Technical Meeting of LOCAL4GREEN Project

Last October, 22nd and 23rd, the partners of LOCAL4GREEN Project met in Cyprus. The 1st technical meeting of the project was organized by the Cyprus Energy Agency and all the partners shared the fiscal policies to be designed in each pilot local authority. Some common trends can be identified: the immovable property tax, the fees for use or occupation of public land, the fees for building work permits and the touristic tax are some of the local fiscal revenues to be modified to promote the Renewable Energy Sources. The partners faced some challenges, mainly the legal frame works and the lack of autonomy of the local authorities to set their fiscal policies.