Energy data access can be challenging for many actors because of data ownership, commercial sensitivity, the lack of accuracy or resource. Data 4 Action, by identifying transferable models of collaboration, explores ways to improve the access of public authorities to energy data for a better implementation and a better monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

The general purpose of Data 4 Action is the establishment of long-term data exchange models in sustainable energy planning, through a cooperation between public authorities and energy data providers. Long term collaboration models will be implemented through bilateral data exchange cooperation agreements and with the development of twelve regional observatories, representing more than five thousand municipalities.

Data 4 Action puts an emphasis on 4 activities: it improves conditions for data exchange, it mobilizes key actors and facilitates their cooperation through the creation of new observatories and it involves local authorities in the implementation and the monitoring of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

More publications, videos and webinars are available on: http://data4action.eu

 

ENERGee Watch is the European network of regional GHG emissions and energy data Observatories. This initiative derives from the INTERREG IVC project CLIMACT Regions which identified in 2012 more than 20 regional GHG and energy observatories, some of which decided to join forces in this platform to better share experiences and methodologies in monitoring. Monitoring regional and local energy and GHG emissions data is the first and foremost, crucial, step towards identifying priority areas of intervention and thus defining regional and local energy and climate strategies (including SEAPs – Sustainable Energy Action Plans) which are relevant to the context. 

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DATA4ACTION Publishable Report


The project has now come to an end and the tools, publications and resources we have developed are all available on the  Publications section of the DATA4ACTION website. With the great number of energy policies and action plans implemented all over Europe (regional, local Sustainable Energy Action Plans – SEAPs…) and the increasing need of accurate energy […]

DATA4ACTION Data Access Guidebook for SEAPs


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.

Policy Recommendations on improving Energy Data Sharing for Effective Energy Planning at Sub-National Levels


The document summarizes policy recommendations for EU and National Policy Makers on Improving the Access and Collection of Energy Data for sustainable energy planning by sub-national public authorities. The recommendations are based on the outcomes of roundtable discussions held at EU and regional levels within the framework of the IEE-DATA4ACTION Project. They were derived by […]

Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans – UK


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.

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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 […]

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Data4Action – New Regional Energy & GHG Observatories

Within the Data4Action project, 4 Regional Energy Observatories: Oreges Rhône Alpes (FR), Energieluppen of Norbotten(SE), Ligurian Energy and Environment Observatory (IT) & Climate Observatory Nord-Pas de Calais (FR) have supported the creation of 6 new ones in Alba (RO), Carkow Kilkenny (IE), Torino (IT), Plovdiv (BG), Zlin (CZ), Kent (UK) and Greece. The regional observatories […]

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Promoting Sustainable Energy – Data quality to support local action

The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) represents the key document of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2009 in order to promote the 20-20-20 European targets among the municipalities. The more than 6500 municipalities that joined the CoM until now, through SEAPs identify a set of measures aimed at reducing […]

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Participate in the 2nd edition of the ENERGee-Watch brochure

Do you want to raise your region’s profile at the European level? Then participate in the 2nd edition of the ENERGee Watch brochure on regional energy & GHG data 8 members of ENERGee Watch – Basque country (ES), Franche-Comté (FR), Ile-de-France (FR), Liguria (IT), Norrbotten (SV), Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur (FR), Rhône-Alpes (FR), Zlín (CZ) – participated in […]

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