The less energy we consume and the more we generate from renewable and regional sources, the more independent we are from international price fluctuations, the more secure is our supply and the greater the benefits to our environment.
An approach was taken from the very beginning that allowed all of the relevant interest groups to participate in the development of the concept. The task was to draw up a concept with ambitious but realistic targets which would actually be possible to implement.
If you establish targets and measures, for example for 10 years, and also wish to examine their effects, you must first have an idea of how it would be if no new energy policy targets and measures were implemented over the same period.
The aims of Vorarlberg's energy concept are ambitious and yet achievable. As we all have something to do with energy in one way or another, we all have the opportunity of participating in this achievement.
The measures were identified and described with the participation of a wide range of interest groups. In this it became clear that there are varying implementation intensities for many of the measures. Depending on which variation is chosen for a measure, the effect of implementation is more or less intensive.
In elaborating the action program, both the limited financial and personnel resources as well as the possible effects and the feasibility of the measures had to be taken into account. The aim was to achieve a package of measures which would achieve the maximum effect and could realistically be implemented.