ARGEM is the Regional Energy Agency of the Region of Murcia which is the body in charge of the promotion of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) at regional level. The Agency was created in 2002 under the European Programme SAVE II. Since its creation, the Agency has undertaken and managed several projects. In particular, the objectives of the agency are:
The promotion of the rational use of energy and cutting fossil fuels consumption
Training users and technicians on how to make a rational use of energy and how to better install, select and use RES.
To carry out activities and information campaigns on EE and RES.
To develop pilot projects and transfer the knowledge acquired to the market.
Proposing legislative provisions at local and regional level to promote EE and RES.
To exchange experiences at European, national, regional and local level.
To develop new financing schemes for private companies and public bodies to speed up the take off of Energy Efficiency and RES projects.
To perform research activities in collaboration with regional universities oriented to the evaluation of renewable resources such as forest and agriculture biomass and annual solar radiation.
As Supporting Structure of the Covenant of Mayors, one of the most important strategic activities of the Agency is to help regional municipalities to develop their SEAPs and emissions inventory and subsequently to implement the 20% emissions reduction measures by 2020.