Kyoto Club is a non-profit organisation founded in February 1999. Its members are business companies, associations and local municipalities and governments engaged in reaching the greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the Kyoto Protocol, by the EU ones for 2030 and by the December 2015 Paris Agreement. The LOCALES (Local Energy Saving) is an energy service created by Kyoto Club, with the contribution of Cariplo Foundation in 2015. LOCALES offers a diagnosis, on a statistical basis, of the energy expenditure of municipalities up to 250,000 inhabitants by using data from the SIOPE System of State Accounting. How does it work specifically LOCALES? Cities send Kyoto Club an online request for registration to the service. After completing the procedures, Cities may choose the year for which want to see their energy consumption (available for year 2013 and 2014), and obtained a series of graphs relating to that year divided by category. The main objectives are the identification of the municipality energy consumption for a specific year and the estimation of possible future saving in the short period.
• individual public bodies aren't aware of their progress towards their energy efficiency targets (Art. 24)
• there are no implications to the public sector where targets are not being met
• insufficient information on energy technologies (Art. 17)
• consumer information and empowering programme (Art. 12)