flexible fuel vehicles. - A 25% rebate on the tax during two calendar years from their first registration for new vehicles classified as diesel or petrol engines, whose brand and model are include as more efficient vehicles rate Energy Efficient A according to the IDAE. - A 50% rebate on the tax for those electric and/or zero emission vehicles. The Local Council has undertaken to analyse the current ordinances and assess their degree of appropriateness to incentivise the use of alternative vehicles and particularly the use of the electric vehicle. This action is linked to the SEAP actions to install electric charging point, foster the purchase of electric vehicles by the Town Hall and renewing the car pool. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Consolidation of the bidegorris (cycle lanes) network between the main hubs (urban centre / industrial zone / railway) and the bike parks (secure). (include SEAP 2.2.9.).
A great deal of work has done to the bidegorris network in recent years. However, the different sections that have already been built need to be linked up and the routes signposted. And to consolidate this growing network, there has to be a guarantee that the routes link up the main hubs of the municipality: the centres of the different Boards, the industrial areas, the municipality amenities, the schools, the main leisure areas, the railway station , etc. The priority must be on the safeness of the route, with signs (SEAP 2.2.9.) and with a physical barrier from the road/pavement wherever possible. On the other hand, secure parking to prevent theft must be guaranteed at all the main hubs. The new bike infrastructures must be backed by a focus on promoting this means of transport. The possible actions associated to encouraging people to use bikes include: - Urban cycling proficiency courses to improve the coexistence between cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles - Driving the public transport/bike intermodality, by making it easier to transport bikes on trains and buses, or setting up secure bike parking in the municipal setting of bus stops and stations - “Bikes Welcome" policies at all the municipal premises: facilities for municipal employees to park their bike inside, changing rooms and showers, programmes to encourage "cycling to work", facilities for the users of the premises, etc. - Traffic management taking cycles into account, with appropriate vertical and horizontal signposting, possibility of cycling whenever possible, etc.… Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Looking for Funding
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Installing biomass boilers to cover the thermal requirements of the municipal amenities (SEAP 3.1.1.)
The use of biomass as a fuel offers certain advantages in some cases, particularly if the biomass generators are state-of-the-art with continuous fuel trim. In turn, Amurrio Local Council seeks to drive and foster the use of the timber from the municipality's woodland to cover the thermal requirements of its municipal amenities. The Council's policy is to replace fossil fuels with biomass in the different public amenities where this measure is viable. In this regard, the Council has a study, which analyses the amenities that could have a biomass boiler in their facilities. The Council plans to install a biomass boiler in the sports centre in 2014. In turn, installing district heating for the Institute, the Music Centre and the Virgen Niña School is in the pipeline. Installing a biomass boiler in the Zabaleko School has not been ruled out (it depends on the results of the energy assessment). Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Implementation of actions to improve energy efficiency in municipal premises and lighting (SEAP from 1.1.1 to 1.1.18, 1.2.1., 1.2.2, 1.2.3. y 1.2.4.)
Implementation of the SEAP actions to improve energy efficiency: 1.1.1. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with more energy-efficient ones 1.1.2. Installing high efficiency fluorescent lighting 1.1.3. Replacing conventional fluorescent systems with LED technology strips 1.1.4. Replacing mercury-vapour lamps with metal halide lamps 1.1.5 Replacing the conventional ballast of the fluorescent strips with electronic ballast 1.1.6. Installing automatic turn-off devices for the lighting 1.1.7. Installing an astronomical clock for the outdoor lighting 1.1.8. Changing the primary heat generation source in the climate control system 1.1.9. Replacing diesel boilers with high performance natural gas boilers. 1.1.10. Improving the fuel performance of the boilers 1.1.11. Improving the sectorisation of the climate control system 1.1.12. Lagging the hot water pipes 1.1.13. Improving the heating control with installing thermostatic valves or three-way valves in each circuit 1.1.14. Setting the room temperature in the buildings to 21º winter and to 25º in summer 1.1.15. Cutting thermal losses by replacing single glazing windows with double glazing 1.1.16. Using timers in the plugs 1.1.17. Using a thermal blanket in the swimming pool 1.1.18. Setting up the municipal energy management system and introducing the energy manager post 1.2.1. Replacing the current mercury steam (MS) and metal halide (HM) lamps with power reduction and high pressure sodium lamps (HPSL) 1.2.2 Installing flux regulators and power electronic ballast in the control panel 1.2.3. Contracting an Energy Services Company (ESC) for the municipal lighting 1.2.4. Replacing the Christmas lights with more efficient ones Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Adaptation actions

Introduction of a "eco-industrial park" model that aims to complete the material cycle and to make the internal processes efficient.
In order to guarantee more efficient running and the environmental performance of industrial estates, a centralised management body should be created to coordinate different measures aimed at improving the environmental management of the companies and the possible relations that may be established between them. The functions of that body will include the following: - Optimising and interconnecting the production processes of the companies, by means of implementing the industrial symbiosis, by means of transferring energy surpluses, making use of waste, exchanging raw materials, etc. - Managing environmental services and facilities for the companies of the sector, such as laboratories, waste and raw material exchange facilities, recycling centres, shared storage for chemical products, effluent treatment plants, energy storage and recovery facilities, etc. - Implementing integrated systems for the whole sector aimed at collecting and managing waste. - Setting down environmental behaviour guidelines, and even imposing selection criteria for companies interested in their position in the sector. - It will have to deploy and manage the safety systems of the industrial estates, along with drafting and applying different emergency plans that cover the whole sector. - To develop the circular economy philosophy. Start year  
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Status Looking for Funding
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Producing and implementing the Plan to Renew the Water Supply Network that includes controlling losses (include  SEAP 5.1.3.).
Planning the actions needed to achieve a water supply network that guarantees the supply quality to the whole population and their implementation. The introduction of systems to control the network and identify points with water losses, which are currently over 40%, should be included. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Drafting the General Urban Zoning Plan, taking sustainability, food sovereignty, energy sovereignty and quality of life criteria. (include SEAP 1.1.24.)
The General Urban Zoning Plan (PGOU) is currently being reviewed, once the preview had been drafted. This action seeks to ensure that the benchmark criteria for the whole drafting process are those of the "Manual for Drafting Urban Planning Based on Sustainability Criteria", published by the Basque Government, and the "Guide for the Sustainable Development of Urban Development Projects", published by Sprilur, and it also considers areas such as: - Land Stewardship - Food sovereignty (land bank). - Energy sovereignty (installation of renewable energies – biomass, geothermal, solar, cogeneration). - Sustainable building. Compact urban models, height uniformity, prioritising square blocks with internal interior courtyard and multi-family housing and taking the building orientation into account. - Managing “Eco-industrial parks”. - CO2 emissions. Taking into account the emissions generated by each of the different options chosen is also important when defining the approach. - Municipal resilience and adaptation to climate change. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Developing the Park along the River Nervión
Completion of the project currently underway to enable the attractive nature and leisure spaces to be consolidated for the local population, thus improving the landscape and providing a soft connection point between the cities along the river. It is a fundamental aspect to improve the perception of the territory and provide a great variety of settings and application possibilities. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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