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Open Call: Become a Biogas ACTION replication partner


Open Call: become a Biogas ACTION replication partner?   The ambition of Biogas ACTION is to serve as a vehicle for an unbiased and rapid development of the European biogas / biomethane sector and thereby contribute to the EU 2020 targets by focusing on removing non-technical barriers to widespread production of biogas from manure and other waste. Central driver is vertical by the cooperation betweeen different policy levels at EU, national and regional level and horizontal by the replication in different regions in the EU. If you would like to participate in a joint exchange with one…


Roger Léron Award 2017 - 3rd Edition


Roger Léron Award- 3rd edition Acknowledging a persistent contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and/or local level in Europe . The Roger Léron Award aims to acknowledge impressive contributions from an individual to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe (not a single project). Indeed, regional and local levels of governance play a central role in energy and climate issues, through their responsibility for many policy areas (energy, transport, housing,…), their proximity to citizens,…


Webinar - What prospects for European Energy Efficiency Policies – Findings from the Energy Efficiency Watch


On the  28th of March 23017, a webinar was held in the framework of the EEW3 project where speakers discuss the progress in energy efficiency policies in the EU28 as well as the new prospects opened by key proposals of the Clean Energy Package. Over the last 10 years, the importance of energy efficiency in European policy has steadily increased. Today, energy efficiency is a key element on the EU’s political agenda. Policy makers are progressively recognising energy efficiency as a suitable means to address the triple challenge of economic…


Wave energy in the Basque Country


EVE launched in February 2016 the OPERA project (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Costs). Within its framework, open-sea operating data from on offshore trial will be gathered, analyzed and shared, to validate and de-risk several industrial innovations for wave energy, taking them from a laboratory environment to a marine environment, opening the way to long term cost-reduction of over 50% . With an infrastructure  situated 15 km from Bilbao, located off the coast of Bizkaia, the Region takes advantage of the main energy resources available: wind and waves. The project focuses on 4…


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 held on the 3rd of February 2017, presented the project approach, key…


Severn Wye Energy Agency at Energy Now


BiogasAction was one of over a hundred stand-holders at Energy Now, an event focussed on renewable energy for farmers and landowners.  Over 3,200 people visited the exhibition and a lesser number attended the conference which ran in parallel. Andrew Bull, Severn Wye Energy Agency, gave a presentation at one of the two anaerobic-digestion and biogas sessions of the conference and a training session for AD plant operators was organised, and filmed, by Severn Wye . The free training session covered the essential lessons for the maintenance…


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…