We hope the information provided here, as part of the ENNEREG project activities, will inspire you to follow the example of the ENNEREG Pioneer Sustainable Energy Regions. We show what is going on throughout the European Union, indicating the actions being undertaken by Sustainable Energy Regions and Sustainable Energy Communities Projects within key Sustainable Energy Themes.
The Inspiration Guide provides examples of activities going on throughout the European Union, indicating the actions being undertaken by Sustainable Energy Regions and Sustainable Energy Communities Projects within the eight ENNEREG Sustainable Energy Themes.
The Inspiration Guide takes a step-by-steps approach and provides background information to enable you to develop sustainability in your region. In particular it lists local, regional and national Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Good Practice case studies which can act as models that may provide further inspiration to implement Sustainable Action Projects (SEPs).
The lead partner in each ENNEREG Pioneer Region varies from Regional Government, to National or Regional Energy Agency to private company, illustrating how regional energy actors can take the lead in enabling their region to become a Sustainable Energy Region. In addition, several of the ENNEREG Pioneer Regions are Covenant of Mayors Territorial Coordinators, while two regions include islands which have been developing ISEAPs as part of IslePact.
The Guide, including Experiences from the ENNEREG Regions and Good Practice case studies, is also available on DVD-ROM (May 2013) - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (South Denmark European Office - Brussels) or email@example.com (ECNet - Denmark) if you would like a copy.
To help you achieve your objectives this section of the Regions 202020 website provides detailed information covering the following:
- Regions 202020 Inspiration Guide
- Sustainable Energy Actions Plans (SEAPs)
- Good Practice Case Studies
- Financing Sustainable Energy Actions in Your Region
- Database of Resources
All these sections are dynamic and are regularly updated as information covering SEAPs, Good Practice and other Resources - including Tools, Methodologies and Presentations - is collected. In particular, we describe opportunities for obtaining financial assistance to enable you to develop Sustainable Energy Actions in Your Region.
The figure below illustrates how the ENNEREG project aims to use the Regions 202020 Network to learn, share and inspire.
The lessons learnt by the 12 ENNEREG Pioneer Regions during the project will be combined with experience from other regions already developing and implementing SEAPs and SEPs, culminating in the publication of a final version of the Inspiration Guide by May 2013. Until then, these Pioneers will continue to exchange experience and inspire, guide and support replication throughout Europe via the Regions 202020 Network and newsletters: Sustainable Energy Communities NEWS (available in many of the EU Official Languages) and the ENNEREG e-Bulletins.