The progressing climate change calls for a quick withdraw from fossil energy supply and a change to regional, renewable energy sources. Energy-model- regions throughout Austria lead the way and show up potentials for sustainable energy development on a regional level. One of them is the Biosphere Park Grosses Walsertal.
In 2009 the region made up perspectives for the development to a eco-energy export region with a widespread process (project e-Regio I). This aim is ambitious but still realistic, as the results of five workshops, working intensively on this issue, illustrates. In the following years this measures should be put into practice within the framework of the follow-up project “e-Regio II”. This is how the valley is meant to become oil-fired-boiler free, a mobility-center already was established in the Biosphere park office and the energy efficiency in agricultural businesses will be improved – just to name a few measures.