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- Castilla y León - ENNEREG Twin
- Catalunya (Catalonia) - Pioneer Region
- Comunidad Valenciana - Pioneer Region
- Diputació de Barcelona (DIBA) - Energy for Mayors Region
- El Brull - Energy for Mayors Community
- Euskadi - Basque Country - ENNEREG Pioneer Region
- Huelva - Pioneer Region
- La Rioja region - ENESCOM Region
- Madrid region - ENESCOM Region
- Majorca - Isle-Pact Island
- Valencia - Pioneer Region
- Vitoria-Gasteiz - Covenant of Mayors Signatory
Providing regional energy balances in Eurostat format, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Cooperation - Monitoring
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
Pioneer regions in Europe should compare their energy situation with energy situations of other regions or countries. They should thus use a standard format for energy balances. Due to the size of regional statutory corporations, the calculation of energy balances at the regional level is a challenging task. EUROSTAT, which is the official statistical office of the European Union, has developed a coherence and harmonized system of energy statistics, based on data provided by the Member States.
During the ENNEREG Project, the Basque Country (2.7 mio.inhabitants) and the Region of Rhône-Alpes (6.2 mio. inhabitants) have exchanged their experience on the way how to elaborate Regional Energy Balance in EUROSTAT format.
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European Citizens Climate Cup
The European Citizens Climate Cup is a household competition between different countries/regions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. ECCC addresses European private householders, families and singles, and is based on the energy consumption of their houses. Participants have one year to implement in their own houses strategies and measures to reduce their overall energy consumption – the greater the reduction the bigger their chance of winning the competition!
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BUILDUP Cases of good practice in energy saving
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] The BUILDUP database includes concrete, realised good practices in energy saving for buildings. These include, for example, demonstration projects, reports, energy saving campaigns, activities such as awarding new certificates. Cases may refer to different topics, including energy saving technologies, financial schemes, energy management in buildings, design and labels for low-energy buildings, monitoring, training & education.
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BUILDUP Tools to support energy saving in buildings
Tool / Methodology [EN] The BUILDUP tools section enables you to find and share interesting tools from all over Europe supporting the implementation of energy saving measures in buildings. Examples of tools include software applications (for energy performance certificates, regulation calculations, economic or environment calculations or multidisciplinary applications), excel lists, checklists for practitioners and other.
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BUILDUP - The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings
Initiative [EN] The official European web portal for energy efficiency in buildings.
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Report on ENNEREG Knowledge Transfer Workshops
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] This document reports and evaluates each of the 4 Knowledge Transfer Workshops that were organised among regional partners of the ENNEREG project. The main aim of these workshops was to ensure cross-regional transfer of experience within the various cooperation topics (Sustainable Energy Themes) of the project. By sharing their experiences, the 12 ENNEREG regions hope to inspire and assist other regions in developing, implementing and evaluating their own Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
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Evaluation of the regional programmes for coordinated promotional activities
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] The purpose of this document is to report on the investigation of the status of regional activities in the ENNEREG Regions as far as implementation and evaluation are concerned. It includes a status update from each region and itemises the lessons learned during the project.
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ENNEREG Sustainable Energy Action Plan Implementation Report
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] The purpose of this document is to describe how ENNEREG regional partners worked towards the successful implementation of promotional activities regarding the Sustainable Energy Action Plans, the Sustainable Energy Projects and the Covenant of Mayors Initiative in their region and in other regions for replication.
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ENNEREG Guidelines for promotional activities at the regional level
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] The main purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for promotional activities in the ENNEREG Regions. These promotional activities will ensure the successful implementation of the project. They are a useful exercise for the region and can act as an example of good practice for other replication regions.
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ENNEREG Regional network establishment and approach for SEAP development - Summary document
Publication [EN] This document has been drafted based on the information provided by the regional partners of the ENNEREG project, at an early stage of the development of the ENNEREG foreseen activities and describes the activities that are planned in each region for the SEAP development. The regions shall work in this task with different approaches adapted to the characteristics of the region and its governance structures and will provide at a later phase of the project a description of the performed activities and update it in a second phase.
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Strategy for future action in the ENNEREG regions
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions
During the project, the ENNEREG partners have worked in the development of sustainable energy action plans (SEAP) in their represented regions and in the promotion of sustainable energy projects (SEP). The objective of this document is to present how they intend to continue their efforts after the end of the project, developing the activities planned in the regional SEAP and ensuring the attraction of the necessary resources to promote sustainable energy projects.
Some of the SEAPs defined with the support of the project have been approved by the respective administrations and others still need to be matured to be accepted at the regional level and to be implemented. Thus, the situation is not the same in every region, and the approach to work in sustainable energy is not the same either. This document summarizes the common as well as the specific aspects about how the regions expect to organize and carry on the work on sustainable energy in the next future.
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ENNEREG Regional energy survey and establishment of initial goals “Conclusions document”
Publication [EN] This document summarizes the regional energy surveys provided by the partners of the 12 different regions in the ENNEREG project. There are important differences among these regions with respect to their size and population (from 70.000 to 6 million), or with respect to the energy sources they use.
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ENNEREG Guidelines for RES and RUE assessment at regional level
The purpose of this document is to provide guideline criteria to the ENNEREG project partners and other regions for preparing the following regional documents:
• Regional energy survey and targets to 2020
• Regional SEAPs (Sustainable Energy Action Plans)
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Development of ENNEREG Regional Sustainable Energy Action Plans
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] This document includes an evaluation of the achievements of the activities carried out in the ENNEREG partner’s regions related to the development of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) and promoting sustainable energy since the beginning of the project. The document shows the added value of the ENNEREG project in the 12 participating regions, which not only have very different characteristics with respect to their size and their social features and the use of energy, but they also have had different starting points for this process.
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ENNEREG Sustainable Energy Twinning Programme Summary
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] As part of the project, 12 Pioneer ENNEREG Regions have been producing regional Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and initiating Sustainable Energy Projects (SEPs). The ENNEREG Pioneer Regions have been sharing their experience directly with 12 ENNEREG Twin Regions and ENNEREG has also been actively promoting replication in Sustainable Regions throughout Europe. This report concerns the ENNEREG Pioneer Regions’ support activities to twin regions.
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Brochure for Greek regional authorities
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EL] Brochure for Greek regional authorities with examples of good practices that can be replicated in Greek islands.
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Energy Ambassador Campaign Sofia and Silistra, Bulgaria - ENNEREG Good Practice in Energy Education
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies [EN] Energy Ambassador Campaign is an initiative under IEE Programme with the main aim to help alleviate fuel poverty throughout Europe. The Campaign has been implemented in a number of EU countries and consisted of training of local social workers and provision of energy advice on behavioral changes and structural improvements leading to energy savings at home. Sofia Energy Centre implemented the Campaign in Sofia Capital Region while Silistra Municipality was a replication region for the Campaign.
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Eco Driving - Wales, Greece & Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Cooperation – Intelligent Energy Education
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies [EN] It is recognized that smarter driving techniques can save up to 15% on your fuel bill. There are simple rules that can be applied to save money on fuel, whilst reducing your carbon footprint. The projects featured here look at ways to make this happen.
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Inspire and... be inspired - The Regions 202020 Inspiration Guide - taster leaflet
Publication [EN] This 2 page A5 leaflet provides a short introduction to the Regions 202020 Inspiration Guide.
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Sunflower Project Renewable Energy Sources Training Guide
Tool / Methodology [EN] An overview of the energy market with detailed information on biomass technologies, small hydropower, wind, solar (thermal and PV) and support schemes including the Feed in Tariff. The Guide also contains an economic analysis of renewable energy sources and a large section on the potential of hydrogen as a fuel.
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ENNEREG Sustainable Energy Twinning Programme Summary
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Thomas Jensen, South Denmark European Office (SDEO), was made during the ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting on 19 March 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.
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ENNEREG and its key achievements
Presentation [EN] This presentation by ENNEREG Coordinator, Nils Daugaard, was made on 18 March 2013 during the Intelligent Energy - Europe / ManagEnergy Conference: Towards Sustainable Energy Communities – delivering on the Covenant of Mayors.
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Effective collaboration between local and regional actors, experience from the Basque Country
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Natalia Díaz de Arcaya from ENNEREG Pioneer Region, the Basque Country, was made on 18 March 2013 during the Intelligent Energy - Europe / ManagEnergy Conference: Towards Sustainable Energy Communities – delivering on the Covenant of Mayors.
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Inspiration Guide for Regional Decision-makers - Report from ENNEREG Pioneer Region - Basque Country, Spain
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions [EN] This report has the objective of disseminating to a broad European audience what has come out of the ENNEREG intervention in the Basque Country. It represents the contribution of the Basque Energy Agency (EVE - Ente Vasco de la Energía) to the ENNEREG Inspiration Guide for Regional Decision-makers.
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SEAP organization in the ENNEREG regions – current and future planning challenges
This Presentation by Mr Álvaro Pérez de Laborda, EVE - Basque Country Energy Agency was made during the ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting, 19 March 2013
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Regions 202020 Platform and Inspiration Guide
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Katy Hall, Regions 202020 website developer and Communications Officer for the ENNEREG Project, was made during the ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting, 19 March 2013, Brussels, Belgium.
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Introduction to the Advisory Board meeting of the ENNEREG project
Presentation [EN] This presentation by ENNEREG project coordinator, Nils Daugaard, was made during the ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting on 19 March 2013.
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Energy Strategy for the Basque Country 2020
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [EN] Sustainable energy action plan for the Basque Country, approved by the Basque Government in December 2011.
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Geothermal Exchange System, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Renewable Energy
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
The object of the project is to use low-enthalpy geothermal exchange system for heating and cooling one building in the University of Deusto, Bilbao.
The project is based on an agreement between the University of Deusto and the Basque Energy Agency (EVE).
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Nearly Zero Energy Building in Portugalete - ENNEREG Good Practice on Energy Efficient Buildings
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
The Housing Department of the Basque Government is promoting a social dwelling building in Portugalete as a demonstration project of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB). The building will be partially funded by the Buildsmart project.
The high energy performance of the building is based on an optimized architectonic design (solar gains, insulation levels and thermal mass), the integration of active innovative envelope elements (trombe wall and active curtain wall) and RES and DG technology deployment. The Optimized control of systems and active envelope elements plays also a key role.
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Technology Interpretation Centre, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Energy Education
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies [EN] The aim of BTEK, the Technology Interpretation Centre of the Bizkaia Technology Park, is to bring technology closer to young people, mainly at secondary school level, promoting the scientific and technological culture. To achieve this objective, this space has been designed for a broad range of technological areas, and divided into various modules.
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Sponsorship Strategy - Report from the ENNEREG Pioneer Regions
Experience from the ENNEREG Regions
The regional and local authorities committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions have numerous sources of financing to develop their sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs) and finance the sustainable energy projects (SEPs) defined in them, including local and regional authorities own resources, municipal, regional and national subsidies or public-private partnerships.
The objective of this document is to present in a general way the possibilities of financing for SEAPs and SEPs at a regional level, and to summarize the financing tools available at national and regional level for the 12 regions participating in the ENNEREG Project.
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Electric mobility centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Sustainable Transport
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
One of the strategic central themes for the penetration of the electric vehicle is the creation of a critical mass of vehicles. This penetration is going to be very slow during the first few years for several reasons: the renewal of the car fleet is very slow, the car production provided by major manufacturers for the next few years will be very limited and because the first electrical vehicles that will be commercialized will have high prices. For these reasons, the Basque Government tries to ensure that a critical mass of electric vehicles is put into action, to reach the market breaking point as soon as possible.
One of the strategies to achieve this is the Implementation of a Mobility Center. A mobility centre is a is a point of information on the electric vehicle in which people can be informed about aspects of the electric vehicle such as grants, rents, recharging points, e-vehicles models, etc. E-vehicles renting (through Ibilek) and recharging (Ibil) is also possible.
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Window replacement program, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Sustainable Buildings
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
The object of the project promoted by the Basque Government is to replace old and inefficient windows in residential buildings through grant programs, covering a maximum of 22% of the replacement cost.
In any case, the maximum subsidy for each house is 1,200 Euro.
The replacement program has been implemented in 6,765 households during 2010-2011.
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Begiralea: Energy consumption monitoring project, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Monitoring
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
The Begiralea project aims to raise awareness about the importance of saving energy and also aims to involve directly workers of municipal buildings to reduce energy consumption. For this purpose, municipal workers will have information available about the real consumption of the building with tools for its analysis and advices that will help them achieve important levels of energy saving.
All this is possible thanks to the building monitoring system for the energy consumption that the Association of Basque Municipalities-EUDEL has developed with the advice of the Basque Energy Agency-EVE making possible to know how much and how is consumed energy in each building.
Thus, good practices and new habits developed by workers will have their reflection in the energy consumption and it may be checked in the comparatives with previous months.
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E-Car sharing Company - IBILEK, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Sustainable Transport and Mobility Management
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
An example of sustainable energy project in the transport sector is described. It is a car sharing company operating only with EV and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Source: Ente Vasco de la Energía - EVE - Copyright: EVE, 2011. Permissions: Reproduction permitted for non-commercial use provided source is acknowledged as follows. Source: Ente Vasco de la Energía - EVE
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District Heating with biomass in Orozko, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Renewable Energy
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
This project supplies a range of 432 houses and 2 municipal buildings (the school and the sports centre) with warm sanitary water and heating through a centralized system which has biomass as its main source of primary energy.
This project promoted by the Orozko municipality aims to meet the thermal demand (heating and warm sanitary water) through a centralized system which has biomass as its main source of primary energy. The project is implemented in two phases: the first phase provides heating for the sports centre and the elementary education centre. The second phase is a district heating network for a new housing development.
The installation of district heating centralized system offers several advantages: avoids chimneys and installations of heat in buildings, improves the quality of air, average savings higher than 15% compared with traditional systems, savings on the initial investment of more than 22% and savings of required surface for installations.
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Electric cars in Cruces Hospital, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Sustainable Transport
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies [EN] The Cruces University Hospital has replaced a part of its fleet of petrol and diesel cars with a new one composed by 6 electric vehicles that offer the same service with a substantial energy and environmental improvement. These e-vehicles are used in the health care service and home delivery of medicines.
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Eco-driving courses, Basque Country, Spain - ENNEREG Good Practice in Energy Education
ENNEREG Good Practice Case Studies
Eco-driving courses given by experienced professionals encourage a new style for vehicle driving, obtaining 15% reductions in fuel consumption. Eco-Driving means smarter and more fuel-efficient driving and it represents a new driving culture that makes best use of advanced vehicle technologies, while improving road safety.
Courses given by experienced professionals on efficient driving for cars and industrial vehicles for encouragement of energy efficiency in the transport sector.
Basic courses last for 3 hours and consist in a practical class on a car followed by a theoretical one on good practices for efficient. Finally, the car is taken again to put into practice what have been learned and to make measurements of consumption, speeds, and other indicators. Furthermore, it is intended that the course attendees understand the technical basis which justify the efficient driving.
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Workshop report for Be SMART-think CITY! - Workshop during Open Days 2012 - 9 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Event Conclusions [EN] Sustainable and integrated development of European cities is an essential part of the EUROPE 2020 strategy. The multidisciplinary debate Be SMART – think CITY! brought together representatives of the European institutions, thirteen European regions in consortium led by Pomorskie Region and the City of Łódź and networks such as ERRIN to discuss Smart Cities and the possible ways of applying the concept in urban areas.
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Euskadi - Basque Country Smart Cities in a Smart Community: Covenant of Mayors and Regions
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Natalia Díaz de Arcaya, EVE, Basque Region, Spain was made during the ENNEREG Regions 202020 Workshop: Energy Efficiency in European Regions on 8 November 2012.
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How to Develop a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) – Covenant of Mayors Guidebook
Publication [EN] The current guidebook provides detailed step-by-step recommendations for the entire process of elaborating a local energy and climate strategy, from initial political commitment to implementation.
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The Basque Energy Strategy (3E2020): a case of regional SEAP in the framework of the ENNEREG Project
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Mr. José Ignacio Hormaeche, EVE Managing Director, was made during the ENNEREG Regions 202020 Workshop: Energy Efficiency in European Regions on 8 November 2012.
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New Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) - Concrete measures to fill an urgent need
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Mr. Patrick Biard, Rhônalpénergie-Environnement was made during the ENNEREG Regions 202020 Workshop: Energy Efficiency in European Regions on 8 November 2012.
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The EU's Energy and Climate Packages to 2020 - Interaction with previous legislation and position of the European Union (EU) to 2050
Presentation [EN] This presentation by Mr. Gonzalo Molina Igartua, CADEM Counselor - EVE Group was made during the ENNEREG Regions 202020 Workshop: Energy Efficiency in European Regions on 8 November 2012. Mr Molina Igartua is a Professor at the UPV/EHU and Former Head of Unit in several units for sustainable energies and development in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission.
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come2CoM Video presenting the Covenant of Mayors
Film / Animation
This video was produced in the framework of the IEE-funded come2COM project. It is available in German, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Slovenian, Portuguese, Polish and Czech. Feel free to contact the come2COM team to request a DVD copy.
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Coherence between regional and local SEAP
Presentation [EN] In his presentation "Coherence between regional and local sustainable energy action plans", ENNEREG Project partner, Álvaro Pérez de Laborda, EVE, Basque Country (Spain), summarises experience on the development of sustainable energy action plans at regional level, including experience from the ENNEREG project.
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Kubik experimental building for testing sustainable energy technologies
Film / Animation [EN] Participants in the Regions 202020 Workshop “Energy Efficiency in European Regions”, Bilbao, Spain on 8 November 2012 will be able to join a technical visit to the Kubik experimental building for testing sustainable energy technologies.
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El Edificio EREN 1 de junio de 2011
Film / Animation
Image: The bioclimatic and high energy efficiency EREN building, León, Spain. © EREN
El Edificio EREN 1 de junio de 2011 como representación palpable de la aplicación de las energías renovables a la arquitectura.
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Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the Potential - COM(2006)545 final
Policy & Legislation This Action Plan outlines a framework of policies and measures aiming to intensify the process of realising the over 20% estimated savings potential in EU annual primary energy consumption by 2020. The Plan lists a range of cost-effective measures, proposing priority actions to be initiated immediately, and others to be initiated gradually over the Plan's six-year period. Further action will subsequently be required to reach the full potential by 2020.
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Climact Regions Map of Best Practices
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] Climactregions partners identified more than 120 best practices in 60 regions representing 23 countries in the field of greenhouses gas observation, climate protection policies, and governace.
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Collaborative Model between the Basque Country and its local authorities on SEAP issues
Presentation [EN] The regional energy agency in the Basque Country (EVE) was invited by the European Commision's Executive Agency for Competitiveness & Innovation (EACI) to present its experience as regional Coordinator of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) in the Intelligent Energy - Europe Info Day, held on 24 January 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. EVE attended representing the ENNEREG project and the Regions 202020 Network. EVE shared its speech with the Muncipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz, which is the seat of the regional government of the Basque Country and has been the first city to approve the CoM in the Basque Country.
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Steps taken to approve and develop the SEAP for Vitoria-Gasteiz
Presentation [EN] Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medium sized city covering an area of 276,81 km² with 240.580 inhabitants and 63 villages (5.135). One-third of the municipal area is forest and one-third of the urban surface is green. The municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz, represented by Iñaki Arriba, had the opportunity to present in the Intelligent Energy - Europe Info Day 2012 the steps taken to approve and develop the city’s SEAP and to explain the general outline of the document and the foreseen actions in the residential buildings and services sector and sustainable mobility, promoting public transport and mobility by foot and bicycle. The SEAP of Vitoria-Gasteiz targets a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
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El recorrido de la energía en Castilla y León (Nueva edición 2011)
Publication [ES] El objetivo de este material educativo es que la formación comience en los estudiantes permitiéndoles conocer todo lo relacionado con la producción, transporte, distribución y utilización de la energía en Castilla y León. La energía en la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León ha sido y es un sector económico fundamental que constituye un enclave energético de relevancia en el panorama nacional, en el que cada vez con más fuerza las energías renovables aumentan su participación.
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Plan Regional de Ámbito Sectorial de la Bioenergía en Castilla y León
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [ES] Con fecha 20 de enero de 2011, la Junta de Castilla y León ha aprobado el Plan Regional de Ámbito Sectorial de la Bioenergía de Castilla y León (BOCyL nº 17 de 26 de enero de 2011).
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Junta de Castilla y León Regional Strategy for the Electric Vehicle Development
Presentation [EN] Castilla y León will be the first Spanish Region to mass produce an electric vehicle. Castilla y León draws up a STRATEGY PLAN FOR THE CREATION OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN CASTILLA AND LEÓN 2011-2015, before the challenge that assuming the appearance of the electric vehicle during the year 2011.
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Experience and Innovation in Smartgrids
Presentation [EN] This presentation by ZIV describes their capacities in the area of Smart Grids. ZIV is a metering device manufacturer located close to Bilbao.
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Smart Grids challenges vision R&D activities
Presentation [EN] Presentation by TECNALIA about their activities in RTD in the area of Smart Grids. Tecnalia is a Technological Centre located in the Basque region.
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Smart Grids Bidelek Sareak Project
Presentation [EN] Presentation by EVE of the Bidelek project. EVE is participating in this project with the electrical utility - Iberdrola. More than 200,000 smart meters are being installed in Bilbao.
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The role of the regions in the achievement of the 202020 European objectives
Presentation [EN] Álvaro Pérez de Laborda of Ente Vasco de la Energía (the Basque Energy Board – EVE) gave a speech in Warsaw on the 26th of October 2011 representing the ENNEREG project in the framework of the Concerted Action for the Energy Service Directive (CA-ESD). The CA-ESD provides a structured framework for the exchange of information between the 27 Member States and Croatia during their implementation of the Energy Service Directive.
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Covenant of Mayors Benchmarks of Excellence
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] Benchmarks of Excellence are relevant examples of initiatives which Covenant signatories, Coordinators and Supporters feel particularly proud of, and moreover endorse as useful actions for other local authorities, provinces, regions or networks to replicate. are relevant examples of local initiatives which Covenant actors have realised in their territories, feel particularly proud of and endorse as useful actions for other local authorities to replicate.
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ManagEnergy good practice case studies
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] ManagEnergy good practice case studies are projects that demonstrate a positive contribution to energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in Europe and are suitable for replication by energy actors at the local and regional level.
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The Basque Country, Spain - Becoming a Sustainable Region
e-Bulletin [EN] This leaflet provides an update on the journey of the Basque Country towards becoming a Sustainable Energy Region.
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Boletín informativo. Octubre de 2011
Reunión de expertos para la implantación de la Directiva de Servicios Energéticos: El EVE coordina los planes de energía sostenible de 12 regiones europeas
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Buletin informatiboa. 2010eko azaroa
Euskadik "Regions 202020" deritzon sare europarra sortu du: Europako beste 11 eskualderekin batera parte hartzen du sarean Euskadik. Energia iraunkortasunaren inguruko esperientziak eta praktika onak partekatzea edo trukatzea du helburu sareak
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Notes: How to Contribute to the Regions 202020 website
Presentation This annotated slide presentation gives step-by-step guidance on how to contribute to the Regions 202020 Network. A slide set is also available.
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Preparation of a regional SEAP
Presentation [EN] Preparation of a regional SEAP - a presentation by Álvaro Pérez de Laborda, Ente Vasco de la Energía – EVE (October 2011).
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Slides: How to Contribute to the Regions 202020 website
Presentation [EN] This slide presentation gives step-by-step guidance on how to contribute to the Regions 202020 Network. A version with additional notes is also available.
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A roadmap to a low carbon economy in 2050
Film / Animation [EN] On 8 March 2011, the European Commission set out its vision of how the EU can meet its objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by the middle of this century in the communication, "A roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050". The Roadmap shows how key economic sectors can cut most of their emissions over the coming decades by increasing investments in clean technologies and energy efficiency measures. On the same day, The European Commission presented the Energy Efficiency Plan, which elaborated further on energy efficiency measures.
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Energy for Mayors Toolbox of Methodologies
Tool / Methodology
This innovative Toolbox is a growing collection of different types of resources and methodologies in many languages, addressing many different topics. It will help to centralise resources and guidance material online for those organizations giving guidance in any facet of SEAP development and implementation – also for the Covenant of Mayors (CoM). Resources include guide books, films, carbon dioxide calculators, Local Agenda 21 process guidance, and much more.
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Sunflower Project "Guide to Create A Start-Up Company in Renewable Energy Sources"
Tool / Methodology
This Guide addresses one of the main barriers to the successful development of the
renewable energy industry across Europe; the availability of trained and skilled people. The Guide details how to start a renewable energy business at a European level from initial idea to the developed project. There are sections dealing with trading, financial and legal aspects and several case studies of best practice. Job profiles and market trends are also analysed.
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Introduction to European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
This presentation was made by Marco Canton during the ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting, 19 March 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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Complete List of ISEAPs and Pact of Islands Signatories
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) The Pact of Islands is a binding instrument with which island authorities will enter into a political engagement in order to meet the objectives of the project. A complete list of ISEAPs (Island Sustainable Energy Action Plans) and Pact of Islands Signatories is available on this webpage.
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Initiative [EN] An Energy Neighbourhood is a group of 5 to 15 households who accepted the challenge to reduce their energy consumption by up to 9% over 4 months. The group would ideally live in the same neighbourhood or know each other from a club, society or residents group etc. Each neighbourhood has its own energy master - a householder who will lead the neighbourhood to glory! The energy master helps people on how to save energy. The energy master is given a full training and provided with the appropriate tools to aid success.
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STOP CO2 Euskadi
Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoan klima aldaketaren arloan abian jarri den lehenengo ekimena da Stop CO2 Euskadi. Ekimenak herritarren, enpresen eta administrazio publikoen ekintzak biltzen ditu.
STOP CO2 Euskadi is the first action initiative for fighting against climate change implemented in the Basque Autonomous Community (Basque Country), which encompasses activities undertaken by the general public, the companies and the public authorities.
Stop CO2 Euskadi es la primera iniciativa de acción en materia de lucha contra el cambio climático puesta en marcha en la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco que engloba las actuaciones de la ciudadanía, empresas y de las administraciones públicas.
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Vitoria-Gasteiz: ciudad neutra en carbono Escenario 2020-2050
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [ES] Se realiza un ejercicio de prospectiva con objeto de analizar por una parte, las potencialidades que tiene el territorio municipal y el provincial en generación de energías renovables: eólica, hidráulica, térmica, etc., y por otra, las potencialidades de reducción y eficiencia energética de cada uno de sectores consumidores de energía. Para cada sector se especifica el contexto y cuál es la energía básica para su funcionamiento. Una energía que se calcula en base a una determinada reducción y eficiencia, acorde con el contexto, la tecnología y los conocimientos actuales.
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What can you apply for? (see next year's - 2012 - IEE programme)
Initiative [EN] A summary of the 2012 Intelligent Energy - Europe call prepared by the Central Denmark EU Office, including: EIB-Elena; KfW-ELENA (and EBRD-ELENA); CEB-ELENA; MLEI (Mobilising Local Energy Investment); EEE-F
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ManagEnergy Good Practice Brochures
Good Practice Collections and Publications
Every year, ManagEnergy rewards some of the most outstanding energy actions at the local and regional level with the Local Energy Action Award.
Good practice case studies are selected, through an annual call, for their strong contribution to the promotion of sustainable energy and for their high potential for replication.
So far, five brochures of ManagEnergy good practice case studies have been published. View the brochures and get inspired!
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ManagEnergy Education Corner and Vocational Training Corner
Supporting a network of thousands of local energy actors across Europe, ManagEnergy is ideally placed to disseminate information on intelligent use of energy. ManagEnergy Education Corner includes a wealth of information and links on: Renewable Energy Sources; Energy Saving; Sustainable Transport; Climate Change; Energy Careers and Vocational Training.
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European Renewable Energy Legislation
Policy & Legislation [EN] This webpage includes information and links to EU Renewable Energy Legislation including the use of renewable energy in transport.
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National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs)
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [EN] Article 4 of the renewable energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires Member States to submit national renewable energy action plans by 30 June 2010. These plans, to be prepared in accordance with the template published by the Commission, provide detailed roadmaps of how each Member State expects to reach its legally binding 2020 target for the share of renewable energy in their final energy consumption.
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Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings
Policy & Legislation [EN] The buildings sector represents 40% of the European Union’s (EU) total energy consumption. Reducing energy consumption in this area is therefore a priority under the “20-20-20” objectives on energy efficiency. This Directive contributes to achieving this aim by proposing guiding principles for Member States regarding the energy performance of buildings.
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Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services
Policy & Legislation [EN] The European Union (EU) has adopted a framework for energy end-use efficiency and energy services. Among other things, this includes an indicative energy savings target for the Member States, obligations on national public authorities as regards energy savings and energy efficient procurement and measures to promote energy efficiency and energy services.
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European Energy Efficiency Legislation
Policy & Legislation [EN] Reducing energy consumption and eliminating energy wastage are among the main goals of the European Union (EU). EU support for improving energy efficiency will prove decisive for competitiveness, security of supply and for meeting the commitments on climate change made under the Kyoto Protocol. There is significant potential for reducing consumption, especially in energy-intensive sectors such as buildings, manufacturing, energy conversion and transport. At the end of 2006, the EU pledged to cut its annual consumption of primary energy by 20% by 2020. To achieve this goal, it is working to mobilise public opinion, decision-makers and market operators and to set minimum energy efficiency standards and rules on labelling for products, services and infrastructure.
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Vitoria-Gasteiz Plan against Climate Change 2010-2020. Executive Summary.
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [EN] This document presents a strategy to achieve by 2020 a reduction in the emissions of precursors of greenhouse gases (GhG) and a mitigation of the effects caused by climate change through actions on energy efficiency and production. The starting point is the Covenant of Mayors.
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Join the National Covenant of Mayors Clubs! (NET-COM)
Film / Animation [EN] This video promotes NET-COM, a European initiative boosting the Covenant of Mayors at national level by creating Covenant Clubs and promoting creative networking strategies.
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Alter-Motive Show Case Directory
Good Practice Collections and Publications
The core objective of the Alter-Motive project has been to derive an action plan for implementing effective least-cost policy strategies (for the EU, specific countries & regions) to achieve a significant increase in innovative alternative fuels (AF) and corresponding alternative more efficient automotive technologies (AAMT) to head towards a sustainable individual & public transport system. AF comprise bioethanol, biodiesel, synthetic fuels, biogas, hydrogen,renewable electricity, LPG & natural gas, whilst AAMT include biofuel, fuel cell & electric vehicles and various types of hybrid systems as well as systems based on natural or biogas.
This Intelligent Energy - Europe project has developed a number of resources, including a Show Case Directory.
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ENESCOM A tool for your community
Publication [EN] ENESCOM Project Brochure
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SETatWork Good Practice and Case Studies Database
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] This Case Studies search facility enables you to find Good Practice, Case Studies and other documents detailing projects, publications, events, websites and other information within the scope of the SETatWork Project with an emphasis on helping to improve energy efficiency in companies covered by the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
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Energy audits in the domestic sector, Province of Huelva, Spain
Initiative [EN] The Province of Huelva, Spain, has launched a pilot project for energy audits in households of various municipalities. This forms part of a larger networking project – PATRES - in the province, supporting the municipalities that have signed the Covenant of Mayors.
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Windmill Image 1, Basque Region, Spain
Image Windmill Image 1, Basque Region, Spain. Copyright: EVE, Spain
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EU ENERGY IN FIGURES 2010 - CO2 Emissions by Sector
Background Information [EN] This website produced by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport (DG TREN) presents data covering reported CO2 emmissions from EU Member States, 2 Candidate Countries and other European Countries.
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El EREN te presta la bici, Castilla y León
Film / Animation [ES] 1 de septiembre de 2009. Para promover la bicicleta como medio de transporte urbano el EREN ha implantado en varias ciudades sistemas de préstamos de bicicletas gratuito:Burgos, Valladolid, León, Ávila, Segovia, medina del Campo, Zamora, Ponferrada, Miranda de Ebro, Palencia y los municipios de Villaquilambre y San Andrés del Rabanedo.
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The European Greenlight Programme - An initiative promoted by the European Commission
Initiative [EN] The GreenLight Programme is a voluntary pollution prevention initiative encouraging non-residential electricity consumers (public and private), referred to as Partners, to commit towards the European Commission to install energy-efficient lighting technologies in their facilities when (1) it is profitable, and (2) lighting quality is maintained or improved. GreenLight was launched on 7 February 2000 by the European Commission Directorate General Energy & Transport.
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The Sunflower Project: Renewable Energy Good Practice Case Studies
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] The Sunflower Project promoted, disseminated and implemented these good practice examples of Renewable Energy Sources and their contribution to Local Sustainable Development.
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Programa HOSPISOL en Castilla y León
Initiative [ES] El EREN, conjuntamente con la Consejería de Sanidad, ha desarrollado el Programa HOSPISOL, programa que prevé la instalación de la energía solar térmica en todos los hospitales de la Comunidad Autónoma dependientes del SACyL bajo la modalidad de prestación de servicios energéticos. Además, el programa prevé la asistencia técnica del EREN al SACyL, habiéndose desarrollado una base de datos energética y una Directriz sobre aprovechamiento de la energía solar en centros sanitarios para su inclusión en los correspondientes pliegos de contratación.
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Biomasa en Castilla y León
Film / Animation [ES] 1 de octubre de 2009
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Consumo y abastecimiento energético en Castilla y León
Film / Animation [ES] Consumo y abastecimiento energético en Castilla y León 1 de septiembre de 2009. El abastecimiento energético es una de las preocupaciones de la sociedad del siglo XXI. El agotamiento de energías convencionales, altos precios del petróleo, graves problemas ambientales ponen de relieve la necesidad de un nuevo modelo energñetico basado en criterios de sostenibilidad ambiental, económica y social.
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Photovoltaic and wind installation, Castilla y León, Spain
Image Image © EREN
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Castilla y León Energy Efficiency Week
Image © EREN
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Mobility Management for Business and Industrial Zones (MoMa.BIZ)
Initiative [EN] Industrial areas are often difficult to reach, frequently located on vacant land on the periphery of medium-sized cities and so the car becomes the only means by which workers can reach them. The Mobility Management for Business and Industrial Zones (MoMa.BIZ) project aims to alleviate this problem and reduce substantially car use through the implementation and promotion of sustainable mobility.
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BIO-EN-AREA: Database of Good Practices on Regional Energy Policies for Bio-Energy
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] The BIO-EN-AREA project aims at exchanging and transferring experiences among partners in order to increase their capacities to favour and optimize the use of bioenergy. The project website includes a database of Good Practice Case Studies.
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Overview on the status of ecodriving integration in the driver education and testing
Publication [EN] ECODRIVE, the predecessor to the ECOWILL project, was a European-wide campaign - aimed to improve driving behaviour, energy-efficiency and traffic safety among drivers of passenger cars, delivery vans, lorries and buses – was organised within the Ecodriven project. Conducted between 2006 and 2008, the project was supported by the European Commission's "Intelligent Energy Europe" Programme. The main deliverable from the ECODRIVE project was the publication "Overview on the status of ecodriving integration in the driver education and testing".
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ECOWILL - ECOdriving – Widespread Implementation for Learner Drivers and Licensed Drivers
Initiative [EN] The ECOWILL project, launched in May 2010, aims at reducing carbon emission by up to 8 Mt until 2015 by boosting the application of eco-driving across Europe. To reach such an ambitious target the project will roll out short duration eco-driving training programs for licensed drivers in 13 European countries. At the same time, ECOWILL promotes the education of eco-driving for learner drivers.
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Estrategia energética de Euskadi 2010
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)
En la actualidad se está llevando a cabo una reflexión en materia energética al horizonte 2020.
Gaur egun, energiari buruzko gogoeta estrategikoa egiten ari da 2020.
A process of deliberation is currently underway on the issue of energy to a horizon of 2020.
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Vitoria-Gaseiz - European Green Capital Winner 2012
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Guía - "Cómo Desarrollar Un Plan De Acción Para La Energía Sostenible (PAES)"
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [ES] La presente guía proporciona recomendaciones detalladas, explicadas paso a paso, para todo el proceso de elaboración de una estrategia local energética y medioambiental, desde el compromiso político inicial hasta la implementación.
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Lessons from the IEE projects ClearSupport and ENNEREG as how to develop SEP investments
Presentation [EN] Nils Daugaard, Energy Consulting Network, Denmark - coordinator or the ENNEREG project - presents two IEE projects, ClearSupport and ENNEREG, that both entail a systematic approach on how to develop sustainable energy investments and seeking financing of those, as well a informing about Good Practice and Lessons learned of the project activities.
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Existing Methodologies and Tools for the Development and Implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP)
Tool / Methodology [EN] This Covenant of Mayors publication aims to provide guidance and/or recommendations to help local authorities aiming to develop Sustainable Energy Action Plans to select the tools and methodologies that best suit them, according to their own needs and characteristics.
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Covenant of Mayors Library Online
Publication [EN] The Covenant of Mayors Library Online includes numerous documents aimed at assisting signatory cities and municipalities to create and submit their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs).
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BIMEP - Biscay Marine Energy Platform
Film / Animation
BIMEP - Biscay Marine Energy Platform – is an ocean infrastructure for research, demonstration and operation of wave-energy capturing systems on the open sea.
BIMEP - Biscay Marine Energy Platform - itsas azpiegitura bat da eta itsaso zabalean olatuen energia sistemak ikertu, erakutsi eta ustiatzea du helburu.
El BIMEP - Biscay Marine Energy Platform - es una infraestructura marina para la investigación, demostración y explotación de sistemas de captación de energia de las olas en mar abierto.
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The regional energy balance in Euskadi
Presentation [EN] Presentation given by EVE during the first meeting of the ENERGee-Watch network, on 5th October 2012
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Regional energy balances in Eurostat format
Presentation [EN] Presentation given by EVE during the European Conference on Regional Observatories in Lyon, December 2012.
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The Energy Strategy for the Basque Country 2020 presented in Brussels to the EC
Event Resource [ES] La delegada del Gobierno Vasco en Bruselas, Marta Marín, hizo entrega de una copia de la Estrategia Energética de Euskadi 2020 a Jan Panek, Responsable de Unidad de Energía de la Comisión Europea en el marco del foro que reunió el pasado lunes 18 de marzo a representantes de 189 municipios que lideran actuaciones en energía sostenible. Estas actuaciones persiguen reducir el consumo de energía y las emisiones por encima de los objetivos fijados por la Unión Europea para el año 2020.
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ENNEREG - Regions 202020 - paving the way for a Sustainable Energy Europe
Publication [EN] ENNEREG Regions paving the way for a Sustainable Energy Europe is a European project supported by the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme. ENNEREG aims to establish and inspire a network of regions throughout Europe – Regions 202020 - to produce regional Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Implement Sustainable Energy Projects (SEPs).
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Opportunities for geothermal energy as a solution in building
Event Resource [ES] Ente Vasco de la Energía-EVE organizes a Conference on February 21 in order to show the advantages of low enthalpy geothermal resources as highly efficient and effective renewable energy to meet the needs of air conditioning of buildings. The Conference will be held in the Auditorium of Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC).
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Model for Energy Supply Strategy Alternatives and their General Environmental Impact (MESSAGE)
Tool / Methodology [EN] MESSAGE is a systems engineering optimization model used for medium- to long-term energy system planning, energy policy analysis, and scenario development (Messner and Strubegger, 1995). The model provides a framework for representing an energy system with all its interdependencies from resource extraction, imports and exports, conversion, transport, and distribution, to the provision of energy end-use services such as light, space conditioning, industrial production processes, and transportation.
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Environment Tools Directory
Tool / Methodology [EN] Listing over 500 green environmental accounting software tools, and techniques for measuring and monitoring, the Environment Tools Directory is the largest independent database of environmental software tools anywhere on the web. New tools can be listed and their details kept up-to-date for free. Users can rate and comment on any tools listed. Vendors can upgrade listings or advertise.
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Las regiones ENNEREG preparando el camino para una energía sostenible en Europa
Publication [ES] ¿Quieres aprender de los mejores? ¡Nosotros también! - Las regiones ENNEREG preparando el camino para una energía sostenible en Europa es un proyecto europeo apoyado por el programa Energía Inteligente Europa. ENNEREG pretende establecer e inspirar una red de regiones a lo largo de Europa – Regions 202020 – para producir Planes de Acción en Energía Sostenible (PAES) regionales e implementar Proyectos de Energía Sostenible (PES).
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EU Islands - Towards a Sustainable Energy Future
The Union of the Electricity Industry–EURELECTRIC is the sector association representing the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents. In line with its mission, EURELECTRIC seeks to contribute to the competitiveness of the electricity industry, to provide effective representation for the industry in public affairs, and to promote the role of electricity both in the advancement of society and in helping provide solutions to the challenges of sustainable development.
EURELECTRIC’s formal opinions, policy positions and reports are formulated in Working Groups, composed of experts from the electricity industry, supervised by five Committees. This “structure of expertise” ensures that EURELECTRIC’s published documents are based on high-quality input with up-to-date information.
For further information on EURELECTRIC activities, visit the website, which provides general information on the association and on policy issues relevant to the electricity industry; latest news, positions and statements; a publications catalogue listing EURELECTRIC reports; and information on events and conferences.
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Car sharing system using sustainable vehicles
Image [EN] A company has been created In the Basque Country, Ibilek, to implement a new car sharing system using sustainable vehicles, providing access to electrical and plug-in hybrid vehicles with sizes and features suited to the different needs of mobility.
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District Heating with biomass in Orozko, Spain
Image [EN] This project promoted by the Orozko municipality aims to meet the thermal demand (heating and warm sanitary water) through a centralized system which has biomass as its main source of primary energy.
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The Basque Country
Coastal area in the Basque Country
Source: Ente Vasco de la Energía - EVE
Copyright: EVE, 2011
Permissions: Reproduction permitted for non-commercial use provided source is acknowledged as follows. Source: Ente Vasco de la Energía - EVE
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Externalización de servicios energéticos en el ayuntamiento de Alegría-Dulantzi
Presentation [ES] The municipality of Alegría-Dulantzi has been one of the regional pioneers in managing the energy facilities in municipal buildings through energy service companies. This presentation describes their experience.
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Mancomunidad del Txorierri. Camino hacia la sostenibilidad en Alumbrado Público. Telegestión, empleo verde, eficiencia energética y ahorro energético.
Presentation [ES] This presentation shows the approach taken by the Community of Municipalities of Txorierri to improve energy efficiency at a local level.
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Planificación Energética Municipal
Presentation [ES] This presentation shows how to carry out the energy management of a Muncipality in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors initiative.
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Eficiencia Energética - Caso Práctico. Departamento de Interior Gobierno Vasco
Presentation [ES] The Home Office of the Basque Government carries out the maintenance of its facilities through the contracting of service companies. This presentation shows the project for improving their energy efficiency through the use of ESCO.
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La contratación de empresas de servicios energéticos (ESEs) en el ámbito municipal. Plan 100ESE del Gobierno Vasco
Presentation [ES] Directive 2006/32/EC establish the need to make improvements in the managemenbt of administrative buildings through the implementation of energy service contracts. The Basque Government has established the 100ESE Plan to move forward in this field and improve the energy efficiency in the Regional Government's facilities, and also in the provincial and local administration facilities.
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Redes de calor municipales con biomasa. Una oportunidad para ayuntamientos y ESEs
Presentation [ES] A district heating network is a centralized hot water system which provides heating and hot water to buildings in towns. The advantages of this type of systems using biomass as a source of energy for small municipalities are shown in the presentation.
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SETatWork Emissions & Energy Assessment Tool
Tool / Methodology [EN] This Assessment Tool has been designed by the SETatWork team to help you find the most economical option for you to answer your CO2 emission problems, leading to reduction of emissions through investing in either internal or external projects.
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MORE4NRG Good Practice Catalogue - November 2009
Good Practice Collections and Publications [EN] This catalogue includes 24 good practices in the field of renewable energy sources (RES) and energy efficiency (EE) put forward by the MORE4NRG project partners. It shows that there are many good initiatives in all the participating regions. MORE4NRG provides the participating regions with the opportunity to share these good practices and become even more inspired by the knowledge and experiences they have come across.
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El vehiculo eléctrico / Ibilgailu elektrikoa / Electric vehicle
Film / Animation
Los vehículos eléctricos - mejora de la eficiencia energética en el transporte.
Ibilgailu elektrikoa - garraioaren energia-eraginkortasuna hobetzea.
Electric vehicles - transport, energy-efficiency improvements.
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Regions 202020 Poster in Spanish (español)
Regions 202020 Poster in Spanish (español) - ¿Quieres aprender de los mejores? ¡Nosotros también!
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RURENER Road Map for energetic neutrality in small rural communities
Tool / Methodology [EN] The RURENER method for energetic neutrality in small rural communities is presented as a road map composed of several packages, published on-line and tested by pilot communities.
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Covenant of Mayors Map
Map [EN] The Map on the Covenant of Mayors website shows the position of Covenant Stakeholders and Actions.
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Covenant of Mayors - Plan de Lucha contra el Cambio Climático de Vitoria-Gasteiz (2010-2020)
Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) [EN] Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Vitoria-Gasteiz on the Covenant of Mayors website.
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Financing possibilities for local authorities - Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme
Presentation [EN] Financing possibilities for local authorities - Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme. Presentation by Vicky Argyraki, Project Officer, Renewable Energy Unit, EACI during Syros Conference & Signing Ceremony, 12-13 March 2011
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Basque Region: Energy Agency supports municipalities commitments
e-Bulletin [EN] Thanks to the promotion efforts deployed by the Basque Energy Agency (EVE - Ente Vasco de la Energía), by 9 February 2011, ten local authorities from the Basque Country were signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, representing 42% of the Basque population.
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EU Regional Policy Post 2013 and EU 2020 Strategy - What is at stake?
Presentation [EN] EU Regional Policy Post 2013 and EU 2020 Strategy - What is at stake?. Presentation by CRPM / CPMR during Syros Conference & Signing Ceremony, 12-13 March 2011
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The ISLE-PACT project & the Pact of Islands
Presentation [EN] The ISLE-PACT project & the Pact of Islands. Presentation by Panos Coroyannakis, ISLE-PACT Project Manager, ISLENET during Syros Conference & Signing Ceremony, 12-13 March 2011
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Introduction to the ENNEREG Project
Presentation [EN] The presentation gives a brief introduction to the ENNEREG Project.
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Local and Regional Energy Planning – and how it is supported via EU projects and initiatives
Presentation [EN] Presentation on Local and Regional Energy Planning from Mr. Nils Daugaard (ENNEREG Project Coordinator) and on how such work is being supported via EU initiatives.
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Regions 202020 Poster in Basque (Euskera)
Publication [EU] Regions 202020 Poster in Basque (Euskera) - Hoberenengandik ikasi nahi duzu? Guk ere bai!
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ManagEnergy Map of National, Regional and Local Energy Agencies in Europe
Map [EN] This map on the ManagEnergy websiste shows the location of energy agencies throughout Europe. Local and regional energy agencies (LAREAs) support the introduction of good energy management practices, advocate the concept of sustainability, provide information and guidance, and offer a number of other local services based on specific local energy needs.
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Image [EN] Eco-Driving means smarter and more fuel-efficient driving and it represents a new driving culture that makes best use of advanced vehicle technologies, while improving road safety.
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Geothermal Exchange System in the University of Deusto
Image [EN] The object of the project is to use low-enthalpy geothermal exchange system for heating and cooling one building in the University of Deusto, Bilbao.
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Electric cars in Cruces Hospital
The Cruces University Hospital has replaced a part of its fleet of petrol and diesel cars with a new one composed by 6 electric vehicles that offer the same service with a substantial energy and environmental improvement.
These e-vehicles are used in the health care service and home delivery of medicines.
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Events for Regions in Spain
ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting
Support for Future Sustainable Energy Planning and Projects in European Regions
19 March 2013, Brussels, Belgium
The presentations from this invitation-only ENNEREG Advisory Board Meeting are now available on this website. During the meeting ENNEREG partners summarised the results and progress of the project to date. In addition, invited speakers from Fedarene, ERRIN, EACI and ENNEREG Twin region, Tartu, provided further insight into the role regions can play in meeting European Sustainable Energy targets.Further information » (Last edited: 14/05/2013 11:07am)
Towards Sustainable Energy Communities – delivering on the Covenant of Mayors
Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) Conference
18 March 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Representatives from cities leading on sustainable energy actions gathered together in Brussels on Monday 18 March, at a European Commission forum organised by ManagEnergy. The event marked the commitment of 189 communities in going beyond the EU’s 2020 climate and energy targets. The cumulative results of the sustainable energy action plans are projected to be 2475080 MWh per annum of RES production and 5327473 MWh per annum of primary energy savings.Further information » (Last edited: 22/05/2013 12:26pm)
Energy Efficiency in European Regions
Regions 202020 Workshop and Technical Visits
8 and 9 November 2012, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
The Regions 202020 Workshop and Technical Visits, organised by EVE and Fedarene on 8-9 November 2012, was open to ENNEREG partners, Fedarene partners and selected invited participants. The Workshop on Thursday 8 November 2012 was a good opportunity to discuss interesting issues related to the management of energy efficiency at a regional level, and to share ENNEREG partner’s experience and good practices. The Workshop was followed on the morning of Friday 9 November by two technical visits, both in Zamudio, 10 km from Bilbao. Presentations are now available on the events page of the Regions 202020 website.Further information » (Last edited: 11/04/2013 4:11pm)
Jornada sobre el Vehículo Eléctrico / Ibilgailu elektrikoari buruzko jardunaldia
EU Sustainable Energy Week
22 de junio de 2012 / 2012ko ekainaren 22a, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
La apuesta por el vehículo eléctrico pretende desvincular el pétroleo y sus derivados del sector transporte. Esta jornada mostrará los últimos avances en la materia de la mano de los principales agentes involucrados en su implantación.Further information » (Last edited: 12/06/2012 1:14pm)
Ibilgailu elektrikoaren aldeko apustuaren bidez, garraio alorrak petrolio eta bere eratorriekiko lotura hautsi nahi da. Jardunaldian mugikortasun elektrikoan emandako azken aurrerapenak erakutsiko dira eragile nagusien eskutik.
Innovative [and practical] approaches on how to make the Covenant of Mayors a success
21 June 2012, 14:00-18:00, Charlemagne Building, Brussels, Belgium
This event, jointly organized by Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, Fedarene and ICLEI Europe will present how cities and towns link to actors that support them, available offers of training, great examples that can be replicated, and how to stimulate the green urban economy- linking to the RIO+20 outcomes. The event will explore effective multi-level governance and the role of Covenant Coordinators & Supporters.Further information » (Last edited: 13/05/2013 12:31pm)
Sustainable energy investments in cities and regions
ManagEnergy Annual Conference
20 June 2012, 09:00 - 13:00, Charlemagne Building, Brussels, Belgium
The ManagEnergy Annual Conference, traditionally among the most popular events of the EUSEW, is aimed at a broad spectrum of energy actors, from local and regional authorities, to energy agencies, policy makers, regional representatives, energy consultants and anyone interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy actions in local communities! Now in its twelfth year, the conference will host an impressive range of speakers from EU institutions, as well as from public authorities and energy agencies across Europe. This year’s conference will focus on sustainable energy investments.Further information » (Last edited: 11/06/2012 7:19pm)
EU Sustainable Energy Week
18-22 June 2012 , Brussels & throughout Europe
Save the date! EUSEW 2012 will take place all over Europe and in Brussels from 18 to 22 June 2012. Between 18 and 22 June 2012 hundreds of events organised in all parts of Europe will show, promote, discuss and celebrate renewable energy and energy efficiency - and you can be a part of it.
Below you will find further details of events of specific interest to Regions and Local Communities in Europe:Further information » (Last edited: 16/03/2013 5:51pm)
From Research Infrastructure to Sustainable Energy
Final presentation of the FP7 RESGEN Project
18 June 2012, 14:00-19:30, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium
During the seminar, four European regional energy clusters will present how they have planned to increase the use of sustainable energy in their regions by preparing regional RTD Roadmaps 2010-2020, management of research-driven clusters and joint actions, aiming at regional energy self-sufficiency, reduction of CO2 emissions, and boosting of the regional economy. The participating clusters come from Ostrobothnia (Finland), the Basque Country (Spain), Northern Hungary (Hungary) and Cornwall (UK).Further information » (Last edited: 13/05/2013 12:31pm)
ENNEREG Replication Event
23 May 2012, Wielkopolska Voivodship Office, Poznan, Poland
A Replication Workshop oriented towards other Polish regions, addressing monitoring aspects of the regional SEAP.
Na Warsztaty Replikacji, poruszające aspekty „Regionalnego Planu Działań na Rzecz Zrównoważonej Energii” w kontekście innych regionów Polski.Further information » (Last edited: 31/08/2012 2:46pm)
ENNEREG International Conference
Transfer of knowledge in the field of sustainable use of energy
22 May 2012, Wielkopolska Voivodship Office, Poznan, Poland
The morning session of the ENNEREG International Conference in Poznan, Poland presented the ENNEREG Project and Regions 202020 Network as well as the Regional SEAPs for Wielkopolska and Pomerania, as well as Regions 202020 Good Practice case studies and Sustainable Energy Projects (SEPs) at the regional and inter-regional levels from the ENNEREG Pioneer regions. After lunch, a number of experience exchange workshops were organised on relevant topics. The event was followed by a Replication Workshop on 23 May 2012 oriented towards other Polish regions, addressing monitoring aspects of the regional SEAP.Further information » (Last edited: 31/08/2012 2:46pm)
European Conference of Regions on Climate Action
20-21 October 2011, Lyon, France
On October 20-21, 2011, The Region of Rhône-Alpes, nrg4SD and The Climate Group invite European regions, local authorities, businesses, NGOs and representatives of civil society to attend a conference in Lyon. The event will take place in the run up to UNFCCC COP2 17 Durban, to provide a European follow up to the sub-national commitments in the agreed Cancun Statement and initiate more regular European exchange.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 4:10pm)
Atelier Mobilite Durable
19 October 2011, 14:00-16:00, Lyon, France
This conference on sustainable mobility has been organised by Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (RAEE) and the Rhône-Alpes Region within the framework of the European project ClimactRegions.
Transport is the sector that most emits carbon dioxide (26% of GES emissions in France, 34% of carbon dioxide*). Road transport remains the principal responsible for these numbers. Technical advances, together with an increasingly restrictive regulation, have made vehicles less fuel-consuming and less polluting. But if vehicles consume and pollute less, road traffic, on the other hand, increases. Thus global carbon dioxide emissions by road transport have remained around 130Mt since 2001 (17% above their 1990 level*). It is then necessary to take action over urban and interurban traffics in order to regulate their growth. This issue naturally falls into the scope of the European project ClimactRegions, as it aims at feeding regional policies of fight against greenhouse effect.Further information » (Last edited: 19/04/2013 2:30pm)
Open Days 2011: Regions Delivering on Sustainable Energy Strategies
Good Practice Examples from Regional Players
Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 9:00 -10:45, Cente Borschette, Brussels, Belgium
This workshop, which takes place on 11 October 2011 in Brussels as part of the Open Days: 9th European Week of Regions and Cities - 10-13 October 2011, will provide good practice examples from regional players on how they help and promote sustainable energy planning in their region.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 4:10pm)
Powering Regions for the 21st Century
EU Sustainable Energy Week Side Event
14 April 2011, 14.00-17.00, House of the Dutch Provinces, Brussels, Belgium
This conference presents two European projects exploring regional authorities’ influence on an energy landscape, which increasingly features renewables and energy efficiency. What policies should regional authorities deploy to help these sectors overcome barriers in planning, financing, skills, research and other key areas?Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 4:01pm)
Covenant of Mayors
Regions, Provinces and Networks - Key to Success
14 April 2011, 9:30-13:00, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium
Regions, provinces and networks of local authorities have a crucial role to play in the Covenant. Their work is many-sided and very important for the Covenant Signatories to reach their objectives. This discussion group is an opportunity to exchange with counterparts and get inspired by their best practices.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 4:01pm)
ManagEnergy Capacity Building Workshop on the ELENA facility
14 April 2011, 14:30-17:30, Committee of the Regions, rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels, Belgium
Following the successful ManagEnergy ELENA (European Local ENergy Assistance) workshop that was held during the 2010 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), a second ManagEnergy ELENA capacity building workshop took place on 14 April 2011.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 4:04pm)
Covenant of Mayors
Local and Regional Actions for Sustainable Energy
13 April 2011, 14:30 to 18:30, Charlemagne Building, Brussels, Belgium
What local actions are being undertaken in the Covenant of Mayors? How is European funding being used? What difference has the Covenant made? Find the answers during this Covenant of Mayors afternoon!Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 4:00pm)
The event will present practical results of the Covenant of Mayors among signatory cities and regions, the role of ICT for energy efficiencyat the local and regional level and line-up to the Smart Cities initiative.
Specific session on financing will address the current and new opportunities for financing of sustainable energy measures at local and regional level, including structural funds, ELENA facility and a new EU energy efficiency investment facility. Practical examples and lessons learned will be presented and discussed.
Take this opportunity to obtain new information and to learn from others!
ManagEnergy Annual Conference
Local and regional action for sustainable energy
13 April 2011, 9:00 to 13:00, Charlemagne Building, Brussels, Belgium
Aimed at energy agencies, public authorities and energy actors with a local and regional focus, the ManagEnergy Annual Conference 2011 hosted high-level speakers from the European Commission, the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, cities and energy agencies from across Europe.
Biomass as a competitive energy for the household sector
13 April 2011, Bilbao, Spain
At the workshop, examples of facilities of biomass boilers that use pellets or wood chips to obtain heat for heating and hot water will be presented.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 3:59pm)
Energía Inteligente para Europa (EIE-II)
25 February 2011, Bilbao, Spain
Ente Vasco de la Energía and the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce are organising this following info-day with the aim of publicizing the details of the fifth edition of the European Commission programme "Intelligent Energy for Europe 2007-2013".
El Ente Vasco de la Energía organiza la siguiente jornada divulgativa con el objetivo de dar a conocer los pormenores de la quinta convocatoria del programa de la Comisión Europea “ENERGÍA INTELIGENTE PARA EUROPA 2007-2013”.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 3:58pm)
Training Seminar for Supporting Structures
18-19 November 2010, Huelva (Provincial Council), Spain
A 2-day open training seminar for Supporting Structures took place on 18th and 19th of November 2010 in Huelva (Spain). Seminar gathered approx. 80 representatives of existing and potential SSt of the Covenant of Mayors. The aim of the event was to develop SSt capacity based on the needs identified in the recently conducted survey and to optimize assistance provided by SSt to cities and towns.
During the seminar a number of presentations were given and an interactive workshop was organised. From the presentations you can learn about the Covenant of Mayors initiative, its implementation, experiences and good practices of model Supporting Structures and financial opportunities for stakeholders engaged in the Covenant. During the interactive workshop participants exchanged ideas on how to create and operate a Supporting Structure and shared their experiences in this area.Further information » (Last edited: 31/01/2012 5:22pm)
Workshop on Public Lighting with LEDs
4 November 2010, Bilbao, Spain
Street lighting is one of the most energy and financial resources consuming element for municipal councils. The efficient use thereof and the use of highly efficient lighting technologies can reduce fuel consumption and the resulting bills. This conference aimed to provide an impartial and realistic view on the potential benefits of this type of lighting.Further information » (Last edited: 26/01/2012 3:50pm)