ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level.
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    Watch: Financing Toolbox for Energy Saving Projects

    With the help of EC Network, ManagEnergy has made two new videos on financing for energy saving projects, part of its new Financing Toolbox series. One is on crowdfunding and crowdlending. The other covers energy performance contracting.

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    2014 European Energy Service Awards Ceremony, 8 October in Brussels

    To achieve the ambitious national and European energy efficiency targets, Energy Services are a core instrument. The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project European Energy Service Initiative 2020 shows examples of the development and success of energy services from all over Europe and honors outstanding efforts and achievements with the European Energy Service Award (EESA).

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    Register now for the Earth Hour City Challenge

    Registration for the Earth Hour City Challenge has been extended to 15 September, allowing ten extra days for cities to confirm their involvement. Run by WWF in collaboration with ICLEI and the Swedish Postcode Lottery, the Earth Hour City Challenge initiative celebrates cities and towns that are taking actions to create a greener, cleaner and more sustainable urban environment, while inspiring other cities to do the same.

  • The Stuttgart Model

    ‘It is said that the people of this region tend to be frugal, innovative and diligent,’ says Dr Jürgen Görres, head of Stuttgart Energy Management Department, ‘This culture combined with Stuttgart’s exemplary role for the region of Baden-Württemberg might have set the foundation of Stuttgart’s efforts in energy management and using renewable energies.’ 

  • Recent study into energy efficiency in Nordic SMEs yields promising recommendations for achieving 2020 goals.

    A recent study from Finnish bioeconomy specialists Gaia Consulting represents a welcome step towards creating a vibrant, innovative and energy-efficient future for European industry.

  • The SMEs of Västernorrland are boosting their energy efficiency with a new management system tailored specially for them

    ‘Resource efficiency offers major economic opportunities for SMEs,’ says the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP), ‘both in terms of cost savings as well as opportunities to offer greener products and services.’ But trying to access these opportunities presents a risk for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and requires more knowledge and structural support than they usually have in place. 

  • One town’s bold strategy for energy independence

    The small town of Kisielice in Poland has a lot of farmland. Over the past few years, the town has taken steps to make use of this land in order to achieve its new energy goals: abandoning its dependence on coal, reducing emissions, and improving air quality.

Congratulations to Kisielice, Poland, winner of the 2014 ManagEnergy Award!

Typical of rural communities in northern Poland, the small town of Kisielice contains a lot of farmland. Over the past few years, the town has taken steps to make use of this agricultural capacity in order to achieve its new energy goals: abandoning its dependence on coal, reducing emissions, and improving air quality.

Read about their project here.

  • 1 Oct

    Supporting cycling for liveable cities
    This networking event will set out arguments, strategies and tools for elected representatives and technical staff from cities to invest in cycling infrastructure, and to support the development of a flourishing cycling culture, by presenting innovativ...
  • 23 Oct

    Local policies, science and advocacy for cycling
    This workshop will bring together cities, cycling advocates and researchers for the promotion of the most efficient human renewable energy-based transport mode: cycling. The focus of the event will be on how to use scientific facts & figures on cyclin...
  • 8 Oct

    Innovative financing for energy efficiency and renewabl...
    This conference will focus on the detailed presentation of 8 successful projects across Europe, which are developing new ways to set up and finance investments in public buildings, street lighting and housing.
  • 9 Oct

    The energy transition at local level: its economic imp...
    This event will: showcase the positive impact of energy transition policies on local economies and illustrate them with concrete examples. Show how various stakeholders are involved in the local green growth development; Provide local authorities with ...

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Highlights from the 2014 ManagEnergy Conference

Published at 25 Jun 2014

The 2014 ManagEnergy Annual Conference was held on the morning of 24 June, the first session of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014. Jointly organised with the Covenant of Mayors and Smart Cities & Communities, this year’s conference was once again very well attended (more than 350 participants plus web streaming) and focused on the problem of energy poverty, the role of local and regional authorities in addressing it through energy efficiency and other means, and innovative financing solutions for sustainable energy projects at the local and regional level.