Timisoara is the third most populous city in Romania, with 319,279 inhabitants (as of the 2011 census). Located in the West of the country, it is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. In September 2016, Timișoara was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2021.
Timişoara Municipality signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2010 and started developing the climate change strategy and action plan for fighting, mitigating and adaptation to climate change in the city of Timişoara – a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) in 2009. The SEAP was approved at a local level by the Local Council in 2010 and was implemented by all the departments of the City Hall, through a steering team with competences for mainstreaming energy efficiency and climate change policies, coordinated by the mayor. The actions and measures are funded by the local budget, as well as national and European funds.
In 2015, the second renewable energy research laboratory in Europe was completed. The researchers are looking for the best way to use the solar energy. They have more than 20 next-generation devices at their disposal, brought in from the Netherlands, America, Israel, Germany, Italy, and the UK.
Timișoara has 17 twin towns and sister cities.
Sources: Wikipedia, Romania Insider and Eurocities
City of Timișoara is a member of Energy Cities since 2016
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