With more than 900 members, AMORCE is the leading French network for information, sharing of experiences and support for local authorities (municipalities, inter-municipal councils, departmental councils, regional councils) and other local actors (companies, associations, professional federations) in the field of energy transition (energy management, combating energy poverty, energy production and distribution, planning), territorial waste management (planning, prevention, collection, recovery, waste treatment) and water cycle management.

An independent proposal force and a privileged interlocutor of the public authorities (ministries, state agencies) and of the Parliament, AMORCE is today the main representative of the territories involved in the energy transition, in the circular economy and in the sustainable management of water.

As a privileged partner of other associations representing local authorities, professional federations and non-governmental organisations, it has played a major role in defending the interests of local stakeholders during the drafting of the law on energy transition for green growth or previously the laws on the Grenelle de l'environnement.

Created in 1987, it is widely recognized at the national level for its representativeness, independence and expertise, which have enabled it to regularly obtain major advances:

  • reduced VAT on waste and heating networks, creation of the heating fund,
  • eligibility of local authorities for energy saving certificates,
  • creation of new channels of extended producer responsibility,
  • sorting signage on products with high consumption,
  • generalisation of climate-energy plans,
  • obligation to renovate energy-intensive housing and reduce fuel poverty,
  • strengthening the coordination of energy distribution networks,

In its 3 fields of action (waste - energy - water), AMORCE intervenes on the components of the choices that local authorities must make: 

  • the technique
  • the impact on the environment
  • the regulations
  • the economy (costs, financing, taxation)
  • management methods, markets
  • organization between structures and different levels of communities
  • policies at European, national, territorial level
  • information, consultation, public debate


Source: AMORCE