Municipality of Balmaseda
Spain

Population: 7833
Area of jurisdiction: 22.8 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 29% by 2020 (2007) 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: 29% by 2020 29% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: % by 2020 (2007) % by 2020 (2007)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  892 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Implement urban waste prevention actions
As established in the Contaminated Land and Waste Act 22/2011, of 28 July, waste prevention programmes will be prepared and will establish targets for waste prevention, for cutting the amount of waste generated and for cutting the amount of pollutant or hazardous substances. The programmes will describe the existing prevention measures and will assess the utility of the measure examples that are indicated in Annex IV or other appropriate measures. These measures will be aimed at cutting the amount of waste produced in 2020 by 10% compared to 2010. The purpose of those targets and measures will be to break the link between economic growth and the impacts on human health and the environment associated to waste generation. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Get programmes up and running to help local retailers to implement energy efficiency measures
Offer retailers specialised technical support. Setting up a specific line of funding, in order to allow the implementation of energy efficiency measures Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Foster the refurbishment and construction of housing units with energy efficiency criteria
There will be an emphasis on energy certification of the new buildings, in order to achieve the greatest degree of energy efficiency. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
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Improve the thermal cladding and enclosures of the municipal buildings.
A key aspect when improving the energy performance of municipal buildings is to improve their thermal cladding and enclosures, in order to limit energy losses as far as possible. In this regard, each building will need to be audited in order to establish the specific measures to be adopted: changing windows, fitting double doors, improving the insulation, etc. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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3.2.3 Implementing energy efficiency measures for municipal street lighting.
Along with the municipal facilities, street lighting is the other great consumer of municipal energy. The street lighting energy audit conducted in 2009 already envisaged a series of actions to be taken in order to improve its efficiency. In this regard, the aim is to continue implementing the envisaged measures, conduct new audits as necessary, deploy the most efficient technology in each case, implement remote management and monitoring system, optimising the switching on/off times, improve the adjustment, etc., and thus progressively eliminating the more efficient lamps. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Introducing energy efficiency measures in municipal building's heating and climate control installations
Heating and climate control installations are heavy energy consumers and therefore optimising their running is essential. Energy efficiency criteria will need to be taken into account from the design and sizing stages for new installations or change of use of municipal amenities. Depending on the type of buildings and based on energy audits, changing boilers, alternative systems such as biomass, geo-thermal, cogeneration, installing thermostatic valves, etc., will be considered. Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Implementing measures to reduce or minimise the potential climate change impacts identified as being on the greatest scale.
Once the greatest risks associated to climate change have been defined, a plan of action will have to be established and prioritised to reduce the associated risks: flood potential, heat waves and cold snaps, etc. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Recovering the obsolete urban sectors and improving the non-refurbished public spaces, with a special emphasis on San Ignacio and Tenerías, improving their links to the urban centre.
Stimulating the refurbishment of buildings and façades, the enhancement of closed commercial premises, by cleaning them or erecting embellishment panels. Implementing the measures envisaged in the Tenerías PERI (Special Integral Refurbishment Plan). Improving access to the San Ignacio district. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Enhancing the landscape quality, particularly along the banks of the River Kadagua as it flows through the river.
Including the recommendations from the "Encartaciones Landscape Catalogue) and the future Basque Country Landscape Act. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Coordinating strategies with competent supramunicipal entities to enhance the riverbank vegetation
Bizkaia Provincial Council and the Basque Government, URA-Basque Water Board, Confederación Hidrográfica del Norte water authority, have jurisdiction, depending on the different actions that are going to be implemented in the water public domain areas. The actions envisaged to enhance the riverbank vegetation therefore have to be coordinated with each of the different institutions, and taking into account their impact on key aspects such as endangered fauna (European mink, amphibians, etc.), flood potential, etc. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Looking for Funding
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