SEAP The City Council of Malaga approved the Action Plan for Sustainable Energy (SEAP in Spanish) on February 24, 2010. The SEAP establishes a series of strategic lines for the improvement of energy efficiency and the reduction of emissions in the different areas of the city.
This plan emerges as an executive instrument to act as the roadmap to follow in achieving the objectives set forth in the Covenant of Mayors, signed by the Mayor in February 2009. It is a program of the European Commission in which the European, local and regional authorities who have made a voluntary commitment to improve energy efficiency and reduce the city's CO2 emissions by at least 20% by the year 2020, thus contributing to the overall objectives of the European Commission on energy saving, the integration of renewable energies and the reduction of emissions.
Taking data from the year 2008 as a reference, the SEAP establishes the commitment to carry out an annual analysis and inventory of the current emissions in the City and addresses a wide range of actions that the Malaga City Council plans to undertake to achieve the aforementioned emission reduction objective, based on:
- Improve efficiency and consumption in municipal facilities.
- Improve the mobility of the City and direct it towards more sustainable scenarios.
- Encourage the use of renewable energy sources and determine their potential in the City.
- Create legal tools that promote energy sustainability and fight against climate change.
- Facilitate and encourage the responsible consumption of energy by the citizens.
In 2015, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of joining the new initiative of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Change.