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The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been released!


Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment. These measures can then be built in to sustainable energy policies and plans, and their national and local implementation progress can be monitored periodically. . The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been developed for: Public Authorities that are seeking better access to local, accurate energy data within their territory for use in sustainable energy planning; Energy Planning Facilitators wishing to…


Biogas Action Brochure on Best Regional-Integrated Biogas Plants


This brochure contains information on the ten most interesting biogas plant projects of the Biogas Action project countries, providing the reader with technical data for each plant as well as background information concerning the start-up conditions. The brochure offers a detailed analysis of the current situation and the environment in which the project was drawn up. It also explains the driving forces behind the project’s conception and the construction of the plants, and outlines the obstacles faced, along with the involvement of the municipality and the residents of the area around each biogas plant. The…


Guidelines on How to finance Biomethane Projects (FR)


  Take a look at the Guidelines on How to Finance a Biomethane Project (in FR.), developed by the AILE and RhônAlpEnergie Environnement in the framework of the BiogasAction project.


Webinar - Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services – Key outputs from the Streetlight-EPC project


The Streetlight-EPC project has created demand and supply for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 regions by setting up regional EPC facilitation services and supporting projects towards implementation. The facilitation services provided comprehensive support to municipalities (including members of the Covenant of Mayors) and (potential) ESCOs. In the frame of Streetlight-EPC, 30 projects have already been implemented using a variety of EPC models and 10 more with other financing or operational models. In total, 20.4 million Euro have been invested so far. This webinar presented the project approach, key lessons learnt and conclusions as well examples…


A Board of Mayors to steer the largest community of cities committed to the EU climate and energy objectives


Press Release Brussels, 10 February 2017       Today, the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy entered a new phase of its history with the launch of the European Covenant of Mayors Board, reaffirming the initiative as a unique political movement steered by mayors. The European Commission’s Covenant of Mayors held its first political board meeting this morning, in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes and European Committee of the Regions Vice-President Karl-Heinz Lambertz, at the…


European Energy Service Award (EESA)


  Europe’s cities grow. The efficient use of heat and power is an important prerequisite, if cities want to develop in a sustainable way in the future. In order to honouring European frontrunners in the field of energy efficiency, the Berlin Energy Agency  (BEA) bestows the “European Energy Service Award” (EESA) for the tenth time within the EU-project “guarantEE”. The Award will be bestowed in three categories: Best Energy Service Promoter, Best Energy Service Provider and Best Energy Service Project Berliner Energieagentur accepts applications until 15 March…


European Energy Efficiency Conference 2017


  The OÖ Energiesparverband is pleased to invite you to the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2017, in the framework of the World Sustainable Energy Days on 1-3 March 2017. The Conference includes:             For a detailed programme, click here Register for the conference now!


INFINITE Solutions Training on innovative financing schemes


Local and regional authorities have to be resourceful and open-minded to invent and test new financing mechanisms, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to make their sustainable energy projects happen. This requires strong technical, financial, legal and coordination skills and expertise in local authorities. Energy Cities is therefore pleased to invite you to on the 23rd of February a training session on innovative financing schemes, organized in the framework of  the Infinite Solutions project. The event specifically targets energy agencies and aims to inform and train participants on how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that…


European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 - SAVE THE DATE


The 19th of January the official European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 kick-off meeting was held in order to decide the themes for this annual rendez-vous of regional and local practitioners. Secretary-General Jiří Buriánek (CoR) and Director-General Marc Lemaître (DG REGIO) welcomed old and new potential partner and talked, among other topics, about the role of cohesion policy. This year’s European Week will take place just ahead of the publication of the Cohesion Report and of the presentation of the EU multiannual financial framework 2020-2026. This year’s…


Project save@work - using behaviour change to drive down workplace energy use


Keeping our office buildings warm and lit uses a lot of energy, nearly 40% of final energy consumption can be attributed to buildings, with 12% of the EU building stock either publically owned or occupied.  The public sector is a large employer and is often at the forefront of climate friendly initiatives, keen to lead by example as a climate conscious organisation and employer.  Working with the public sector, the Horizon 2020 funded save@work project taps into their desire to lead the way and put their own house in order by helping each participating building…