Sustainable Energy Europe

Catalogue of Partners Volume 3

Showcasing Europe’s best energy solutions

Published by European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, B-1049 Brussels. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2009 ISBN 978-92-9202-070-5 doi: 10.2826/193 © European Union, 2009. Reproduction is authorized provided the source is acknowledged. Manuscript completed, December 2009. Printed in Belgium

Sustainable Energy Europe
2009

Showcasing Europe’s best energy solutions

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Table of contents

Foreword
Changing Europe’s Landscape of Energy What is Sustainable Energy Europe? Testimonies

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Awards
The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2009 – Setting new standards in the field of sustainable energy solutions Awardees 2009 Sustainable Energy Communities Cooperation programmes Demonstration and dissemination projects Market Transformation including voluntary commitments Promotional, communication and educational actions

Partners
Official Partners – Better, Faster, Together Sustainable Energy Communities Market Transformation including voluntary commitments Promotional, communication and educational actions Demonstration and dissemination projects Cooperation programmes

Campaign Associates
Campaign Associates – Spreading the message further through strategic cooperation National and regional Coordinators Energy Industry Energy Agencies Industry & Professional Associations Networks Societal Stakeholders Public Authorities Educational institutions Financial Sector Media

EUSEW 2009
European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2009 – Imagine a week that will change tomorrow Events in Brussels Events outside Belgium

Energy Days And Campaign Events
Taking a Day to Change Tomorrow – Sustainable Energy Days and Campaign Events

Reference list for Official Partners and Campaign Associates

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Campaigning for more intelligent use and production of energy in Europe
We know that we cannot solve the problem of climate change on our own. The European Union has therefore already laid out its firm commitment to reach a comprehensive new international agreement on climate change. In support of this ambition, we can already look to the Union’s adoption of the so-called ‘20-20-20’ non-conditional commitment: to reduce our CO2 emissions by 20 %, increase the share of renewable energies in our energy mix to 20 % and increase energy efficiency by 20 % by 2020. Set against this new horizon, with its promise of high-level international cooperative action, the importance of actions such as the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign is becoming ever clearer. Launched in 2005, the original vision of this initiative was to provide a European level platform of cooperation amongst the main actors in the field, ensuring greater visibility for their many outstanding projects and thereby encouraging others to get involved and help ‘change the landscape of energy’. Today, this mandate for cooperation and partnership is perhaps even more relevant than ever before as Europe demonstrates true leadership by example in the fight against climate change. The Campaign itself is able to celebrate 251 new Partners over the course of the last year, with each new initiative adding insight and new perspectives. Similarly, the huge success of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week, involving thousands of stakeholders from all across Europe, goes from strength to strength and is now arguably the world’s most important annual energy forum. The continued effectiveness of this Campaign is beyond doubt and it will be an important vehicle for positive change over the coming years. Moving forward, I am pleased to announce that the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) is now taking over the management of the Campaign. New faces and more resources will be dedicated to the Campaign, thereby ensuring its success and building upon its already strong foundation. Looking back, however, I hope that this catalogue will help to again recognize the many individuals, project teams and organizations across Europe who have worked tirelessly for positive and lasting change thus far.

Andris Piebalgs European Commissioner for Energy

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CHANGING EUROPE’S LANDSCAPE OF ENERGY | WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EUROPE?

Changing Europe’s Landscape of Energy
What is Sustainable Energy Europe?

Europe and its citizens understand that we are not far away from an irreversible crisis unless we change the way in which energy is produced and used. More than ever before, we are aware of the challenges related to energy and climate change ahead of us; we know that, in the future, we will have to make much greater use of renewable energy sources and focus more upon energy efficiency. The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign is fundamentally about imagining a better energy future for Europe and its children and getting involved in the fight again climate change. Of course, we can be proud of the fact that Europe is already a leading advocate in the fight to halt the depletion of natural resources and prevent climate change. Still, this is not enough. Action is required and is needed now! Sustainable Energy Europe highlights and brings into sharp focus the change in behaviour and commitment required by all us – as political decision makers, energy experts and, indeed, all European citizens – as we look forward towards more efficient, cleaner and more sustainable energy production and consumption across the European Union. By providing a European-level focus for a wide range of stakeholders, the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign aims at achieving maximum impact on both consumers and key decision makers. Begun in 2005, the continued success of the Campaign has led to its extension by the European Commission. The Campaign’s objectives for the next phase 2009-2011 are therefore to: • Stimulate the necessary changes towards an increase in private investment in sustainable energy technologies. • Spread best-practices and ensure a strong level of public awareness, understanding and support. • Build alliances among sustainable energy stakeholders and serve as a platform for new joint ideas and actions. By working together, we believe that we can truly make a difference.

EU Background and legislation
In 1997, the European Union signed the Kyoto Protocol and committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 by 8 %, relative to the levels emitted in 1990 (although current trends continue to point to an increase). On 16 February 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force. In support of this commitment, since 2000 the EU has adopted a number of legislative measures to foster the market penetration of both renewable and energy efficient technologies, including the publication of a European Energy Policy in 2007. This policy set a number of European-level targets and objectives, including: • reducing greenhouse gas emissions from developed countries by 20 % by 2020; • improving energy efficiency by 20 % by 2020; • raising the share of renewable energy to 20 % by 2020; • increasing the level of biofuels in transport fuel to 10 % by 2020. On 23 January 2008, the European Commission restated these commitments via its renewable energy policy, describing a package of concrete measures and policies that will allow Europe to meet these targets. In particular, the Climate action and renewable energy package sets out the contribution expected from each Member State and proposes a series of measures to help achieve these ambitious targets. In December 2008, the European Parliament and Council also reached an agreement on the package that will further help transform Europe into a low-carbon economy and increase its energy security. National renewable energy targets proposed for each Member State will thus further contribute to a reduction in emissions and will also decrease the European Union’s dependence on foreign sources of energy. There is a common understanding between the EU Member States that recent increases in sustainable energy production and sustainable energy consumption patterns are having a beneficial impact on the environment. However, there is still more to be done. For more information on the latest EU policy and legislation, see:
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/index_en.html

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Testimonies
Campaign Partners, Campaign Associates, and Energy Days Organisers testify how joining the SEE Campaign has changed their approach to sustainable energy issues.
‘We provide a tool that enables people to see of the carbon footprint of their home, flight and car travel. The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign has supported us by creating additional visibility and enhancing our credibility as a provider of information and education tools online and offline.’
Antoine Geerinckx Managing Partner, CO2Logic

‘PlaNet Finance and its partners have been running the RENDEV project since January 2007 and received the 2009 Sustainable Energy Award. This award again serves to show the importance of microfinance as an essential tool for the renewable energy access. Being part of EU level Campaign was a good opportunity for PlaNet Finance, because it not only offered the possibility of developing our network, but brought a form of legitimacy and a better recognition to our projects.’
Pascale Geslain Head of Microfinance & Environnement programs PlaNet Finance

‘The Green Gateway Initiative (GGI) from Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems seeks to fundamentally change the way we heat, cool, ventilate and control buildings. By using the untapped natural heat resources that exist in the air and ground we are actively reducing energy use in buildings. The Official Partner status within Sustainable Energy Europe is an important part of our communication of the benefits of this approach and assists discussion of the issues with a wider audience.’
Martin Fahey Green Gateway Initiative Manager

‘Sonae Sierra owns 51 shopping centres in Europe and Brazil and has been focusing on sustainability in the development and operation of its shopping centres for ten years now. Becoming Partner of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign underlines our commitment to promote energy efficiency within our real estate portfolio, involving our main stakeholders. The external recognition that we have gained since becoming an official campaign partner has been very important for us, not only as a way to enhance the credibility of our environmental management system, but also to increase motivation among our employees.’
Elsa Monteiro Head of Sustainability, Sonae Sierra

‘As Secretary General of the European Small Hydropower Association, I have seen how in the last decade the interest in Renewable Energy Sources has increased dramatically in the EU while at the same time the image and importance of hydropower production have followed a declined path. It is hard to clean your image when many people are thinking the same way, but the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign has been a great ally in our efforts. Besides the great team of professionals behind the initiative, its ideas, programme, priorities and all the communication and dissemination activities have allowed us to increase the visibility of our activities and our sector and spread the message we wanted to reach people.’
Gema San Bruno ESHA Secretary General Renewable Energy House

‘Tens of thousands of people from around the world came together on 15 June 2009 to celebrate the enormous benefits of wind power during the first ever Global Wind Day. Jointly organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and numerous national wind energy associations, Global Wind Day comprised over 200 events and activities in 35 different countries which helped spread its messages to around a million people. Since the first European Wind Day in 2007 the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign has supported the Wind Day and this collaboration has enabled our event to gain wider visibility and recognition in the field of renewable energy.’
Elke Zander Global Wind Day

‘Energymons is an independent initiative based in Mons (Belgium), inspired by an entrepreneur concerned about energy issues for future generations. The exhibition gathers together scientists, industry representatives and the general public with a focus on energy issues and sustainable development. The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign has supported us since the beginning of the fair, and, through this collaboration, allowed our event to get much wider visibility and recognition in the field of renewable energy.’
Pol Lepage EnergyMons

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AWARDS

The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2009 – Setting new standards in the field of sustainable energy solutions

The Annual Awards Competition is an integral part of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign and over the past three years has established itself as an important moment at which to recognise some of the most outstanding, ambitious and innovative programmes in the field. Sustainable Energy Europe Award winners not only serve to further promote the objectives of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign to the wider public, but winning projects are also promoted in the Press and showcased as examples of excellence. In 2009, the competition included more than 250 candidates and winners were selected by a Jury, headed by Ms. Stina Soewarta, Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Mr. Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Energy. The Awards Ceremony took place the 10th of February at the  Albert Hall complex in Brussels and was hosted by Mr. Piebalgs.

Many congratulations to this year’s six inspiring winners: PlaNet Finance Group with RENDEV: Reinforcing provision of solar ENergy services in Bangladesh and Indonesia for Poverty alleviation and sustainable DEVelopment – a project which aims to encourage sustainable development and alleviate poverty in the Bangladesh and the Indonesia rural areas by encouraging innovative initiatives, combining microfinance mechanisms, solar technologies, and the improvement of small and medium-sized enterprises. HyFLEET:CUTE – the world’s largest hydrogen-powered bus demonstration and research project. Sonae Sierra: Disseminating sustainable energy practices through the development and management of green shopping centres – an ongoing programme to improve energy efficiency in retail buildings, disseminate good practices among stakeholders, the commercial property industry and society at large. Mobiel 21 with CONNECT – developing and disseminating excellent mobility management measures for young people. Consorzio Produttori Agricoli Acque Minerali Umbre s.r.l. with Energy production using local wood and agricultural biomass renewable resources for land sustainable development – implementation of a land resource-based wood and agriculture biomass renewable energy production. Climate Energy Ltd with Thurrock Energy Partnership – a project to actively promote energy efficiency initiatives in Thurrock and increase the take up of energy efficiency insulation and heating measures.

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Awardees 2009
Sustainable Energy Communities
Energy production using local wood and agricultural biomass renewable resources for land sustainable development Thurrock Energy Partnership
Climate Energy Ltd in partnership with Thurrock Council has endorsed Affordable Energy Insulation and this operates in Thurrock under the name Thurrock Energy Partnership. This partnership was established to actively promote energy efficiency initiatives in Thurrock, and increase the take up of energy efficiency insulation and heating measures. The partnership plans to manage a programme that will offer all residents a full range of energy efficiency discount and grant schemes.
Project Promoters

The project aims to implementing a system which uses different land potentials in a combined way to provide a safe and economic energy supply (both electric and thermal) to communities while safeguarding environmental resources and providing the local population with opportunities for economic and social development. The energy renewable sources used are wood and agriculture biomass production, which are implemented through both waste biomass collection and popular short rotation forestry. These sources and their related energy production chain have been improved in order to provide the possibility, in a given local context, of producing a consistent share of a community’s energy supply demand while relying only on its short range (70 km) land resources. The project demonstrates that with the use of no more than 20 % of the total agricultural land area (which is a current share bearing in mind the fluctuation of the area used for agricultural purposes) it is possible to provide a large portion of electric and thermal (also with CHP) energy needs at very convenient environmental, economic and social conditions. The project thus allows the local population to become ‘prosumers’, that is able to use their locally available renewable resources to produce energy to cover their needs and those of a local market as well as the wider outside market.
Project Promoters

Climate Energy Ltd, Thurrock Council.
Contact Shahla Azirani, European Project Development Manager, Climate Energy Ltd Bentalls Shopping Centre, Colchester Road, Heybridge 16, CM9 4GD Essex, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1621843888 Fax: (0044)1621852621 Email: shahla@climateenergy.co.uk www.climateenergy.co.uk

Consorzio Produttori Agricoli Acque Minerali Umbre s.r.l., Atena s.r.l., INNOREF, Regione Lazio, Regione Umbria.
Contact Renato Cami, President, Consorzio Produttori Agricoli Acque Minerali Umbre via Campagna 1/A, 05021 Acquasparta (TR), Italy Tel.: (0039)0744941983 Fax: (0039)0744944280 Email: consorzio_amu@yahoo.it www.innoref-brie.net

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Awardees 2009
Cooperation programmes Demonstration and dissemination projects
HyFLEET:CUTE

RENDEV – Reinforcing provision of solar ENergy services in Bangladesh and Indonesia for Poverty alleviation and sustainable DEVelopment

The aim of the project is to encourage sustainable economic development and alleviate poverty in rural areas in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The RENDEV project‘s goals are to create a favourable environment for the development of decentralised electrification systems by combining microfinance mechanisms, solar technologies and the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The project will provide training and capacity building on renewable energy technologies with the aim of strengthening local strategies and legislation. Its three main objectives are: raising awareness among underprivileged rural populations of the advantages of using renewable energy sources, taking part in the development of revenue generating activities in rural areas, and contributing to the definition of a rural development model that respects the environment and permanently reduces poverty.
Project Promoters

PlaNet Finance Group, Grameen Shakti, IT Power, Transenergie, YBUL.
Contact Pascale Geslain, Chief officer of microfinance and environment programmes, PlaNet Finance Rue Dieumegard 13, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France Tel.: (0033)149212626 Fax: (0033)149212627 Email: pgeslain@planetfinance.org www.rendev.org

HyFLEET:CUTE is the world’s largest hydrogen powered bus demonstration and research project. Through the project 47 hydrogen powered buses are now in operation in public transport systems in 10 cities on three continents. The project has brought together 31 partners from industry, government, as well as academic and consulting organisations. Some of the world’s leading automotive and technology development companies, major energy companies, policy developers and transport operators are working together to lead Europe in the future development of a hydrogen-based transport system as such as system has the potential to be emission free. HyFLEET:CUTE was established under and is financially supported by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme. The European Union’s energy policy aims to diversify and secure energy sources for Europe, while reducing CO2 and other emissions harmful to the environment and human health. Hydrogen is a key element in this future strategy for road transport.
Project Promoters

HyFLEET:CUTE, Air Liquid, Division des Techniques Avancées, Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg (AVL), Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), BP Gas Marketing Ltd, China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, Daimler AG, Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT), Euro Keys, EVOBUS GmbH, GVB Public Transport Company, Amsterdam, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Hydrogenics Corporation, Icelendic New Energy (INE) Ltd, London Bus Services Ltd, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, MVV Consulting GmbH, NEOMAN Bus, PE International GmbH, PLANET GbR, Repsol YPF, Shell Hydrogen BV, Statoil Hydro, Technische Universität Berlin, TMB – Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa – Instituto Superior Tecnica, University of Iceland, University of Stuttgart – Department of Life Cycle Engineering (LBP), Vattenfall Europe AG – Berlin, Vattenfall Europe AG – Hamburg.
Contact Simon Whitehouse, Leader, Work Package 6, HyFLEET:CUTE Project PE International Hauptstrasse 111-113, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany Tel.: (0049)7113418170 Fax: (0049)71134181725 Email: s.whitehouse@pe-international.com www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

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Market Transformation including voluntary commitments
Sonae Sierra – Disseminating sustainable energy practices through the development and management of green shopping centres
Sonae Sierra is an international shopping and leisure centre specialist active in six European countries and in Brazil. Passionate about innovation and with a commitment to continually improving its environmental performance, the project seeks to incorporate sustainable energy practices into the development and management of shopping centres as well as raise awareness among stakeholders and drive the industry forward in terms of energy efficiency in buildings. The shopping and leisure centre aims to set an example to its peers, tenants and financiers by demonstrating that good environmental stewardship can enhance competitiveness. It also strives to promote sustainable practices among society, taking advantage of its visibility as a focal community space for commercial and leisure activities. Sonae Sierra is an active participant in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project which has set the target for new buildings to consume zero net energy from external power supplies and to produce zero net CO2 emissions by 2050. Sierra has also set the objective of achieving a 10 % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by m2 of Gross Lettable Area by 2020, compared to the 2005 level. In addition, the centre has an ongoing programme for awareness-raising among staff, suppliers, tenants, visitors and communities.
Project Promoter

Promotional, communication and educational actions
CONNECT

The CONNECT project develops and disseminates best practise mobility management measures for young people. As only talking about success and the different actions that exist is not sufficient, dissemination, implementation and learning by doing will be the main drivers of the CONNECT project. The project aims to contribute to the EU’s energy-related objectives and policies as well as the environmental and social policies set out in the EC’s Green Paper on Energy, the White Paper on Transport and the greenhouse gas emission targets identified within the Kyoto Protocol. The project will contribute to these goals by encouraging school children, students and their parents to use more sustainable means of transport when travelling to and from school. Local communities and authorities will establish the building blocks necessary to share the project’s know-how and outcomes, and form a European-wide-web of CONNECTed members. In this way, the project will develop into a larger and more beneficial initiative in time, which will continue beyond the duration of the current project’s life span.
Project Promoters

Mobiel 21, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, DTV Consultants, Institut für Verkehrspedagogik, JMP Consulting, Miskolc, Modena, Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities, University of Maribor.
Contact Raf Canters, Project coordinator, Mobiel 21 Vital Decosterstraat 67a/0101, 3000 Leuven, Belgium Tel.: (0032)16317700 Fax: (0032)16290210 Email: raf.canters@mobiel21.be www.schoolway.net

Sonae Sierra, S.G.P.S.
Contact Cláudia Beirão Lopes, Environment Manager, Sonae Sierra Rua Amilcar Cabral 23, 1750-018 Lisbon, Portugal Tel.: (0035)1217515110 Email: cblopes@sonaesierra.com www.sonaesierra.com/Web/en-GB/corporateresponsibility/ managementsystem/default.aspx

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Official Partners Better, Faster, Together

At the heart of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign is the principle that together we can find better, more sustainable energy solutions. Together, we really can make a difference. Effective legislation and supporting programme, of course, will always remain critical. To achieve our goal, however, we also need to work as one and communicate the vision of a different kind of sustainable future for Europe; we need partners, who will not only work on innovate solutions but help spread the message and engage all kinds of stakeholders across the Union. As one of the key instruments of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, this expression of commitment, collaboration and communication is exactly what Sustainable Energy Europe Partnership provides. Designed to actively involve and promote a wide range of sustainable energy projects and programmes, Partners express their commitment to change the landscape of energy in Europe and enjoy the benefits of having their initiatives showcased their ideas at local, regional, national and European level. Within the last year, the number of projects recognised as Sustainable Energy Partners has more than doubled, contributing significantly to the increasing levels of activity and visibility of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. By February 2008, a total of 404 Campaign Partners were approved and published in the Partnership database available on the official website of the Campaign (www.sustenergy.org). In many cases, these ‘Partners’ represented several organisations working together on a single project. The actual number of energy actors currently committed to this growing European network is therefore even larger. Looking to the future of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, there is no doubt that this network of Partners will continue to grow and continue to provide a mark of excellence that others will strive towards. Together, we will make a difference and Europe will continue to mark itself out as a worldwide leader in sustainable energy solutions.

Find more information about the Partner projects. Go to p. 12 All Sustainable Energy Partners are eligible to enter the Sustainable Energy Europe Award competition. During a prestigious ceremony hosted by the European Commissioner for Energy, the foremost examples of successful sustainable energy projects receive an award, not only for their fantastic work but also for their commitment to a sustainable energy future. They are promoted in the Press and showcased as examples of excellence. Discover the Winners of the 3rd annual Award Competition. Go to p. 7 The Sustainable Energy Partnership comprises initiatives in each of the following areas: Sustainable Energy Communities Working together at local, regional, or national level, towards a genuine change in energy supply and use, on the basis of a coherent plan involving a range of public and private stakeholders. Market Transformation including Voluntary Commitments Working to reduce market barriers and effect positive lasting change in the market for energy efficient goods, appliances and services, with the objectives of increasing their market share and informing the consumer of their advantages. (Also includes voluntary commitments by companies to reduce their energy impact.) Promotional, Communication and Educational Actions Working to increase public awareness on a range of sustainable energy issues and products. Demonstration and Dissemination Projects Working to ensure effective implementation and dissemination of a range of technologies, in the major sectors: buildings, transport, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Cooperation Programmes Working to transfer sustainable energy know-how to developing countries.

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Sustainable Energy Communities

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Giving new energy to Italian cities and citizens

Environmental Programme for the City of Göteborg, Traffic and Public Transport Authority – Sustainable transport system becomes a reality
The Traffic and Public Transport Authority’s Environmental Programme was established in 1995 and updated in 2006. Through encouragement and communication, employees have become very aware of sustainable energy and transport. Past initiatives include a new system for carpooling, which included 100 % environmental vehicles in 2003, and for bicycle sharing in 2006. By 2006 the carpool system had saved SEK 240 000. Flying also decreased by 35 % in 2007 compared to 2006 levels. The programme has inspired other cities to increase the number of environmental vehicles used on local and regional level. Physical changes in the traffic system and technical developments that conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions are also in place. Major improvements have been achieved through including environmental criteria in vehicle procurements, introducing environmental zones for cargo in the city, as well as lower parking charges for environmental vehicles. This has had an impact on the authority’s own organisation and on the rest of the city due to its 45 000 employees. The programme has also resulted in cooperation between companies and other organisations outside Göteborg, helping the programme spread from a local to a regional, national and international level. It has involved 50 different companies with far more employees than the city authorities. Public transport has been promoted which is one reason why CO2 emissions from private cars decreased by 50 % from 2006 to 2007 in the Traffic and Public Transport Authority. One further objective is to decrease CO2 emissions by 4 % by 2010.
Project Promoter

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of energy sustainability among local authorities and the communities they represent in Italy. More than 30 Italian capital cities, members of the Foundation, are taking part in activities to share knowledge and implement actions in this field. The ‘Giving new energy to Italian cities and citizens’ project aims to spread and share the best practices of Italian and European cities and to coordinate actions which help raise citizens’ awareness of energy efficiency and energy saving issues. Italian mayors and local officers are being the main beneficiaries of the project which will help improve their management capacity in the fields of energy, the environment and urban mobility. Citizens are also being targeted in the local campaigns which aim to change behaviour. The dissemination of a handbook on Urban Energy Plans at Italian and European level is also planned. In addition, as part of the project at least 10 Foundation members’ cities plan to join the Covenant of Mayors and launch their own Energy Action Plan. Each member will also promote an awareness campaign to spread information on European energy policies among citizens and try to change behaviour regarding energy.
Project Promoters

ANCI IDEALI – European Foundation of cities, Ambiente Italia, Coordinamento Agenda 21 locali, Dexia Crediop, Formez.
Contact Maria Baroni, Secretary General, Anci Ideali Avenue des arts 39, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)22133084 Fax: (0032)25135227 Email: baroni@ideali.be www.ideali.be

Traffic and Public Transport Authority in Göteborg.
Contact Anders Roth, Head of Environment, City of Göteborg, Traffic and Public Transport Authority Köpmansgatan 20, 403 16 Göteborg, Sweden Tel.: (0046)313680000 Fax: (0046)317119833 Email: anders.roth@trafikkontoret.goteborg.se www.trafikkontoret.goteborg.se

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Energetic Policies in the Municipalities of the Province of Seville
PAEM is a project run by the Provincial Energy Agency (Area of Sustainability and Hydraulic Cycle-County Council of Seville) which targets all town halls in the Province of Seville. The aims of PAEM are to reduce the municipal energy consumption and the related energy costs while at the same time cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In addition, it aims to make the local population more aware of efficient energy use and provide training to municipal technical personnel on how to save energy, energy efficiency, and the use of new technologies. The County Council of Seville has organised three investments calls in order to implement the PAEM project. The first phase saw energy audits of the public system, buildings and municipal facilities take place. The result of these audits revealed the necessity of developing a Municipal Investment Plan in Public System Lighting. The work carried out was financed by the second part of the project called PROMETEO during 2007. Gradually all the town halls in Seville have completed the project. The projects are called POE´08 in the first phase and PIMAP’09 in the second phase of PAEM. The investment made in the second phase of the project has funded the installation and/or replacement of energy saving equipment, a decrease in spending on municipal facilities and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Project Promoter

RES-FC Market. Regional markets of Renewable Energy Sources – Fuel Cell Systems for households ALTENER, small-scale applications
The scope of RES-FC markets has been to make a contribution for changing the development of renewable energy sources (RES) fuel cell household systems (FCHS) from R&D and to also include market development and in this way accelerate the development of this technology and its economic performance. Concerning market development it is essential that the system cost decreases and initial customers are identified. Lessons from the successful use of European technology and market development of wind turbines can be transferred into the RES-FCHS sector. The specific goal of the project was to describe regional markets for RES-FCHS with an aggregated market of minimum 3 000 RES-FCHS units to be realised in the near future. The cooperation between regional markets has been used for driving down the cost of RES-FC. The main challenge in introducing this promising technology to the market is to bring the systems cost down for demonstration projects developers, and the same time identify and specify the political measures necessary for creating an early consumer market. The RES-FCHS project produced recommendations to meet both these challenges and to introduce hydrogen-technology into the European market. The project worked in the following areas: • Stakeholders and European cooperation. • Technology and regional market development. • Development plans. • Regional markets. • Improving technology performance. • Dissemination. As a result of the project’s work along side the original activities a demonstration of the first European full size real working future energy chain system based on wind-hydrogen-fuel cells has been developed. The initiative H2COLLEGE consists of 66 new build CO2-neutral student apartments constructed at the AU/HIH university campus. The apartments are based on passive house standards combined and supplied with its own electrolyser, H2-storage/distributionnet and 16 micro CHP Fuel Cell systems to balance the wind power flow and fluctuating electricity prices. The buildings were finished at the beginning of 2009, the year when Denmark will host the UN COP15 in Copenhagen.
Project Promoters

Provincial Energy Agency of Seville Area of Sustainability and Hydraulic Cycle of the Country Council of Seville.
Contact Javier Madrid Rojo, Provincial Energy Agency of Seville Coordinator County Council of Seville (Area of Sustainability and Hydraulic Cycle of Seville) Avda Leonardo da Vincy 16, 41092 Sevilla, Spain Tel.: (0034)954486801 Fax: (0034)954486803 Email: jmadrid@prodetur.es http://agenciaprovincialdelaenergia.prodetur.es

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‘Waste Management Program’ – An initiative of the City of Krakow
‘Waste Management Program’ is a complex project which aims to modernise waste management in the Kraków district, and introduce changes that can be rolled out to the whole MaBopolska Region. Financed by ISPA/Cohesion Found, the programme introduces radical changes in waste management by departing from the usual storing of waste in landfills and instead creating a new system based on maximising the use of waste material. The programme uses an installation which produces electricity by collecting gas from municipal solid waste. This electricity is then transferred to the public electricity network. The installation also produces heat that is used to meet the needs of the landfill site.
Project Promoters

Hydrogen Innovation and Research Centre – HIRC, Aalborg University (AAU), Baltic Industries and Consulting Sp.z o.o. (BIC), Dantherm Power A/S, DONG energy, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Foundation CENER CIEMAT, International Biogas and Bioenergy Center (IBBK), IRD Fuel Cells A/S, Kompetenz- und Innovationszentrum Brennstoffzelle der Region Stuttegart e.V. (KIBZ), University of Coimbra (ISR-UC), University of Iceland – UoI.
Contact Frans Bjørn-Thygesen, Director, HIRC – Hydrogen Innovation and Research Centre Birk Centerpark 40, 7400 Herning, Denmark Tel.: (0045)70251114 Fax: (0045)70251115 Email: fbt@hirc.dk www.resfc-markets.eu

Municipality of Krakow, Krakow Municipal Cleaning Company.
Contact WiesBaw Starowicz, Deputy Mayor of Krakow, Municipality of Krakow Plac Wszystkich Zwietych 3/4, 31-004 Krakow Poland Tel.: (0048)126161265 Fax: (0048)126161493 Email: wieslaw.starowicz@um.krakow.pl www.mpo.krakow.pl

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RERINA – Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies in Rural Insular Areas
The RERINA project is the study and classification of European Insular Areas in relation to their potential to implement Renewable Energy Sources (RES) applications. The development and application of a methodological approach supporting the development of Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) in islands and ecologically sensitive areas is a priority. The project aims to support the development of a typology of European Insular Areas which will be a helpful tool to researchers, policy makers, local planners and individuals who are working to identify the requirements that renewable energy technologies should meet in order to satisfy the needs of each specific insular area. The objective is also to identify best practice and facilitate the transfer of know-how on the application of renewables within different insular areas. The Sustainable Energy Plans (SEP) approach will be applied to three ecologically sensitive areas in three European islands: Cyprus, Crete and Sardinia. These islands already have substantial experience in RES development and have the potential to use RES. Other factors are the islands’ seasonal energy demands due to tourism and the fact that most of them are not connected to the mainland grid electricity network.
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EASY – Energy Actions and Systems for Mediterranean Local Communities
The EASY project aims to define Local Integrated Energy Systems using renewable sources. The EASY local communities are characterised, apart from the presence of a significant quota of energy from renewable sources, by their capability to cover, in the area of reference, the whole productive and distributive cycle of energy, which thereby minimises the environmental and economic costs deriving from its transport. One of the objectives of the EASY project is the definition in the short term of a Local Energy System based on how supply and demand for RES and energy efficiency is met. After being designed, the local EASY will directly be tested in representative locations in the Adriatic/Mediterranean regions. A further EASY objective is the development in the medium to long term of a system of Sustainable Energy Communities in the Adriatic/Mediterranean regions. This will be created through initiatives which provide support and networking opportunities both at regional and transnational level. The aim of this work is to better spread the results of the case studies and methods to all small decentralised settlements that form the most frequent type of settlement throughout the region.
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Technical University of Crete, Comune di Cabras, Cyprus Institute of Energy, Islenet, Koba, Municipality of Armenous, WWF Greece.
Contact Theocharis Tsoutsos, Assistant Professor, Technical University of Crete Kounoupidiana Campus, GR 73100 Chania, Greece Tel.: (0030)2821037825 Fax: (0030)2821037846 Email: Theocharis.Tsoutsos@enveng.tuc.gr www.tuc.gr

Municipality of Vila-Real, Municipality of Ancona, Forum delle citta’dell’ Adriatico e dello Ionio, Municipality of Sykies, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija (Split and Dalmatian County).
Contact Elena Mezquita Vidal, Energy Development Area, Municipality of Vila-Real Av. Murà 28, 12540 Vila-Real, Spain Tel.: (0034)964547017 Fax: (0034)964547019 Email: adener@ajvila-real.es

‘Warmer Homes, Warmer Hearts’ – An Affordable Warmth Strategy for Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Council formed a partnership with National Energy Action (NEA) in November 2006 in order to develop an Affordable Warmth Strategy for the town. As part of this process a steering group was formed with key stakeholders and partners. Two workshops have been organised which were attended by participants including representatives from the PCT, Social Care, Welfare Rights, the Energy Saving Trust, Middlesbrough Environment City and voluntary organisations, such as Age Concern, the Pensions Service and residents. The Affordable Warmth Strategy aims to help residents move out of fuel poverty and into affordable warmth. It has been estimated that there could be as many as 22 % of households in Middlesbrough that are at risk of fuel poverty. The Centre for Sustainable Communities and the University of Bristol’s research tool (Fuel Poverty Indicator) show that in the North East region the University ward has the highest percentage of households in fuel poverty.
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LundaMaTs – A strategy for a sustainable transport system for Lund
In 1996 the Lund Municipality Executive Board decided to draw up an environmentally adapted transport plan. In the transport plan (abbreviated to LundaMaTs) the Municipality took a broad approach which aims to make the transport system sustainable in the long term. LundaMaTs consists of a large number of projects comprising both hard and soft measures. Activities implemented include: a public transport route Lundalänken (Lund link), a large number of bicycle promotion measures, a handbook on urban planning for reduced car use, and the activities of the Mobility Office. Lund’s plan for an environmentally-friendly transport system is now well-known among Swedish urban planners and the work has gained national as well as international recognition. The LundaMaTs is a long-term initiative and evaluations done 2001 and 2004 show that it has produced results. Due to the work of LundaMaTs, Lund has managed to break the trend of rising car use and instead has experienced notable increase in public transport and bicycle use. The work has now reached the next stage with the introduction of LundaMaTs II, an update of LundaMaTs. The new plan widens the scope from implementing an environmentally adapted transport system to developing a sustainable transport system covering all three sustainability aspects: environmental, economic, and social.
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Middlesbrough Council, Energy Saving Trust, Middlesbrough Environment City, National Energy Action.
Contact Shirley Pew, Affordable Warmth Co-ordinator, Middlesbrough Council PO Box 99, TS1 2QQ Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1642729395 Fax: (0044)1642729977 Email: shirley_pew@middlesbrough.gov.uk www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Technical Services Administration in Lund, Department of City Planning in Lund, The regional public transport provider – Skånetrafiken.
Contact Ylva S. Aqvist, Project coordinator, Technical Services Administration Byggmästaregatan 4, 22237 Lund, Sweden Tel.: (0046)46356984 Fax: (0046)46336705 Email: ylva.aqvist@lund.se www.lund.se/lundamats

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Provincia Fotovoltaica – Fotovoltaic Province

Energy from Renewable Sources for the Municipalities

The national ‘Photovoltaic Energy Account’ introduced in Italy in 2007 guarantees that the national electric network will buy the electric energy produced from grid-connected photovoltaic systems at a very favourable price for the next 20 years. A.P.E.V.V., the Energy Agency of Vercelli Province, is promoting an initiative called ‘Provincia Fotovoltaica – Photovoltaic Province’ which encourages the installation at local level of a significant number of distributed photovoltaic systems with the objective of both contributing to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions of the territory and, at the same time, bringing savings on energy bills for both local administrations and citizens. The ‘Photovoltaic Province’ project will be developed through: • The realisation of an agreement concluded with a pool of local banks to provide low rate loans for the entire amount of the investment. • The active role of A.P.E.V.V. as the technical supervisor of the design, realisation and guarantor of the photovoltaic systems on behalf of the banks. • The implementation by A.P.E.V.V. of a technical protocol to be agreed by the ESCOs in order to allow to put into operation the photovoltaic systems financed by the banks. • The organisation of an information campaign and technical courses managed by A.P.E.V.V.
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The aim of the project is to disseminate information on energy from renewable sources through collaboration with the A.I.C.C.R.E. (Italian section of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions). The project will disseminate information on the use of renewable sources to produce thermal and electric power through AICCRE newsletters, a number conferences in Italy, an IE 2008 project and the ‘Conference of the twin towns of the Mediterranean sea’ (200 towns). This work is targeted at Italian municipalities, provinces and regions. Each publication will present a renewable source, the system used to produce energy, the machinery used, the technology’s strengths and weaknesses, costs involved, and the emissions. The renewable sources to be examined are: wind power, solar power (both thermal and electric), biomass, sewage sludge, urban waste, industrial waste, medical waste, wood waste, animal waste, oil waste, plastics, solvents, seaweed, rubber (tyres), geothermal energy, hydropower. The technologies to be illustrated are: wind generators, biogas systems, Syngas systems, co-generators for biogas, sterling turbines for biogas, gas turbines for Syngas, steam turbines, fuel cells for biogas and syngas, solar power, thermal and photovoltaic panels.
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S.I.I. Consulting, A.I.C.C.R.E. A.P.E.V.V. – Energy Agency of Vercelli Province, Biverbanca, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Vercelli e Biella, LaEscoDelSole.
Contact Gianfranco Chessa, President, A.P.E.V.V. Piazza S. Eusebio 5, 13100 Vercelli, Italy Tel.: (0039)0161226365 Fax: (0039)0161226366 Email: apevv@apevv.it www.provincia.vercelli.it/apevv Contact Giovanni Sgandurra, Managing director S.I.I. Consulting Domaine de Chosal, 74166 Archamps, France Tel.: (0033)618680400 Fax: (0039)06233201656 Email: g.sgandurra@siiconsult.eu www.aiccre.it

Gaia Lighting – Because tomorrow is important for us!
An intensive study of the consumption of the public lighting system in Vila Nova de Gaia revealed great potential for making energy savings. Based on the results of a prior pilot project, Energaia was able to test the use of flow regulation devices, one of the existing technologies for energy efficiency, and as a result, estimate the potential make energy savings of between 30 % and 40 %. The objective of Gaia Lighting project is to optimise the system by reducing energy consumption by 40 % within the identified sample of 100 public lighting facilities. The Municipality owns around 1 200 public lighting facilities and the project’s initial target is to install 100 flow regulation devices, preferably in combination with other measures such as the substitution of the existing light bulbs for more efficient alternatives, as a way to maximise potential energy savings. In parallel to the installation, Energaia together with the flow regulation suppliers, will customise a common software solution so that it’s possible to permanently monitor and manage the public lighting system. The project’s goal in the medium term is to achieve overall energy savings of 25 % within Gaia’s public lighting system. The results of the present work will influence future investment decisions. The project is being carried out in partnership with the national energy supplier in order to maximise the exchange of knowledge and promote the dissemination of best practices.
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San Sebastián – Energy friendly borough
The project’s objective is to promote energy self-sufficiency in San Sebastián de La Gomera through bringing in measures to save and use more efficiently energy and encouraging the use of renewable energy. In order to achieve this, a programme introducing energy efficiency measures in street lighting and municipality offices and facilities is planned. In public buildings this will involve the replacement with more efficient models of lighting sources, the replacement of electric water heaters for solar collectors, the installation of timers and sensors to ensure that lights switch on at the times and level, and the correction of the power factor of the facilities and regulation of the electricity supply rate. Regarding street lighting this will involve the replacement of incandescent lamps and mercury steam for low consumption lamps and high pressure sodium steam, the installation of tension controls, the installation of flow controls, as well as power factor correction and the regulation of the electricity supply rate. The renewable energies used include a wind farm and solar and photovoltaic installations on roofs. Energy savings and increased efficiency will be made in private sector by encouraging the families and businesses to save energy, creating an energy efficiency programme for private buildings, encouraging the energy labelling of buildings, and drafting and approving energy bylaws.
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San Sebastián de La Gomera Town Council, Cabildo of La Gomera, UNELCO-ENDESA.
Contact Manuel Herrera Armas, Mayor, San Sebastián de La Gomera Town Council Plaza de Las Américas 4, 38800 San Sebastián de La Gomera, Spain Tel.: (0034)922141072 Fax: (0034)922141521 Email: a21sansebastian@terra.es

Energaia – Agência Municipal de Energia de Gaia.
Contact Luís Castanheira, Director, Energaia Rua Cândido dos Reis 137, 4400-037 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Tel.: (0035)1223747250 Email: lcastanheira@energaia.pt www.energaia.pt/ip.php

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Essex Warmer Walls
This project is being run by the Climate Energy Ltd (Essex EEAC) in partnership with the local authorities in Essex. Figures show that a house without any insulation loses more heat through the walls than through any other area such as the roof, floor, doors or windows. Homes with solid walls, mansard roofs and dormer ceilings lose up to a staggering 45 % of the heat being produced. They also cost money to the home owners concerned. Condensation is an additional problem commonly found with cold solid wall properties and it usually gives rise to black mould growth, which is not only unsightly but is also a serious health risk. Sempatap Thermal can avoid these problems. It is as easy as wallpaper to apply and it can be decorated with anything – wallpaper, emulsion paint, even tiles. By insulating with Sempatap Thermal, a house will immediately be warmer and more comfortable and heating will be more efficient, which means the customer will save money and at the same time be helping to conserve the world’s natural resources and combat global climate change.
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European Smart Metering Alliance
ESMA aims to define and spread best practice in smart metering across EU Member States and maximise the resulting energy savings. ESMA supports Article 13 of the Energy End-Use Efficiency and ESCO Directive. The project has produced a series of reports on key aspects of smart metering that fed into a Best Practice Guide produced in 2008. In addition, an alliance has been established linking all key stakeholders, giving them a forum to deal with the issues arising from the introduction of smart metering. Smart metering covers a variety of functions made possible by electronic meters and communications networks. These functions provide benefits to utilities through more efficient operation and reduced costs. They also make it possible for final customers to get more information about their energy use. Trials have shown that this can reduce consumption. ESMA will ensure that energy reduction is maximised through the introduction of smart metering. This project includes 14 organisations from 10 countries across Europe.
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Beama Limited, ECN Intelligent Energy Grids, ENDESA INGENIERÍA, KAPE.
Contact Howard Porter, Marketing Director, BEAMA Limited 3, Albert Embankment, SE1 7SL London, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)2077933007 Fax: (0044)2077933003 Email: hporter@beama.org.uk www.esma-home.eu

Climate Energy Ltd (Essex EEAC), Sempatap Insulation.
Contact Shahla Zare-Azirani, European Projects Development Manager, Climate Energy Ltd (Essex EEAC) Colchester Road 16, Bentalls Shopping Centre, CM9 4GD Heybridge, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)01621843888 Fax: (0044)01621852621 Email: shahla@climateenergy.co.uk www.climateenergy.co.uk www.affordableenergy.co.uk

Buildings environmental criteria in Western Central Brittany
This project aims at improving the environmental quality of public buildings which are either being built or renovated. Each local authority building project is designed using a series of environmental criteria including energy, water, acoustic, materials and global conception. ALECOB works with local authorities to ensure that these criteria are respected and to validate the environmental quality of the projects. This endorsement enables local authorities to receive financial help from the Pays du Centre Ouest Bretagne which gathers together local authorities in a common territory. The programme reinforces the exemplary actions of local authorities, gives them opportunity for sharing experiences and contributes to local development.
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The OPAH project – Opération Programmée d’Amélioration de l’Habitat
The project aims to reduce energy consumption and costs in local housing by providing impartial advice and financial support to homeowners. This project is part of a larger initiative which aims at improving the quality of local housing which is mostly old. Homeowners (either landlords or tenants) wishing to improve their property can have a free energy assessment of the work they are planning and also receive advice to improve the energy efficiency of the habitation. If the work planned is in line with energy efficiency criteria, the homeowner can benefit from a grant of EUR 1 800.
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ALECOB, ADEME Bretagne, Pays du Centre Ouest Bretagne, Région Bretagne. ALECOB (Local Energy Agency of Western Center Brittany), ADEME Bretagne, Communauté de communes du Kreiz Breizh, Pact-Arim.
Contact Benoît Aignel, Director, ALECOB Place de la Tour d’Auvergne, BP 226, 29834 Carhaix-Plouguer, France Tel.: (0033)298992780 Fax: (0033)298992784 Email: alecob@wanadoo.fr Contact Benoît Aignel, Director, ALECOB BP 226, Place de la Tour d’Auvergne, 29834 Carhaix-Plouguer, France Tel.: (0033)298992780 Fax: (0033)298992784 Email: alecob@wanadoo.fr

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Diputación Provincial de Granada
The ‘Regional Energy Agency of Granada’, working together with the provincial public administration of the ‘Diputación Provincial de Granada’, is managing a new plan called the ‘Plan Provincial de Protección del Clima’. This initiative, which has a budget of approximately EUR 1 500 000 per year for the next 4 years, is aimed at local municipalities with the objective of improving the use of efficient machines, developing R.E. facilities, and providing information to the local population.
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Project Carbon
Project Carbon is a project of Marches Energy Agency, the sustainable energy and climate change agency for the West Midlands. The project provides a service which delivers advice on energy efficiency, sustainable energy and carbon emission reduction to households, communities and businesses. The advice is quantified and customised to the specific needs of the client. The team is not tied into any particular technology or manufacturer, and therefore is able to act as an honest broker. Advice can often be provided to clients that would not be willing to afford energy advice on a commercial basis, due to the project’s links and sponsorship from funding sources such as local authorities and development boards. Some of the services are also offered at commercial rates by organisations that understand the importance of controlling energy use. Project Carbon also signposts clients to appropriate grant opportunities and assists them to apply for grant funding. In addition, some resources are spent in participating in research projects with other regions, such as through the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. The global aim of Project Carbon is to assist its clients to make significant reductions in their carbon emissions in the most effective ways.
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Diputación Provincial de Granada, Agencia Andaluza de la Energía, Regional Energy Agency of Granada.
Contact Gonzalo Esteban, Technician, Diputación Provincial de Granada Avda. Andalucía, 18015 Granada, Spain Tel.: (0034)958281551 Fax: (0034)958281553 Email: areatecnica@apegr.org www.apegr.org

Marches Energy Agency.

Plan of sustainability and environment (Plan SuMA 2007-2009)
The SuMA Plan is a set of actions and initiatives that have been developed from a commitment made by the University of Vigo to sustainable development, resource efficiency and respect for the natural environment. The Plan aims to include all the activities carried out by the University of Vigo in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energies, the respect for the environment and sustainable development. The initiative aims to create a sustainable ecological space which brings technical proposals, urban planning and environmental concerns, together with the artistic and innovative energy of the university campus. It is an all-inclusive initiative in which the entire university community is involved and participates. The Plan is implemented through coordination between the various departments and services at the University which together agree on each of the actions to be taken. It is structured in seven programmes that cover general topics relating to energy, residues, and the natural environment, our heritage, working with the society, and building awareness of environmental issues. Each of these programmes will be applied to the buildings, facilities and units of the University, resulting in the implementation of specific actions depending on the availability of budget and following an assessment based on the principles of harmonisation and efficiency.
Project Promoters

Contact Jeremy Thorp, Senior Project Manager, Team Leader, Marches Energy Agency Coton Hill – The Pump House, SY1 2DP Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1743277105 Fax: (0044)1743246008 Email: jeremy.thorp@mea.org.uk www.projectcarbon.org www.mea.org.uk

Project Solar Panels – City Hall Genk
The project concerns the installation of 2 000 m2 of solar panels on the roof of Genk’s town hall. The solar panels should generate 200 000 kWh per year, an amount which should contribute to an annual reduction of 60 tons of CO2 for the town and the equivalent of saving 6 hectares of forest every year. The Project Solar Panels – City Hall Genk is part of the ‘Genk Environmental Programme 2008-2013’, a programme that has three objectives: to raise awareness and provide information for both the inhabitants of Genk and its internal services on the need to reduce CO2 emissions, to reduce energy consumption by teaching people how to reduce energy thanks to simple principles such as the prevention of energy waste through home isolation and using the sun, to implement renewable energy installations, such as installing solar panels on the roof of the recycling-park ‘Bosdel’ or a solar thermic water heating system used to heat the environmental and nature centre ‘Heempark’.
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University of Vigo, Government of Spain – Department of Education and Science, Group Santander, IDAE-Institute for the diversification and saving of the energy, INEGA-Energetic Institute of Galicia, UNION FENOSA, Xunta de Galicia-Consellería of Environment and Sustainable Development.
Contact José Cidrás Pidre, Vice-rector of Planning, University of Vigo Rector’s office of the University Campus As Lagoas-Marcosende 36310 Vigo (Pontevedra), Spain Tel.: (0034)986813440 Fax: (0034)986812022 Email: plansuma@uvigo.es http://webs.uvigo.es/plansuma/

City of Genk, DEXIA, ENECO-Energy Belgium.
Contact Jef Gabriels, Mayor, City of Genk Dieplaan 2, 3600 Genk, Belgium Tel.: (0032)89653690 Fax: (0032)89653471 Email: jef.gabriels@genk.be www.genk.be

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Introducing Energy Management (EM) in all the Cities and Counties in Croatia
The project aims to implement Energy Management (EM) and increase energy efficiency throughout the cities and counties in Croatia. It has been developed building on the momentum and achievements of the project ‘Overcoming Barriers to Energy Efficiency’ currently being implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship and the United Nations Development Programme.
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Citizens and urban environment: the Venice approach to sustainable energy
The initiatives undertaken in Venice in the last few years have a multi-sectorial approach: family involvement in energy savings and energy self-production (Echo Action), reductions in households’ consumption of energy heating (CAMBIERESTI? Energia.300x70), tax reductions for private ‘sustainable’ buildings (Tax Reduction For Private Sustainable Buildings) and a new cando approach to urban recovery where particular attention is paid to innovative production activities and high-level facilities (Venice At Ubpa World Exposition Shanghai China 2010). All these activities are considered strategic tools towards honouring the city’s future commitments (Covenant of Mayors) in the sustainable energy sector. A brief description of the above mentioned actions: • Echo Action This project aims to create a model made up of the active and voluntary involvement of families together with local economic actors and financial institutes which is co-ordinated by the local energy agency and targeted at contributing to the implementation of local energy plans. This goal will be achieved by dividing families into working groups, organising specifically aimed training courses and actively involving private companies and technicians. Feasible solutions both from a technological and from the financial point of view (instruments available among the ethical financial operators or banks if applicable), for energy savings and energy self-production will then offered to the families involved. • CAMBIERESTI? Energia.300x70 The aim of the project is to reduce households’ consumption of heating energy. With support from technical staff, families are invited to adapt their houses in an energy efficient way and use all the technologies available for reducing energy consumption in both summer and winter. The measurable reduction of energy consumption for families (translated as the concrete reduction of energy bills) will be used to pay the companies which have adapted the homes. • Tax Reduction For Private Sustainable Buildings The town council approved a specific administrative provision to support private sustainable buildings. This provision means that anyone constructing a sustainable building can receive a reduction of up to 30 % on urbanization tax and a reduction of up to 50 % on the building’s fiscal contribution. To be eligible for these benefits, the building must provide improved energy performance, in comparison to buildings constructed in line with present regulations, and must be predominately made out of products certified as ecologically compatible. • Venice At Ubpa World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 This event represents a chance to showcase the ‘new’ Venice by means of some prestigious long-term projects promoted by the City’s administration that are all examples of a new ‘can-do’ approach to urban recovery. These projects are: Environmental reclamation and functional conversion of an industrial area, conversion of an ancient arsenal and functional re-use of minor areas.
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United Nations Development Program – Croatia (UNDP), Croatia Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, Croatian Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship.
Contact Sandra Magajne, Executive Assistant, Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Croatia – UNDP Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Tel.: (0038)516331888 Fax: (0038)516331880 Email: sandra.magajne@undp.org www.energetska-efikasnost.undp.hr

Benacus-res proba: promoting the development and implementation of renewable energy technologies in the Garda Lake region

This project aims to both promote sustainable energy technologies and encourage public authorities and private actors to put into practice environmentally-friendly solutions to current energy needs in the southeast area of the lake of Garda (Benacus). Targeted renewable energy sources include electric mobility, photovoltaic systems, car and motorbike ports, electric boats and other initiatives which could help to clean and keep clean the environment. The final goals of the project are to substantially increase the presence of renewable energy technologies and ensure that the ISO 14 000 certification is awarded to the communities of Peschiera, Lazise, Castelnuovo, Bardolino, Cavaion, Garda, Affi, Costermano, Torri, Brenzone and Malcesine. Additionally, the objective is to not only cover the communities’ own energy needs via sustainable energy, but in addition be in the position to create an energy surplus. The first phase of the project is to establish contacts between the Lazise town council and other public authorities from the region and develop feasibility study reports for the implementation of sustainable energy technologies. Implementation will follow in accordance with the results of the feasbility reports. Concrete promotional and dissemination activities are ongoing, mainly involving an electric motorbike for public demonstration as well as a 40 sqm solar panel for public demonstration which is intended to show the benefits of solar energy technologies.
Project Promoters

Municipality of Venice.
Contact Anna Breissan, Comune di Venezia-Municipality of Venice S. Polo 1296, 30124 Venice, Italy Tel.: (0039)0412446015 Fax: (0039)0412446032 Email: anna.breissan@comune.venezia.it www.comune.venezia.it/pianostrategico

Lazise town council, Garda town council.
Contact Niklas Doss, Freelance – Lazise City Council External Consultant Strada coste 3, 37011 Bardolino, Italy Tel.: (0039)3488224232 Fax: (0039)0456211004 Email: niklas_doss@libero.it

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MUSEC – Multiplying Sustainable Energy Communities – A Blueprint for Action

Arzignano: the sustainable territorial planning for Energy saving and the reduction of carbon gasses

The main objective of the MUSEC project is to develop and implement a Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) strategy in seven European communities: City of Foggia (IT), City of Asti (IT), City of Ravenna (IT), City of Breda (NL), City of Dobrich (BG), City of Crailsheim (DE), City of Valby (DK). Main outputs of MUSEC are: • A SEC strategy in each of the partner communities. The strategy, developed in consultation with key stakeholders, aims at moving the community toward concrete sustainable energy objectives. • A Sustainable Energy Community Blueprint. The Blueprint is a process description on how to implement a SEC strategy, based on the experience of the partner communities, making reference to the developed methodologies and strategies, available tools, best practice examples and lessons learnt. • National SEC Advisory Groups. National SEC Advisory Groups have been founded in each of the 5 countries involved in the project. Made up of experienced local actors that are actively involved in relevant initiatives in the field of EE/RES and sustainability, these SEC Advisory Groups support the partner communities in the identification and analysis of the most successful Best Practices in the field of EE/RES and in the development of local mechanism for the replication of these practices beyond the demonstration phase and towards their standardization.
Project Promoters

Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane, Ambiente Italia, Dobrich Local Agency for Energy Management, Ecofys Netherlands, European Green Cities, Kuben Byfornyelse Danmark, Municipality of Asti, Municipality of Breda, Municipality of Dobrich, Municipality of Foggia, Municipality of Ravenna, SFZ Solites, STW Crailsheim.
Contact Eriuccio Nora, Director, Coordinamento Agende 21 Locali Italiane Viale Martiri della Libertà 34, 41100 Modena, Italy Tel.: (0039)59209434 Fax: (0039)59209142 Email: coordinamento.agenda21@provincia.modena.it www.musecenergy.eu

The Municipality of Arzignano has established information and training activities which provide both technical and general support. These actions, work together with economic incentives to introduce new methods of project development and construction concerning energy saving and the reduction of CO2 emissions (35 % of which caused by residential heating systems) in building projects. This work includes: • Meetings with all those concerned in the development of a ‘Territorial Assessment Plan’. • The establishment of an agreement with the Agenzia ‘Casaclima’ agency. • The organisation of basic and advanced courses for designers and technicians on project drawing and construction based upon energy saving criteria as well as low environmental impact. • The shared processing of ‘Rules regarding sustainable building and energy saving’. • The use of economic incentives and support for the implementation of projects which respect sustainable criteria (tax reductions for private sustainable buildings). • The realisation of implemented plans/projects for sustainable buildings, conventions and public initiatives. • The organisation of campaigns ‘Plant for the Planet’, ‘Solar Day’. • The distribution of energy saving light bulbs. • The organisation of the campaign ‘M’illumino di meno/I light myself with less’. • The organisation of the course ‘Casaclima/HouseClimate’ for suppliers and purchasers. • The organisation of communication initiatives in daily newspapers and local magazines (such as articles, interviews, in-depth analysis). The activities described above can be considered as only the starting point to the agreement made by the Covenant of Mayors.
Project Promoters

Municipality of Arzignano, Casa Clima Agency.
Contact Stefano De Marzi, Town councilor for Urban planning, Construction, Environment and Agriculture, Town hall of Arzignano P.zza Libertà 12, 36071 Arzignano (Vicenza), Italy Tel.: (0039)0444476570 Fax: (0039)0444476572 Email: stefano.demarzi@idecom.it www.comune.arzignano.vi.it

ENERGIA A COSTO ZERO

‘Energia a costo zero’ is a project based on PV and solar technology and energy saving applications. The project aims to increase knowledge of renewable energies and their application and promote awareness of energy saving. The project is based on cooperation between Italian municipalities, through which direct contact can be made with citizens. In this context, the project aims to be a useful tool to support local administrators in implementing the Covenant of Mayors. The investment needed to realise the project’s goals comes from agreements made with banks.
Project Promoters

The Amalfi Coast, a territory that must be protected, preserved and developed in a sustainable way

E.S.I. S.r.l. – Ferraloro Energia S.r.l., A.N.C.I. (national confederation of local authorities), MPS-Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Zurich.
Contact Alessandro Migliorini, Managing Director, E.S.I. energia da sistemi integrati S.r.l. Piazza del principe 4, 16126 Genova, Italy Tel.: (0039)0108685751/780 Fax: (0039)0108631606 Email: info@energiacostozero.com www.energiacostozero.com

The project, which will run for several years, includes a series of actions concerning sustainable development (for example, regarding traffic and energy use) that focus on the environment and the use of its resources.
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Comunicazione e Territori, Ageas, Centro di Cultura e storia amalfitana, Italia Nostra.
Contact Vincenzo Sannino, Vice president coop. Comunicazione e Territori, Va Medica 3, 84010 Tramonti, Italy Tel.: (0039)3382734450 Fax: (0039)089876876 Email: enzo.sann@gmail.com www.riservabiosferacostiera.org

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City of Prague Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Vehicles
The project, which aims to gradually replace the diesel propelled vehicles by the ecologically propelled vehicles began with the use of three garbage vehicles using the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). In May 2008 these two new CNG propelled vehicles for street servicing and cleaning came into operation. The vehicles are equipped with a dust catcher for particulate matter (PM-10) with the exception of the ecological propeller. The vehicles are intended to be mainly used in the most polluted area of Prague, the city centre, where they will work in shifts in order to maximise efficiency. Nowadays natural gas is one of the most used alternative fuels. It is lower in terms of emissions and makes less noise in traffic so reducing the risk to other vehicles. CNG vehicles are also safer than to cars fuelled by petrol or diesel as regards fire or the possibility of explosion. The price of buying such a vehicle is higher but as the operating costs of CNG are half those for petrol or diesel the investment is quickly recovered.
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FinSH: Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing
FinSH is a European project which is part of the Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme. The aim of FinSH is to develop support schemes to address the financial and social barriers which make it difficult to access energy efficiency retrofitting in social housing. In this way, the project aims to contribute to the reduction of fuel poverty and to an increase in energy saving in social housing in Europe. The added-value of FinSH is that it combines financial, social and energy approaches. The project includes both an analysis of financial products to foster energy efficiency retrofitting, and the development of practical support guidelines to facilitate access to these financial products for fuel-poor households and social housing companies. This will help organisations working with people living in social housing, who are at risk of fuel poverty, to encourage tenants to participate in energy efficiency programmes and measures. The project will also work closely with banks and experts in the fields of social affairs and energy, as well as relevant current EU and national initiatives. The project’s results will be widely disseminated.
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City of Praha.
Contact Jana Hrstková, Head of the Energy Systems Unit/Environmental Care Department, City of Prague Jungmannova 29/35, 111 21 Praha 1, Czech Republic Tel.: (0042)0737213054 Fax: (0042)0236007074 Email: Jana.Hrstkova@cityofprague.cz www.prague-city.cz

GERES, Ecuba S.r.l., Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A. (energy agency), Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Severn Wye Energy Agency Limited.
Contact Marie-Maud Gerard, Project manager, GERES Cours Foch 2, 13400 Aubagne, France Tel.: (0033)442185588 Fax: (0033)442030156 Email: mm.gerard@geres.eu www.finsh.eu

ASTWOOD: a strategy for the sustainable use of wood and its implementation as base for legislative measures at the regional level
Modern heating systems which use pellets or wood chips have not been implemented in some European countries, such as Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria, although this source has great potential. Therefore to promote this technology, a group of municipalities in Extremadura which border Portugal are developing a strategy paper which will serve as a basis for implementing a  legal framework at the political level in order to overcome barriers and enhance the use of biomass for pellet or wood chip production and their use in modern domestic heating systems. Partners from Portugal and Bulgaria are joining this initiative in order to implement the strategy and demonstrate the technology in several municipalities. Useful experience in the area of wood, pellets, and heating systems is provided by an Austrian partner. This knowledge will enable the project to also establish good practice examples. The developed strategy will then be available to be used by any other European country.
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AURE-BRINDISI – Analysis on Rational Use of the Energy and Renewable Energy Sources of the SMEs of the Brindisi district
The ‘AURE-Brindisi project – Analysis on Rational Use of the Energy (RUE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) of the SMEs of the Brindisi district’ is funded by the Regione Puglia – POR Puglia 2000-2006. The project’s aims are: • To support and promote a the rational use of local and renewable energy sources in order to optimise the growth and the competitively of SMEs in all sectors in the Brindisi area. • To identify new professional skills in the RUE and RES fields. • To generate a knowledge platform specific to the RUE and RES sectors in which energy experts will conduct in depth discussions and interviews with selected SMEs. These innovation consultants will gather information in terms of the SMEs’ areas of expertise, capacity for innovation, innovation needs and RTD know-how. • To develop a structured energy questionnaire for SMEs in order to identify their needs in terms of new professional skills. • To improve knowledge transfer among researchers, energy experts, SMEs, stakeholders and decision makers. • To create a new shared local strategy for the competitive development of SMEs which focuses on the rational use of energy.
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Mancomunidad de Municipios de Sierra de Gata, Associacao de Municipios da Cova da Beira, Municipality of Belovo, Protecma Energía y Medio Ambiente, Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik.
Contact Georgi Simeonov, International Relations, Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik Raiko Daskalov 2, 4400 Pazardjik, Bulgaria Tel.: (00359)34442414 Fax: (00359)34442124 Email: reapazar@mbox.contact.bg www.astwood.info

ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment), FIRE (italian Federation for the Rational use of the Energy), SAIP.
Contact Sergio Grande, Responsible of the Project, ENEA Via anguillarese 301, 00123 Santa Maria di Galeria (Rome), Italy Tel.: (0039)0630483272 Fax: (0039)0630484378 Email: sergio.grande@casaccia.enea.it www.aure-brindisi.enea.it

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Outcomes to advertise, an experience to repeat
The campaign aims to disseminate the results of a project by Regione Umbria. The public administrations involved in the project were successful in quantifying the waste energy produced by some public buildings. The campaign is directed at both public administrations which could benefit from the other administrations’ experiences and individuals and private investors who could realise a financial benefit from adopting energy saving methods in homes. The information, education and communication campaign is producing an illustrated and attractive information booklet that explains the benefits of energy-saving interventions. A series of conferences is planned in the municipalities involved in order to disseminate the project results and the possibilities of developing ways to improve energy efficiency in the buildings studied. This initiative will also be a building block towards the covenant of mayors’ implementation in which the municipalities will be involved.
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Aeris Futuro Foundation – ‘Time 4 Forests!’ Project (T4F)
Through the T4F project the Aeris Futuro Foundation aims to help its partners offset their carbon footprints. The T4F Project empowers companies, organisations and individuals who are concerned about their impact on global warming to take their first steps toward CO2 emission reduction and energy conservation. The project is the first to offer carbon offset programmes in Poland through partnerships with local, regional and federal government, as well as private forestry organisations. To offset an orgnisation’s carbon footprint, 4 steps are followed: • A consultation is carried out with the partner organisation to identify the source of emissions to be offset. • A calculation of the organisation’s actual emissions and the number of trees required to offset them is made. • The trees are planted, a step that often involves both the organisation and the local community. • On-going communication between the project and the organisation is encouraged to ensure that the impact of the project is long-lasting. The project also reaches out to local and national media in order to help engage and educate the public on the need for energy conservation and emission offsetting.
Project Promoters

Agenzia per l’Energia e l’Ambiente della Provincia di Perugia, Agesa.
Contact Catia Vitali, Project Officer, Agenzia per l’Energia e l’Ambiente della Provincia di Perugia Str. Corcianese 218, 06070 Perugia, Italy Tel.: (0039)0755170824 Fax: (0039)0755173330 Email: coordinamento@aea.perugia.it www.aea.perugia.it

Aeris Futuro Foundation, Climate Coalition, Ministry of the Environment, Plant for the Planet.
Contact Joanna Mieszkowicz, President, The Aeris Futuro Foundation Garbarska 4/2, 31-131 Cracow, Poland Tel.: (0048)124300822 Fax: (0048)124300822 Email: aeris@eko.org.pl www.aeris.eko.org.pl/?dz=3&poddz=0&lang=en

Sunrise in the West
‘Sunrise in the West’ is a programme aiming at increasing the use of solar energy and stimulating the economic growth of the solar industry in the region of Västra Götaland in Sweden. The regional authority of Västra Götaland is the project owner and the Energy Agency of West Sweden, Energiråd Väst, is the project leader together with the Solar Energy Association of Sweden. ‘Sunrise in the West’ has three main responsibilities: regional cooperation, branch cooperation, and overall cooperation/information. The municipalities are working with their own solar installations and discuss together how to best influence people from the same municipality to use solar energy. The Solar Energy Association of Sweden coordinates the branch part of ‘Sunrise in the West’. Opinion building and information about solar energy are central to the programme and provided by the solar energy industry. The programme also works with the business education sector to provide support to the installers of solar energy and uses tools like templates for tenders and basis for calculation. In the overall coordination/information part of the project, a communication plan and a webpage for the project have been developed. There is also a coordination group consisting of programme partners who lead the overall actions of the project. The programme covers both solar heating and solar photovoltaic.
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ProSTO – Best practice implementation of solar thermal obligations

Energiråd Väst – Energy Agency of West Sweden, Region Västra Götaland, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland.
Contact Lisa Löfving, Project Manager, Energiråd Väst -Energy Agency of West Sweden Kungsgatan 56, 411 08 Göteborg, Sweden Tel.: (0046)313391800 Email: lisa.lofving@energiradvast.se www.soluppgangivast.se

The project aims to boost the use of solar thermal systems in European countries by promoting the efficient implementation of Solar Thermal Obligations (STO). STOs are legal provisions which oblige the owners of buildings to install solar thermal systems in new or renovated buildings. A growing number of municipalities, regions and countries (for example in Spain, Portugal and Italy) are already making use of solar thermal obligations. The main stakeholders regarding STOs are local authorities. The Region of Lazio and the cities of Lisbon, Murcia, Stuttgart and Giurgiu have come together in this project to showcase best practice examples of STOs. The project aims to develop the optimised use of STOs, through producing model regulations, tuned criteria, efficient administrative procedures and flanking measures. The availability of practical tools and the dissemination of the project results through the authorities’ networks will also help promote this work to new communities.
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Ambiente Italia, ASTER Consulting, City of Stuttgart, Ecofys Spain SL, ESTIF, Giurgiu City Hall, INETI, Lazio Region – Councillorship for Environment and Cooperation among People, Lisboa E-Nova, Murcia City Council, RESEDA, SFZ Solites, SPES.
Contact Marco Calderoni, Researcher, Ambiente Italia via Carlo Poerio 39, 20129 Milano, Italy Tel.: (0039)0227744230 Fax: (0039)0227744222 Email: marco.calderoni@ambienteitalia.it www.solarordinances.eu

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Power from the sun
The main goal of the project is the development of renewable energy technologies, namely photovoltaics for household use in the province of Pescara (Italy). The project also aims to perform energy audits for stakeholders and suggest ways to improve energy efficiency and to also introduce a model of third-party financing.
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Energy Audits of Dwellings – 2008
Sustainable development aims to improve the welfare of inhabitants while at the same time preserving the environment. Riga’s building stock is in poor technical condition and the rate of heat lost is high. In Riga residential buildings are among the highest consumers of heat in Latvia. Policies at EU and national level regarding saving energy resources, ensuring an effective energy supply, and modernising heat supply systems require specific attention to be paid to multi-storey standard residential buildings in order to improve their level of energy efficiency. The project plans to map the energy consumption of Riga apartment buildings over 5 years in order to create a database with details of 3 650 apartment buildings for pre-energy audit appraisal. Following the energy auditing of at least 20 buildings the energy efficiency improvement process will begin. The general objective of the project is to prepare apartment owners for the implementation of energy efficiency activities which will take place in their buildings. Through the energy audits apartment owners in multi-storey residential buildings will learn more about energy use, and as a result become motivated to start using energy more efficiently. In addition, it’s planned to use the results of the audits as a credit risk reduction element and to improve the  qualitative indexes of the residential buildings in accordance with EU requirements. The project will also produce a leaflet and organise information seminars on the procedure and the results of energy audits in Riga, as well as publishing information on energy audits on the Riga Energy Agency’s website.
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RESCo Italia srl, Provincia & Ambiente spa.
Contact Nino D’Annunzio, Manager, RESCo Italia srl Piazza Duca d’Aosta 31, 65121 Pescara, Italy Tel.: (0039)0854216369 Fax: (0039)0854216369 Email: dannunzio@rescoitalia.it

City Plan for Sustainable Mobility in Turin
Car use in Turin is one of the highest of Italy. Based on research carried out in 2006, 71 % of people living in Turin use private cars to get around the city. To make the transport sector sustainable, Turin is drawing up a City Plan for Sustainable Mobility. The Plan is being developed based in order to: • Ensure and improve accessibility to the area for the public. • Improve air quality and the urban environment. • Increase the efficiency of public transport. • Ensure efficiency and safety in road and transport systems. • Manage mobility using innovative technologies and infomobility. • Share actions with local communities. Strategic objectives, actions and implementation programmes will be developed in line with these guidelines. The project aims to make a real contribution to reaching the target of decreasing CO2 emissions by 2020 by 20 %, a commitment undertaken by Turin when it agreed to the Mayors’ Convenant. The City of Turin has already undertaken different actions to promote public transport and make individual transport more sustainable including: • The launch in February 2006 of an underground system (line 1) which is the first automatic underground system in Italy. • The development of environmentally friendly public transport, such as electric buses connecting car parks with the historic centre and methane-powered vehicles for disabled people. • The creation of 119 km of bicycle paths along city streets, 30 km of paths in urban parks and 6 000 places to park bicycle in streets. • The launch of an incentives scheme to convert cars fuelled by petrol to methane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). • The promotion of car sharing, the most widespread of the initiatives both in number of cars (107), parking spaces (62 parking and 120 rest areas), and in service supply (100 000 journeys made, 600 000 hours of use in 5 years of activity). • Van sharing (8 commercial vehicles will be available from autumn 2008).
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Riga Energy Agency.
Contact Maija Rubina, Director, Riga Municipal Agency Brivibas Street 49/53, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia Tel.: (00371)67012350 Fax: (00371)67181171 Email: maija.rubina@riga.lv http://energoauditi.rea.riga.lv

Public Lighting Modernisation
The Public Lighting Modernisation project supports the modernisation of the public lighting system in Slovakia. The project’s goals are to make energy and cost savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the standard of lighting and the increase the safety of local communications. The project targets municipalities throughout the Slovak Republic. Its overall goal is to achieve annual electricity savings in public lighting by at least 30 % compared to 2007 levels. The project is based on a grants scheme which is implemented by the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA). Grants are financed by a combination of three sources: the European Economic Area (EEA) financial mechanism, the financial mechanism of the Kingdom of Norway and the state budget of the Slovak Republic. The general budget for this work is almost 3 million Euro. Following a call for proposals, which closed on August 2008, a formal and external technical control has evaluated the technical and economical aspects of the proposed projects before successful projects were selected by an evaluation committee at the end of 2008.
Project Promoters

City of Torino.
Contact Gabriella Bianciardi, Head of Environment Department, City of Torino via Padova 29, 10152 Torino, Italy Tel.: (0039)0114426546 Fax: (0039)0114426561 Email: gabriella.bianciardi@comune.torino.it www.comune.torino.it

Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, Towns and Cities Asssociation, Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia.
Contact Jan Magyar, Project Manager, Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency Bajkalska 27, 827 99 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel.: (00421)258248203 Fax: (00421)253421019 Email: jan.magyar@siea.gov.sk www.siea.gov.sk/podporne_programy/index.htm

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CEVO – Removing Barriers to the Reconstruction of Public Lighting Systems in Slovakia
The CEVO project will provide financial incentives as well as training and consultancy services to public authorities in Slovakia which aim to improve the energy performance of public lighting. The first project activity is to establish the Investment Facilitation Department (IFD). Once established, the IFD will be a fully operational business unit with the capacity to identify and broker investment in public lighting. The second objective is to set up a project fund to enable the IFD to build an initial portfolio of investment successes. The sole purpose of the fund will be to help attract initial investors and enable the IFD to gain the experience, expertise and credibility to operate as a sustainable business entity independently of project resources. Thirdly, the project will promote the IFD widely in the Slovak Republic with the aim, based on early project successes, to expand its client base. In order to do this it is important to be able to determine independent measurements of energy savings so that these can be presented together with investment profiles to demonstrate the payback periods and the full range of positive financial returns. This promotional material will be accompanied by information on lessons learned from implementing the project in order to encourage the international transfer of best practices. Currently around 70 municipalities have been associated with PL energy audits, passports or projects. One hundred municipalities have participated in and received information through workshops and conferences and each of the 2 800 municipalities in Slovakia has received each issue of the Svetlonos magazine.
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Comune di Padova, Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP)
The EEP project aims to promote energy savings and the reduction of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions through improving the management of the building and services provided by the Municipality. The EEP concentrates its activities on 7 areas: • The purchase of electricity from the free market. • Public lighting plants. • Traffic lights. • The assessment of electric and thermal efficiency of communal buildings. • The transformation to LGP-GNC of Communal motor vehicles. • The construction of a photovoltaic plant in Guizza District. • The organisation of training sessions and an awareness raising campaign aimed at Commune employees and citizens of the Commune of Padova.
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Comune di Padova.
Contact Luise Daniela, Funzionario P.O., Comune di Padova Via vlacovich 4, 35126 Padova, Italy Tel.: (0039)0498022488 Fax: (0039)0498022492 Email: luised@comune.padova.it www.padovanet.it

Centrum pre verejné osvetlenie (Energetické centrum Bratislava).
Contact Vojtech Hollan, PR manager, Energy centre Bratislava Ambrova 35, 831 01 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel.: (00421)259300091 Fax: (00421)259300097 Email: hollan@ecb.sk www.cevo.sk

Municipal Intelligent Energy Days (MIED) as a tool for climate protection: an initiative implemented by the Polish Network Energie-Cités (PNEC)
The project’s overall aim is to develop a pragmatic approach to help local authorities in Poland in their preparations to become Sustainable Energy Communities. This will be achieved through a series of activities which will attempt to remove large scale barriers and have a multiplying effect. An objective of the project is the organisation of Municipal Intelligent Energy Days, 7 one day events which will take place in 7 Polish municipalities which will act as pilot cities in the project: Bielawa, Dzierżoniów, EBk, Gorlice, Nowa Deba, Poddebice, and Raciechowice. MIED will create links between pilot cities, citizens and local stakeholders and communicate with them on issues such as energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources and the links between energy use and climate change. Pilot cities in partnership with local stakeholders and citizens will prepare various activities, such as site visits, local competitions, forums, and exhibitions. Local authorities will have the opportunity to show their commitment to contributing to the EU energy and climate goals at local level and so demonstrating their leadership to their citizens. Another aim is to disseminate the project’s results at national, regional and European level through presentations in conferences and seminars in Poland and abroad and the production of leaflets, posters and web sites.
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Climate Alliance Hannover 2020
Local government is being called upon to take practical climate protection measures. Local stakeholders and actors in the city of Hannover are taking up this challenge in a ‘Climate Alliance’ by launching a climate protection programme. The ‘Klima-Allianz Hannover 2020’, Hannover City Authority (Landeshauptstadt Hannover) and the Stadtwerke Hannover AG energy utility have developed the programme in consultation with many committed partners from numerous private enterprises and organisations. It is sub-divided into technical programmes for the City Council administration and Stadtwerke Hannover AG, and sectoral programmes for industry, offices, housing and other facilities. During the programme’s preparation, Hannover City Council set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40 % by the year 2020 compared to 1990 levels, thus corresponding with the Federal Government’s objective.
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City of Hannover, Stadtwerke Hannover AG.
Contact Astrid Hoffmann-Kallen, Head of Climate Protection Unit, City of Hannover Prinzenstraße 4, 30159 Hannover, Germany Tel.: (0049)51116843500 Fax: (0049)51116843689 Email: astrid.hoffmann-kallen@hannover-stadt.de www.klimaallianz-hannover.de

Association of Municipalities Polish Network ‘Energie Cités’ (PNEC), Municipality of Bielawa, Municipality of Dzierzoniów, Municipality of EBk, Municipality of ˙ Gorlice, Municipality of Nowa Deba, Municipality of Poddebice, Municipality of Raciechowice.
Contact Anna Jaskula, Deputy Director, Project Manager, Association of Municipalities Polish Network ‘Energie Cités’ Ul. SBawkowska 17/30, 31-016 Kraków, Poland Tel.: (0048)124291795 Fax: (0048)124291793 Email: biuro@pnec.org.pl www.pnec.org.pl

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Factor 4/SAVE Programme – Programme of actions towards factor 4 in existing social housings in Europe
The Factor 4 project aims to help social owners and local authorities (as well as public administration decision makers) to develop sustainable energy retrofitting strategies for their whole building stock. The project does this through using the Factor 4 approach with a Life Cycle Energy Cost (LCEC) model. The Factor 4 approach has 4 phases: • A typology in order to select the building representative case studies. • A LCEC analysis of each representative building with the aim of optimising the energy retrofitting programme based on 3 criteria (an ecologic optimum with the reduction of GEG emissions, an environmental optimum with the reduction of energy consumption and a microeconomic optimum towards the best pay back return for the social owner investment) as well as helping reduce charges for tenants. • A LCEC analysis at the building stock scale regarding a macroeconomic optimum which aims to identify the highest efficiency for society and especially in case of public subsidies. • The development of a sustainable energy strategy for the whole building stock. The Factor 4 approach is the sustainable complement of the EPBD and is the most efficient way of moving towards energy efficiency.
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Capacity building and promoting sustainable energy solutions in local governments of Poland
The project is a campaign which aims to support the governments of municipalities and regions to build capacity in using sustainable energy within their structures. The campaign’s major task is the development of a local energy managers’ network and facilitating interaction between members to improve communication, enable mutual learning and the planning of common political and legal initiatives regarding the use of sustainable energy. The campaign is a common initiative of the Association of Polish Counties and the Institute for Renewable Energy. The campaign is supported by the Internet portal www.energieodnawialne.pl and the magazine ‘Czysta Energia’ (Clean Energy) which is targeted at the sustainable energy sector. Activities being implemented within the campaign include information activities and a periodical e-bullet containing important information on technologies, political initiatives and EU programmes which support sustainable energy. For the purposes of the campaign a web-based database on successful investment projects has been created and a discussion forum targeted at network members set up in order to facilitate contact within the network and the transfer of experience. Educational activities include the organisation of study visits and conferences. The campaign also organises a cyclical annual conference aimed at the implementation and further development of the network.
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SUDEN (Sustainable Urban Development European Network), ABITA, Association of Promotors for Local Development (APDL), Cenergia, HTC, KAB, LA CALADE, Moulins Habitat, Ricerca & Progetto, Union Sociale pour l’Habitat (USH), Volkswohnung.
Contact Catherine Charlot-Valdieu, Director, SUDEN Chemin de Peyniblou 353, 06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis, France Tel.: (0033)627203496 Fax: (0033)493129606 Email: ccv@wanadoo.fr www.suden.org/Factor4

Association of Polish Counties (ZPP), Institute for Renewable Energy Ltd.
Contact Rudolf Borusiewicz, General Secretary, Association of Polish Counties Plac Defilad 1, 00-901, P.O. Box 7 Warsaw, Poland Tel.: (0048)226566334 Fax: (0048)226566333 Email: rb@zpp.pl www.energieodnawialne.pl

European Solar Days
European Solar Days is one of the largest awareness raising campaigns in the area of renewable energy. With more than 4 000 events in 2008 it has reached over 250 000 participants throughout Europe. European Solar Days aim to raise awareness of intelligent energy solutions and behaviour, particularly regarding solar thermal heating and cooling and for photovoltaic electricity production. Since it began in Austria in 2002 the campaign has followed the concept of ‘social marketing’, which uses existing information channels between associations and organisations and their members, such as newsletters, mailings, newspapers, to draw attention to an event. Compared to other ways of campaigning, this approach is extremely cost-efficient. After successful implementation and outcomes of the campaign in Germany and Switzerland, it will now be extended to the rest of Europe. In 2008 Solar Days were organised in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, as well as single events in Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom. Other countries have joined the initiative in 2009. In the long term it’s planned that European Solar Days will take place throughout Europe in order to encourage more and more people to use solar energy.
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COMMERCE – Creating optimal mobility measures to enable reduced commuter emissions
COMMERCE’s objective is to work with businesses in the EU, particularly SMEs, to reduce the harmful environmental effects of unnecessary car use on the journey to work. Excessive CO2 emissions are having a negative impact on the quality of life for those who live and work in cities and towns, and COMMERCE aims to address this through Workplace Travel Plans. COMMERCE facilitates the uptake of Workplace Travel Plans by establishing concrete partnerships between local authority actors and businesses across Europe which enable mentoring and the exchange of expertise. The project has the following specific objectives: • Set EU standards for Workplace Travel Plans and promote these via the creation of a European Platform on Workplace Travel Plans and the Pan-European Workplace Travel Plan Awards. • Promote the Workplace Travel Plans in the six COMMERCE cities to employers via active programme of recruitment and to municipalities through training. • Develop a skill-share programme between the COMMERCE ‘leader’ and ‘learner’ cities. • Standardise the existing Workplace Travel Planning arrangements in London and Paris, and establish a Workplace Travel Plan Forum with a 3 year programme in 4 new Member State cities.
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ESTIF – European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, 17 & 4 Organisationsberatung GmbH, Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. (BSW-Solar), ENERPLAN l’association professionnelle de l’énergie solaire, Verband Austria Solar.
Contact Uwe Trenkner, Secretary General, ESTIF – European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, Renewable Energy House Rue d’Arlon 63-67, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25461937 Fax: (0032)25461939 Email: uwe.trenkner@estif.org www.solardays.eu

London European Partnership for Transport, Bucharest Chamber of Commerce, Conseil Regional Ile de France, European Platform for Mobility Management, Kaunas municipality, Plovdiv municipality, Regia Autonoma Transport Bucuresti, Studio Metropolitana.
Contact Paul Henderson, Project Manager, London European Partnership for Transport c/o London Councils, Southwark Street 59 ½, SE1 0AL London, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)7939584378 Email: paul.henderson@bromley.gov.uk www.commerce-eu.org

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Implementation of the sustainable energy management in Maribor – The second biggest town in Slovenia
Energy demands are growing in Maribor but there are no projects involving Renewable Energy Sources (RES), and the population is not aware of climate change and the need to use sustainable energy. In 2007 a strategic plan was presented to the City Council and the Energy Agency of Podravje received a mandate to implement a sustainable energy programme. The Agency has prepared a local energy plan that proposes 10 measures for the next 10 years in order to achieve 3 main goals: a yearly 1 % reduction in energy use, a 1 % increase in the use of RES and a 2 % reduction in CO2 emissions. Since 2007 the Agency has also been working on public buildings. As part of this work, it has organised a number of different workshops and meetings and produced information leaflets. In 2008 the Agency launched a pilot project on distance energy management for 60 buildings comprising schools and kindergartens. Active energy days have been organised for pupils in primary schools, involving solar models, paper house building and energy audits, as well as secondary schools and at university faculties where interactive presentations have been given. In addition, the Agency promotes these environmental days in cooperation with the regional and national media.
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PRACTISE – Promoting Reproducible Actions in the Community to improve Sustainable Energy

The PRACTISE project aims to demonstrate, evaluate and disseminate territorial community strategies which facilitate the development a sustainable energy action plan regardless of the geographic or socio-economic context. The overall aim of the project is to create a package of best practices for the creation and implementation of a Sustainable Energy Community which can be replicated throughout Europe. To achieve its objectives the project will work to create a far reaching culture of energy sustainability sharing and to mobilise local energy actors. This action aims to convince consumers and decision makers that the production and intelligent use of renewable energies brings guaranteed advantages. The project will organise activities targeted at specific groups such as information measures for citizens and an extensive training programme for technicians and members of the public who work in the territories it covers. Using a wide range of tools and activities the project will promote sustainable energy consumption and the use of renewable energies sources. In addition, the project will define, according to reproducible models, methods of encouraging sustainable energy use and the promotion of renewable energies in public buildings.
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Municipality of Maribor, Elektro Maribor, Javno podjetje Snaga Maribor, Ministry for environment and spatial planning, Nigrad d.d., Plinarna Maribor, University of Maribor.
Contact Vlasta Krmelj, Director, Energy agency of Podravje Smetanova ulica 31, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia Tel.: (00386)22342360 Fax: (00386)22342361 Email: vlasta.krmelj@energap.si www.energap.si

Comune di Alessandria, Association d’Initiatives Locales pour l’Energie et l’Environnement – AILE, Ayuntamiento de La Coruna, Centre d’Information sur l’Energie et l’Environnement – CIELE, Collegio Costruttori Edili ed Affini della Provincia di Alessandria, Conseil Général d’Ille et Vilaine, Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Alessandria, Primaria Municipiului Ploiesti, Provincia di Alessandria, Transport & Travel Research Ltd, Universtà degli studi del Piemonte Orientale A. Avogadro.
Contact Marco Neri, Project Director, Comune di Alessandria Piazza della Libertà 1, 15100 Alessandria, Italy Tel.: (0039)0131515461 Fax: (0039)0131515360 Email: marco.neri@comune.alessandria.it www.energypractise.eu

Pan Urban Extension
The Pan Urban Extension (PUE) is an exemplar and innovative housing and regeneration project being implemented in partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Spectrum Housing Group to create an integrated community of 1 009 homes, over a period of twelve years, with all tenures exceeding level 4+ of the Code for Sustainable Homes, Lifetime Homes and Building for Life (Gold Standard). The development delivers a low carbon footprint alongside open space with a range of sustainable measures and design principles which reduce energy and the use of resources at every level from master plan principles to the detailed design of each home. Homes will be built using a Method of Modern Construction, featuring lower running costs by virtue of higher thermal performance, and lower energy and water use. A centralised biomass plant will provide heating and hot water through a sustainable fuel source, thus considerably reducing carbon emissions, minimising the environmental impact whilst supporting the local rural economy and providing a catalyst for further regeneration and development. The Pan Urban Extension will be a benchmark sustainable development for the Island with the objective of creating a single, cohesive and dynamic community in Pan.
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Energy Efficiency Campaign in SMEs of the Province of Salerno
According to the provincial energy plan, industry is the sector with the highest energy consumption. Apart from tourism, the agro-food industry is the driving force in the area with the 2 570 food industries operating which represent 32 % of the total number of businesses operating in the food manufacturing industry. The main sub-sector is the preserve industry, particularly using tomatoes, as well as the dairy industry, vine growing and wine making, olive oil and pasta production. AGEAS and CCIAA in Salerno have launched an awareness raising campaign aimed at SMEs operating the province of Salerno to increase understanding of energy issues. The global aim of the project is to provide a free energy ‘check-up’ to 50 SMEs classified as above in order to offer training and information to operators and groups of interest, define and collect data on technical details, and propose both short and long-term measures.
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AGEAS SALERNO, CCIAA SALERNO – Chamber of Commerce of Salerno. Isle of Wight Council, Spectrum Housing Group Ltd.
Contact Sarah Mitchell, Director of Community Services, Isle of Wight Council High Street, County Hall, PO30 1UD Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1983821000 Fax: (0044)1983823123 Email: sarah.mitchell@iow.gov.uk iwight.com/pandevelopmentproject Contact Angelo Nicoletti, Director, AGEAS Salerno Via Posidonia 301, 84129 Salerno, Italy Tel.: (0039)089725233 Fax: (0039)089725233 Email: anicoletti@ageassalerno.net www.ageassalerno.net

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From strategy defining to actual implementation – Implementing Municipal Energy Efficiency Strategy and Air Quality Management Strategy in Brasov Municipality, Romania
The aim of the project is to promote and implement energy efficiency at local level, as well as specifically improving air quality in Brasov municipality as part of the process of it becoming a sustainable energy community. The main objective consists of assisting the local authority in implementing two important strategies: the Municipal Energy Efficiency Strategy and the Air Quality Management Strategy. Activities carried out under this project are energy efficiency, air quality measurements and communication dissemination. Energy efficiency: • Monthly monitoring of energy consumption in educational buildings as well as the municpality’s administrative building (through energy management software). • Evaluating the energy performance of public buildings before and after measures are taken. • Producing thermo graphic reports for public buildings. • Determining the burning efficiency of boilers with a specific fuel consumption over average specific consumption in public buildings. • Technical assistance for interior lighting retrofitting in defining technical requirements for public tenders. Air quality: • Organising air quality measurements campaigns in critical municipal areas. Communication dissemination: • Organising Energy Efficiency Days 2008. • Organising initiative ‘In town without my car!’ • BISE Forum. • Organising information campaigns on RES, RUE and clean transport.
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Catalan Climate Change Convention: a process of dialogue, agreement and exchange with catalan society to prepare the Framework Plan for Mitigation of Climate Change in Catalonia 2008-2012
The Catalan Climate Change Convention is a unique dialogue process where civil society and public institutions come together. During the whole process of the Catalan Climate Change Convention, a series of proposals were collected using different participation mechanisms, including some from leading climate change scientists in Catalonia. During the whole process almost a thousand proposals were received, of which many were highly developed. The main objective of the Catalan Climate Change Convention was the development of the Framework Plan for Mitigation of Climate Change in Catalonia 2008-2012, which was passed by Catalan Government on 30 September 2008. The whole process has been explained at many different conferences and meetings at local, regional, national and international level, such as in the European Parliament on 24 June 2008. The Catalan Climate Change Convention has been an innovative process not only concerning the development of the Framework Plan for Mitigation of Climate Change in Catalonia 2008-2012, but also in terms of engaging society in an exchange platform where they are able to discuss and learn more about climate change. In total, more than 800 people and 499 different organisations participated in the Convention.
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Catalan Office for Climate Change. Minister of Environment and Housing. Generalitat de Catalunya, Directorate-General for Citizen Participation.Government of Catalonia, Subdirectorate-General for Environmental Information and Education. Government of Catalonia.
Contact Mireia Cañellas Grifoll, Head of the Sustainable Development Unit, Department of the Environment and Housing, Government of Catalonia Diagonal avenue 523-525, 08029 Barcelona, Spain Tel.: (0034)934445000 Fax: (0034)934198709 Email: Mireia.canelles@gencat.cat http://mediambient.gencat.net/eng/el_medi/C_climatic/ occc/html/index_occc.html

ABMEE (Agency of Brasov for the Management of Energy and Environment).
Contact Camelia Rata, ABMEE (Agency of Brasov for the Management of Energy and Environment) Bdul. M. Kogalniceanu 23, 500 090 Brasov, Romania Tel.: (0040)268474209 Fax: (0040)268474209 Email: camelia.rata@abmee.ro www.abmee.ro

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Promotion of Sustainable Energy Communities contributing collectively to Biomethanisation of Organic Food Waste as a Decentralised Renewable Energy Source for Europe by exploiting the Existing Built Environment (RE-WISE)

The STORIES project – Addressing barriers to STORage technologies for increasing the penetration of Intermittent Energy Sources
Grid issues are a major barrier to achieving higher penetration of renewables especially in remote or outlying regions including islands. However, the penetration of renewables in weak electricity grids could increase if energy storage methods were adopted. The aim of the project is therefore to make concrete suggestions for changes to policies and regulations covering renewable installations on island grids. Partners who come from countries that include islands, both in Southern and Northern Europe, and two European networks/councils will work together to examine the effect of different environmental conditions and regulatory frameworks on the development of the renewables market in order to give the STORIES project a European dimension. The project’s main objectives are to: • Address electrical grid access and stability issues related to the low penetration of RES on islands. • Address economic aspects such as the internal and external costs related to conventional power systems in comparison to hybrid RES-energy storage power systems. • Engage local key market actors in the implementation of RES electricity installations in remote or outlying regions. • Examine the effect of adopting a favourable pricing framework for hybrid RES storage electricity installations. • Develop a roadmap for the adoption of RES energy storage technologies by policy makers.
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Co-financed by the IEE Programme, RE-WISE aims to promote a new integrated practice for the decentralised production of electricity and heat from biogas. Biogas is produced through anaerobic co-digestion of organic food waste in district wastewater treatment plants equipped with a primary clarifier and a sludge digestor and the organic food waste is then conveyed to the district wastewater treatment plant through the existing sewerage network after having been ground through food waste disposers. RE-WISE promotes a new model for improved disposal of kitchen food waste to enable the decentralised production of energy/heat, reduced solid waste collections, and diversion of biodegradable waste from landfill. In this model, the amount of food waste contributed through the use of a new generation of ‘intelligent’ food waste disposers can be recorded and used to calculate the distribution of benefits for citizens and all stakeholders composing the value chain. The project builds on the creation of Sustainable Energy Communities which comprise partnerships of conscientious citizens with responsible infrastructure owners or operators. These Communities enable the controlled boosting of civil wastewater with readily biodegradable organic load, thereby increasing the production of biogas through anaerobic co-digestion in district wastewater treatment facilities wherever organisational, infrastructural, socio-economic and geographical conditions render this model more favourable than other waste management practices.
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Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, Canary Island Institute of Technology, European Renewable Energy Council, Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica – Polo IST, Portugal, ISLENET, National Technical University of Athens, Regulatory Authority for Energy of the Hellenic Republic, SOFTECH TEAM, University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
Contact Manos Zoulias, Head of RES & H2 Technologies Laboratory, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources 19th km Marathonos Ave, 19009 Pikermi, Greece Tel.: (0030)2106603327 Fax: (0030)2106603301 Email: mzoulias@cres.gr www.storiesproject.eu

Ecofast Italia – Tecnologie Ambientali S.r.l., Acciona Infraestructuras S.A., D’Appolonia S.p.A., Indesit Company, Queen’s University of Belfast, University of Barcelona.
Contact Piero Rusconi Clerici, CEO, Ecofast Italia – Tecnologie Ambientali S.r.l. Via Velleia 2/4, 20052 Monza (Milano), Italy Tel.: (0039)0392028795 Fax: (0039)0392020541 Email: presidenza@ecofastitalia.com www.re-wise.org

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The Green Gateway Initiative from Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems (LES)
The Green Gateway Initiative (GGI) is Mitsubishi Electric’s 10 point plan to fundamentally change the way we heat, cool, ventilate and control our buildings. 40 % of all energy use in Europe is within buildings with a large percentage of this being used to heat, cool and ventilate them. The GGI helps reduce the CO2 emissions of the built environment and aims to achieve a reduction of 3 000 000 tonnes of CO2 by 2016. The GGI works to instil changes in all areas of the supply chain. From initial design through to installation, our reach is such that we are able to influence all areas with the goal of CO2 reduction. In this way the influence of GGI has been spread far and wide within the build environment. The changes made to GGI and within Mitsubishi Electric can be summarised as follows: the establishment of a Heating division to promote heat pumps to the domestic market, 100 contractors trained on the installation of air to water heat pumps, introduction of Ecodan Air Sourced Heat Pump, approval of Ecodan as a Microgeneration product, all cooling only models removed from our range, free Low Carbon Solutions Seminars highlighting current issues and solutions attended by 1 500 people to date, newsletter produced and sent to all staff and customers every two months, various awards and recognition of the initiative, launch of Audit Tool to support the Replace Initiative and creation of a new website.
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Nokia Siemens Networks Green Flexi Base Station drives down mobile network carbon footprint by up to 70 %
Typical mobile networks consist of several thousand to several tens of thousands of base station sites and less than 100 central network nodes. For this reason, in order to reduce the carbon footprint of mobile networks, the biggest leverage point is to optimise the base station site which consumes 90 % of mobile network total energy consumption. This is what Nokia Siemens Networks has achieved by developing the green Flexi Base Station. The Flexi Base Station minimises impact throughout its lifecycle. During production, the Flexi Base Station reduces material footprint. During its deployment, the small, modular design reduces the carbon footprint of the transportation and installation logistics. While during its operation, the phase with the greatest impact, Flexi Base Station increases energy efficiency compared to using traditional equipment by up to 70 %. In addition, the Flexi Base Station is designed to work without the need for external air conditioning which further reduces the total base station site’s energy consumption. The Flexi Base Station also reduces impact in the case where its life-cycle is extended as it is designed with software-based capacity and capability upgrades which enable it to be upgraded via remote software download, compared to traditional base stations which require partial replacement of their hardware and site visits by service technicians. Finally, like all Nokia Siemens Networks’ equipment, the Flexi Base Station is designed to be easily and sustainably recycled at end of its life.
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Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems Division, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Contact Martin Fahey, Green Gateway Initiative Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems Division Travellers Lane, AL10 8XB Hatfield, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1707276100 Fax: (0044)1707278674 Email: martin.fahey@meuk.mee.com www.greengatewayinitiative.co.uk

Nokia Siemens Networks.
Contact Dr. Jyrki Louhi, Environmental Affairs Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks/COO/Radio Access Linnoitustie 6, Espoo, Finland Tel.: (00358)503369500 Email: jyrki.louhi@nsn.com http://unite.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/environment

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Biogas West
Biogas West is a project on the use of biogas (methane) as a vehicle fuel in the Göteborg region and western Sweden. Twenty-five companies and organisations are taking part in the project headed by Business Region Göteborg. The project works to bring together all actors from the biogas chain: producers, distributers and vehicle manufactures. Biogas is a renewable fuel and strongly reduces the emissions of CO2. The overall reduction of CO2-emissions is 70-95 percent compared to diesel or gasoline, making it one of the cleanest, most energy efficient fuels available today.
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Exemplary Buildings
The objective of the project is to help move the building sector towards sustainable energy buildings. To achieve this, the Region of Brussels-Capital is launching an annual call for projects of exemplary buildings on the energy efficiency and environmental aspects. The short-term objective is to see the eco-construction of new buildings or the renovation of existing buildings that reach high energy performance and environmental levels while remaining technically replicable and financially acceptable so that these buildings have a long life and can serve as examples of good practice to others. In order to encourage applications, the Region of Brussels-Capital supports the construction/renovation of exemplary buildings through three means: financial help for the conception and the realisation of buildings, technical assistance to help those carrying out projects to meet the objectives of quality and public visibility for the buildings and their conceptors. Once a call is launched (2 calls have taken place in 2007 and 2008) it’s been necessary for every project to pass through a serious technical analysis made by external experts before being presented to a jury that selects projects on the basis of the following criteria: energy performance, environmental quality (water management and ecological materials), technical replicability, economic viability or profitability and the philosophy, visibility and architectural quality of the project.
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Business Region Göteborg.
Contact Hans Larsson, Project co-ordination Biogas West, Business Region Göteborg Box 111 19, 404 23 Göteborg, Sweden Tel.: (0046)31612459 Email: hans.larsson@businessregion.se www.businessregiongoteborg.com/huvudmeny/clusters/ businessenvironment/biogaswest

Polish Energy Efficient Motors Programme (PEMP)
The economic potential for improving the energy efficiency of electric motor systems in Poland is large and could contribute substantially to reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions. While industrial energy efficiency is a priority in Polish energy and climate change policy, the market share of energy efficient motors is currently very low due to a range of obstacles. The Polish Energy Efficient Motors Programme (PEMP) project aims to overcome these existing barriers in order to increase the market penetration of energy efficient motors and related efficiency improvements in electric motor systems. The PEMP is targeted at key technologies and sectors identified by the Polish Energy Policy with emphasis placed on the manufacturing industry, the energy sector (heating), the utility industry (water supply and sewage treatment) and the mining sector. The PEMP looks at the different existing barriers: information barriers, financial barriers, the lack of capacity for project development and institutional barriers. To reach its goals, the programme concentrates on four components: • Capacity building, through providing information and services related to energy efficient electric motors. • The development of four pilot projects for efficient motor systems in different key sectors. • The transformation of the market through the use of a financial incentive mechanism coupled with awareness raising. • The development of industrial energy efficiency policy, particularly in the field of efficient motor systems.
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Brussels Environment.
Contact Jean-Pierre Hannequart, General Director, Brussels Environment Gulledelle 100, 1200 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)27757602 Email: jph@ibgebim.be www.ibgebim.be/Templates/Default.aspx?id=11828&langtype=2060

Progetto 10 000 Tetti Fotovoltaici

The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE S.A.), Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE).
Contact Krzysztof Brzoza-Brzezina, Project manager, The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency Mokotowska 35, 00-560 Warszawa, Poland Tel.: (0048)226260910 Fax: (0048)226260911 Email: kbrzezina@kape.gov.pl www.pemp.pl

This project has the principal aim to promote and help the development of the PV market in Piedmont, North West Italy. The Energy and Environment Agency of Torino has decided to work as a facilitator, creating a ‘hub’ to bring together customers, banks and selected PV installation companies. The Agency has introduced the ‘Guaranteed Solar Result (GSR)’ which means that for the first time in Italy selected enterprises have had to provide their clients with the GSR for the first 5 years of PV installation. The Agency has had the main responsibility in defining the feasibility of PV installations requested by customers. A regional based communication plan has been developed in order to support the project. Since its launch in April 2008 more than 200 clients, including private and public companies and SMEs, have chosen to participate to ‘10 000 tetti FoTOvoltaici’ initiative which aims at transforming Torino and the Piedmont Region into the area with the highest number of PV installations in Italy.
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Agenzia Energia e Ambiente di Torino, Banca Credito Cooperativo di Casalgrasso e Sant’albano Stura, Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, Comune di Torino.
Contact Cristina Barbero, Managing Director, Agenzia Energia e Ambiente di Torino Via Livorno 60, 10152 Torino, Italy Tel.: (0039)0112257239 Fax: (0039)0112257238 Email: energiatorino@envipark.com www.torinoenergiambiente.com

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A better environment with the European Environmental Packaging and Reverse Logistics Service (E-EPRLS) – Returnable Reusable Packaging for Household Appliances/ White Goods

Grundig’s Voluntary Commitment to Efficient Usage of Energy and Natural Resources – training internal staff to use technologies that raise living standards and to refrain from using careless and destructive methods which damage the environment

E-EPRLS is the core business developed for the first time in Europe by Free Pack Net Srl, a specialist in advanced logistics systems based in Gallarate (VA), Italy. E-EPRLS offers a full service system that includes supplying reusable polypropylene packaging to manufacturers for use in their product distribution chain, to the consignment to the end consumer and reverse logistic network in order to provide the return of the packaging kits in a very simple and inexpensive way. E-EPRLS also provides the reconditioning of reusable packaging (up to 20 times and then fully recycled within the process) and the new delivery to manufacturers. The high technological package proposed by E-EPRLS perfectly protects the product, preventing possible damage caused by transport, handling and accidental fall, as well as presenting a new packaging concept (minimum packaging maximising robustness) that allows the design of appliances to be lightweight and energy efficient, thus complying with the sustainability requirement. The initiative has high replicating potentialities in developed market economies (Europe, North America) and also in the emerging economies (such as China, India and Brazil). In addition, a specific educational programme on E-EPRLS, targeted at stakeholders (manufactures, distributors, public opinion, schools, professionals and consumer associations), will be developed and disseminated throughout Europe.
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The aim of the project is to show company employees how to respect the environment. Training sessions (4 380 in total) for employees have been organised in the last five years to explain how to use technologies that raise living standards and to stop using careless and destructive methods which damage the environment. The training sessions include Environmental Management System Instructions such as waste management, wastewater management, air and noise pollution, Safety Usage Methods for Chemical Materials, Hazardous Substances Process Management, WEEE, EuP, REACH, etc. Grundig considers the protection of the environment and natural resources as an integral part of its overall quality philosophy and acts accordingly. In this regard, the waste created during production is recycled (waste recovery per product has increased by 20 % from 2002) and any non-recyclable waste is destroyed in accordance with all applicable regulations (hazardous waste eliminated per TV set has increased by 100 % from 2002). Grundig informs its customers about the power consumption of its products using labels which indicate both the nominal and standby power consumption, even for the old models where the power consumption is higher. Grundig’s user manuals always warn customers about the disposal of TV sets and batteries and always advise turning off TV sets when not in use instead of putting them on standby. Grundig aims to reduce the energy consumption of its televisions by 35 % by 2010 compared to 2002 (a reduction by 20 % on average energy consumption was achieved by 2007). Energy efficiency is considered as one of the key elements of Grundig’s product design.
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Free Pack Net Srl, CONAI, Legambiente onlus, Rhenus Gottardo Gmbh, Simoldes Acos Ltd, Whirlpool Europe Srl.
Contact Massimo De Santis, President and Managing Director, Free Pack Net srl Via Parini 13, 21013 Gallarate, Italy Tel.: (0039)0331707321 Fax: (0039)0331707330 Email: mds@freepacknet.com www.freepacknet.com

Grundig Multimedia B.V.
Contact Ayse Topçu, Television Product Manager, Arçelik A. Karaağaç Caddesi No: 2 – 6, 34445 Istanbul, Turkey Tel.: (0090)2123143905 Fax: (0090)2123143484 Email: ayse.topcu@arcelik.com www.grundig.de

Supporting the implementation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles and an hydrogen refuelling station in Slovenia
In first phase of the project consisted of reviewing national legislation, regulations and standards to support the implementation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles and the construction of hydrogen refuelling stations. The next stages in the project will be the preparation of the implementation of hydrogen refuelling stations, a study of potential partners, and the promotion of the technology.
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Candy Green Group
The project aims to reduce the carbon footprint of appliances designed, manufactured, sold, serviced by the Group throughout their entire life-cycle. It has already achieved the following results: a reduction in CO2 emissions of 28.8 %, a 21 % reduction in energy consumption, a 43 % reduction in water consumed per unit manufactured in the 6 largest plants of the Group, and a reduction of 84.7 % in industrial waste recycled 2000-2007. The level of CO2 emissions in 2007 was certified by Carbon Footprint (UK). All products in energy efficiency Class A and higher are now fully compliant with the RoHS Directive and the recyclability of all products has been improved. Selected products have also been certified as ‘green’ thanks to significant reductions in energy and water use through technological innovation. In addition, action plans currently being implemented which are expected to produce a further reduction of CO2 emissions by at least 5 % per year between 2008 and 2010.
Contact Aldo Zana, Corporate Communications Manager, Candy Group Via privata E. Fumagalli, 20047 Brugherio MI, Italy Tel.: (0039)0392086483 Fax: (0039)0392086753 Email: azana@candy.it www.candy.it

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, government group for hydrogen.
Contact Jure Leben, President of the government group for hydrogen, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning Privskova ulica 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel.: (0038)641353874 Email: jure_leben@siol.net

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Public Procurement boosts Energy Efficiency PRO-EE
Public authorities are major purchasers of goods and services which in turn have a significant environmental impact. PRO-EE aims to combine this purchasing power by undertaking large-scale joint procurement of technologies in order to secure a higher market share for the most energy efficient (EE) equipment and products and thereby accelerate their market penetration. PRO-EE aims to bring together public authorities to develop and implement appropriate procedures and networking approaches for procurement to boost EE. The project will provide recommendations on how to integrate these new procurement strategies into the public authorities’ policies. As the local authority, Murcia will develop integrated EE plans, which include promotional activities to disseminate these strategies to other buyers and awareness raising actions on energy efficiency aimed at citizens. A conference will be held towards the end of the project to disseminate the results widely. Through the project a partnership between market actors in 6 European countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Austria, and Germany) will be set up. This partnership aims to develop innovative approaches for public authorities and, through this work, influence the supply of energy efficient products and services. The project’s overall objective is to secure a higher market share for the most energy efficient equipment and products and to accelerate their market penetration.
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Toyota ECO Factory – Towards Environmental Sustainability
The aim of this project is to reduce the environmental impact from car production by using the Toyota Way approach and the Toyota Production System. One of the principle pillars of the strategy is to continuously improve the overall energy and CO2 efficiency of Toyota’s engine and assembly plants across Europe. A practical example of this is the development of an innovative technology for paint application in our assembly plant in the United Kingdom. Challenging the production boundary parameters, whilst maintaining Toyota’s high quality requirements, has made it possible to drastically reduce CO2 emissions. A 40 % reduction in the total CO2 emissions associated with steam production has already been achieved by only the first phase of implementation. The innovative core technological approach of this project enables Toyota Motor Europe to apply this technology in the three other vehicle manufacturing plants across Europe and share the concept with all other Global Toyota operations.
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Toyota Motor Europe, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT), Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK).
Contact Timothy Waltniel, Senior Engineer – Plant Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Europe Hoge Wei 33, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium Tel.: (0032)27124566 Fax: (0032)27128800 Email: timothy.waltniel@toyota-europe.com www.toyota.eu/04_environment/index.aspx

ALEM – Local Energy Agency of Murcia.
Contact Maria Cruz Ferreira Costa, Managing Director ALEM – Local Energy Agency of Murcia Plaza Robert Schuman, 30007 Murcia, Spain Tel.: (0034)968200293 Fax: (0034)968202908 Email: direccion.agenciaenergia@ayto-murcia.es www.energiamurcia.eu www.murcia.es

Smart-A – Smart Domestic Appliances in Sustainable Energy Systems
The Smart-A project assesses the overall potential for load-shifting by domestic appliances and assesses their role in demand response schemes. Based on this, the project will develop strategies on how smart appliances can contribute to load management in sustainable energy systems, which include large shares of intermittent generation, for example, from wind or solar energy. The technical aspects of the assessment will include an analysis of the potential changes to appliances operation, the characteristics of local energy generation (from renewables and/or cogeneration) and the load management requirements in electricity networks. The project will also feature a detailed assessment of the acceptance of a smart appliances operation by users, and an analysis of available control technologies and communication standards. The project is conducted in cooperation with manufacturers of appliances and electric utilities. Dissemination and capacity building activities will play a major role in the project. The project findings will be discussed in detail with experts as regional case studies in four European countries (2-3 workshops each with approximately 15 participants). The project will also hold two dissemination workshops with 20 and 35 external experts respectively and produce a variety of publications including a quarterly newsletter.
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OILECO Value Chains – Public-private partnerships for start up and consolidation of used vegetable oils sustainable energy use
This project aims to foster sustainable energy value chains based on UVO (used vegetable oils) through public-private partnerships. Its goal is to analyse the existing business opportunities for such value chains in the participating municipalities of the province of Lucca and its neighbouring territories. The analytical framework will focus on opportunities for local sustainable energy production, including local transport bio-fuels and local energy co-generation. In parallel, the team will work with local stakeholders to discuss and plan how to redesign the present flagging UVO collection and channel investment into a modern plant for reconditioning the majority of UVOs produced in northern Tuscany. The project aims to help stakeholders become actors in a partnership for establishing an OILECO value chain and defining the supply and demand needed for regenerated UVOs to be used for producing sustainable energy. The experience of carrying out such projects which use a bottom-up approach to stimulate UVO energy production will help provide comprehensive knowledge which can be used to showcase best practices to both public and private actors at national and European level.
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Comune di Capannori (Lucca), ASCIT Servizi Ambientali SpA, Coop. Oleificio Toschi Srl., Ecosoluzioni.
Contact Alessio Ciacci, Council Clerk for Environment, Comune di Capannori P.zza Aldo Moro 1, 55012 Capannori (Lucca), Italy Tel.: (0039)0583428214 Fax: (0039)0583428336 Email: a.ciacci@comune.capannori.lu.it

Oeko-Instutut e.V. – Institute for Applied Ecology, EnBW Energie BadenWuerttemberg AG, enervision GmbH, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ), Miele & Cie. KG, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration (Cogen Europe), The University of Manchester.
Contact Christof Timpe, Coordinator, Oeko-Institut e.V., Germany PO Box 50 02 40, 79028 Freiburg, Germany Tel.: (0049)7614529525 Fax: (0049)7614529588 Email: c.timpe@oeko.de www.smart-a.org

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Energy performance Integration in Corporate Public Real Estate Management (EPI-CREM)
In general most public building organisations do not pay much attention to energy efficiency in relation to their decisions concerning real estate. One of the reasons for this is a lack of tools to facilitate integrated decision-making in which energy efficiency is taken into account together with other aspects. Co-financed by the IEE Programme, EPI-CREM aims to improve energy efficiency and the rational use of energy in public building stock in Europe by embedding energy issues in decision-making processes within Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) at strategic level and then translating these decisions into the tactical and operational levels of building management. In this way the decision-making process surrounding energy saving measures will become established in the CREM-process. It will become part of the process and thereby more cost effective. To achieve these goals EPI-CREM provides a strategy (embedding approach) and a set of tools enabling building owners and users to make energy an integral concern in Corporate Real Estate Management. The strategy and tools will be tested in pilot projects.
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EFFICIENCY SHOP – Energy Saving. Investing Future!
The main aim of the project is to promote saving energy and energy efficiency in the city’s shops. It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through promoting the use of sustainable energy. The project’s main objectives are: • To promote saving energy and energy efficiency in local shops. • To disseminate good practices examples on how to save and use energy efficiency in city shops. • To reduce energy consumption and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. • To advise 20 local shops on how to become energy efficiency businesses through conducting energy audits.
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ALEG (GIJON LOCAL ENERGY AGENCY), cajAstur, EMA (Water Municipality Enterprise), Merchants Union of Gijón(Unión de Comerciantes Autónomos de Gijón), Office for Sustainability, Climate Change and Participation. Government of the Principality of Asturias.
Contact Dulce Gallego Canteli, President, ALEG (Gijon Local Energy Agency) Camino de los Arces 1258, 33203 La Providencia – Gijón, Spain Tel.: (0034)985181008 Fax: (0034)985131488 Email: energia@igijon.com www.energiagijon.es

Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment. Department Rijksgebouwendienst (Government Building Agency) (VROM-RGD), Austrian Energy Agency (AEA), BuildDesk, Centre Scientifique et technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), Energie Bewusst Kärnten (EBK).
Contact Ing R.K. René Leeuw, Senior technical inspector/advisor maintenance, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment Department Rijksgebouwendienst (Government Building Agency) (VROM-RGD) Rijnstraat 8, 2500 EZ The Hague, the Netherlands Tel.: (0031)703391777 Fax: (0031)703391370 Email: rene.leeuw@minvrom.nl www.epi-crem.org

Action CO2 – Voluntary corporate commitment to reduce CO2 emissions
Action CO2 is the first business initiative that brings together a multi-sectoral platform, composed of 15 large companies operating in Spain which aim to reduce CO2 emissions in areas not linked to their production processes. The main aims of the initiative are to strengthen the position of business leadership regarding the low carbon economy, improve energy efficiency and cost savings related to energy, and serve as a bridge between CSR policies and the fight against climate change. In addition, the ‘Action CO2’ project aims to provide a working environment for employees that will help reinforce their own individual commitments to environmental conservation, both in the work place but also in their daily lives. The initiative will also serve as an example to other companies and citizens. To meet these aims a joint commitment for 2008-2010 has been established. Due to the importance of employees’ involvement to the success of many energy efficiency measures, the project organises training and awareness raising activities for all employees in the participating companies. Some measures can be applied at home and in daily life leading to more reductions in emissions. Every month employees will receive information on climate change, its causes and consequences, and simple steps that can be taken in key areas: lighting, air conditioning, computer use, transport, and waste.
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Energy efficiency through Green Public Procurement – A project from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Romania
The project aims to create a ‘green’ market in Romania, by promoting ecological products, services and works in the public sector. Public authorities should be the first consumers of ecological goods and services in order to provide a positive example to the communities they serve. Recently, a public policy proposal on sustainable production and consumption directly related to the Plan was approved by the Ministry of Environment and the General Secretariat of the Government. The policy proposal sets the GPP policy framework in Romania for the period 2008 – 2009. Accordingly, Romania is now drafting its National Action Plan on Green Public Procurement. This National Action Plan will contain ambitious targets for the compulsory purchase of energy efficiency light bulb (100 %) and computers (15 %) by all public authorities in Romania. The Romanian Ministry of Environment is already committed to implementing the green procurement policy and the Ministry has already bought 130 energy efficient computers and began to replace its light bulb with energy efficiency ones.
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Fundación Entorno-BCSD Spain.
Contact Cristina García-Orcoyen Tormo, Chief Executive, Fundación Entorno-BCSD Spain Monte Esquinza 30, 28010 Madrid, Spain Tel.: (0034)915756394 Fax: (0034)915757713 Email: entorno@fundacionentorno.org www.fundacionentorno.org

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Environment, Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Contact Anamaria Stroia, Public Manager, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Libertatii Blvd. 12, 040129 Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)213125507 Fax: (0040)213166145 Email: anamaria.stroia@mmediu.ro www.mmediu.ro/upp/achizitii.htm

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Biogas Regions
The project aims to increase the development of biogas plants for the anaerobic digestion of manure, energy crops and waste from agro-industrial sector. It aims to foster biogas development in seven European regions through the organisation of awareness raising information campaigns. The project aims to generate positive synergies between the different sectors concerned, namely local authorities, farmers and food processing industries, and involve them concretely in the project. This cooperation will lead to the formulation of a work strategy addressed to local authorities. Training sessions and information seminars will also be organised for stakeholders and technicians working in the renewable energy sector.
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REMODECE – Residential Monitoring to Decrease Energy Use and Carbon Emissions in Europe
The project evaluates how much electricity could be potentially saved through the using the most efficient appliances and the reduction of standby consumption. A large-scale monitoring campaign in 12 countries and a consumer survey have been carried out which audited 100 households and collected the results of 500 detailed questionnaires in each country. The project results are being disseminated through a combination of channels, including a dedicated website (www.isr.uc.pt/~remodece), an Electric Appliance Energy Guide in the national languages of each partner which is downloadable from the project website, press releases, publications in key international energy efficiency conferences, and articles in trade and technical magazines, as well as a dissemination workshop in each country. Another important outcome of the project is the development of the HOME ENERGY SAVER software tool which enables users to analyse the potential savings which could be made in their homes. The user friendly software tool and the Appliance Guide will be disseminated according to the following strategy: The Electric Appliance Energy Guide, including a user friendly description and guidelines on how to use the Software tool HOME ENERGY SAVER will be distributed in each country (at least 1 000 hard copies), while the Appliance Guide (including the user friendly description of the software) will be electronically distributed by energy agencies and utilities along with their electronic newsletter which goes out to many thousands of customers.
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Raee Rhônalpénergie-Environnement est l’agence régionale de l’énergie et de l’environnement en Rhône-Alpes, energie zentrum, eren ente regional de la energia de castilla e leon, LandesEnergieVerein Steiermark, MaBopolska Agencja Energii i Zrodowiska.
Contact Iris Flacco, Energy Manager, Regione Abruzzo Via Passolanciano 75, 65100 Pescara, Italy Tel.: (0039)0857672524 Fax: (0039)0857672549 Email: iris.flacco@regione.abruzzo.it www.biogasregions.org

EAST-GSR – Solar thermal applications in Eastern Europe with Guaranteed Solar Results
This IEE project aims to support the emergence of a sustainable solar thermal market in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia using the Guaranteed Solar Results (GSR) quality approach. The GSR is based on a five year contract through which a joint consortium, gathering all operators involved in a large solar thermal system implementation, guarantees the production of an annual quantity of solar hot water. Financial compensation is foreseen in cases where this is not attained. This approach contributes efficiently to structuring a market in a sustainable way as it makes professionals responsible for their actions and enables the development of knowledge which leads to the use of quality equipments and to a proper sizing of the systems. Financial risks are also minimised since the service is guaranteed by a contract making loans thus easier to obtain and ensuring the efficient use of public subsidies. After a market study and the identification of the main potential national stakeholders, the GSR contract has been adapted to national legal frameworks. Each partner participates in the active dissemination of the concept among professionals, planners, funding institutions and potential end-users. A national networking and training session is being held in each target country and one pilot site per country has been equipped with a telemonitoring system in order to demonstrate the standard of the technology and the benefits of the real performance monitoring on which the GSR contract is based. In addition, feasibility studies are also planned for large scale projects.
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ISR-University of Coimbra, ADEME, ADENE, ARCE, CEU, CRES, EDF, eERG, Eneffect, Energy piano, Enertech, Ester, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, SINTEF.
Contact Aníbal de Almeida, Full Professor, ISR-University of Coimbra, Dep. Electrical & Computer Eng Pólo 2, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal Tel.: (00351)239796218 Fax: (00351)239406672 Email: adealmeida@isr.uc.pt www.isr.uc.pt/~remodece

Energy Efficiency Through Nokia Mobile Phone Chargers
The aim of the project is to reduce the energy waste which results from the no-load consumption of mobile phone chargers. A mobile phone charger kept plugged in when not charging a mobile phone can use approximately 60 % of the lifetime energy consumption of a mobile phone. During the last 9 years Nokia has reduced the amount of no-load energy of the best in class chargers by 90 %, down to only 0.03W. Educating people on how to conserve energy is also a key to achieve lasting savings that can really make a difference. Nokia is therefore committed to engaging consumers by adding ‘unplug your charger’ reminders to devices and using charger energy ratings.
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Nokia.
Contact Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Senior Manager, Nokia Representative Office Rue de la Charité 17, 1210 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)22094326 Email: kaisa-reeta.koskinen@nokia.com www.nokia.com/environment

ADEME – French Environment and Energy Management Agency, KAPE – Polish National Energy Conservation Agency, OVM-ICCPET – Oskar Von Miller – Institut de Conceptie, Cercetare si Proiectare Echipamente Termoenergetice, SEC – Sofia Energy Centre, SIEA – Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, University of Ljubljana.
Contact Stéphane Pouffary, Head of the International Expertise in Energy Management Unit, ADEME Route des Lucioles 500, 06560 Valbonne, France Tel.: (0033)493957955 Fax: (0033)493653196 Email: stephane.pouffary@ademe.fr www.solareast-gsr.net

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Carrefour Energie Ecoplanet
With the launch of Carrefour Energie EcoPlanet, the Carrefour Group has moved a step forward with its commitment to combating global warming, while at the same time maintaining purchasing power. With this initiative, Carrefour Belgium is entering new territory as the first European retailer to give households an opportunity to contribute to the fight against global warming and rising electricity prices. Carrefour is offering gas and 100 % green electricity to its customers at a fixed electricity rate for 1, 2 or 3 years (the duration to be chosen by the customer). In Belgium, customers have learnt about this new initiative by email, phone, Internet or visiting its stores. In its stores Carrefour is promoting the use of green energy through: • Information posters. • Leaflets explaining the electricity market in Belgium, what is green electricity and the advantages of the Energie Ecoplanet initiative. • Stickers on energy using products indicating that the item also works using green energy (‘fonctionne aussi à l’énergie verte’). • A catalogue listing details of the initiative, together with energy using products which are specified as ‘fonctionne aussi à l’énergie verte’. • Details of the Carrefour Energie EcoPlanet initiative will also be found on the back of each sale voucher shortly. The same project is planned in France and Italy where offices will be set up in stores to promotion the initiative and answer any questions that customers may have. Carrefour’s target is to sign up 20 000 Belgian households during the first year of promotion and 250 000 contracts in Italy over a period of 5 years. In France, Carrefour has a target of signing up 80 000 households as a minimum in the first full year of promotion.
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The Faces of Agroenergy
Renewable energies for the agricultural sector have today the potential to make an important impact in the new concept of distributed energy, and biogas, biofuel and biomass are relevant actors in this context. The aim of the project is to investigate and promote the best practices of farms owners’ that have invested in the field of renewable energies. Firstly, an analysis of 10 renewable energy power plants based on biogas and biomass production at national scale will be carried out. The aim is to evaluate the traceability of the short line production, in order to guarantee that farmers have access to the mechanisms providing new incentives for renewable energies and ensuring that the role of the certificating agency is clearly defined. The second part of the project will consist of an evaluation of the performance and business plans of these farms. This knowledge is fundamental in ensuring that farmers have more power with banks and insurance agencies. Thirdly, work will be done to quantify the benefits that the project brings on a national scale. In order to measure the impact of this new market, the project will look at the plant census and the use of Green Certificate and RECS. The study of the 10 plants will help provide an overview of this new market which, comprising around 200 plants, is an important example of distributed energy. The final part of the project will focus on the creation of a mark of environmental certification. The launch of a service certifying the CO2 savings achieved aims raise consumer interest in the products made by these farms.
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Associazione, Master RIDEF – Energia per Kyoto. Politecnico di Milano e Università IUAV di Venezia.
Contact Luca D’Apote, Responsible of the association, Coldiretti Via XXIV Maggio 43, 00184 Rome, Italy Tel.: (0039)064682388 Fax: (0039)064682264 Email: luca.dapote@coldiretti.it www.coldiretti.it

Carrefour.
Contact Emilie Prouzet, European Public Affairs advisor, Carrefour Group Avenue Emile de Mot 19, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)472600274 Email: emilie_prouzet@carrefour.com www.carrefour.eu/energie

E4 – Energy Efficient Elevators and Escalators
Electricity consumption in the tertiary sector in the EU 25 is predicted to reach 950 TWh by 2020. Elevators and escalators currently represent 4 % of the total electricity consumption of this sector, with trends pointing towards this share likely to significantly increase. At the same time a very large untapped potential to make savings exists through using energy-efficient equipment and changing behaviour. The main objective of this project is therefore to contribute to the market transformation of service sector buildings and residential buildings by increasing awareness of best practice solutions to provide vertical mobility, as well as providing recommendations and guidelines to promote those practices.
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Anttila Oy, Rautakesko, and Kesko Food promoting energy efficient light bulbs
Anttila Oy The theme for 2008 in the product group ‘Light’ was how to save energy and activities were organised around this theme. Anttila has promoted energy efficient light bulbs in several ways such as in magazines and newspapers, through Anttila’s own marketing material and in some television advertisements. Promotion comprised several of the following products: energy efficient light bulbs from 5W-23W (socket E14-E23) and new products as palmlite 9W (socket GX53), - 30° booster 15W (socket E27). The target of the campaign was to increase the sales of energy efficient light bulbs by at least 25 %. Kesko Food Prolight-energy saving light bulbs were promoted in the different chains of Kesko Food (some 700 shops) together with a television advertising campaign. Rautakesko Rautakesko plans to promote different types of energy efficient light bulbs in a campaign similar to those organised by Anttila and Kesko Food.
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ISR-University of Coimbra, Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, L’Energia e L’Ambiente, European Lift Association, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A.
Contact Aníbal de Almeida, Project Coordinator, ISR-University of Coimbra, Dep. of Electrical Engineering Pólo II, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal Tel.: (00351)239796218 Fax: (00351)239406672 Email: adealmeida@isr.uc.pt www.e4project.eu

Kesko Corporation and its divisions Kesko Food, Anttila and Rautakesko.
Contact Ulla Rehell, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Kesko Corporation Satamakatu 3, 0016 Kesko Helsinki, Finland Tel.: (00358)105322464 Fax: (00358)9174398 Email: ulla.rehell@kesko.fi

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Energy+ Pumps – Technology procurement for very energy efficient circulation pumps
The project’s objective is to transform the current market by promoting new very energy-efficient pump technologies for circulators in heating systems which are far more efficient than those currently in use. EC motor pumps are one way to achieve a reduction in circulator annual electricity use by 60 % or more and should they become the standard technology would save about 1 % of current EU electricity consumption. Current market barriers include a high initial price, due to low production numbers, and vendors selling to the final customer on product price only. In order to introduce more products onto the market and reduce their price through mass production, the project will: combine buyers in order to stimulate manufacture, strengthen links between buyers, manufacturers and supporters through published lists and direct contacts, develop training materials and sizing software for installers, organise a competition for efficient products as well as marketing campaigns, and disseminate the project’s results widely through a website, newsletter, the media, and participation at trade fairs.
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Improving Air Quality by Renewing Romania’s Car Stock (‘RABLA’ Programme)
The Programme for the Romanian Car Stock Renewal was originally launched in 2005 with the aim of improving air quality by renewing the national car stock. Initially, one of the specific objectives of the programme was to withdraw 16 500 vehicles which are more than 12 years old from circulation by the end of 2006 in order to have them replaced with new vehicles which are compliant with EU legislation. These vehicles were then dismantled and recycled. Vehicle owners were entitled to an incentive awarded provided by the State through the Environmental Fund of 3 000 lei (approx. 800 euros), which represents the first payment instalment for a new, cleaner car. Vehicle owners participating in the programme were required to dispose of their old vehicles and purchase new ones from authorised car producers/importers. The programme was a huge success. It has been re-launched every year since 2005 and has provided incentives to more than 46 000 car owners in Romania. As a result, the programme has led to a major reduction in CO2 emissions (more than 1 000 tonnes).
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Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, A.E.A, ADEME, CRES, Escan. S.A., Flemish Institute for Technological Research, MOTIVA, Politecnico de Milano, Seven.
Contact Manfred Fischedick, Vice President, Wuppertal Institute Döppersberg 19, 42103 Wuppertal, Germany Tel.: (0049)2022492121 Fax: (0049)202 2492198 Email: manfred.fischedick@wupperinst.org www.energypluspumps.eu

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Environmental Fund Administration.
Contact Dorina Mocanu, Director – Directorate for Atmosphere Protection, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Libertatii blv., sector 5, n°12, 040129 Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)213177422 Fax: (0040)213177422 Email: dorina.mocanu@mmediu.ro www.calitateaaer.ro

FINA-RET: Financing Products for Investments in Small-Scale Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies
FINA-RET aims to support the deployment of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) technologies through the identification, specification and packaging of sustainable, flexible and easy to access financing products such as loans and leasing schemes. These products are addressed mainly at individuals and SMEs that wish to invest in RE and EE technologies in order to meet their energy needs and increase their energy performance. More specifically, the FINA-RET project aims to: formulate and organise in an efficient form financing products for small-scale RE and EE technology applications which are sustainable, flexible and easy to access, classify RE & EE technologies based on their investment characteristics, identify critical success and failure factors for an effective promotion strategy of the developed financing products, and therefore of facilitating RE and EE technologies market penetration, as well as provide insights to policy makers on non-technological problems and barriers related to small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency technology applications. The project results will be disseminated as widely as possible both within the Member States involved (Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France and Austria) and internationally.
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Whirlpool Green Kitchen: a company approach to Market Transformation

Whirlpool believes in taking responsibility for the total environmental impact of its products – from ‘cradle to grave’. As the vast majority of the environmental impact occurs during the ‘use phase’ of a product’s life, Whirlpool has focused its efforts in developing, producing and marketing the most energy and water-efficient products. In the Green Kitchen project, Whirlpool has taken a holistic approach to energy and water saving using its consumer-driven innovation competence. To reach its target the project will work on the following tasks: • Production of a product roadmap with energy options. • Reflection on Home/Kitchen systems regarding power, water, air and waste management. • Consumer communication and education. • Development of energy generation/storage systems. The first three steps focus on reducing consumption, while the fourth step looks at energy co-generation in order to reduce energy bills in the long run.
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Whirlpool Europe. BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT S.A., ADEME, Climate Alliance Austria, CYPRUS DEVELOPMENT BANK, LML CBA (Conquest Business Advisors) Ltd, META GROUP Srl, MILLENNIUM BANK S.A.
Contact Ioanna Giannouli, Senior Researcher, BPM S.A. Alexandroupoleos 25, 11527 Athens, Greece Tel.: (0030)2107472820 Fax: (0030)2107472860 Email: giannouli@bpm.gr www.finaret.eu Contact Paola Aresi, Innovation Specialist, Whirlpool Europe Viale Borghi 27, 21025 Comerio (Varese), Italy Tel.: (0039)0332759111 Fax: (0039)0332759183 Email: paola_aresi@whirlpool.com

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Magnesium Forged Components for Structural Lightweight Transport Applications (MagForge)
The project looks at the weight reduction of structural components for transport applications that can be made by using magnesium which is 75 % lighter than steel and 35 % lighter than aluminium. The project’s overall goal is to provide tailored and cost-effective technologies for the industrial manufacturing of magnesium-forged components. Current constraints are being resolved in order to prepare the European forging industry for this innovation. As part of this work, the project aims to reinforce the technological basis for the design and manufacture of magnesium forgings and undertake dissemination and training activities. Research and technological development activities will focus on material, process and component development. The project’s objectives are to improve magnesium feedstock, and to develop adequate forging process design tools, machining technology for finishing, and typical demonstrator components. These advancements are to enable high-volume applications (with a 50 % cost-price reduction) of lightweight magnesium forgings. The practical application of the technical results will directly contribute to sustainability by reducing fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of cars and thereby lowering the environmental impact (greenhouse effect), as well as enhancing the efficient use of material and waste prevention due to the high intrinsic recycling potential of magnesium.
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SLOVSEFF: a new instrument to finance Sustainable Energy investments in the Slovak Republic
Established by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Slovak Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Finance Facility (SLOVSEFF) aims to support industrial energy efficiency projects, renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects in the residential sector through an integrated package of loans, grants and technical assistance. Loans as well as grants and free technical assistance will be available through local banks for private companies and housing associations implementing projects on the efficient use of energy and renewable energy. Grant support is provided by the Bohunice International Decommissioning and Support Fund (BIDSF) to which the European Community is the largest contributor together with Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Technical assistance is available free of charge for borrowers, in the form of Rational Energy Utilisation Plans (REUPs), Simple Energy Audits (SEAs) and help with making of loan applications to PBs, will be provided by the Project Consultants Enviros and Ecofys who will assist clients to identify the most appropriate energy efficiency investments for their needs. Projects eligible for funding must examine the following subjects: • Industrial energy efficiency – energy efficiency sub-projects involving private industrial companies, including restructuring, upgrading and the modernisation of demand side industrial assets. • Renewable energy – projects on renewables involving private companies. • Residential sector energy efficiency – sub-projects within the residential sector involving complex thermal rehabilitation projects of blocks of flats.
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Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research – TNO Science and Industry – coordinator of the project (acting on behalf of the consortium), Leiber Poland Sp. Z o.o., Mat PlasMATec GmbH, Nonferro Metaalnijverheid N.V., Pressmetall AB, Slovenian Tool and Die Development Centre – chair of the Technical Committee of the project, SC Intec SA (Research and Development for Hot Processes Institute), Soraluce Sociedad Cooperativa, Czech Forging Industry Association, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest – Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Equipments and Parts for the Automobile Industry, French Forging Association – chair of the Steering Committee of the project, Confederation of British Metalforming, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V., Duroc Tooling i Robertsfors AB, Forgialluminio 3 S.r.l., GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht GmbH, Automotive Cluster of Slovenia, IDEKO Sociedad Cooperativa, Inoforges, Kovinar D.O.O.
Contact Dr. W.H. Sillekens, Senior scientist, TNO Science and Industry De Rondom 1, 5612 AP Eindhoven, the Netherlands Tel.: (0031)402650475 Fax: (0031)402650305 Email: wim.sillekens@tno.nl www.magforge.eu

Ministry of Economy – Section of Energy, Bohunice International Decommissioning Support Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Union.
Contact Stefania Racolta, Operation Leader, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Exchange Square 1, EC2A 2JN London, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)2073386123 Fax: (0044)2073386942 Email: RacoltaS@ebrd.com www.slovseff.eu

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Bovis Lend Lease: actioning our aspirations The Bovis Lend Lease’ model to foster its aspiration to be a sustainable organisation

EURO-TOPTEN Reducing energy consumption – Making efficient products the normal and best choice for consumers, retailers and manufacturers
Thousands of refrigerators, TVs, cars and other energy consuming items are currently available on the market. However, consumers cannot easily compare and make sensible decisions because of a lack of sufficient information or time. Thanks to the Topten websites co-financed by the IEE Programme, consumers can now find information on the most energy efficient products in one simple click. Fourteen Topten websites have been developed with each of them providing a selection of the best appliances from an energy point of view. The information is targeted at consumers and includes details such as images, functions and price, as well as suppliers in their country. The information provided is independent, rigorous and also transparent as the selection methodology is explained online and national market studies are regularly undertaken. The websites are promoted through communication activities aimed at the media with the goal to increase the number of visitors. The success of the websites has also enabled the project to establish a dialogue with manufacturers at European level, set ambitious criteria for product selection and share its expertise with large-scale buyers and authorities which are developing policies on efficient products. The project teams are composed of energy specialists, environmental nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and consumer associations.
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Bovis Lend Lease (BLL) is committed to providing sustainable outcomes for the benefit of its staff, clients, partners and the communities in which it operates. The main objective of this project is to remove key barriers that currently impede sustainable projects in the construction industry in Europe and other regions where BLL operates, and to build capacity to foster innovative construction practices in the industry that can influence international energy knowledge and practices. In November 2005 the Lend Lease Executive Management Team (EMT) approved the organisation’s Global Sustainability Plan. The first phase of the implementation of the sustainability programme was completed in 2008. During the 18 month implementation period, special attention was paid to collecting key performance indicators data, such as waste produced, water consumed or energy used for tenancies and projects in order to benchmark BLL’s practices. At the end of the first year BLL-Cemea reported environmental data on 78 projects, 15 tenant offices. In addition, 6 green Building accredited professionals and 2 green building memberships were awarded. 30 % of all operations participated in 2008 Earth hour with full shut down, while all 1 400 regional employees took part in a 4-hour sustainability introduction programme which included a viewing of the film ‘An Unconvinient Truth’. 20 % of personnel also received advanced sustainability training. Overall, the equivalent to around 1  400 working days was donated to community-related activities with a sustainability focus and globally the company was listed in the top 10 % Real Estate companies of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In its 2008-2009 sustainability project plan BLL is committed to building on these achievements through the following actions: • Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and waste from its offices. • Positively influencing project sites regarding the reduction of waste material to landfill and the use of sustainable construction materials and practices. • Training personnel to increase their knowledge and its application regarding sustainability and to add value to their internal and external services. • Supporting the development and implementation of green building rating tools throughout the region.
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TIG – Topten International Group, ADEME, Austrian Energy Agency, Ecofys b.v., Fonds Mondial pou la Nature, Motiva Oy, Polish Foundation for Energy Effciciency, SEVEn, o.p.s., World Wide Fund for Nature, Wuppertal Institute, WWF European Policy Office, WWF Italy Onlus, WWF Magyarorszag.
Contact Sophie Attali, Member of the Board, free-lance consultant, TIG – Topten International Group Rue Bichat 45, 75010 Paris, France Tel.: (0033)681320288 Email: sattali@sowatt.net www.topten.info

Bovis Lend Lease – sustainability team.
Contact Nadia Boschi, Cemea Sustainability Manager, Bovis Lend Lease Piazza Einaudi 4, 20124 Milan, Italy Tel.: (0039)0266791801 Fax: (0039)0267020291 Email: nadia.boschi@eu.bovislendlease.com www.bovislendlease.com

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London Energy Efficiency (LEEFF)
The project ‘London Energy Efficiency’ (LEEFF) comprises a range of crucial consultancy services designed to meet the requirements and needs of all types of UK businesses. The team can assess businesses throughout the grants application process and provide: • An initial energy audit at the business site. • Advice and information about energy efficient products and systems. • Assistance to explore the exciting world of renewable technologies. • Professional advice on environmental waste management/transport/product and process. • Help to find approved installers/manufacturers of cost-effective renewable energy technologies. • Invaluable information about where to find grants and discounted schemes for improvement project. • Help to develop their own in-house energy management policy and energy management action plan. • Training to the business staff members on energy management.
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‘mission E’
With the ‘mission E’ (‘E’ stands for energy, efficiency, emissions and employees) project the EnergyAgency.NRW has developed a concept for internal energy efficiency campaigns aimed at businesses and municipalities in order to raise awareness and motivate employees to take action. The concept of ‘mission E’ follows the rules of sustainability: the chosen method of transferring know-how enables the partners to design and manage their campaigns on their own. This transfer of know-how comprises the following components: • A seminar for campaign managers including various practical exercises, such as how to manage the campaign activities or the factors essential to the success of the ‘mission E’. • A campaign compendium including a CD-ROM with background information, hints, case study examples, text and picture files, checklists, and presentations. • Information is also provided about the philosophy of the campaign, strategy, activities and internal/external PR work (there are 65 potential campaign modules in seven fields: intranet, advertising material, on-site events, competitions, further education, as well as organisational and technical measures). • Coaching during the preparatory phase of a new campaign. • An internet forum to foster the exchange of experiences and feedback on the concept and compendium. • Unlimited rights to use the brand of the ‘mission E’ in an individual colour code.
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London Energy Efficiency (LEEFF).
Contact Pari Barbour, Director, London Energy Efficiency Ltd. Old Town Hall, Polytechnic street, SE18 6PN London, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)7885345476 Fax: (0044)2075388401 Email: pariukus@yahoo.co.uk www.thamesenergyefficiency.co.uk

EnergieAgentur.NRW.
Contact Tom Küster, Deputy Head of Department, EnergieAgentur.NRW Kasinostraße 19-21, 42103 Wuppertal, Germany Tel.: (0049)2022455223 Fax: (0049)2022455228 Email: kuester@energieagentur.nrw.de www.energieagentur.nrw.de/mission_E

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Friendly House – NAPE’s educational programme on improving the energy efficiency in buildings in Poland
Friendly House is a nationwide educational programme focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings. The programme covers energy efficient design as well as the modernisation and use of buildings. Its activities also include the promotion of building certification as implemented by the EU Directive 2002/91/EC. The programme targets private and corporate investors, tenants, building managers, local authority officers, key professional groups and the media. The Friendly House programme produces publications (brochures, posters and leaflets), organises seminars for representatives of local authorities, building owners and managers, participates in events such as professional fairs, as well as managing a communication platform (www.domprzyjazny.org). Friendly House publications are distributed free to local partners in cooperation with the Polish postal service. These local partners include the construction and architecture departments of local authorities, communal property managers, housing communities, and military housing associations. The posters are displayed in public places, while the brochures and leaflets are distributed directly to all interested parties such as investors, tenants and property managers.
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Centre for Photovoltaics in Poland: an initiative of the Warsaw University of Technology
The Centre of Photovoltaics (CPV) in Poland promotes the widespread use of photovoltaic energy as a realistic, reliable and economical energy source and encourages the integration of PV energy into Poland’s research, economy and everyday life. The goal of the CPV is to serve as a focal point for conducting and stimulating research, as well as organising promotional and demonstration activities. The CPV organises technical meetings, workshops, symposia and conferences, and disseminates information which addresses environmental issues. The aims of the CPV are also to foster cooperation between the Polish and international community, contribute to the commitments made at European level including the Directive on RES-S and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as support the economic and social needs of Poland. The CPV is involved in educational activities on solar energy through a programme that includes lectures, classes, laboratory and training sessions, which familiarises students and professionals with issues related to working with real world systems. The CPV also helps raise the general public’s awareness of PV technologies through participating in major popular science events in Warsaw. The CPV installs, owns and operates pilot PV systems, including the largest 54 kW system at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and the first traffic sign stand-alone PV installation. These features help make the CPV a unique project, not only in Poland but in all EU New Member States. The project facilitates the spread of good practice and through its work the CPV has become a leader in the promotion of PV technology.
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National Energy Conservation Agency, Akademia Viessmann, Association of Energy Auditors, Department of Construction Market and Technology of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Stowarzyszenie Na Rzecz Systemów OciepleD, Stowarzyszenie Polska Wentylacja, Stowarzyszenie Producentów Polistyrenu Ekstrudowanego, Stowarzyszenie Producentów Styropianu, Stowarzyszenie Producentów WeBny Mineralnej:Szklanej i Skalnej, Związek Rewizyjny SpBódzielni Mieszkaniowych RP.
Contact Marcin Idczak, Senior Specialist, National Energy Conservation Agency Swietokrzyska 20, 00-002 Warsaw, Poland Tel.: (0048)225054749 Fax: (0048)228258670 Email: midczak@nape.pl www.domprzyjazny.org

Centre for Photovoltaics, EkoFundusz, Grammar School SP 76 in WarszawaFalenica, Office of Environment, Municipality of Warsaw.
Contact Stanislaw M. Pietruszko, Head, Centre for Photovoltaics Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland Tel.: (0048)222347782 Fax: (0048)222347782 Email: pietruszko@pv.pl www.pv.pl

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Carbon Brigades – The saving of electricity
This national awareness raising project aims to promote a rational and efficient use of electricity and strengthen support for energy efficient equipments by highlighting the economic and environmental benefits. To implement this project DECO has recruited teams of young qualified environment graduates, the Carbon Brigades (BC). Each DECO regional office has a BC at its disposal which organises activities in the office’s area aimed at the community in general, children and young people and SMEs. For each target groups the following activities have been developed: Community (Minimum National Aim = 210 activities) The BC organise awareness raising sessions, work with the media to spread good electric consumption practices and reach out to consumers through actions in public places in order to inform and create awareness of sustainable energy use. • Children and young people (Minimum National Aim = 210 activities) DECO has developed educational, interactive material for primary school teachers to use to raise students’ awareness. The BC visit schools, distribute materials, and organise training/awareness raising sessions for teachers. • Small and medium size firms (Minimum National Aim = 210 activities) The BC visit small and medium size firms, where they try to identify negative practices using a checklist as well as raising the awareness of employees. As a follow up action, an employee is selected to attend a training/awareness raising session on energy efficiency in the workplace where dissemination materials will be distributed.
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Toyota Fund for Europe: Energy Efficiency
Focused on environmental issues, the Toyota Fund for Europe (TFfE) recognises that energy efficiency will be a key area for activities for the coming years. One of the major energy efficiency projects is the Eco-Schools’ Environment & Innovation ‘Climate Change: Let’s Save Energy!’ (www.eco-schools.org/ innovation2008/index.html) project which is being implemented in 6 European countries: Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Portugal and Turkey. By providing financial and technical support, the project encourages schools to put into practice their own ideas on how to save energy at and around schools. After each school implements its ideas, a national winner is selected in each country which then goes forward to the European competition where a European winner is selected. Another major project is ‘EcoDriving Europe’ which aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and reduce fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions. Involving 5 European countries, Belgium, UK, Spain, Norway and Iceland, the project provides educational sessions using simulators for car drivers to learn how to change their driving behaviour through workshops and events.
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Toyota Fund for Europe, EcoLife, Foundation for Environmental Education.
Contact Stefan Crets, Deputy General Manager, CSR, Toyota Motor Europe Avenue du Bourget 60, 1140 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)27452018 Fax: (0032)27452068 Email: stefan.crets@toyota-europe.com www.toyotafund.eu

ERSE – Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos (Energy Services Regulator Authority), AEP – Associação Empresarial de Portugal, ANPMES – Associação Nacional das Pequenas e Médias Empresas, Antena 1, APCC – Associação Portuguesa de Centros Comerciais, APCC – Associação Portuguesa de Contact Centers, APECA – Associação Portuguesa das Empresas de Contabilidade e Administração, APESPE – Associação Portuguesa das Empresas do Sector Privado de Emprego, APFN – Associação Portuguesa de Famílias Numerosas, Câmara Municipal de Coimbra, Câmara Municipal de Évora, Câmara Municipal de Faro, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Câmara Municipal de Santarém, Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo, Câmara Municipal do Porto, CCP – Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de Portugal, CNAF – Confederação Nacional das Associações de Família, Correio da manhã, Destak, FPCE-UL – Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, IAPMEI – Instituto de Apoio à  Pequena e Média Empresa, IEFP – Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional, IPJ – Instituto Português da Juventude, Metro, Metropolitano de Lisboa, Rádio Clube Português, Rádio Renascença, RENAE – Rede de Agências de Energia, RNTV, RTP, SOL, TSF, Turismo de Portugal, I.P., UACS – União de Associações do Comércio e Serviços.
Contact Jorge Manuel Morgado Fernandes, Secretary General, DECO – Associação Portuguesa para a Defesa do Consumidor (Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection) Rua Artilharia Um nº 79, 1269-160 Lisboa, Portugal Tel.: (0035)1213710213 Fax: (0035)1213710299 Email: jmorgado@deco.pt www.deco.proteste.pt

Eco-Clubs of Entrepreneurship – Promotion of ecology awarness among students of high schools: an initiative of the Podlaska Regional Development Foundation, Poland
The main goal of the project is to raise awareness of the ecological aspects of business among students in secondary schools in Podlaskie Voivodeship. The project aims to introduce students to new approaches to develop business plans that are environmentally friendly. It is targeted at students in secondary schools in Poldaskie Voivodeship. The Podlaska Regional Development Foundation has recruited 10 schools in which Eco-Clubs of Entrepreneurship made up of 10 students have been established. Students will receive training in the following subjects: economy, marketing, finance, business planning, legal aspects of doing business in Poland, ecology and renewable energy sources. The next step will be the organisation of workshops during which each EcoClub will draw up a business plan for an imaginary company which must be environmentally friendly. Business plans will then be evaluated by a commission of experts in finance, banking, marketing, as well as business practitioners. The winner from among the 10 Eco-Clubs will be chosen and announced during a conference. The wining Eco-Club will then have the opportunity to take part in a study visit in Malta.
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Podlaska Regional Development Foundation, Impetus Europe Consulting Groupe Ltd., Podlaska Agency for Energy.
Contact Andrzej Parafiniuki, President of the Board, Podlaska Regional Development Foundation Starobojarska 15, 15-073 Bialystok, Poland Tel.: (0048)857408683 Fax: (0048)857408685 Email: parafiniuk@pfrr.pl www.eko-kluby.pfrr.pl

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VE-Net – Renewable Energy Network
VE-Net is a network promoting renewable energy made up of high-technology companies and R&D institutes. VE-Net acts as a catalyst and coordinator of Danish research initiatives, aimed at developing renewable energy technologies, and their interaction with the energy system. The transition from an energy system based primarily on fossil fuels to a system based on renewable energy sources is a long process and requires many technological advances. A future energy system will not be based on one kind of renewable energy but will involve many different sources and technologies. The aim of VE-Net is therefore to consider all renewable and fossil energy technologies together and focus on the interaction between technologies.
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The Brussels Roundtable for Sustainable Energy
The Brussels Round Table for Sustainable Energy is a joint initiative of the Belgian INSEAD Alumni Association and the Brussels Enterprise Agency. The Round Table organises professional networking events, bringing together entrepreneurs, managers, investors and business angels from energy and environment companies. The participants constitute a professional community for the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy projects, partnerships or companies. The project aims to promote, inform and encourage active discussion, and also to bring together partners from industry and the financial world to work together in projects, regarding funding, or even in new companies in the emerging and promising field of sustainable energy. Events are organised quarterly and each focuses on a hot topic such as a new technology, an innovative business concept, a promising start-up company or an original investment approach. All the projects presented are commercially viable and participants attend with the intention to create business relationships.
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Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Confederation of Danish Industries.
Contact Eva Ryberg, Senior Consultant, Danish Technological Institute Kongsvang Allé 29, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Tel.: (0045)72201321 Fax: (0045)72201212 Email: eva.ryberg@teknologisk.dk www.ve-net.eu

INSEAD Alumni Association Belgium, Brussels Entreprise Agency.
Contact Kai von Ludwig, Board Member, INSEAD Alumni Association Belgium Terweneberglaan 21, 1933 Sterrebeek, Belgium Tel.: (0032)473911400 Email: kai@vonludwig.de www.brusselsgreentech.be/fr/news_details.php?news_ID=55

Exchange of information and promotion of cooperation for increasing energy efficiency of energy resource use and facilitation for changing consumer patterns in the Baltic States/SIF Energy
The overall goal of the project is to promote the exchange of information and cooperation among stakeholders in order to increase the efficiency of energy resource use and promote the sustainable use of nature resources. The aim is also to promote a change in the energy consumption patterns of the populations of the Baltic States. There are several concrete objectives: • To assess current access to information on energy resource use efficiency in municipalities in the Baltic States and evaluate the information materials targeted at the public regarding energy use efficiency in households. • To evaluate the level of knowledge of energy use in households and consumption patterns of inhabitants. • To gather best practice examples from EU and EEA countries and encourage their application in households in the Baltic States. • To support an exchange of experience as well as cooperation networks made up of municipalities and other involved stakeholders (NGOs, state institutions) on energy use efficiency.
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CONTROEVENTO Energy and Art for landscape
The purpose of the CONTROEVENTO project is to support the promotion of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) technology, which comprises mainly wind, solar and biofuels energy and related efficient energy sources. CONTROEVENTO aims to use art exhibitions to communicate in an innovative way about the environmental challenges that local communities are now facing in order to ensure a reasonable quality of life for future generations. ‘Vento’ means wind in Italian and in a symbolic way the project’s goal is to harness the strength of the wind and generate the momentum needed by local communities to overturn modern tendencies to use unsustainable energy sources. The project’s objective is to disseminate positive and exemplary best practice, through the publishing a manual of best practices and a compilation of guidelines from outstanding projects, on good energy management practices and the technical solutions available regarding the use of the landscape, as well as to promote an innovative cultural approach by using art as a language to communicate with the public. CONTROEVENTO will also facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience from more experienced communities to those which are less familiar with renewable energy sources. From a social, economic and environmental point of view such work could have an influence on consumers, as well as everyday energy behaviour, and provide the impetus necessary to move towards a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
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Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia, Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia, Baltic Environmental Forum Germany, Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania, Riga Energy Agency.
Contact Kristina Veidemane, Chairperson of the board, Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia Peldu street 26/28 – 505, 1050 Riga, Latvia Tel.: (0037)167357555 Fax: (0037)167507071 Email: kristina.veidemane@bef.lv www.bef.lv

Comunità Montana of Appennino Reggiano, Comune di Castelnovo ne’ Monti, National Park of Appennino Reggiano, Reggio Emilia Province, Sphera energy group.
Contact Luciano Correggi, Assessore, Comunità Montana of Appennino Reggiano V. Salvador Allende 1, 42035 Castelnovo ne’ monti, Italy Tel.: (0039)0522611600 Email: ambienteenergia@comunita-montana.re.it www.spheraenergyart.it

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Green bikes
The Green bikes project is a cycle scheme provided by a network of local companies working in the tourism sector in Zuid-Limburg. The bicycles are electric and are loaded with green energy. The project (Groenfietsen.nl) sees entrepreneurs involved in local tourism working together to create sustainable tourism. It is innovative in promoting sustainable mobility in tourism as it unites several themes that may seem contradictory as it combines the use of sustainable technology in everyday life, as well as stimulating the regional economy and rural small-scale tourism and entrepreneurship. In addition, the project helps remove traffic from tourist centres in the local countryside by providing an alternative to the increasing use of motorised vehicles which run on fossil fuels. It encourages cooperation between companies from different sectors (e.g. art, education, agriculture, culture, as well as hotels, restaurants and rental companies). Finally, the project serves to launch climate-neutral mobility in the tourism sector.
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Energy Neighbourhood
The overall objective of the Energy Neighbourhood project is to bring the ‘Kyoto protocol’ closer to the public – into their living rooms – by organising a bet between the community and their citizens to save 8 % of energy during one heating period. The participating households, ‘Energy Neighbourhoods’ will be accompanied and supported by specially trained ‘Energy Masters’. The ‘Energy Neighbourhoods’ have to save as much heat and electricity as possible by changing their behaviour. If they save at least 8 % of energy compared to the previous heating period the municipality awards them a prize. In addition, the three best ‘Energy Neighbourhoods’, in terms of absolute savings, will receive an international award. ‘Energy Neighbourhoods’ are made up of 8-12 households with common interests. They can be real neighbours or groups such as members of tenant associations, sports clubs, trade unions or NGOs. They are supported by a volunteer ‘Energy Master’ who is specially trained to accompany and support them throughout the process. Help is also available in the form of a toolkit, which includes a small scale energy audit, energy saving calculation, communication tools and campaign materials, and through the constant exchange of experience between different ‘Energy Neighbourhoods’. In parallel, a ‘Local Climate Debate’ is organised where the participants can challenge the authorities in their energy saving efforts and policies.
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E-Avantis, Dienst Landelijk Gebied, Gemeente Gulpen-Wittem, Gemeente Margraten, Gemeente Nuth, Gemeente Vaals, Gemeente Valkenburg a/d/Geul, Gemeente Voerendaal, Kamer van Koophandel Zuid-Limburg, Provincie Limburg, Twenty participating companies working in the tourism sector all located in Zuid-Limburg, VVV Zuid-Limburg.
Contact Rene Rademaker, Project leader Groenfietsen.nl, Ecofys Snellius 6, 6422 RM Heerlen, the Netherlands Tel.: (0031)455506590 Fax: (0031)455506591 Email: r.rademaker@ecofys.nl www.groenfietsen.nl

Fundación Comunidad Valenciana-Región Europea (FCVRE).
Contact Juan Manuel Revuelta Pérez, General Director, Fundación Comunidad Valenciana-Región Europea Rue de la Loi 227, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)22824160 Fax: (0032)22824161 Email: jrevuelta@delcomval.be www.uegva.info

CO2logic and Msn.be join forces to inform and educate people about their carbon footprint
CO2logic has the know-how to calculate, reduce and offset CO2 emissions, while msn.be has more than 4 million visitors per month to their website. By working together the two organisations can inform and educate the public about their carbon footprint and impact on climate change. Information and education are the first steps to raising people’s awareness of their own CO2 emissions and encouraging personal responsibility. Once people are aware of the issue, it becomes easier to influence their behaviour. Following education, members of the public often take steps to reduce their impact on climate change and become sustainable consumers. CO2logic posts articles to inform the public about climate change under the Msn Green section: http://news.be.msn.com/green/. A calculator is also provided so that citizens can calculate their own CO2 emissions.
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Summer School ‘Sviluppo E Ambiente’

The main goal of the ‘Summer School’ project is to promote the development of sustainable energy which has a minimal environmental impact and supports the overall shift towards sustainability. Analysing the global system of Meridional area of Italy is important to understanding the substantial waste of energy and natural resources which occurs. The project suggests innovative forms of development which are oriented towards sustainability and value the area’s natural resources, and thereby help safeguard the environment.
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CO2logic.com, MSN.be.
Contact Antoine Geerinckx, Managing founder, CO2logic sprl/bvba Rue Robert Thoreau 30, 1150 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)478413007 Email: antoine@co2logic.com http://news.be.msn.com/green

Imes Sicilia, Fondazione ‘Imes Calabria’, Università degli studi di Catania, Università degli studi di Palermo.
Contact Lina Scalisi, Direttore, Imes Sicilia Via Vittorio Emanuele 201, Int. U, 95124 Catania, Italy Tel.: (0039)0957159585 Fax: (0039)0957159585 Email: lina.scalisi@gmail.com

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Be efficient, Save Energy
The main objective of the campaign is to raise awareness among the population of natural resources and the need to preserve the environment, and to promote the sustainable use of energy as well as investment in renewable energies. Other objectives include analysing the corporate sector in Andalucia in order to identify any gaps, promoting the adoption of practical energy-saving measures both in corporate sector and among citizens, encouraging the use of clean energies, taking steps to involve the population in the preservation of the environment, disseminating the project’s work as widely as possible by using a website available in several languages and providing the information required to make all this possible. The main stages of the project are: • The undertaking of an energy ‘diagnosis’ of the business sector in Andalucia, including the evaluation of energy saving measures already implemented, energy consumption, tariff contracting and the use of renewable energies. • The creation of tools namely an ‘Energy Saving Practical Guide’, an Energy Website dedicated to promote energy saving and renewable energies use, and promotional material including pens, shirts, triptychs, stickers. • The organisation of the Energy Campaign in Andalucia which includes conferences in different cities in the region.
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Baltic States bioenergy homepage
The idea to cooperate on bioenergy was put forward following a meeting between the three Baltic Ministers of agriculture in 2006. Following the ministers’ meeting a process to develop a memorandum of understanding between the three Baltic States was launched. It was decided that Lithuania would organize a symposium on research (2006), Latvia a conference on renewable energy (2007) and Estonia would publish and update a database on renewables. The measures or actions as described above have been implemented as agreed and so formally the memorandum has been fulfilled. Unlike the other measures the homepage and the work necessary to keep it running is continuous. The aim of the homepage is to disseminate information to the public and between the three Baltic States.
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Ministry of Agriculture.
Contact Einar Kikkas, Chief Specialist of Plant Products Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture Lai 39/41, 15056 Tallinn, Estonia Tel.: (0037)26256144 Fax: (0037)26256200 Email: einar.kikkas@agri.ee www.bioenergybaltic.eu

Desarrollos Tecnológicos Intelec S.L.
Contact Javier Martinez Calahorro, Energy and Environment Director,

Desarrollos Tecnológicos Intelec S.L.
C/Beas de Segura 8, 23009 Jaén (Andalucia), Spain Tel.: (0034)953884997 Email: jmartinez@intelec-ingenieria.com www.intelec-ingenieria.com

Information and Educational Program on Sustainable Energy at EXPLORA, the children museum of Rome
EXPLORA, the children’s museum of Rome is dedicated to children, schools and families. It represents a city on a child scale where everything can be touched, observed and experimented with. Explora allows children to discover everyday facts and realities by experimenting with the environment, society and communication. The 2 photovoltaic installations which produce 33 kWp of energy for the museum are a good example of its work with children. The museum also includes a workshop called ‘ENERGY’, a workshop entitled ‘MATERIAL’ about recycling plastic and aluminium and a workshop ‘PAPER’ on the recycling of paper. Every year EXPLORA welcomes over 100 000 visitors with 30 % made up of pupils from schools. As well as the workshops, visitors can explore the production data from the 2 photovoltaic systems which are displayed. In addition, a specific Work Programme on Sustainable Energy is due to be finalised for 2008-2010.
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Moncalieri’s town information service about sustainable energies
The aim of the project is to provide an information service for the community about energy incentives. Specific activities and a public campaign targeted at schools are planned. The project will be implemented with the help of eco-volunteers (a group of citizens who volunteer their time). Conferences will be organised at the municipal hall ‘Dei settecento’ and training activities and practical demonstrations are planned. The project will produce information leaflets to support the campaign on European energy sustainability and provide information on Italian legislation and the adoption of EU directives. The project will carry out extensive activities aimed at citizens which will be accompanied by a review of the existing regulations concerning incentives for renewable energy. The project also plans to organise thematic workshops during a market where agricultural products are sold.
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MUSEO DEI BAMBINI SCS ONLUS, A.P.E.V.V.- Energy Agency of Vercelli Province, Biverbanca, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Vercelli e Biella, LaEscoDelSole.
Contact Patrizia Tomasich, President, Museo dei Bambini SCS Onlus Via Flaminia 80, 00196 Rome, Italy Tel.: (0039)063613776 Fax: (0039)0636086803 Email: ptomasich@mdbr.it www.mdbr.it

Ri.b.e.s. Onlus, Comune di Moncalieri.
Contact Ing. Vittorio Rungo, Vice-president, Ri.b.e.s. Via Balme 28, 10143 Torino, Italy Tel.: (0039)03334010728 Fax: (0039)01117770444 Email: vittorio.rungo@tiscali.it www.ribesonlus.org

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Future Public Energy (FPE)
The project aims to decrease air pollution and improve energy management as well as introduce an efficient energy consumption model for all local energy consumers. By building public awareness and training management, staff, and other public building users, it’s hoped that people will become more aware of energy efficiency methods which will make them more responsible energy users in all of the participating regions (Savinje, Podrava, Medimurje and Varazdin). This theory is the basis for new environmental projects and the creation of an energy consumption manual for public buildings and their users. The results are being used in other projects that are being planned or already implemented such as the UNDP’s project ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings’ and Malaga County’s project proposal ‘Efficien %’.
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Avec Carrefour, faites un geste pour la Planète!
‘Avec Carrefour, faites un geste pour la Planète’ is an energy saving initiative which sees the organisation of awareness-raising campaigns to encourage larger public use and market take-up of energy saving light bulbs. The first stage of the campaign took place in Carrefour hypermarkets in France before the initiative was launched in Europe, including Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Romania, and beyond. So far, some 6 729 people have visited Carrefour’s website on energy saving light bulbs: www.carrefour.fr/etmoi/developpement_durable. Enhancing the provision of energy saving lamps (own-brand, N°1 national brand), presenting some statutory information in store, collecting the used energy saving light bulbs and providing information on the benefits of using energy saving light bulbs are four ways of reaching the project’s objective.
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Varazdin County Development Agency (AZRA), School Centre Velenje, Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj, The City of Cakovec, The Municipality of Ptuj, The Municipality of Velenje.
Contact Emil Tkalec, Director, Varazdin County Development Agency (AZRA) Franjevacki trg 7, 42000 Varazdin, Croatia Tel.: (0038)542422200 Fax: (0038)542390571 Email: info@azra.hr www.futurepublicenergy.eu

Hypermarchés Carrefour France, European Public Affairs Carrefour Group, Sustainability Development dpt Carrefour Group.
Contact Emilie Prouzet, European Public Affairs Adviser, Carrefour Head Office Avenue de Mot 19, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)26262342 Fax: (0032)2472600274 Email: emile_prouzet@carrefour.com http://carrefour.fr/etmoi/developpement_durable

Raising awareness on the security challenges of the sustainable energy supply
The project aims to develop a focal point at the Madariaga European Foundation – College of Europe (MEF) to better analyse the environmental and energy issues found in the core mandate of conflict prevention. The goal of the project is to reduce international tensions over these issues through a policy dialogue, publications and conferences. The dialogue aims to develop an enhanced programme of studies which will analyse the question of the links between energy security and the development and transfer of renewable energies to developing countries in view of conflict prevention. The first expected result of the project is the consolidation of an efficient platform for dialogue, analysis and advocacy regarding the implementation of policies that make up the European Security and Defence Policy with the European Energy Policy, which will therefore guarantee more effective implementation of violent conflict prevention guidelines. The second expected result is the development of sustainable energy infrastructures that will be the outcome of a geo-political and economic reflection which will allow partners to implement more accurate planning over the transmission of knowledge and resources to ACP countries. The third result is to capitalise on the progress of already existing multilateral programmes in conflict and post-conflict situations that will enable the project team to consolidate the platform of dialogue already created during the past activities.
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BITES Biofuels Technologies European Showcase
BITES is a pan-European dissemination project targeted at the promotion and uptake of biofuel chains in Europe. The project teams consists of five national associations representing different regions of the EU which bring together more than 600 members, as well as a specialised communication agency. BITES is structured in two highly complementary sets of activities: • The first group of activities deals with the dissemination of best practices and aim to identify biofuel projects or initiatives that have proven successful in developing high performance and economically viable biofuel chains which are compliant with EU regulations. • The second group of activities concerns the need to extract models from successful cases studies and adapt them to specific contexts in order to illustrate scenarios which can concretely facilitate the uptake of biofuel chains in real frameworks. BITES will organise a biofuel forum which will gather experts who represent different biofuel-related interests and to participate in 3 working groups looking at biofuels uptake from interrelated angles: technical (high performance production and distribution chains), legal (compliance with EU/national legislation and international standards) and economic (improvement of biofuel chains business viability). Working Groups will design adaptation scenarios and develop a set of recommendations for the promotion of biofuel uptake in Europe.
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Madariaga European Foundation – College of Europe, Barents Institute.
Contact Marie-Ange Schellekens-Gaiffe, Executive Director, Madariaga European Foundation – College of Europe Rue Royale 87, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)22096223 Fax: (0032)22096211 Email: mgaiffe@madariaga.org www.madariaga.org

ITABIA, EC-BREC EC Baltic Renewable Energy Centre, German Biogas Association, Minerva Consulting & Communication Sprl., SVEBIO – Swedish Bioenergy Association, UNACOMA – Unione Nazionale Costruttori Macchine Agricole.
Contact Hinano Spreafico, Project manager, Minerva Consulting & Communication Avenue de Tervuren 32-34, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25441888 Fax: (0032)25345561 Email: hinano@minerva-communication.eu www.biofuelshowcase.eu

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PRESSENSAVE – Press to Energy Savers
The aim of PRESSENSAVE (Press to ENergy SAVErs) is to provide the project with a powerful new tool capable of enhancing and maximising the media visibility of the results achieved, new products developed, and research carried out. Enhancing the number of end users of new technologies in this sector is the most important factor in reaching the target of consumption from cogeneration forecasted. To enhance the number of end users, through the dissemination of correct and complete information on the benefits of the new technologies developed, the traditional dissemination tools used by EC project consortia are not sufficient. The goal of PRESSENSAVE is thus to help project consortia communicate their research results through mainstream European media in order to reach a critical mass of European citizens. In order to achieve this PRESSENSAVE does not substitute the dissemination efforts made by each consortium, but simply integrates them into a powerful tool that creates positive synergies with already existing communication activities and in this way increases the potential of media exposure. The main idea behind PRESSENSAVE is to fill a gap which currently exists in the communication capabilities of consortia running the ‘Energy Savers’ projects and develop an accurate and truly ‘visible’ way of disseminating results.
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EUROFORENET – European Forest Energy Network
The European Forest Energy Network started in 2006 as an action supported by DG Environment, the European Landowners Organisation (ELO) and the European Federation of Forest. It promotes the wood-energy supply-chain, by means of communication targeted at key rural stakeholders, principally private and municipal forest-owners. EUROFORENET develops the various facets of the sustainable management of forestry resources and the multi-functionality of forests. EUROFORENET’s mission is to stimulate cooperation between both private and public stakeholders in order to improve the efficiency of forest-wood-energy supply chains at local level in various EU Member States. The first main objective of EUROFORENET is to propose a set of recommendations, tools and guidelines for local private and public decision-makers which are aimed at promoting energy-oriented sustainable forest management. The second main objective is to promote the benefits of bio-energy, in relation to environmental conservation, economic viability, social capital and cultural respect. EUROFORENET uses two tools to achieve these objectives: a communication and awareness-raising campaign (using a website and thematic articles) and a platform for study and analysis of the wood-energy supply chain, composed of 4 distinct working groups with the intention of developing a practical guide. EUROFORENET is therefore well-placed to inform the target audiences, whether they are private and public forest-owners about the opportunities and the constraints which concern local forestry networks in the EU.
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Minerva Consulting & Communication Sprl.
Contact Hinano Spreafico, Project partner, Minerva Consulting & Communication Avenue de Tervuren 32-34, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25441888 Fax: (0032)25345561 Email: hinano@minerva-communication.eu www.pressensave.eu

European Landowners Organisation (ELO), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisaton (FAO).
Contact Thierry de l’Escaille, Secretary-General, ELO Rue de Trèves 67, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)22343000 Fax: (0032)22343009 Email: sg@elo.org www.euroforenet.eu

Sustainable Energy Primary Source Mobilization: the energy wood case from CNR IVALSA

This project aims to disseminate the results of some of the most recent studies conducted by CNR and various partners in the field of energy wood mobilization from forests and plantations, on the conditions of environmental sustainability. Since the 1970s CNR has conducted specialised research and development work in this field, producing valuable scientific knowledge which has contributed to the progress of the bio energy sector. The project plans to produce a small, user-friendly booklet of 20-25 pages which will share recent advances with all interested parties outside the scientific community. This booklet will include an introduction, a summary of 6-7 recent CNR projects with their main practical findings, conclusions and a list of contacts for further exploration of the topics. Specific dissemination and promotion of the booklet at national level is also planned.
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Energy and Climate Change Education in Schools, Malta
Following the successful ‘Energy and Climate Education in Schools’ initiative, managed by the Malta Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energies Association (M.E.E.R.E.A) in collaboration with INFORSE-Europe and supported by DG Environment of the European Commission, M.E.E.R.E.A has continued promoting educational actions in schools on the efficient use of energy. Through the online distribution of information M.E.E.R.E.A provides teachers and students with information to promote discussion on energy related issues, enhance understanding and raise awareness of the importance for the environment of a sustainable use of energy.
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Malta Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energies Association (M.E.E.R.E.A.). CNR IVALSA.
Contact Ario Ceccotti, Director, CNR IVALSA Via Madonna del Piano 10 I, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy Tel.: (0039)0555225641 Fax: (0039)0555225643 Email: a.ceccotti@ivalsa.cnr.it www.ivalsa.cnr.it www.biomassaforestale.org Contact Charles Yousif, Secretary General, Malta Energy efficiency and Renewable Energies Association (M.E.E.R.E.A.) Malta International Airport, P.O. Box: 54, MIA 5000 Luqa, Malta Tel.: (0035)679538123 Fax: (0035)621255676 Email: meereamalta@yahoo.com www.geocities.com/meereamalta/meerealeafletenglish.pdf

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‘Convenient for you and for the environment!’ The Light Shower Project
The Light Shower Project is an initiative to save water and energy which is part of the awareness raising campaign ‘Convenient for you and for the environment!’ The campaign, which promotes the use of products and equipment for high-efficiency energy, is run by GESCO and has environmental association ‘Friends of the Earth – Italy’ as its patron. The project works directly with businesses and local amenities, such as sports centres, stadiums, gymnasiums, swimming pools, hotels and other structures within the tourist industry, to try to reduce the enormous waste of water and energy which currently exists. The aim is to improve efficiency through the installation of Shower Irrigators at Low Flow (EBF) supplied free of charge by GESCO. This work will take place throughout Italy with the distribution of both the EBFs and accompanying information materials carried out by agents employed by GESCO or by possible future project partners. As well as improving energy efficiency in the structures concerned, the Light Shower Project also aims to inform users about the environmental, economic and social costs of frequent wasteful water use.
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InnovazioneSostenibile.it

The aim of the InnovazioneSostenibile.it project is to promote the use of alternative and sustainable forms of energy production and the correct integration of these new forms in the building sector. The project is being carried out in association with the AGAVE, the Association of Young Architect of Venice, and the National Coordination of Young Association of Architects in Italy.
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InnovazioneSostenibile.it, AGAV – Association of Young Architects of Verona, AGAVE Association of Young Architect of Venice, ANCE – Sezione veneto, GATA – Association of Young Architects of Trieste, GiArch – National Network of Young Architects, Regione Veneto, University IUAV of Venice, VAGA – Association of Young Architects of Vicenza.
Contact Luca Paschini, Coordinator, InnovazioneSostenibile.it Sestiere San Marco 3089, 30124 Venezia, Italy Tel.: (0039)0412418145 Fax: (0039)0412418146 Email: info@innovazionesostenibile.it www.innovazionesostenibile.it

GESCO Srl, Friends of the Earth.
Contact Andrea Giannini, Administrator, GESCO srl Strada di Selvamaggio 82, 53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena), Italy Tel.: (0039)0577922828 Fax: (0039)0577922828 Email: andrea.giannini@g-esco.it www.doccialight.it

Organisation of Ecological Trainings in Poland: ‘Energy efficiency, energy saving and capabilities of the use of renewable energy sources’
Given that energy education is the most effective method to save energy and promote energy efficiency, Podkarpacka Energy Management Agency is organising ecological training sessions entitled ‘Energy efficiency, energy saving and capabilities of the use of renewable energy sources’. Educational actions are targeted at students and teachers from grammar schools fin the Podkarpackie Region. Podkarpacka Energy Management Agency is organising 42 training sessions for students and one team workshop for teachers. Lessons will consist of multimedia lectures and demonstrations of the practical possibilities of using energy effectively with the help of solar panels and a photovoltaic module. To increase the impact of the training, the students and teachers will receive training books on ways to save energy in everyday life. The Podkarpacka Energy Management Agency has also produced a film ‘Energy for Future’ which presents issues related to protection of environment and energy efficiency as well as promoting renewable sources of energy. The main aim of the training sessions is to encourage and promote an environmentally-friendly attitude among students and teachers.
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Sustainable Energy Channel
Owned by Readling Media, Ambiente.tv is the first Italian web TV dedicated entirely to sustainable development and safeguarding the environment. During the World Energy Congress (WEC) in Rome in 2007 Ambiente.tv launched its own international edition in English which will be developed worldwide. This project sees Ambiente.tv rolling out a WebTV channel dedicated to Sustainable Energy, one of the main targets of the channel’s information activities, in order to promote global communication of sustainable environmental and ethical values regarding the research, industry, and institutional sectors. The main activities of Ambiente.tv involve participation at events, fairs, congresses as well as in projects, and helping to form public opinion. Through the Sustainable Energy Channel, Ambiente.tv aims to target viewers’ attention and develop its own schedule to become eventually a reference for expert viewers.
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Readling Media & Entertainment srl.
Contact Gualtiero Maalo, General Director, Readling M&E – Ambiente.tv Via Sardegna 55, 00187 Roma, Italy Tel.: (0039)0662289170 Fax: (0039)0690280454 Email: g.maalo@readlingmedia.com www.ambiente.tv

Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
Contact Piotr Pawelec, President of the Board, Podkarpacka Energy Management Agency Ltd. Szopena 51/213, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland Tel.: (0048)0178676280 Fax: (0048)01708676282 Email: pawelec@pae.org.pl www.pae.org.pl

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Global warming and energy use: understanding, action, dissemination

Concepts for innovative and energy efficient construction of new buildings in the Baltic States
The project aims to foster successful best-practice adaptation concepts; that is to promote a successful adaptation concept for the best-practice of energy efficient buildings/houses in the Baltic States based on examples found in Germany and other countries in Western Europe. Furthermore its goal is to increase understanding of the knowledge gaps of construction-related stakeholders, such as architects, engineers, craftsmen, in order to develop an appropriate training concept to fill these gaps. Finally, the project aims to develop a strategy to guide consumer patterns which will tap into the slowly changing consumer behaviour, raising awareness and understanding on how to save energy.
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The project consists of the production of a booklet (approximately 60-80 pages, 10 000 copies, in Italian) which looks at climate change and environmental problems related to energy consumption, land use and waste production. The booklet will both explain the causes and provide possible solutions to these problems, such as energy efficiency, increasing the coverage of renewable energy production, environment management, waste reduction and water saving. A specific dissemination programme, involving schools, seminars and conferences as well as on-line dissemination, will be undertaken in conjunction with the Italian Ministry for the Environment.
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Società Meteorologica Italiana Onlus.
Contact Luca Mercalli, President, Società Meteorologica Italiana Onlus Castello Borello, 10053 Bussoleno (TO), Italy Tel.: (0039)0122641726 Fax: (0039)0122641914 Email: info@nimbus.it www.nimbus.it

Baltic Environmental Forum, Auraplan, Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia, Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia, Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania, Riga Energy Agency.
Contact Matthias Grätz, Project co-ordinator, Baltic Environmental Forum Osterstrasse 58, Hamburg, Germany Tel.: (0049)4053307076 Email: matthias.graetz@bef-de.org www.bef-de.org/unsere-themen/energie-und-klimawandel/DBUEnergy1

Oca de la Bioenergía Goose of the Bio-energy Oie de la Bioénergie
‘Goose of the Bio-energy’ is a free access web game that aims to promote the benefits of bio-energy use in a simple and appealing way. The game has 25 squares of the game ‘Of Renewable to Renewable’ created by ALIDA Ltd., and 30 specific squares of Bio-energy, made for CESEFOR (Castilla y Leon Wood and Forest Service Center – Center of Services and Promotion of the forests and forestry industry, of the Autonomous Community of Castile and Lion – Spain), which financed its development, sharing his rights with ALIDA. As the game is targeted at all ages and all members of the public it has 3 levels which increase in difficulty. From May to October, 2008 all public colleges in the autonomous community of Castile and Lion (Spain) were able to take part in an on-line contest of this game. The aim of this contest was to spread as widely as possible the message that society needs to save energy and, in order to respect to the environment, use bioenergy. Playing a game which is both educational and entertaining and introduces serious content is an effective way to try and bring about a change in behaviour. The game is free and available on the Internet for teachers or parents can use as and when they want to increase awareness of the subject. For more information on the game, the on-line contest, and or on the dissemination of this work visit www.ocadelabioenergía.com
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IKEA Austria Free Energy Light Bulbs Campaign
IKEA Austria has given away a total of 330 000 Energy Saving Bulbs (ESB) in the cities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt during three different actions. According to information from IKEA this amount represents approximately 15 % of the total amount of ESBs sold in Austria during this period. Members of the public taking part in the actions were able to access information about energy saving and how to use the bulbs in the most efficient way. The actions took place in locations chosen for their position in the cities where IKEA operates so that as many local people as possible would be reached. In the first activity in September 2007 the theme was ‘bring 3 old bulbs and get 3 Energy Saving Bulbs for free’. In this way a huge amount of old bulbs were recycled (incandescent as well as ESB) and energy saving tips in the form of invitation flyers were handed out. In the second activity in April 2008 the ESBs were distributed for free to passers by as long as each person made a commitment to use the bulbs at their homes and to recycle them properly when they were no longer usable. The aim of the project is to start changing Austrians’ behaviour in using ESBs in their homes. The project hopes to bring about a change in behaviour as quickly as possible and IKEA is committed to continuing these Bulb Day activities until a real change can be seen!
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ALIDA Ingeniería del Medio S.L., CESEFOR – Junta de Castilla y León.
Contact Alicia de la Fuente López, General Director, ALIDA Imgeniería del Medio S.L. José Arcones Gil 15, 28017 Madrid, Spain Tel.: (0034)669791429 Fax: (0034)914077147 Email: alicia@paisajismo.com www.juegosambientales.com www.cesefor.com www.ocadelabioenergia.com

IKEA.
Contact Barbara Riedl, PR Manager, IKEA Austria Südring, 2334 Vösendorf, Austria Tel.: (0043)16900016561 Fax: (0043)169000716000 Email: barbara.riedl@memo.ikea.com www.ikea.com/ms/de_AT/about_ikea_new/our_responsibility/index.html

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Regional cooperation on Energy efficiency and Renewable Energy in Montenegro and Croatia
The main goal of this project is to strengthen cross-border cooperation between civil society organizations from Montenegro and Croatia on issues of rational energy consumption and the use of renewable energy sources. NGO Green Home from Montenegro and NGO Green Action from Croatia will establish a platform for cooperation among other civil society organizations on energy issues through improved NGO networking, awareness-raising and through the promotion of best practices/educational activities. Civil society organisations from Montenegro will be given the chance through study visits and direct contact to learn from Croatia’s experience concerning issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (solar, bio, etc.).
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Eco-Art Festival

EcoArt is an international project comprising an online database of artworks and creative projects, and different offline events, such as exhibitions and meetings. The project focuses on the field of contemporary art, communication and eco-design. The EcoArt project seeks to answer the specific question: how do environmental concerns and the idea of an eco-sustainable development affect and influence creativity and the contemporary art? Started in the city of Rome, the project aims to evolve all over the world, involving artists and creative individuals, curators and art critics, publishers, galleries, public institutions, organisations and companies. The project also includes the creation of a thematic online open reference resource. EcoArt aims to encourage the production of works of art that convey a message capable of having a strong emotional impact, involve the public and increase their awareness of environmental issues.
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NGO Green Home, NGO Green Action.
Contact Darko Pajovic, Executive director, NGO Green Home Radosava Burica 31, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro Tel.: (0038)281609375 Fax: (0038)281609376 Email: greenhome@cg.yu www.greenhome.cg.yu

Fortunato Productions, Comune di Roma, Italian Ministry of Cultural Activities, Museo di Zoologia – Roma.
Contact Pino Fortunato, General Manager, Fortunato Productions Via Casoria 16, 00182 Roma, Italy Tel.: (0039)3394290899 Fax: (0039)067023766 Email: info@fortunatoproductions.com www.ecoartproject.org

IUSES – Intelligent Use of Energy at School
The project, funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme aims to promote a more efficient way of using energy in every day life among secondary schools students and teachers. The IUSES project will develop a behaviour oriented educational kit comprising handbooks, multimedia animations and an experiment toolkit. The kit will be available free online and translated into all the languages of the 14 countries involved in the project. The IUSES project will have an impact on around 80 % of the European population as it works in the following countries: Italy, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Spain, Greece, the Czech Republic, Ireland, France, Romania, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and Germany. Teachers and students will be actively involved in all stages of the project, in particular concerning the testing of the educational kit where they will be asked to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. IUSES aims to encourage students to adopt more energy efficient behaviour concerning their purchasing and future investment decisions, as well as in their daily demand for energy and mobility. The project will also launch a European Energy Saving Award in all the countries involved in the project. The Award will recognise schools and students that significantly improve their energy efficiency. The winners of the national competitions will then be able to take part in a European competition. A final conference will be held at the end of the project to promote the project results and present the winners of the European Energy Saving Award with their prizes. A dissemination campaign will also try to influence educational authorities in  other countries to integrate energy efficiency into secondary school curricula.
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Build Energy Saving!

The Chamber of Commerce of Lucca is developing a specialised centre on eco-building within the new ‘Polo Tecnologico Lucchese’ which is currently under construction. The centre will use materials and observe criteria developed through state-of-the-art standards regarding energy efficiency. The intention is to use the Polo Tecnologico as a real ‘school building yard’ for providing vocational training and organising seminars and workshops on ecobuilding and energy efficiency in building with a special focus on retrofitting. This work aims to promote a general culture of ‘intelligent energy’ in the region. The ‘Polo Tecnologico’ will be the driving force for organising activities such as: • Seminars promoting intelligent energy among businesses. • Easy access to information via Chamber websites, newsletters and the responses to questions posed/needs expressed by SMEs. • Vocational training for companies and professionals, which aims to promote the adoption of eco-building and energy saving methods in new buildings and retrofittings. • The implementation of the CHANGE Desk, a ‘first-step’ help desk for SMEs and the business community providing advice on ‘intelligent energy’ topics to help them optimise their energy use. • The implementation of the ‘Eco-building Desk’ which will provide SMEs with specialist assistance in pre-check and auditing by working in cooperation with high qualified experts in sustainable energy.
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AREA Science Park, CERTH – Centre for Research and Technology, CIRCE Foundation, CIT- Cork Institute of Technology, Clean Technology Centre, ENVIROS, IPASA, IVAM, JRPIC – The educational Centre for adults of Jelgava, LIS – SCIENTIFIC IMAGERY LABORATORY, ‘Politechnica’ University of Bucharest, Prioriterre, Slovenski E-Forum, Stenum, University of Leoben, University of Ruse.
Contact Fabio Tomasi, Project Coordinator, Area Science Park Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, Italy Tel.: (0039)0403755268 Fax: (0039)040226698 Email: iuses@area.trieste.it www.iuses.eu

Chamber of Commerce of Lucca, Lu.cen.se. Scrl, Lucca Intech.
Contact Cristina Martelli, Chief Manager of the Promotion and Development services for SMEs – Project Coordinator, Chamber of Commerce of Lucca Corte Campana 10, 55100 Lucca, Italy Tel.: (0039)0583976658 Fax: (0039)0583976629 Email: cristina.martelli@lu.camcom.it www.lu.camcom.it

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Stati Generali dell’Energia

Rigenergia 2007-2010

The regional government authority, Regione Piemonte, has made reaching the energy targets set by the European Union for 2020 a strategic priority. The goal of the ‘Stati Generali dell’Energia’ project is to ensure that this strategic priority  is embraced by the local population and to encourage all stakeholders in Piedmont system to take action. This is done through organising initiatives aimed at disseminating information and educating the different target groups about sustainable energy use. These initiatives form part of a coordinated communication campaign that focuses on the concept of fulfilling the 2020 objectives as a challenge for the region (for Piedmont to become the ‘green engine’ of Italy and the first Italian region to meet the EU’s energy objectives) and all its inhabitants. The event ‘Stati Generali dell’Energia Convention’ which was held in Turin on May 24 2008 followed 10 days of activities, such as workshops, focusing on the topic of sustainable energy. The Convention was planned as a public event during which politicians, administrators, experts, businesses and ordinary citizens were encouraged to accept the challenge collectively and to commit to taking steps on the basis of tools available. Following this large event, the challenge continued throughout 2008 and will continue long-term until 2020 with objectives defined on an annual basis. The goal of this second stage of the project is to firmly establish the sustainable use of energy behaviour by maintaining stakeholders’ interest and commitment, and continuing to raise awareness.
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Through information, exhibitions, training and education, Attiva s.r.l., the inhouse society of the Chamber of Commerce of the Aosta Valley Region, aims to illustrate the progress and future possibilities of renewable energy-based technologies for enhancing energy efficiency and saving, with a special focus on the application of technologies for mountain areas. The targets of the activities are companies, the local community, public bodies and schools which will be involved by several initiatives to promote the better use of energy technologies. In particular, companies will be involved in the annual Rigenergia, an expo-fair which the Chamber of Commerce organises each year in the Aosta Valley Region. In the period 2007-2010, it’s planned that companies will organise training activities and schools will be involved in awareness-raising activities to promote the use of renewable energies in order to safeguard the environment. All the activities are promoted through the different local, regional and national mast-heads, regional television, radio stations and through the website www.rigenergia.it.
Project Promoter

Attiva s.r.l. – Chamber of Commerce of the Aosta Valley Region.
Contact Pierantonio Genestrone, President, Attiva s.r.l. – Chamber of Commerce of the Aosta Valley Region Piazza della Repubblica 15, 11100 Aosta, Italy Tel.: (0039)0165305538 Fax: (0039)0165305539 Email: attiva@ao.camcom.it www.rigenergia.it

Regione Piemonte.
Contact Enzo Carnazza, Manager Settore Comunicazione Istituzionale (Communication division), Regione Piemonte Piazza Castello 165, 10122 Torino, Italy Tel.: (0039)0114322450 Fax: (0039)0114325453 Email: enzo.carnazza@regione.piemonte.it www.regione.piemonte.it/energia

Kids4Future – Creating Actions among Energy Conscious Children
Kids4Future aims to contribute to a sustainable future by increasing awareness, knowledge and helping form positive attitudes among children. The Kids4Future consortium consists of 10 partners from different European countries. The project started in January 2007 and will last for three years targeting a minimum of 20 pilot schools in each partner country with a common energy story, TV, events and websites for children presented under one brand and with one common visual identity. By developing a strong brand the project hopes to make the campaign messages memorable and strengthen recognition across channels, activities and countries. Close cooperation with school authorities, communication experts and others stakeholders will ensure quality. The role and mandate of the consortium is to strengthen the potential impact of the activities with the aim of extending them to a larger area and over a longer time scale. Its objective is to launch the same concept in the participating countries and test the results across boarders by using the same material, brand and visual identity. The sharing of experiences between students and teachers across countries and through international activities between the pilot schools are also aims of the project.
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‘Fondazione Ambiente Pulito: save the environment!’
The ‘Ambiente Pulito’ project aims to have a positive impact on the environment through the development of several public actions to promote and raise awareness of clean energy. The first tool is the ‘Business Ethics’ guide which aims to promote respect for nature and provides information on the environment. Companies, schools and institutions are involved in the project with activities such as press conferences, workshops, communications campaigns planned. The guide was presented at the Solar Expo (Verona, Italy) on the 15 May 2008. From May to December 2008 it has also been presented during activities for companies and institutions and used in actions for schools from October 2008 to March 2009. Further activities are planned for 2010. It’s hoped that the guide will become a reference tool to help realise plans related to green energy.
Project Promoters

Fondazione Ambiente Pulito, Rina, Universita’ di Perugia, WWF.
Contact Vincenzo Scotti, Director, Fondazione Ambiente Pulito V.le del Lavoro 33, 37135 Verona, Italy Tel.: (0039)0458262049 Fax: (0039)0458262062 Email: info@ambientepulito.org www.ambientepulito.org

Enova SF – the Norwegian energy agency, Agencija za prestrukturiranje energitke d.o.o, Energy Efficiency Agency to the Minister of Energy and Energy, ESCAN S.A, Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A., Le Centre Urbain/Stadswinkel asbl, MOTIVA OY, Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, The Swedish Energy Agency.
Contact Liv Lindseth, Project Coordinator, Enova SF – the Norwegian energy agency Abelsgt 5, 7030 Trondheim, Norway Tel.: (0047)95220482 Fax: (0047)32201610 Email: liv@nee.no www.kids4future.eu

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Support and Expand the Italian Bioenergy Market by Spreading Knowledge

National Calculation Tool for certification of energy performance of buildings, Czech Republic
The project ‘the National Calculation Tool for certification of energy performance of buildings’ is focused on description of Czech national methodology tool for energy performance calculation according to Energy performance building directive 2002/91/EC and national law standards. Energy performance calculation is expressed by total annual energy consumption including heating, cooling, ventilation, auxiliary and other energy needed for building operation. Based on the described method we provide the calculation tool. The free downloaded calculation tool is created in spreadsheet on the base of the calculation method to combine compact structure of the method and to give access to an easy testing of the calculation method. The national calculation tool calculates the energy demands (heating, cooling, domestic hot water systems, lighting, etc.) of each space in the building or zone according to the activity within it. The project is the result of professionals groups together with experts from the Czech Ministry of Industry consensus, fulfilling European Commission requirements on EPBD implementation.
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The aim of the project is to promote the expansion of production and use of bioenergy sources in Italy, by means of a communication strategy addressing all actors in the field. The main tool of this strategy is knowledge dissemination through Bioenergy International Italia (BII), a nationwide quarterly technical magazine, which also has an international version in English which is distributed in 62 countries. In order to achieve the project’s goal, the following actions are planned: • Free distribution of BII during all main Italian fairs, exhibitions, congresses, conferences and workshops on bioenergy, specifically those from the agri-forestry and related sectors. • Free distribution of BII by Email to a selected list of bioenergy professionals, stakeholders and concerned institutions (public authorities, educational and research, NGOs). • Promotion of BII’s website. • Special section of BII devoted to the Italian SEE campaign in order to inform bioenergy actors about possible partners, activities in priority areas and the relevant events.
Project Promoter

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University. Paulownia Italia s.r.l.
Contact Griselda Turck, Editorial Coordination, Pauwlonia Italia s.r.l. Via Monte Sabotino 1, 30171 Venezia Mestre, Italy Tel.: (0039)041928672 Fax: (0039)041920592 Email: info@bioenergyinternational.it www.bioenergyinternational.com Contact Karel Kabele, head of department, Department of Microenvironmental and Building Services Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague Thakurova, 16629 Prague, Czech Republic Tel.: (0042)0224354570 Fax: (0042)0224354570 Email: kabele@fsv.cvut.cz http://tzb.fsv.cvut.cz/projects/nkn/

W.E.D. World Environment Days and Clean Energy in Calabria
The project aims to develop a new local approach on the sensible use of traditional energy sources. This will be achieved through a promotional campaign on sustainable energy use. One of the project’s main activities, in accordance with W.E.D. themes, are workshops to explain how to comply with energy saving systems, aimed at different stakeholders such as: • public bodies, which could adopt, for example, public transports systems employing vehicles run on ecological fuels or roads lit by photovoltaic panels or other alternative energies sources and built using ecological materials and environmentally friendly energy. • SMEs could manufacture their products taking account of environmental concerns by using alternative energy sources and adapt their production processes in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Another key activity are information meetings in schools, ranging from primary to secondary schools, with the aim of developing a new awareness about energy themes and the importance of renewable energies among young people.
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School Natural Reserve of León – Coto Escolar de León
The School Natural Reserve of León is an educational project with a wide experience which is aimed at the whole educational community, with a special focus on nursery and primary school children. Established in 1984, the Reserve covers an area in the city of León of more than 10 Hectares and comprises a large grove, medicinal plant gardens, orchards and vegetable gardens, a small young woodland plantation, classroom-greenhouses, a children’s hostel, sport facilities and renewable energy buildings built in 2003 in which different activities related to the environment take place. It welcomes on average 11 000 pupils a year not only from León but also from other parts of Spain. Specialized teachers lead the activities for small groups of 15-20 children. Activities are interactive and encourage participation and topics are developed in a series of educational units which come together to form the final unit which is dedicated to Renewable Energies. These educational units are: biodiversity, the ‘3Rs’ (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), Composting, interpretation paths in woodland plantation and gardens and renewable Energies.
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Laplacian s.a.s. di Caporale Tommaso & C., AeTi Enviromental no profit association, Comune di Grimaldi, Ediratio, N2B.
Contact Tommaso Caporale, Administrator, Laplacian s.a.s. di Caporale Tommaso & C. Via Gioacchino Rossini snc, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy Tel.: (0039)0984402474 Fax: (0039)0984402474 Email: laplaciansas@tiscali.it www.laplacian.it

León City Council.
Contact Cristina Villalón, Environmental Technician, León City Council Ordoño II 10, 24071 León, Spain Tel.: (0034)618726552 Fax: (0034)987895617 Email: cristina.villalon@aytoleon.com www.aytoleon.es

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REPRO Regional Energy Profit Clusters – Economic growth, competitive advantages, employment incentives in regions through regional energy profit clusters
The REPRO project aims to obtain the best possible regional economic benefits from sustainable energy systems. The underlying assumption is that sustainable energy concepts will find broader and more powerful support if they can be justified by proven regional economic benefits. Therefore strong cooperation between the entire energybased regional value chain, regional authorities and energy agencies is needed. The project’s activities aim to result in optimised cluster management structures which foster both the implementation of sustainable energy systems and regional economic growth, as well as employment and innovation. To achieve these goals project partners will assess the impact of sustainable energy policies and programmes on regional economic growth, employment and innovation, and identify best practice in management structures, policy instruments and joint actions in order to strengthen the regional energy profit. This work will be performed by the regional cluster management. The project expects to show that measured regional economic benefits through the use of sustainable energy systems can be proven. The Regio Energy Profit model and measures can then be transferred to other European regions.
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RECODRIVE – Rewarding and Recognition Schemes for Energy Conserving Driving, Vehicle procurement and maintenance
RECODRIVE (‘Rewarding and Recognition Schemes for Energy Conserving Driving, Vehicle procurement and maintenance’) is a project which aims to merge existing eco-driving initiatives with good fleet management and optimal logistics practices in order to increase fuel saving in fleets by more than 10 %. Fleets from partners and associated organisations will act as examples of high mileage and/or high specific consumption fleets. Project activities include the training of energy conservation champions to influence the procurement departments specifying vehicles and the setting up and evaluation of monitoring schemes for drivers applying ECODRIVING and workshop employees servicing vehicles (such as tyre pressure, air and fuel filters etc.). Interest groups and alliances of fleet owners will disseminate information on the RECODRIVE concept and invite other fleet owners to take part in interactive workshops. Policy guidelines will be developed in order to support fleet owners in setting up recognition and rewarding schemes for drivers and managers as well as procurement and maintenance staff. An internet-based communication and information platform will be launched, forming a multi-lingual knowledge hub. Tools to help train drivers, support the procurement of on-board and fuel management devices, provide do’s and don’t’s of setting-up recognition and rewarding schemes will also be developed, as well as a support desk to assist fleet owners during the project.
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B.&S.U. mbH Beratungs- und Service Gesellschaft Umwelt, BAW Institut für regional Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH, Cluster Eco Construction, Ecuba S.r.l. Territorio-Energia-Ambiete, Energiekontor Sydost, LandesEnergie Verein Steiermark.
Contact Anke Merziger, Project Manager, B.&S.U. mbH Beratungs- und Service Gesellschaft Umwelt Saarbrücker Str. 38 A, 10405 Berlin, Germany Tel.: (0049)303904254 Fax: (0049)303904231 Email: AMerziger@bsu-berlin.de www.regioenergyprofit.eu

Austrian Mobility Research (FGM-AMOR), BEMAG, Besel, FleetConsulting, IVECOL, TRT, University of Maribor, URTP, WNRI.
Contact Gerfried Cebrat, Austrian Mobility Research (FGM AMOR) Schoenaugasse, 8a, 8010 Graz, Austria Tel.: (0043)31681045135 Fax: (0043)31681045175 Email: gcebrat@fgm.at www.recodrive.eu

New Generations, New Sources of Energy: a project within the Romanian National Plan for Renewal Energy
The project’s goal is to contribute to a long term attitude change in the younger generation concerning consumption and saving. The aim is to change bad habits by teaching them new behaviour. Through the project, children will be encouraged to learn and to teach others, including their parents, about the benefits of clean energy sources.
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Tripp – Certification of workplace travels
Tripp is a project that aims to help private and public organisations review their travel activities in order to become more efficient, save money and decrease their negative impact on the environment. Travel in the project involves commuting to work and also travel during working hours. The project aims to encourage a more sustainable way of travelling by firstly carrying out an inventory of the present situation of a company, and then helping the company to draw up an action plan. Another objective of the project is to build relations between municipalities, the owners private firms and contractors in the region. The project looks at the region of Karlstad in the centre of Sweden.
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National Research Institute on Occupational Health and Safety Alexandru Darabont, WOLF Tehnic Ltd.
Contact Mihai Costescu, Director General, National Research Institute on Occupational Health and Safety Alexandru Darabont Ghencea Bd 35A, Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)214131729 Fax: (0040)213157822 Email: mcostescu@protectiamuncii.ro www.inpm.ro

Vägverket, Centrum Karlstad, Municipality of Karlstad, Parkab, Region Värmland.
Contact Patrik Ohlson, Substitute Manager TRIPP, Municipality of Karlstad Drottnnggatan 21, 652 25 Karlstad, Sweden Tel.: (0046)702991317 Email: patrik.ohlson@karlstad.se www.tripp.nu

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ICOSAW – Promotion of the Intelligent Combination of Sun and Wood for Producing Warm Water and Heating for Private Houses
The main objective of the project is the dissemination of technologies for the intelligent combination of sun and wood. The project examines the market from the point of view of suppliers of energy systems and the demand for energy systems, especially from building owners. The project aims to reduce deficits in training concerning the use of the combination of sun and wood among building professionals by developing a training concept that enables craftsmen to install, control and maintain the combination of sun and wood correctly. This concept also enables architects and planners to integrate such systems into the energy supply calculation of a building in the right way. By developing a marketing concept the project provides building professionals with instruments for the marketing of a technology that informs the general public about the combination of sun and wood in a way that is sufficient for the market. By creating regional networks in every partner region and additional international network, multipliers from all over Europe have been informed about ICOSAW and its results, and in return their experiences and competences have been fed into the project. The project aims to motivate multipliers to promote ICOSAW throughout the EU by supplying examples of good practice. By developing concepts for promoting the combination of sun and wood, the project was able to provide interested parties with models of how to best disseminate this technology.
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Promoting Sustainable Energy in Slovenia: an initiative of Slovenian Biomass Association
The aim of the project is to rebuild an existing power plant in Krsko and thereby invest money in energy efficiency and renewable energy instead of building a new nuclear power plant. Nuclear energy was once believed to be the great hope for the future of human civilization but unfortunately it has instead produced an unexpectedly large increase in cancer and other diseases. Professor Sternglass argues that the latest generation of nuclear plants, despite being publicised as safer than existing ones, will present the same danger for human life and health because of the daily release of fission products into the air and water which is permitted. Additional arguments to end the use of nuclear power are that the very large recent increases in their construction costs means that they do not make economic sense, as well as their negative impact on global warming due to the carbon dioxide emitted in the mining, transportation and extraction of uranium, and the enrichment needed to obtain the type of uranium that is fissionable. Another unresolved problem is how to store the highly radioactive solid waste that must be safely contained for thousands of years. It is therefore important to end the construction of new nuclear plants and convert existing ones to use natural gas until the use of the renewable energy sources has been sufficient developed.
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Umweltzentrum für Energie und Nachhaltigkeit der Handwerkskammer Trier, Cech vykurovania a tepelnej techniky (CVTT), Enterprise Europe Network Jönköping, Podkarpacka Agencja Energetyczna, Zentrum für Umweltschutz und Management der Handwerkskammer Rheinhessen.
Contact Dr. Angela Himsel, Deputy Head of Department, Umweltzentrum für Energie und Nachhaltigkeit der Handwerkskammer Trier Cläre-Prem-Straße 1, 54292 Trier, Germany Tel.: (0049)651207239 Fax: (0049)651207285 Email: ahimsel@hwk-trier.de www.icosaw.eu

Slovenian Biomass Association, Dr. Johann Georg Schnitzer, European Committe on Radiation Risk, ISEO, Internatioal Sustainabl Energy Association, Public Health Project.
Contact Martina Sumenjak Sabol, President, Slovenian Biomass Association Jareninski Dol 1, 2221 Jarenina, Slovenia Tel.: (0038)626449058 Fax: (0038)626449058 Email: info@slobiom-zveza.si www.slobiom-zveza.si

Bioenergy-in-motion

Clean Energy for Sustainable Agriculture
The aim of the project is to promote energy savings and the production and use of renewable energy in agricultural and rural areas. This will be achieved by the following actions: • Information campaigns involving the organisation of conferences, congresses, fairs, exhibitions and public events. • Distribution of kits promoting energy and water savings. • Assistance to the associated rural and cooperative banks in order to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of projects requesting financial support. • Financial assistance to investors interested in developing projects for the production of energy from renewable sources. • Production of technical documentation and specific software for the technical and economic evaluation of small scale renewable energy plants.
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A film will be made to showcase successful applications and lighthouse projects which serve to promote the use of biomass heating and cooling technologies. The film aims to familiarise opinion makers with the potential gaps in the heating and cooling markets where biomass use could be successfully introduced or expanded. The film aims to address the practical potential and possible uses of biomass, investment opportunities, and the policy context of biomass heating and cooling. It will also cover applications in individual households, large buildings block heating, district heating systems and industry use. The core of the film will include details of completed projects, interviews with key stakeholders and information on national and EU policy targets and instruments. Three country-tailored versions of the film will be made for Bulgaria, Estonia and the Czech Republic. Each of these films will be available in the national language of the country and English as well as with subtitles for the other languages.
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BIT Spa, CRPA Spa, Parma University – Department of Environmental Sciences.
Contact Matteo Passini, Managing Director, BIT Spa Largo Cacciari 1, 43100 Parma, Italy Tel.: (0039)0521494389 Fax: (0039)0521245691 Email: gpieroni@bit-spa.it www.bit-spa.it

BTG Biomass Technology Group BV, Centre for Energy Efficiency EnEffect, Ecological Institute Veronica, European Biomass Association AEBIOM, Tallinn University of Technology.
Contact John Vos, Senior Consultant, BTG Biomass Technology Group BV P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands Tel.: (0031)534861191 Fax: (0031)534861180 Email: vos@btgworld.com www.bioenergy-in-motion.com

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PURE: promoting the use of Photovoltaic systems in the urban environment through Demo Relay Nodes
Partly financed by the IEE Programme, the aim of the project is the promotion of photovoltaic energy in urban environments, focusing mainly on the integration of this technology into buildings especially in those European countries which have a large solar potential. The Consortium builds on good practices and expertises from European countries which are the most advanced at using this energy (e.g. Germany, regarding integration of PV into buildings). Their skills will contribute to overcoming existing barriers to PV energy development. The project plans to support the market development of the grid connected to PV systems and its architectonic integration into domestic and commercial buildings at a local and regional level. The project addresses the promotion of PV systems through the concept of a Photovoltaic Demo Relay Node (PV-DRN). This has taken the form of a facility of about 50-100 m2 that is housing several promotional actions. The first action is now up and running in the Basque Country, Spain, while the others are taking place in four participating countries: Portugal, Slovakia, Italy and Greece. These countries represent the most promising places for the development of PV technology. One of the main objectives of these Relay Nodes will be to break down the existing barriers to a progressive introduction of PV systems into city life. The PV-DRN will also encourage support for local and regional energy programmes.
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Promoting Biogas in European Regions – Transfer of a Supporting Acceptance Tool for Stationary and Mobile Applications (BiogasAccepted)
Co-financed by the IEE Prgramme, the project aims to create tools for increasing awareness of biogas. The tools, which include an online questionnaire, are targeted at regional actors and consumers, plant operators such as farmers, organic waste management, biogas equipment designers and producers, local energy suppliers as well as local politicians. It will also provide support to regional biogas promoters in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Spain which are used as case studies. The project will launch an interactive process which will be supported by questionnaires, evaluations, local public presentations and communication activities. Regional round tables will develop recommendations for strengthening provincial markets and for creating policies for using biogas. Biogas projects often lack acceptance and in order to improve this it’s important to identify, by consulting local actors and stakeholders, which issues cause problems and need to be addressed. This will be done through local events. The project aims to transfer a process that has shown to be useful in Austria into regions of other European countries where there is high potential for using biogas.
Project Promoters

Fundacion Robotiker, Ente Vasco de la Energía, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Provincia De Savona, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Laboratory (ReSEL), Scheuten Solar Germany, Slovak Energy Agency.
Contact Eduardo Román, Responsible for Photovoltaic Section, Fundacion Robotiker Parque Tecnológico Edificio, 202, 48170 Zamudio, Spain Tel.: (0034)946002266 Fax: (0034)946002299 Email: eroman@robotiker.es www.pure-eie.com

STUDIA-Schlierbach, Studienzentrum für internationale Analysen, Fondazione Nord Est, HBA Hungarian Biogas Association, Magyar Biogáz Egyesület (Hungarian Biogas Association),nstytut Paliw i Energii Odnawialnej (IPiEO/EC BREC), PROFACTOR GmbH, Research Realization Institute of Renewable Energy Sources, University of Barcelona, Department of Chemical Engineering.
Contact Wolfgang E. Baaske, Head of the board, STUDIA-Schlierbach Panoramaweg 1, 4553 Schlierbach, Austria Tel.: (0043)75828198195 Fax: (0043)758 8198194 Email: baaske@studia-austria.com www.biogasaccepted.eu

The use of renewable energy – an important factor for sustainable development: an educational campaign of the Polish Ecological Club
The goal of the campaign is to provide information on renewable energy sources to politicians as well as school children aged 7-14 years old. The campaign has developed education materials and organised workshops in order to provide information to children on this subject and teaching them ways to save energy. During the two years of the campaign 6 227 pupils have taken part in these workshops. In addition 8 conferences were organised for politicians in different Polish cities in which 789 people participated. The campaign has also produced a leaflet and brochure.
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Biomass Promotion in Slovakia
The project is built on the framework of the REGBIE+ project and particularly BIOMASA’s own activities. The main objectives are educational activities for students and professionals, the transfer of practical experiences, the organisation of public awareness campaigns and a market guide. BIOMASS SCHOOLS aims to strengthen the uptake of biomass heating technologies at regional level by focussing on: • Biomass use in small-scale heating plants fired by pellets and in medium heating plants where up to 1 000 kW is produced using pellets and wood chips. • The education of children on biomass use in private houses and public buildings. This new generation of informed schoolchildren it’s hoped will play a strategic role in the promotion of sustainable energy use.
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Polish Ecological Club.
Contact Maria Staniszewska, President, Polish Ecological Club Slawkowska 26A, 31-014 Krakow, Poland Tel.: (0048)124232047 Fax: (0048)124232047 Email: biuro@zgpke.most.org.pl www.pke-zg.org.pl/podstrony/programy4.html

BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities, Civil Association Tilia in Rajec, Primary School and Nursery School in Zariecie, Primary School in Klokocov, Private Middle School EDUCO in Slanicka Osada, Special Psychiatric Clinic for Addicts in Predna Hora.
Contact Dr. Ladislav Zidek, General Director, BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities Kysucky Lieskovec 743, 02334 Kysucky Lieskovec, Slovakia Tel.: (00421)414231500 Fax: (00421)414231505 Email: director@biomasa.sk www.biomasa.sk

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Eco n’Home or ‘how to reduce energy consumption in household’
Co-financed by the IEE Programme, the aim of the project is to use the combined expertise of energy agencies from 7 Member States to develop and implement an innovative and highly replicable sustainable energy advice service for households. The project will also address energy concerns in housing and travel. Eco n’Home goes beyond current practice by providing households with advice and recommendations specific to their circumstances and supporting them individually throughout the implementation process. A common methodology for investigating household energy use guarantees that the project can be easily replicated, for example by energy agencies, utilities, local authorities and energy services companies. Activities also include the development of new electronic tools for data collection and follow-up. Through its work the project expects to make significant savings in energy and carbon emissions which it aims to link to markets for White Certificates and energy services, at the same time as providing a follow-on opportunity from Energy Performance Certificates.
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Wind Energy – The Facts

The WindFacts project aims to provide answers to the new questions and challenges that have emerged in relation to wind energy through producing an exhaustive publication and a regularly updated website on wind energy. Objective information will be provided through these tools which should result in increased public knowledge and support for the sector. The manual and website which will include 6 volumes with data on wind energy technology, grid integration, the economics of wind energy, the wind energy industry and markets, its environmental impact and the scenarios and targets for wind energy. The publication will be prepared during the first year of the project by a consortium of leading experts from different sectors and different countries. Targeted at the general public, local, regional, national and European decision makers, wind specialists, financial institutions and students, ‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ aims to become the reference on wind energy. The tools will be disseminated through targeted workshops in 5 EU Member States as well as at wind energy conferences.
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Agence Locale de l’Energie MVE, ADEME, Agencia Energia e Ambiente di Torino, Agencia Municipal de la Energia de Almada, e-ster bvba, Fédération des agences locales de maitrise de l’énergie françaises, Klimaschutz-und Energie-Beratungsagentur Heidelberg, Leicester Energy Agency, Marches Energy Agency.
Contact Olivo Erwan, Project manager, Agence Locale de l’Energie MVE Boulevard Rouget de Lisle 12, 93100 Montreuil, France Tel.: (0033)142871355 Fax: (0033)142871355 Email: eolivo@agence-mve.org www.econhome.eu

European Wind Energy Association, CIEMAT, France Energie Eolienne, Garrad Hassan, Global Wind Energy Council, National Technical University of Athens, Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Swedish Wind Energy Association, Vienna University of Technology – Energy Economics Group (EEG).
Contact Glória Rodrigues, Policy/Project officer, European Wind Energy Association Rue d’Arlon 63-65, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25461940 Fax: (0032)25461944 Email: ewea@ewea.org www.wind-energy-the-facts.org

SHERPA: Small Hydro Energy Efficient Promotion Campaign Action
Recent growth rates in small hydropower generation have been disappointing in comparison with the growth rates of other forms of renewable energy. The SHERPA project therefore aims to help reduce the barriers impeding development and to promote small hydropower in the enlarged EU. It aims not only to increase awareness of the relevance of this renewable energy source among politicians and decision makers, but also to create a favourable framework of conditions for its further development. The project specifically addresses the environmental performance of Small Hydropower plants (SHP), as well as the need to develop a comprehensive territorial planning approach at the level of water bodies. The project’s objective is to develop a promotion campaign on small hydropower addressing the challenges and how to overcome the main barriers that exist in Europe. The purpose for this work is to facilitate market development and a more consistent implementation of EU directives, as well as an enhanced dialogue between stakeholders.
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TRENDY TRAVEL
TRENDY TRAVEL aims to show how sustainable travel can be made more attractive to the public through appealing to and promising to satisfy an individual’s emotional needs, in order to affect a modal shift from car use to more sustainable modes. This shift brings with it substantial energy savings, emissions reductions and cost savings. This objective will be achieved by completing various short-term and long-term goals. Short term sub-objectives are: • The removal of the main barriers to sustainable travel, such as negative emotions and negative images and a general underestimation of the potential of soft policies and sustainable transport. • The anchoring of sustainable transport and soft policies in everyday municipal policy. • The high usage of facilitating marketing materials produced in applications. • The creation of virtuous circles (upward spirals) for sustainable transport. • High impact dissemination at national and European level. • Energy savings through a modal shift in the order of 2 million litres of fuel annually. The long term sub-objective is the dissemination of this policy to many more cities across Europe.
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European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA), EC Baltic Renewable Energy Centre EC, French Energy and Environment Agency, Innovation Energy and Development, Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering from University of Natural Resources, Italian Renewable Energy Producers Association, Lithuanian Hydropower Association, Slovenian Small Hydropower Association, Swedish Renewable Energy Association.
Contact Gema San Bruno, Project Manager, European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) Rue d’Arlon 63-67, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25461945 Fax: (0032)25461947 Email: gema.sanbruno@esha.be www.esha.be/sherpa

Cork City Council, Ageas Salerno, Austrian Mobility Research, BUS STOP – Consultores Criativos, LDA, City Hall Of Oradea, City of Martin, Energy Agency Of Plovdiv, Szechenyi Istvan University Gyoer, Verein Grazer Modellschule.
Contact Gaelle Croisier, Temporary Project Manager, Cork City Council VHI Building, South Mall 70, CO/Cork, Ireland Tel.: (00353)214924657 Fax: (00353)214924782 Email: gaelle_croisier@corkcity.ie www.trendy-travel.eu

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CombiSol: promotion and standardisation of Solar CombiSystems
Solar CombiSystems are solar heating installations which provide both space heating and domestic hot water in buildings. Partly financed by the IEE Programme, the Combisol project aims to speed up the market use of CombiSystems and promote higher quality in the systems installed. Specifically, it will promote best practices for CombiSystems as well as standardised systems and cost-effective solutions, and propose recommendations to manufacturers with regard to CombiSystems design. In addition, the project will provide training to installers, develop specific dimensioning tools based on the EPBD methodology and increase consumer confidence by providing information on energy efficiency of CombiSystems based on in-situ monitoring and test labs. The Consortium has wide experience of CombiSystems and their combined fields of expertise cover all the aspects of technology dissemination. Professional associations will also be involved in order to communicate the results to the relevant target groups and receive feedback from manufacturers and installers.
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Ljubljana green energy research and education centre: let’s act together for a green future
Knowledge is the best way to ensure sustainable development and awareness of energy supply and demand is a key issue. Due to the large share of energy used in buildings sector there is a great need for new experts. Their knowledge needs to be interdisciplinary and they should also be aware of updated technologies in field of energy conservation and renewable energy in buildings. The project ‘Let’s act together for the green future’ aims to help meet these goals through contributing to the training of new experts. Interdisciplinary knowledge will be ensured through closely working with a number educational institutions in the framework of University of Ljubljana and a newly developed Masters course. Training will take place in a new Green Energy Educational Centre which is the result of close cooperation between University of Ljubljana and Jub, one of the biggest promoters of the sustainable use of energy in Slovenia. The Centre’s facilities will consist of a low energy building with a solar system for tap water heating and a desiccant cooling system, a grid connected PV power plant, a ground water heat pump and an already operational small hydro power plan. In this Centre, students will model, build, and monitor green building technologies. The involvement of students from different educational fields, together with industrial partners, hopes to ensure that the slogan ‘Let’s act together for a green future’ will be finally realised.
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INES/CEA (Institut National de l’Energie Solaire – CEA), Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erneuerbare Energie, Institute for Sustainable Technology, Högskolan Dalarna, National Institute for Solar Energy Education, PlanEnergi, Universität Stuttgart, ITW (Institut für Thermodynamik und Wärmetechnik).
Contact Philippe Papillon, Project leader, INES/CEA Avenue du Lac Léman 55, 73377 Le Bourget du Lac, France Tel.: (0033)479444557 Fax: (0033)479688049 Email: philippe.papillon@cea.fr www.combisol.eu

University of Ljubljana, Faculty for architecture, Faculty for health studies, Faculty for mechanical engineering, TRC Jub.
Contact Dr. Saao Medved, University teacher, Faculty for mechanical engineering Aakereva 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Tel.: (0038)614771237 Fax: (0038)612518567 Email: saso.medved@fs.uni-lj.si www.ee.uni-lj.si/greencentre

BiG>East – Biogas for Eastern Europe
The BiG>East project promotes biogas production and its utilization as a  secure, sustainable and competitive energy source in Eastern Europe. The project aims to achieve this through knowledge transfer from project partners with extensive, long-term expertise to six target countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Romania, and Slovenia. The core of the project comprises biogas training courses for farmers and the organisation of mobilisation campaigns targeted at decision makers. High quality training handbooks will be developed in order to support the training courses. In addition, promising sites for biogas production will be identified and these biogas show case examples will be promoted to decision makers through mobilisation campaigns. In each target country three training courses and two mobilisation campaigns are planned. The objective is to provide the six target countries in Eastern Europe with the most up to date information and expertise on innovative and cost-effective biogas production technologies in order to facilitate the construction of new biogas plants in Eastern Europe.
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BAP Driver – Leveraging the development of national biomass strategies & action plans, based on a balanced assessment approach for policy makers
The promotion of bioenergy is a top priority in the EU’s political agenda and for most Member States. However, the progress in terms of actual market use is still dissatisfactory. Many of the existing market barriers are caused by insufficient policy frameworks at national level. Some policy initiatives, such as European Biomass Action Plan (BAP), aim to help overcome these barriers. The process of developing country specific BAPs is the starting point for this project. Its overall aim is to develop an integrated vision on the promotion of biomass for policy-makers and to encourage the formulation and implementation of consistent national biomass strategies and action plans in EU Member States in order to help achieve the objectives of the European BAP.
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WIP Renewable Energies, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources – CRES, Ekodoma, Energoproekt jsc, Finsterwalder Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG, GERBIO, Hrvoje Pozar Energy Institute, Ing. Gerhard Agrinz GmbH, N. Poushkarov Institute, SC Mangus Sol SRL, Slovenian Energy Restructuring Agency, University of Southern Denmark.
Contact Dominik Rutz, Project Manager, WIP Renewable Energies Sylvensteinstr. 2, 81369 Munich, Germany Tel.: (0049)8972012739 Fax: (0049)8972012791 Email: dominik.rutz@wip-munich.de www.big-east.eu

Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena), Agence de l’Environment et de la Maitrise de l’Energie (ADEME), Agencija za prestrukturiranje energetike (ApE), Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), eclareon GmbH, European Biomass Association aisbl (AEBIOM), Institutul de Studii si Proiectari Energetice (ISPE), Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A. (KAPE), SenterNovem, Vlaamse instelling voor technologisch onderzoek N.V. (VITO).
Contact Alexandra Lermen, Project Collaborator, Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) Chausseestraße 128a, 10115 Berlin, Germany Tel.: (0049)30726165633 Fax: (0049)30726165699 Email: lermen@dena.de www.bapdriver.org

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ENERGY PATH – An e-learning platform for education of the new generations in the sustainable energy field
The project aims to develop an education package on RES and RUE, based on an e-learning platform and using the latest IT&C technologies. The Energy Path package has been designed to be used mainly in secondary schools, and includes not only Thematic Units but also activities including visits to outstanding facilities related to the technologies concerned. In this way students will acquire not only knowledge of the opportunities brought by renewable energies, but also awareness of the benefits of their sustainable use. The main objective of the ENERGY PATH project is to create a more environmentally friendly future in terms of energy use, and a more sustainable and green-thinking modern society. In order to do this it is important to target children. The project’s priority is therefore to educate and foster awareness in the future generation of European citizens in the Rational Use of Energy (RUE), the different Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and their application in transport through the development and implementation of high quality information content and advanced communication tools aimed at school children. The project will facilitate horizontal and active cooperation from all partners, as well as involvement from education authorities. Information on RES, RUE and MOB assets will be included in the materials produced and the website and e-learning tool will provide up to date information on the project’s work. The project’s key objectives are: • To produce an education package on RES and RUE with a high quality educational content which is integrated in an e-learning platform. • To develop innovative teaching tools. • To ensure collaboration between content developers and users. • To promote synergies with other European education and energy projects. • To ensure financially that the project’s work spreads (through using free software and own developed technology). • To ensure that the project’s results are disseminated to other schools, regions and countries.
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‘Energy Audit 21’ – Improving the energy performance of buildings stock by increase awareness on a range of sustainable energy issues
The project targets energy auditors, namely people working as advisors for building managers, housing associations, housing owners, with the aim of raising their awareness of the application of renewable energy resources. Through increased awareness the project seeks to encourage them to promote the use of renewable energy resources as well as employ modern technologies that increase energy efficiency in the buildings they supervise. At the same time, the project’s aim is to reduce energy demand and environment pollution in new and existing buildings being modernised. To promote the use of best practice in building sector training has been specially developed for energy auditors already working to implement the requirements of the Thermomodernisation Act, as well as for experts responsible for issuing energy certificates to buildings based on EPBD requirements. The Fundacja Poszanowania Energii (Energy Conservation Foundation) is responsible for all issues related to the organisation of training. It’s estimated that during the 5 years the programme will run 1 000 experts will take part in the training sessions.
Project Promoters

Fundacja Poszanowania Energii, Narodowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii SA, Zrzeszenie Audytorow Energetycznych.
Contact Maciej Robakiewicz, President, Fundacja Posznowania Energii Swietokrzyska 20, 00-002 Warszawa, Poland Tel.: (0048)225054772 Fax: (0048)228258670 Email: mrobakiewicz@nape.pl www.fpe.org.pl

Edicions i serveis escolars DOMÈNECH S.A., BESEL S.A., CRES, DGIEM, EALP, EEA, INES, Le Centre Urbain (ABEA), NEE, NELEEAC, SE-F.
Contact Juan Ignacio Domenech Ripoll, Ceo, Domènech Balmes 423, 08022 Barcelona, Spain Tel.: (0034)932118893 Email: jidomenech@domenech-sa.com www.energypath.eu

The Ecofys Academy: Business Course in Emission Trading and Energy Management in Poland
The energy market is rapidly changing. Climate protection, liberalisation of the European energy market, energy safety and more restrictive environmental and energy legislation are just a few examples of issues that add to the pressure on companies and authorities to comply with the requirements of a carbon-constrained world. Ecofys Poland has launched a 1-year business course in emission trading and energy management. The main aim of this post-graduate course is to educate professionals in order to enable them to face the challenges of climate change, the drive to improve energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy. The course directly links energy management and economic skills, in this way enhancing the ability to implement sustainable solutions into energy and manufacturing industry sectors and relevant legislation. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to work in the energy sector, manufacturing industry and public administration. The course is the result of cooperation between the Poznan University of Economics and Ecofys, the leading European company in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change issues. The first year of the course ended in June 2008 (with 23 successful graduates) and the second year ended in June 2009.
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Initiative pro energy saving lamp ‘Initiative Pro Energiesparlampe’
The pro energy saving lamp initiative is a non-profit public-private partnership in Germany established by electricity suppliers. The organisations involved accept that the use of energy saving light bulbs reduces the electric consumption. The companies and institutions involved are working together to push for a change from ‘normal’ light bulbs to energy saving light bulbs through the organisation of campaigns to promote the use of energy saving light bulbs. Some companies have even promoted energy saving light bulbs by handing out free samples to their customers.
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Ecofys Poland, Poznan University of Economy.
Contact Maria Szweykowska-Muradin, Phd, President of the Board, Ecofys Poland Sp. z o.o. Garbary 56, 61-758 Poznan, Poland Tel.: (0048)618582800 Fax: (0048)618582801 Email: m.szweykowska@ecofys.com www.ecofysacademy.com

Local energy gmbh, partners of the initiative, signing energy service companies of the initiative.
Contact David Krahlisch, head of marketing & pr division, local energy gmbh Försterweg 3, 14482 Potsdam, Germany Tel.: (0049)33170424620 Fax: (0049)33170424626 Email: david.krahlisch@local-energy.com www.pro-energiesparlampe.de

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SPICYCLES, more bikes in our city streets!
The project includes an integrated range of activities including bike-sharing schemes, communication and awareness raising campaigns, the integration of cycling planning and transport plans and the creation of stakeholder partnerships for the promotion of cycling. Cycling as a daily mode of transport has widely been recognised as having a positive impact on cities. It improves the environment by reducing pollutant emissions, increases road safety and helps traffic management and supports equity and accessibility. In addition, it is beneficial to health and improves overall quality of life. Despite these many advantages, cycling is still underused in many cities and its effectiveness is too often underestimated in national and/ or local transport policies. In order to reverse this trend, an articulated strategy which tackles the issue from different perspectives is needed. To develop such a strategy the six participating cities, Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, Göteborg, Ploiesti, and Rome, will: • Promote ‘bike-sharing’, a concept which seeks to transfer the principle of car-sharing to bicycles. • Provide information to travellers to raise awareness of the benefits of alternative clean travel options and in particular cycling. • Encourage cycling by ensuring that cycling planning is integrated into the broader framework of spatial and transport planning so that adequate infrastructure is provided. • Involve local actors in the cycling plans of municipal authorities. All project activities will be evaluated, disseminated and benchmarked against similar examples found around the world.
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SUGRE – Sustainable Green Fleets
The goal of the SUGRE (Sustainable Green Fleets) project is to encourage the use of alternative propulsion. It focuses mainly on fleets, but not only with regards to land transport. The main objective of the project is to promote and support the conversion of fleets to alternative propulsion, namely, using biofuels such as methane as fuel for hybrid systems comprised of combustion engines and electric propulsion systems. SUGRE aims to help foster a positive attitude towards alternative fuels and new power train concepts by using captive fleets as an example to demonstrate the viability of alternative propulsion. Site co-ordinators will organise the production of training/briefing materials, support training/briefing activities and organise site visits for fleet owners. Two-way communication with fleet owners aims to optimise the impact of dissemination as it will result in higher quality materials and provide the possibility for face to face communication. The experiences of fleet owners who have changed to alternative propulsion systems will also provide the project with effective arguments that can be use to try and convince individual car buyers to switch to this new technology. A knowledge hub, comprising an internet based communication and information platform, tools supporting the procurement and localisation of refuelling sites, and a help desk to provide support have already been implemented.
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ISIS – Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi, Agenzia per i Trasporti Autoferrotranviari del Comune di Roma, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Barcelona Municipality, City of Göteborg, Traffic and Public Transport Authority, Comune di Roma, CPI Progetti S.P.A., DB Rent GmbH, Goudappel Coffeng B.V., Master Plan BV, Ploiesti City Hall, Regia Autonoma de Transport Bucuresti,Senate of Berlin, Department for Urban Development.
Contact Mario Gualdi, Project Manager, ISIS Via Flaminia 21, 00196 Rome, Italy Tel.: (0039)063212655 Fax: (0039)063213049 Email: mgualdi@isis-it.com http://spicycles.velo.info/

Austrian Mobility Research (FGM-AMOR), Agência Municipal de Energia de Almada, Agenzia Energia e Ambiente di Torino, Alianta, ATAC S.p.A – Rome Mobility Agency, Austrian Mobility Research (FGM-AMOR), AUTH Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, BESEL, S.A., Bremen Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, BREMER ENERGIE-KONSENS, Germany, BUTE, Budapest University of Thechnology and Economics, CHIMINFORM DATA Research Centre., City of Graz, DGIHK, ECORYS Nederland BV, EFA Berlin, Erdgas Fahrschul Agentur, Energy and Environment Agency of Oeiras (OEINERGE), GVB, Public Transport for Graz, Icelandic New Energy, IFEU, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, IVECOL – Ivan Vassilev, Municipality of  Celje, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and  Engineering, Rhônalpénergie-Environnement, Romanian Union of Public Transport, Slovnaft VURUP, a.s., Thames Valley Energy Agency, WSP Analysis&Strategy.
Contact Gerfried Cebrat, Austrian Mobility Research (FGM AMOR) Schoenaugasse 8a, 8010 Graz, Austria Tel.: (0043)31681045135 Fax: (0043)31681045175 Email: gcebrat@fgm.at www.sugre.info

240 days Sailing Around the World with 100 % sustainable energy
The project is a human and industrial challenge to develop a ship that will sail around the world for 240 days (+/- 8 months) using only sustainable energy. The overall aim is simply to show that low consumption gives sustainable energy more value. The project is divided into three main parts: • The upgrade of an existing sailing ship with technical equipment generating sustainable energy (2 photovoltaic panels and 2 wind generators). • Before the journey begins, the ship’s skipper will organise a communication campaign to raise awareness of sustainable energy in schools at regional level, as well as giving presentations of the project to larger audiences. • After the voyage has been completed, a film presenting the results of the project will be produced together with the publication of a book.
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Energy Efficiency Channel
The UNION FENOSA Group launched an online channel in February 2008 dedicated to providing energy efficiency tips and promoting responsible behaviour through its Energy Efficiency Center. Updated every month with news and reports, this online publication provides information on how to make energy savings targeting domestic consumers, business and Blue Cities (educational actions in schools).
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UNION FENOSA.
Contact José Javier Guerra Román, Director of Energy Efficiency Center, UNION FENOSA Avda. San Luis 77, 28033 Madrid, Spain Tel.: (0034)915676000 Email: ufeficiencia@unionfenosa.es http://eficiencia.unionfenosa.es

Teamdefis.
Contact Narvaez Stephane, President, Teamdefis Port Saint Laurent 3531, 06700 Saint Laurent du Var, France Tel.: (0033)671552266 Email: teamdefis@voila.fr www.teamdefis.com

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Promotional and educational actions for a higher use of RES and RUE in Slovenia: an initiative of Energy Agency KSSENA
Promotional and educational events organised by the KSSENA Energy Agency represent one part of the activities included in project ‘Establishment of local energy agency’ which is co-financed by Intelligent Energy Europe. On average, KSSENA organises one or two educational actions each month. These events include presentations of current topics by experts from the fields of RES and RUE, such as passive house, RUE in general and in public sector, RES (water, sun energy, geothermal energy, biomass, natural gas), CO2 emissions, public lighting. Many more subjects will be presented in next two years, such as wind energy and hydro plants. Participants at the events play an active role in the debates through asking questions to gain information which can be used to develop their own projects. Several good practice examples are always introduced to provide a useful base for new projects. One of the most important roles of the events is to help build relationships between the different targets groups, for example, representatives of regional or local authorities can get in contact with different suppliers and learn about different technologies, products and services. The project aims to educate different target groups and in this way promote and encourage RES and RUE.
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‘EYEManager Championship’ – European Young Energy Manager Championship

EYE Manager Championship will experiment, assess and disseminate an innovative approach to teaching energy use in secondary schools, with the aim of improving the quality of teaching in terms of curricula and teaching methods. The project’s work programme is divided in three main phases: the design and transfer of the model, the creation of the European Championship, and the dissemination of the model which can be replicated in other European countries after the project ends. The project’s basic concept is an international competition between 6 international teams made up of students from the 9 European countries of the project partners. The teams must tackle the issue of energy management in their schools and homes. They will be trained and supported by their teachers and energy experts from the Agencies. Thanks to the competition, which provides entertainment in an international context, the students will become Energy Managers in their schools and homes. The project aims to inspire the students and teachers to play a leading role and be responsible for bringing innovation into their own teaching methods. The final phase of the project will include ‘peer to peer transfer’ where students who have participated in the project will transfer their knowledge to their peers. In parallel, participating teachers will be responsible for transferring the curricula, educational tools and methods developed to their colleagues.
Project Promoters

Energy Agency of savinjska, Saleska and Koroska Region, Assossiation of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia, Municipality of Velenje.
Contact Dejan Ferlin, Acting Director, Energy Agency of Savinjska, Saleska and Koroska Region Koroska 37a, 3320 Velenje, Slovenia Tel.: (00386)38961520 Fax: (00386)38961522 Email: dejan.ferlin@kssena.velenje.eu www.kssena.si

AEA Energy and Environment Agency of Province of Perugia, 45 School Titu Maiorescu, Agencia energetica de la ribera – AER, Centre for renewable energy sources CRES, Doukas School, EDV Energia, Energikontoret Regionförbundet Örebro, Energy Restructuring Agency d.o.o. ApE, ‘Hristo Botev’ School, IIS L. da Vinci, Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare in Informatica ICI, Noesis, Paideia, Podkarpacka Energy Management Agency Ltd PAE, Tullangsskolan School, Velenje School.
Contact Cesare Migliozzi, President, AEA Energy and Environment Agency of Province of Perugia, Centro Direzionale Quattro Torri-Torre E Via Corcianese 218, 06070 Perugia, Italy Tel.: (0039)0755170824 Fax: (0039)0755173330 Email: info@aea.perugia.it www.eyemanager.eu

Carbon Forum
Carbon Forum is a project of Marches Energy Agency (MEA), a regional climate change and sustainable energy agency. Its global aim is to reduce and avoid carbon emissions and energy use by engaging all sectors and levels of society on the issue of climate change. The objectives of the Carbon Forum are to inform, educate, involve, inspire and enable individuals and organisations through a range of innovative tools, methods and mechanisms. These are divided between focused sub-projects which are tailored toward their individual audience in order to be as effective as possible in achieving their aim. Sub-projects are carbon learn, carbon talk, carbon school, carbon stall, carbon film, carbon cartoon, carbon art, carbon play, carbon corporate and carbon college. The projects are highly replicable and in many cases are already being applied in new communities or organisations. The Carbon Forum works in close partnership with others inside and outside MEA so that information can be developed into behavioural and practical actions, including in regions elsewhere in Europe using European funding. The Carbon Forum aims to develop new tools and methods as examples of best practice in climate change education.
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Home Energy Saving Campaign
The Home Energy Saving Campaign is based on the concept that ‘The more conscious of our consumption we are, the more we can save’. The current campaign is focused on homes in the municipalities of Cordoba Province and its main objective is to make the local population aware of how important it is to use energy in a responsible way. The campaign is organised by the ‘Energy Agency of Cordoba’ (Agencia Provincial de la Energía de Córdoba) to reach citizens in order to raise awareness of saving energy and also encourage their involvement in making household energy savings. The project aims to have an impact on the whole province of Córdoba in order to make significant economic savings, reduce CO2 emissions, and improve global energy efficiency.
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Marches Energy Agency.
Contact Kris McGowan, Senior Project Manager, Team Leader, Carbon Forum, Marches Energy Agency Coton Hill, The Pump House, SY1 2DP Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1743246007 Fax: (0044)1743246008 Email: kris@mea.org.uk www.carbonforum.org www.mea.org.uk

Energy Agency of Cordoba (Agencia Provincial de la Energía de Córdoba).
Contact Sara Ruiz, Director, Agencia Provincial de la Energia de Córdoba Avda Mediterraneo, 14071 Códoba, Spain Tel.: (0034)957211337 Fax: (0034)957211389 Email: energiacordoba@dipucordoba.es www.energiacordoba.es

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MIDAS – Measures to Influence transport Demand to Achieve Sustainability
MIDAS looks at how to get people to change their travel habits and use less energy when travelling. The project started with a review of local transport and planning policies in six cities in order to assess which policies have a positive impact on enabling a modal shift. For example, this could be a modal shift from single occupancy private car use to car sharing on a regular basis, or to encourage the use of other ‘soft measures’ such as walking, cycling and using public transport. MIDAS is being implemented by partners in 6 case study cities which are representative of a wide part of the enlarged Europe: Liverpool (UK), Aalborg (DK), Cork (IRL), Clermont Ferrand (FR), Bologna (IT) and Suceava (RO). The project uses innovative communication means to provide information and raise public awareness of environmental issues linked to car dependency. These communication tools range from travel guides, ‘TravelWise’ marketing campaigns, mobile touch screen information systems and individualised marketing, to list a few. MIDAS includes a variety of ‘soft measures’ such as car sharing schemes, car clubs, promotion of new cycle infrastructure, innovative marketing campaigns to promote public transport. Most importantly however, it measures the impact of these initiatives to see whether they are really having a positive effect on travel behaviour. To see whether soft measures can be popular enough to assist in reducing pollution levels, and therefore contribute to the EU goals for energy saving, is the goal of the project. MIDAS also has a strong training element aimed largely at new Member States.
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EUREM.NET – Training and Network of European Energy Managers
The aim of the project is to expand the successful European Energy Manager training programme EUREM to nine EU Member States. Each of the new countries will carry out at least one training course, and each participant attending a course will develop a concrete project to improve his/her company’s energy performance with the overall target to save around 400 MWh/a. Support on all relevant questions of energy efficiency and energy management will be provided via a new web-based knowledge and exchange platform. This platform is also designed to become the central interface for all European energy managers.
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Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Nuremberg and Central Franconia, Ambiente Italia srl, Ammattienedistämislaitossäätiö AEL, ARENE – Agence Régionale de l’Environnement et de l’Energie d’île de France, Camara de Comercio e Indstria Luso-Aleman | DUAL, Camera di Commercio ItaloGermanica, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources CRES, Company projects energy Ltd., EnPro Engineers Bureau Ltd., ESCAN, S.A., German Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Jozef Stefan Institute, Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A. KAPE, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich.
Contact Dr. Robert Schmidt, Head of the department Innovation/Environment, Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Nuremberg and Central Franconia (CCI Nuremberg) Hauptmarkt 25/27, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany Tel.: (0049)9111335299 Fax: (0049)9111335122 Email: rschmidt@nuernberg.ihk.de www.energymanager.eu

Merseytravel, Aalborg Kommune (City of Aalborg), ATC Spa, Trasporti Pubblici Bologna, Cork County Council, Nordjyllands Trafikselskab, POLIS – Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services, SMTC Clermont Ferrand, Suceava Municipality, Transport & Travel Research Ltd.
Contact Suzanne Cain, Principal Policy Officer, Merseytravel Hatton Garden 24, L3 2AN Liverpool, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1513301318 Email: suzanne.cain@merseytravel.gov.uk www.midas-eu.com

WAVEPLAM
The aim of the WAVEPLAM project is to develop tools, establish methods, set standards, and create favourable conditions to speed up the introduction of ocean energy into the European renewable energy market. The project hopes to tackle in advance the non-technological barriers and conditioning factors that may arise when these technologies are available for large-scale development. The project’s objectives will be achieved through the following activities: • The development of a comprehensive state of the art analysis through listing and describing the different technologies and a survey of the wave energy devices currently operating or being tested. • The assessment of the non-technological barriers and conditioning factors that may hinder the large-scale development of wave energy and proposal of recommendations to minimise their effects, taking into account the best practices in the EU and other pioneer countries. • The development and testing of methodologies and guidelines for the implementation of pre-viability studies. • The organisation of networking activities with other projects and platforms to create an environment favourable to promoting, supporting and encouraging the development of wave energy in the EU. • The design and application of a dissemination plan targeted at administering, managing and spreading the knowledge generated by the project.
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Sun To Bratislava Schools
The main aim of the project is to promote photovoltaic solar energy in the Bratislava Municipality and at national level and to provide educational materials for students who are an important target group for the promotion and dissemination of information about renewable energy sources. During this project the agency working in cooperation with Bratislava Municipality installed a 20 kW photovoltaic system on the roof of the Electro-engineering Secondary School Karola Adlera in Bratislava. Following a two-week test period, the system was presented to the general public and students at an opening ceremony which took place at the end of September 2008. This event was followed by a series of lectures providing information to the students, together with PR and promotional activities which were organised in order to develop this initiative in other schools both at municipality and national level. Even though the photovoltaic installation will run for at least 25 years, the project itself came to an end in December 2008. The project was especially significant as it through it the first on-grid PV system of this size was installed in Bratislava Municipality. The system is also one of the very few installed in the whole country.
Project Promoters

Slovak Renewable Energy Agency Bratislava County Municipality, Bratislava County Municipality, ZSE Energy Utility (Distribution of Energy).
Contact Martina Semanova, Project Manager, Slovak Renewable Energy Agency Prepostska 8, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia Tel.: (00421)907516852 Email: martina@skrea.sk www.adlerka.sk

Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), Wave Dragon ApS (WD), Wave Energy Centre (WacEC), WAVEGEN, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA), ROBOTIKER, University College Cork (UCC).
Contact José Ramón López, Project Manager, EVE (Ente Vasco de la Energía) Alameda de Urquijo 36, 48011 Bilbao, Spain Tel.: (0034)944035600 Fax: (0034)944035698 Email: international@eve.es www.waveplam.eu

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SOLPOOL – Solar Energy Use in Outdoor Swimming Pools
Outdoor swimming pools are big energy consumers. Pool owners and/or operators in EU (mostly municipalities) spend millions of euro annually to heat their pools using, in most cases, fossil fuels. However, solar energy, one of the most cost-effective uses to heat swimming pools, is often neglected. The solar heating of outdoor swimming pools has three significant advantages compared to other uses of solar thermal energy. Firstly, the required temperature ranges from 18 to 25 °C, which is relatively low, and thereby allows the use of low cost solar absorbers. Secondly, the period of the highest insulation corresponds to the periods of highest energy demand. Thirdly, the pool water flows directly through the absorbers and therefore storage tanks are not needed as the pool performs this role. A first campaign organised by the project will target the owners and operators of pools, while a second will be directed at the installers of heating and solar systems. The project targets Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, as well as the French region of Lyon and the Italian region of Lecce. The campaigns will be monitored and evaluated in order to make future improvements and to prepare guidelines for the future implementation of similar campaigns in other EU Member States or candidate countries.
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Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW)
The EEW project will monitor and highlight the best and worst existing policy practice concerning political and legislative measures, instruments and activities in the field of energy efficiency within the framework of the ‘National Energy Efficiency Action Plans’ (NEEAPs). The EEW project partners will develop criteria, evaluate the NEEAPs and produce a report and a best policy practice brochure. An EU-wide network on energy efficiency will be established and the evaluation results will be disseminated and passed on to national members of parliament through specifically focused events. The EEW evaluation of the NEEAPs is understood as a complementary contribution and additional dissemination channel for the evaluations conducted by the European Commission. The EEW project’s objectives are: • Monitoring, evaluating and highlighting best policy practices. • Raising awareness among members of national parliaments of the benefits, as well as political and legislative measures, instruments and activities in the field of energy efficiency, and overall potential for saving energy. • Facilitating the exchange of experience and information as well as the building of networks between members of national parliaments and civil servants concerning political and legislative measures, instruments and activities within the framework of the EEAPs for a better regulation/implementation. • Raising awareness among civil society organisations concerning the benefits, political and legislative measures, instruments and activities in the field of energy efficiency as well as potential for saving energy. • Organising the 1st Energy Efficiency Watch Conference.
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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie DGS e.V., Agence Locale de l’Energie de l’agglomeration Lyonnaise, Agencija za prestrukturiranje energetike d.o.o., Centre for Renewable Energy Sources CRES, Czech RE Agency o.p.s., Provincia di Lecce, Save-Rema Energy Agency, ttz Bremerhaven.
Contact Bernhard Weyres-Borchert, Vice-president, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie DGS e.V. Emmy-Noether-Str. 2, 80992 Munich, Germany Tel.: (0049)4035905823 Fax: (0049)89521668 Email: dgs.hh-sh@t-online.de www.solpool.info

European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources, EUFORES a.s.b.l., Ecofys Germany GmbH, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), O.Ö. Energiesparverband (ESV), Wuppertal Institut für Umwelt, Klima, Energie GmbH.
Contact Jan Geiss, Managing Director, EUFORES Rue d’Arlon 63-35, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25461948 Fax: (0032)25461934 Email: jgeiss@eufores.org www.energy-efficiency-watch.org

Energy Efficiency Management in Companies – ‘Energie-EffizienzManagement in Betrieben’
This pilot project provides energy audits for companies, including an analysis of the potential savings as well as an implementation plan designed to decisively increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Together with the customer, a first rough inventory is drawn up of the current energy situation in relevant areas, such as lighting, heating, building shell, cooling, compressed air, motors, ventilation units, machinery or processes. The main areas of consumption, energy flows and specific features of a company are looked at systematically and processed using an EDP tool. The identified potential savings are studied in detail and a concrete implementation plan prepared. This plan includes, for example, concrete implementation steps and the costs including a profitability calculation, potential market partners in the implementation phase, financing options, as well as the savings and environmental impact. In the course of the pilot phase, a total of 60 customers in 19 different sectors of industry have benefitted from comprehensive consultancy services. As a result, potential savings of 5.88 million kWh have been identified. The project’s goal is to provide consultancy services to approximately 500 companies each year. Reaching this objective would help raise awareness of energy saving among companies and bring about an increase in energy efficiency.
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Bioenergy for the Region
The global aim of the project is the promotion of sustainable bioenergy development of the Lodz Region in Poland through an educational campaign and the integration of the activities of the members of the ‘Bioenergy for the Region’ cluster. In particular, the project aims to create a durable partnership of decision-makers, private companies, local authorities and R&D institutions. The project is based on the ‘Road map of bioenergy sustainable development of the Lodz Region’, which defines the ecological facets of the regional development strategy in the context of climate change. The project is implemented by a Polish-Norwegian consortium, led by the Polish ‘Bioenergy for the Region’ Cluster and the Green Business Network Norway. The project’s deliverables include: training schemes for over 500 participants, a study tour to Norway for 30 people, an informational publication on Norwegian and Polish best practices in the area of RES, a series of TV programmes about sustainable energy broadcast on regional TV, both in English and Polish language versions.
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Association of Economic Consultants Pro-Akademia.
Contact Ewa Kochanska, President, Association of Economic Consultants Pro-Akademia Piotrkowska 238, 90-360 Lodz, Poland Tel.: (0048)426361259 Fax: (0048)426361226 Email: proakademia@proakademia.eu www.proakademia.eu/en/innovativeness-support-/ bioenergy-for-the-region-cluster/

Energie AG Vertrieb Gmbh & Co KG, Fair Energy Partner, klima:aktiv.
Contact Susanne Eisl, Product Management, Enamo GmbH Christian Coulin Straße 24, 4020 Linz, Austria Tel.: (0043)73290053744 Fax: (0043)732900553744 Email: susanne.eisl@enamo.at www.energieag.at

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BIONIC – BIOfuel Networks In the Community
The BIONIC project will look at issues of sustainable biofuel supply and use in road transport, specifically from the perspective of local authorities, and promote developments in the regional production and use of transport biofuels. The project is part funded under the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe Programme and will run for three years from November 2007 to October 2010. BIONIC aims to provide an overview of sustainable biofuels opportunities and user needs in partner communities and will establish regional biofuels networks to run during and after the end of the project. The main objectives of BIONIC are: • To establish a series of regional networks, led by local authorities and involving stakeholders at all stages of the supply and end-use chain, aimed at increasing the take-up of biofuels in the transport sector. • To set up a series of case studies addressing supply chain and market structure issues, market demand issues and biofuels promotion. • To evaluate the processes and the impact of the case studies using a common framework. • To develop and circulate best practice guidance on how to stimulate the local biofuels market in practical terms. • To meet local, national and European goals to increase the penetration of biofuels within local transport energy markets.
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IGEIA – Integration of Geothermal Energy into Industrial Applications
The main aim of the first 18-months of the IGEIA project was to study the industrial sector in Portugal, France, Germany, Sweden and Estonia in order to determinate the most interesting sector in which to install geothermal systems. The survey also included research on local conditions for geothermal energy, comprising ground temperature, weather conditions and regulations. A final choice of 3 industrial partners was made during the first 6 month period and an investigation was carried out of specific industrial sites. An energy audit was conducted to determine the energy use and quantify the potential in energy saving. A feasibility study was also undertaken for the three industrial sites. The project’s objectives are: • To evaluate the energy needs of the industrial sector and present the most interesting industrial sectors in which to install geothermal heating and cooling systems. • To demonstrate the merits and benefits of geothermal systems. • To convince industrial partners to opt for this technology and encourage other industries. • To present the feasibility of installing geothermal heating and cooling systems in industrial sites. • To develop a European solution which is customised to meet each country’s needs. • To provide information to the industrial sector on the potential of geothermal energy and its advantages. • To support the European Commission’s wider dissemination activities.
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Merseytravel, FEDARENE, Foundation Innovation Centre on Integral Logistics Cantabria, Lancashire County Council, Primaria Municipiului Ploiesti, Region Varmland, Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik, Transport and Travel Research Ltd, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze Din Ploiesti.
Contact Andrew Leadbetter, Environmental Information Officer, Merseytravel Hatton Garden 24, L3 2AN Liverpool, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1513301268 Fax: (0044)1513301094 Email: andrew.leadbetter@merseytravel.gov.uk www.bionic-project.eu

Saunier et Associés, ENPRO, Est Setúbal, SWECO, UBEG.
Contact Philippe Lentz, Manager Energy, Saunier et Associés Avenue Georges Clemenceau 205, 92024 Nanterre, France Tel.: (0033)170923200 Fax: (0033)157671795 Email: plentz@saunier-associes.com www.saunier-associes.com/igeia

Pilot Demonstration Model for Wind Audit and Energy Alternatives in Small Black Sea Municipalities
The overall goal of the project is to mobilise local communities in municipalities in the Black Sea to use wind energy as an alternative energy source while preserving the environmental equilibrium and biodiversity. The project aims to raise awareness and build capacity so that at least 30 % of the population in the pilot municipalities, local and regional authorities, business, NGOs, and local leaders are aware of the possibilities of introducing renewable energy sources. A further goal is create a database of the results of a one year wind audit campaign which will take place in five locations in the target region. Another objective is to stimulate investor interest in wind turbine construction through promotional and informationl campaigns on the wind energy potential of the region.
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SEE Campaign in Italy: a Communication Action Plan

Bourgas Regional Agency for Energy Management, Black Sea Regional Agency for Energy Management.
Contact Veselin Ivanov, Chairman of the Management Body, Bourgas Regional Agency for Energy Management Sheynovo 24, P.O. BOX 513 Bourgas 8001, Bulgaria Tel.: (00359)56845685 Email: boraem@abv.bg www.boraem.org/bg/project1

Artenergy Publishing Srl is the most important Italian publisher in the field of renewable energy, energy sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change. Regular news and information notes about the SEE Campaign will be published in the different specialist magazines (Casa Energia, FV-Fotovoltaici, PV-Technology, Wind Energy) and websites (www.zeroemission.eu; www. zeroemission.tv) managed by Artenergy. In addition, specific publications will be produced and included in the magazines. The first publication will consist of an information booklet on the new laws on energy saving and the use of renewable energies which were included the 2008 budget. The booklet will be enclosed in the magazine Casa Energia which is sold at newsstands throughout Italy. The booklet will explain in an accessible way how everyone in Italy can reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energies thanks to the new Italian legislation. This bimonthly magazine has a circulation of 30 000 copies.
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Artenergy Publishing Srl.
Contact Marco Pinetti, President, Artenergy Publishing Via Gramsci 57, 20030 Cormano (MI), Italy Tel.: (0039)0266306866 Fax: (0039)0266305510 Email: marco.pinetti@zeroemission.eu www.zeroemission.eu

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European Solar Rally Phebus (Since 2000)
The European Solar Rally Phebus is a rally where only Local Zero Emission Vehicles (LZEV) like electric cars or vehicles which use other kinds of technology can take part. During the rally the cars cannot make any polluting emissions (CO2, NOx, CO, etc). The aim of the rally is to promote the most efficient car (kwh/km) and, if possible, to charge the cars with renewable energies during the rally. The European Solar Rally Phebus follows a challenging course taking in the steep hills and mountains of the Pyrenees in order to select high performance vehicles.
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EUROPIA ‘Save more than fuel’ Campaign
More than 40 of Europe’s leading oil companies have joined EUROPIA, the European Petroleum Industry Association, to run a pan-European consumer awareness campaign on the efficient use of transport fuels. The campaign has been developed in partnership with the European Commission and is championed by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. The initiative is in line with the European Union’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and focus on energy efficiency. All 17 EUROPIA members are participating in the campaign, and in addition, 25 non-EUROPIA petroleum companies have been mobilised via the National Oil Industry Associations to join the campaign. The ‘Save more than fuel’ campaign, which offers consumers simple tips for driving more efficiently, was launched simultaneously in 29 European countries on the 27 May 2008. It is the first time that the European oil industry has united to engage with consumers in such a public initiative. The campaign involves over 45 000 petrol stations across 29 European countries. Around 30 million leaflets with 10 driving tips will be distributed to road users at the participating petrol stations. A website (www.savemorethanfuel. eu) has also been created to help consumers understand how to drive more efficiently through humorous animations of the driving tips. All the materials have been translated into 24 different languages.
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Association Electric Vehicle Volt-Tour, Association Phebus Ariege, AXA Winterthur, Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitatge (Governement of Catalonia), EPSON Europe.
Contact Patrick Renau Meier, President of Electric Vehicle Association Volt-Tour, Association Volt-Tour Carrer nostra senyora del Coll 32, 08450 Llinars del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain Tel.: (0034)610605171 Email: renau@mundivia.es http://rallyesolaire.eu

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Pasa la corriente, enchúfate al consumo responsable: an environmental education campaign for a responsible use of electrical energy in households by Aeonium Environmental Education and Communication
‘Pass the stream’ is an environmental education campaign on the efficient use and responsible consumption of electrical energy at home. It is a regional campaign mainly targeted at the student body in the third cycle of primary education in the Canary Islands region. The third edition of the campaign ran from November 2008 to June 2009. Its main objectives were to bring into the spotlight the current problems of electrical energy misuse and the negative impact that increased consumption of electrical energy has on the environment, household budgets and human health. The campaign also looked at possible solutions to the problem of misusing electrical power: what consumers can do to move towards efficient and responsible energy use, what steps producers can take, for example undertaking research and further employment of eco-friendly technologies, as well as encouraging the government to take measures in compliance with the Kyoto Protocol. Another objective of the campaign is to promote and encourage the further development of efficient and responsible behaviour regarding household electricity consumption and both the individual and collective responsibility of society concerning energy consumption.
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Contact Joanna Janiak, Communications & External Affairs Manager, EUROPIA Boulevard du Souverain 165, 1160 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)25669100 Fax: (0032)25669111 Email: joanna.janiak@europia.com www.savemorethanfuel.eu

The ‘Dang’cing Sol’Art Flowers’ dancing to raise awareness and change the landscape of energy
The project aims to raise awareness of the potential of solar energy among the general public, including citizens, schools, universities and decision makers, through the organisation of exhibitions with the now famous ‘Dancing Solar Flowers’ created by the artist Dang. Several exhibitions are under preparation and others have already been organised across the EU: at the European Commission and the European Parliament in Belgium, as well as in cities in Spain (Barcelona, Valencia and Tenerife), Italy (Milan), Germany (Essen), and France (Chambéry). Each time the exhibitions have made a significant impact on raising visitors’ awareness of the potential of renewable energies. In addition, visitors can buy the ‘Dancing Solar Flowers’ after each exhibition. These sales generate revenue that covers the costs of the exhibition and raises funds to support solar electricity projects in the developing world. More than 10 000 ‘Dancing Solar Flowers’ have been sold so far. The project as a whole as has supported the solar electrification of schools in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haïti and Nepal, as well as maternity facilities in Mali and water supply facilities in Madagascar. This work is possible thanks to the artist Dang who has given his copyright of ‘Dancing Solar Flowers’ to Solar Solidarity.
Project Promoters

AEONIUM Comunicación y Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Gobierno de Canarias, undelco endesa.
Contact José Manuel Vázquez Minguez, Director, Aeonium Comunicación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible C/. Los Guanches 3, La Laguna, Islas Canarias 38205, Spain Tel.: (0034)902158157 Fax: (0034)922632475 Email: calidadyproyectos@aeonium.net www.pasalacorriente.com

Solar Solidarity International, Electriciens sans Frontières, Sun without Borders.
Contact Alexandre d’Angelo, Président, Solar Solidarity International Rue de la Chasse Royale 7, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium Tel.: (0032)487171718 Email: info@solarsolidarity.org www.solarsolidarity.org

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‘The Age of Clean Energy’ Campaign
The goal of the campaign is to generate awareness of the impact of current energy sourcing and consumption habits among three different groups of people: secondary school children in Bucharest, a rural community in Romania and a group of professional architects. The campaign has specific objectives for each of the target groups. For the school children the campaign will develop a model teaching tool, based on interactive multimedia presentations, to explain renewable energy and energy efficiency. By the end of the campaign, it’s aimed that at least 100 secondary school students and their science and technology teachers will have an understanding of the concepts and consequences of energy use. The teachers involved in the campaign will continue to use the teaching tools and methods promoted by Greenitiative to disseminate information and create awareness among students who were not directly covered by the campaign. Regarding the rural community of Eselnita Commune, the campaign’s objective is to convince the local council to introduce public lighting based on photovoltaic and wind generation, as well as water heating based on solar energy in public buildings, such as the school, community centre and kindergarten. Concerning the group of architects who are members of the Arhiterra network, the campaign aims to promote the use of eco-friendly insulation materials and renewable energy technologies in their building designs in order to ensure a reduction of energy consumption coupled with the generation of energy from onsite renewable sources.
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The Climate Education Program: a CO2logic Initiative
The objective of the Climate Education Program is to inform and educate children about climate change and environmental issues. CO2logic aims to enable future generations to make the right decisions regarding the environment thanks to a better understanding of what is at stake. As schools cannot financially support environmental experts to teach children about climate change, CO2logic raises money to pay climatologists or other climate/environmental experts, who work on a voluntary basis, to inform and educate children in an interactive way. CO2logic has launched an information and promotional website where schools can subscribe online (www.climateeducation.be). The first phase of this project began in September 2008 and ran for the duration of the academic year providing free lectures to over sixty schools in Belgium.
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CO2logic, Jo Van Cauwenberge – Green vzw, Tom Elegeert – WaterWeerWind.
Contact Antoine Geerinckx, co-founder, CO2logic Rue Robert Thoreaustraat 30, 1150 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: (0032)478413007 Email: antoine@co2logic.com www.climate-education.be

Greenitiative, Natural Paint LTD, ROMSIR LTD.
Contact Marius Ienculescu-Popovici, President, Greenitiative Basarabia Bd. 86, Bl. A3, Sc. A, Ap. 15, 022119 Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)724323323 Email: mariusip@greenitiative.ro www.greenitiative.ro

EnergEthic Educated & meetings around Rome

Green Alternative Postal Vehicle Project (GREEN POST)

The Green Post project aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce air pollution in four EU Member States: Italy, Belgium, Hungary and Bulgaria. The postal agencies and universities of the four Member States will test the use of alternative vehicles to provide postal services. The test results will be accompanied by support materials, such as impact environmental assessments and training in economic analysis, management and maintenance that are expected to confirm the cost effectiveness and environmental benefits of the investment in alternative vehicles. The project’s outcomes, lessons learned and know-how, will be systematised, shared and discussed among all stakeholders in order to encourage the development of similar initiatives. The public will also be involved through an extensive communication strategy.
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The first aim of the project is to inform the public about best practices of energy use and how to make energy savings. With this aim in mind, a number of activities are being organised by the project partners: • The Province of Rome L.E.A. (Laboratory Environmental Education) is organising promotion activities in schools throughout its territory. • L.E.A Cave also plans to organise some workshops on how to save energy which will target teachers and administrators working in Gallicano nel Lazio, a small village near Rome, and in the Parco Appia Antica. • L.E.A. Mentana and partners will organise some activities on energy and climate change for primary schools pupils, parents and teachers. • L.E.A. Ostia is setting up an ‘Energy front office’, an initiative which will provide citizens living in Ostia with information on how to save energy. • Through its ‘Il Sole a scuola’ project, L.E.A. Tivoli will provide training and assist in the installation of solar panels on the roof of three of Tivoli’s schools. • L.E.A. Tivoli is also running a project called ‘CREAttività’ which sees middle school pupils create multimedia games on energy use for primary schools pupils. It’s hoped that the dissemination of information on the theme of sustainability, such as energy use, will help promote a new lifestyle which is in harmony with nature and the environment.
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Poste Italiane S.p.A., CIRIAF, Comune di Perugia, Ducati Energia, La Poste/ De Post, Legambiente, Magyar Posta, PostEurop, University of Rousse ‘ANGEL KANCHEV’.
Contact Astarita Domenico, Responsible Safety, Poste Italiane S.p.A. Viale Europa 175, 00141 Rome, Italy Tel.: (0039)659583344 Email: astarit9@posteitaliane.it www.greenpostproject.eu

Provincia di Roma Polo di Coordinamento L.E.A., Capitale Lavoro, L.E.A. CAVE, MENTANA OSTIA E TIVOLI.
Contact Tullio Marcotulli, Chairman Polo di Coordinamento L.E.A., Provincia di Roma Via Tiburtina 691, 00159 Roma, Italy Tel.: (0039)0667663303 Fax: (0039)0667663314 Email: t.marcotulli@provincia.roma.it www.provincia.roma.it

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Demonstration and dissemination projects
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The BEST project – BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport
The BEST project demonstrates the possibilities of substituting petrol and diesel with bioethanol. Its objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependency. This will be achieved through a massive, strategic introduction of the use of bioethanol in vehicles and distribution lines at 10 strategically chosen sites. This is being done in partnership with cities/regions, car manufacturers, fuel producers, fuelling stations and fleet owners and is accompanied by targeted information campaigns. The project has already put in place 60 000 vehicles and 270 fuelling stations. The project demonstrates how the Biofuel Directive and the Kyoto Protocol can meet in a cost efficient and sustainable way. The BEST project confirms the the reliability, energy efficiency, as well as the environmental and societal benefits of using bioethanol as a fuel. These benefits will be further enhanced through developing innovative ways for its distribution and use in vehicles. The project’s results will be valuable in relation to several European standards and policies. Together with BEST’s supporters, the project has began to promote the benefits of developing bioethanol fuel across Europe through organising communication and training activities and demonstrating the prerequisites for how a market breakthrough for bioethanol fuelled vehicles can be achieved.
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ECO-ABITA
The goal of the ECO-ABITA experimental project is to conduct the fi rst large-scale implementation of the EU Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy performance of buildings. The project will concern 800 000 buildings and 4  000  000 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna Region. The province of Reggio Emilia and its municipalities are experimenting with this new policy in their territory and universities, SMEs, local energy suppliers, as well as representatives of professional associations and consumers are all involved. An accompanying massive communication campaign aims to create demand in the market. The ECOABITA incentives scheme applies both to new and existing houses and foresees different degrees of economic support, depending on the type of new construction or renovation. This funding is partly supported through obtaining CO2 credits and either selling them to the main gas supplier or using them to negotiate on the CO2 market. In addition, the White Certificates Scheme is being used (the scheme is similar to the CO2 market but is used only in Italy and UK). The project brings together four authorities at different levels (regional government, provincial authorities, main municipality and local municipality government) which have been able to create a win-win situation that enables them to involve business, raise citizens’ awareness and create new employment opportunities.
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City of Stockholm, BFR, Biofuel region.
Contact Jonas Ericson, Project manager, City of Stockholm, Environment & Health Adm P.O. Box 8136, 104 20 Stockholm, Sweden Tel.: (0046)761228946 Email: Jonas.Ericson@miljo.stockholm.se www.best-europe.org

Province of Reggio Emilia, ACER Housing Company, Emilia-Romagna Region, Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Municipality of Bagnolo in Piano.
Contact Paolo Ferri, Head of Energy Department, Province of Reggio Emilia Corso Garibaldi 59, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy Tel.: (0039)0522444250 Fax: (0039)0522444248 Email: p.ferri@mbox.provincia.re.it www.ecoabita.it

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CASACLIMA/KLIMAHAUS – Italy’s first activated Energy Performance Certification of buildings (since 2002)

Center of Diffusion and Search on the renewable Energies – Emissions Zero

The project which began in 2002 is a voluntary instrument of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol Bolzano. Since 2005 all new houses require the energy performance certificate CasaClima/KlimaHaus in order to obtain a liveability licence and building permit. A CasaClima house combines well-being and energy savings. From 2002-2007, 700 houses obtained the CasaClima energy label and numerous training courses with over 3 700 participants were organised. The positive image associated with KlimaHaus/CasaClima certificated properties has resulted in its replication by owners, planners and builders throughout Italy.
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The project will develop a research centre for the promotion of renewable energy which is linked to the technical and scientific competences of the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy. The research centre is important for environmental reasons and it will generate its own electric and thermal energy. This building which is being developed for scientific use is a prototype for the production of renewable energy, the recovery of energy dispersions, and the use of natural materials. The aims of the project are to promote the diffusion of renewable energies across the territory, and to support energy producers that use renewable sources.
Project Promoter

University of Tuscia. Agenzia CasaClima/KlimaHaus Agentur, Autonomous Province of South Tyrol.
Contact Norbert Lantschner, Director, KlimaHaus Agentur/Agenzia CasaClima Handwerkerstr. 31, 39100 Bolzano/Bozen, Italy Tel.: (0039)0471062140 Fax: (0039)0471062141 Email: norbert.lantschner@klimahausagentur.it www.agenziacasaclima.it www.klimahausagentur.it Contact Maurizio Carlini, Engineer, University of Tuscia Via San Camillo de Lellis s.n.c, 01100 Viterbo, Italy Tel.: (0039)0761357416 Email: maurizio.carlini@unitus.it

The CASANOVA district in Bolzano, a pilot project for sustainable urban development
Currently under construction, the CASANOVA district will provide 950 flats in an urban area and uses a comprehensive sustainable approach. The outstanding feature of the project is its reduced energy consumption which for the heating of the buildings has to be lower than 50 kWh/m2a. With the integration of district heating plants and new building regulations, the energy consumed by houses in the CASANOVA project will be reduced by more than 70 % compared to traditional houses constructed under Italian national building regulations. Other features include the use of RES technologies and sustainable water management. As well as the construction of exemplary buildings, the entire district will be monitored by EURAC research with regard to energy flows, energy performance and living comfort. EURAC will also develop a promotional brochure on the district targeted at the Italian public.
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The use of molten aluminium, instead of solid ingots, as material for feeding aluminium industry – a smart way to save energy and improve the efficiency of the process
This project aims to save energy by using molten aluminium instead of solid ingots as material for aluminium industry. Molten aluminium saves energy for the producer as no energy is needed to cool down the metal and the solid ingots do not require storage areas. It also saves energy for customers as there is no energy needed to re-melt the aluminium ingots. Melting of aluminium takes place through several steps: • Melting of raw materials (primary or secondary). • Preparing of moulds (eventually). • Casting of shapes or continuous casting. • Cooling of ingots. After these steps are completed, solid aluminium ingots are shipped to customers and then re-melted for the customer’s purposes (e.g. for the production of radiators). Consuming energy for cooling and afterwards re-melting the same material is not an efficient practice. The project involves the transportation of molten aluminium in a special refractory and thermal insulated container directly to the customer, instead of cooling it at production site and then re-melting it at customer’s site. At the production site, instead of undertaking the continuous casting, liquid aluminium is poured into the thermal container while at the customer’s site aluminium is directly poured into the furnace. The project has been developed by Raffmetal, an Italian leader company in aluminium production, and Fondital, a radiator producer. The method developed results in an energy saving of more than 1 000 TPE (Ton Petroleum Equivalent) per year.
Project Promoters

Autonomous Province of Bolzano – Alto Adige, Italian Ministy for Environment, Land and Sea.
Contact Luigi Minach, Director, Ressort für Raumplanung, Umwelt und Energie der autonomen Provinz Bozen Via Renon 4, 39100 Bolzano, Italy Tel.: (0039)0471417100 Email: luigi.minach@provinz.bz.it www.gemeinde.bozen.it/urb_context02.jsp?area=75&ID_LINK=508

Studio Bartucci s.n.c., Fondital S.p.A., Raffmetal S.p.A.
Contact Giovanni Bartucci, Technical Director, Studio Bartucci s.n.c. Contrada degli Ebrei 19, 37038 Soave (VR), Italy Tel.: (0039)0456190818 Fax: (0039)0456198637 Email: giovanni.bartucci@studiobartucci.it www.studiobartucci.it www.raffmetal.it

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qm heizwerke
qm heizwerke is a project to increase the quality and efficiency of biomass heating plants and local district heating systems. The project supports builders in the phases of planning, tendering, constructing and operating of biomass heating plants and systems. The project trains independent quality delegates who work with builders, operators and planners on issues concerning efficiency and quality. qm heizwerke also provides support during funding applications and manages data from the project online in a comprehensive database (www.qm-heizwerke.at). In addition, qm heizwerke offers a standardised and cost efficient monitoring system which leads to system optimisation. The project is part of the klima:aktiv initiative and a partner of the international workgroup QM HOLZHEIZWERKE (www.qmholzheizwerke.ch).
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PLOCAN – Platform Ocean Canary
The PLOCAN project (Canary Island Oceanic Platform) is an initiative which aims to build a sustainable oceanic platform on which to carry out scientific technological activities. The platform will host a group of experimentation facilities and laboratories with the objective to set up stable oceanic occupation and launch operations to observe, produce and make the most of resources which are being developed in line with environmental concerns. The initiative will also serve as a support and testing ground for activities related to the use of the ocean’s energy resources (wind energy, currents, waves, thermal gradient, salinity gradient, etc.). It will be the first facility of its kind internationally. The planned work will take place in three periods over 15 years.
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LandesEnergieVerein Steiermark.
Contact Alexandra Pack, project collaborator, LandesEnergieVerein Steiermark Burggasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria Tel.: (0043)3168773389 Fax: (0043)3168773391 Email: a.pack@lev.at www.qm-heizwerke.at

ICCM (Canary Institute Marine Sciences) and ACIISI, ITC (Canary Technological Institute), Permanent team I+D INGEMAR; University of La Laguna, ULPGC (Las Palmas GC University).
Contact Feliciano Garcia Garcia, Researcher, University of La Laguna Avd. Francisco La Roche, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Tel.: (0034)922319823 Fax: (0034)922319823 Email: fegarcia@ull.es www.ingemarull.es

The ADIRA project. Autonomous Desalination System concepts for seawater and brackish water in rural areas with renewable energies – potentials, technologies, field experience, socio-technical and socio-economic impacts
The ADIRA project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of using water desalination for areas around Mediterranean which are in need of fresh water. ADIRA has installed a number of Autonomous Desalination Systems (ADS) powered by Renewable Energy Technologies. ADS is independent of conventional energy sources which are able to turn brackish or seawater into drinking water in order to meet the needs of local communities. Ten ADS have been installed in Mediterranean countries, namely: Morocco, Turkey, Jordan and Cyprus. The capacity of the installed ADS are in the range of 1 to 10 cubic meters of fresh water per day, while the cost of the produced water is in the range of EUR 5 to 20 per cubic meter depending on the type of the technology used, the water salinity and the climatic conditions. Master plans and budgets have been prepared for each of the installations and methods and the viability and sustainability of the systems have been studied and recommendations applied. The recently published ADIRA handbook, ‘A guide to autonomous desalination concepts’, is another major achievement of the project. The handbook aims to provide guidance to decision makers, project developers and interested end users in regarding the implementation of renewable energy driven desalination systems. Besides the handbook, the project team has developed a simplified ADS sizeoptimisation and cost analysis Decision Support Tool (software) codenamed ‘AUDESSY’ (AUtonomous DESalination SYstems).
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RAMseS – Renewable Energy Agricultural Multipurpose Vehicle for Farmers

The RAMseS project aims to develop a fully operational prototype of a power generation and management system consisting of a photovoltaic power generation unit where a battery power storage system will be coupled to an agricultural vehicle propelled by electric motors. The power system will not necessarily provide ‘energy independence’ for the farm, but rather could be supported by practical light/medium duty vehicle for agricultural labour and activities involving greenhouse and terrace cultivation where a small machine is essential. The vehicle is an integral part of a multi-purpose ‘energy system’ for a series of services which include energy storage, power production on demand, and a back-up power system against grid black-outs. Full daytime operation would be ensured by a battery switching system which is fast and simple. The best performance of the system would be achieved through several PV and vehicle units operating within a connected grid. This way at any given time a number of vehicles will be being charged while others will be in use. The project aims for the prototype to be used as test. The prototype aims to contribute in an environmentally sustainable way to covering a large fraction of the energy needs of the facilities at a reasonable cost, while keeping in mind the need to use simple, standardised components. The prototype will be an example and provide a model for the future diffusion of this technology to other areas of the Mediterranean as well as in the agricultural regions of Southern Europe.
Project Promoters

Agricultural University of Athens, Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Desalination Research Center – MEDRC, National Centre for Scientific Research (Demokritos), Technological Institute of the Canary islands.
Contact George Papadakis, Professor, Agricultural University of Athens Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece Tel.: (0030)2105294209 Fax: (0030)2105294023 Email: gpap@aua.gr www.adira.gr

University of Firenze, ADM Electric SAL, Association Libanaise pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie et de l’Environnement – ALMEE, Centre pour le Développement des Energies Renouvelables – CDER, IBMER – Institute for Building Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture, Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute – LARI, NERC – National Energy Research Center, Oelle Costruzioni Meccaniche – Oelle, Royal Scientific Society, Tudor Electronica – Exide, University of Ulster.
Contact Toufic El Asmar, International Project Coordinator, University of Firenze, Department of Economic Agriculture and Land Resources (DEART) Piazzale delle Cascine 18, 50100 Firenze, Italy Tel.: (0039)3336478338 Fax: (0039)055361771 Email: elasmar.toufic@unifi.it http://ec-ramses.org

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New Arena Skövde
The objective of the project New Arena Skövde is an energy-efficient rebuilding and expansion of an existing arena in the municipality of Skövde. The arena will contain an adventure pool, swimming pool, gym, bowling hall, relaxation area and an auditorium. The environment is a priority issue for the political alliance in Skovde. The long-term goal of the project is to contribute to the sustainable development and growth of the municipality, ensuring that it develops while respecting nature. Breaking dependency on fossil fuels and actively working for an efficient use of energy is a part of this work and the introduction of energy efficient solutions in a public building, like the New Arena Skövde, in the municipality can serve as an example.
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FLEAT
Partly financed by the IEE Programme, FLEAT aims to increase energy efficiency in different types of fleets: fleets belonging to public authorities, public transport fleets, private fleets with mainly company cars, and private fleets with mainly utility vehicles. FLEAT provides existing tools and instruments to fleet operators to help them increase their energy efficiency in 3 ways: improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of the vehicle fleet, encouraging the use of efficient energy for vehicles, and supporting efficient energy use of the fleet with mobility management actions. 31 pilot actions of different types will be carried out in different fleets (with 8 500 vehicles in total). Pilots will run in Belgium, Austria, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Greece. A direct reduction of 21 kton of CO2 is the project’s target with the multiplier effect estimated to be a 0.25 Mton CO2 reduction. In addition, FLEAT plans to summarise and disseminate effective policy instruments for supporting more energy efficient fleets to policymakers.
Project Promoters

Municipality of Skövde.
Contact Ingemar Linusson, Project Leader, Municiaplity of Skövde 54183 Skövde, Sweden Tel.: (0046)500498175 Fax: (0046)500498153 Email: ingemar.linusson@skovde.se www.nyaarenaskovde.se

VITO, AEA – Austrian Energy Agency, Geonardo Environmental Technologies, IPA – Institute for reasearch, design and production of equipments, TRT – Trasporti e Territorio.
Contact Leen Govaerts, Programme Manager Transport & Mobility, VITO Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium Tel.: (0032)14335821 Fax: (0032)14321185 Email: leen.govaerts@vito.be www.fleat-eu.org

BRITA in PuBs – Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application in Public Buildings (Demonstration Project from the Eco-Buildings Innitiative)
The BRITA in PuBs project on eco-buildings aims to increase the market penetration of innovative and effective retrofit solutions to improve energy efficiency and implement renewables with only moderate additional costs. The first part of the project will be the exemplary retrofit of a group of demonstration public buildings in the participating European regions. By choosing public buildings of different types to retrofit, such as colleges, cultural centres, nursery homes, student houses and churches, the project aims to reach groups of different ages and social origins. Secondly research work packages will be developed including socio-economic research such as the identification of real project-planning needs and financing strategies, the assessment of design guidelines, the development of an internet-based knowledge tool on retrofit measures and case studies, and a quality control-tool box to secure a good long-term performance of the building and the systems. The third element of the project is dissemination. This will comprise a small module on the training of users and maintenance personnel, as well as a largerscale activities concerning the publishing the research and demonstration of the work carried out to different target groups. This will be implemented through a combination of targeted PR campaigns and using local, national and international networks such as Energie Cités, the internet and other media, as well as organisation of and participation at symposia and conferences.
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ISFOC – Concentration Photovoltaics in the Field
The Instituto de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos de Concentración (ISFOC) is the result of the research and development plan promoted by the Department of Education and Science of the Castilla La Mancha government and the Institute of Solar Energy from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The main goal of the project is to establish a focal point for the development of Concentration Photovoltaic (CPV) technologies in Castilla La Mancha. In order to generate key knowledge on this technology, ISFOC is setting up a number of power plants (up to 3 MW in total) which incorporate different concentrator technologies which will be shortly available on the market. The objective of these pilot plants is to assist industry in the setting up of pilot fabrication lines. Valuable information can also be obtained through the process, such as the level of reliability, suitability and productivity of each technology. ISFOC has become a national and world reference in CPV. Once the infrastructure installed after the two year establishment period, ambitious R&D initiatives are planned which will focus on CPV commercial growth, expert training, participation in national and international projects, how to best disseminate the results from the power plants and direct radiation measurements and attract investment in CPV in the region of Castilla La Mancha as well as the certification of CPV production and specifications.
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Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Asker Community, Brno University of Technology, Cenergia Energy Consultants, City of Stuttgart, Danish Building Research Institute (SBi), EuDiti – Energy and Environmental Design, Evonymos Ecological Library, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Hol Church Council, IT  Power, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA), Københavns Kommune, National Technical University of Athens, Norwegian Building Research Institute, Plymouth College of Further Education, Politecnico di Milano, SINTEF Civil a. Environmental Engineering, SunLab Network, Università degli Studi Palermo, Dept.DREAM, Vilnium Gediminas Technical University, VTT.
Contact Hans Erhorn, Head of Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics Nobelstrasse 2, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany Tel.: (0049)7119703380 Fax: (0049)7119703399 Email: hans.erhorn@ibp.fraunhofer.de www.brita-in-pubs.eu

ISFOC – Instituto de Sistemas Fotovoltaicos de Concentración S.A., Department of Education – Governement of Castilla La Mancha, Instituto de Finanzas de Castilla La Mancha S.A., Ministry of Education – Governement of Spain.
Contact Pedro Banda, General Manager, ISFOC Juan Bravo 22, 13500 Puertollano, Spain Tel.: (0034)926441673 Fax: (0034)926429142 Email: isfoc@isfoc.com www.isfoc.com

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A new view: building wind power-stations and a photovoltaic generators park in Bulgaria
This project aims to build wind power stations and a photovoltaic generators park in Bulgaria. The project intends to help accelerate the development of renewable energy technologies and raise awareness at government level of the need for the establishment of policies encouraging SMEs to use renewable energy sources and support energy diversification. Through this project RUBICON SHIPPING Ltd aims to actively participate in a structural reform in the energy sector and help modernise the production, transfer and distribution of electric energy in Bulgaria. In particular, one of the project’s main objectives is to reduce the negative economic, ecological and social impact of the shutdown of the four ageing WER 440 reactors of the nuclear electric power plant in Kozlodui, Bulgaria.
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Virtuous Energy Circle – The Underground Train Revamping Project
The Revamping Project involves 56 traction units out of the 110 running on the M1 line that were built between 1973 and 1989. Several revamping activities have an impact on power consumption. First of all, electronic chopper traction/braking equipment can be used to reduce power consumption, decrease preventive maintenance costs and improve reliability. Secondly, electronic converters (choppers) can replace acceleration and braking resistors and electronically adjust the kinematic phases of motion in order to contain the energy wasted on the resistors in the original equipment. Finally, regenerative braking and introduction of the power recovered from the motor into the electricity grid also influence the power consumption.
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ATM.
Contact Elena Montafia, International affairs, ATM Foro Buonaparte 61, 20100 Milan, Italy Tel.: (0039)0248039531 Fax: (0039)390248039425 Email: elena.montafia@atm-mi.it www.atm-mi.it

Rubicon shipping LTD., CRF(Centro Ricerche FIAT S.c.p.A), Municipality Kavarna.
Contact Valentin Petrov, Manager and owner, Rubicon Shipping Ltd. Bul. Tutrakan, Port East, 7000 Ruse, Bulgaria Tel.: (0035)982844051 Fax: (0035)982844053 Email: vpetrov@rubicon-bg.com

Outdoor display of Energy Performance Certificate and Energy Savings from Building Thermal Rehabilitation
The Romanian Association of Energy Auditors for Buildings (AAEC), supported by the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Dwellings (MDLPL), carried out a pilot project that consists of the energy auditing of a student dormitory and the implementation of energy efficiency measures which was possible thanks to sponsorship from private companies and the local authority. The building is on a large boulevard and accommodates students from the Civil Engineering Department – future experts in building energy quality. The energy analysis was performed by members of AAEC. The resulting energy performance certificate is displayed on a large panel outside the building so that it is visible to pedestrians in the street as well as passing car or tram passengers. The auditing and certification procedure corresponded to the methodology officially adopted in Romania based on the EPBD requirements. It is the first such certificate which is displayed outdoors with the aim of raising public awareness. The panel includes the implemented measures and the energy savings achieved. The initiators and sponsors of the project are also listed in order to provide recognition of their support. The project’s results were presented at various conferences and round tables on related subjects including the AAEC conference ‘Building Energy Efficiency-Present and Future’ organized at Bucharest in December 2007.
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M.O.R.E. – Market of Olive Residues for Energy

The EU is the world’s biggest producer of olive oil with around 12 000 olive mills located in its territory. Olive cultivation is widespread throughout the Mediterranean region mainly and is important for the rural economy, local heritage and the environment. Together Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal account for 80 % of world production while the EU globally accounts for 71 % of world consumption. The extremely polluting residues (pomace and water) generated through the production of olive oil is a serious concern. Especially as olive oil producing companies are often conservative family-based SMEs with limited access to information on regular and appropriate waste management, with low investments opportunities, and which need to be competitive against larger mills. Increasingly restrictive environmental legislations may result in such businesses being forced to close due to their inability, both in terms of finance and expertise, to properly treat residues. With partners from Italy, Greece, Spain, Croatia and Slovenia, the MORE project aims to address these problems by providing a way to use solid residues (pomace and nuts) in energy production and thus creating, through innovation, opportunities for generating a new income. At the core of the project will be the creation of stable supply olive-residues-to-energy chains through involving key public and private actors. The project’s main outcomes will be the establishment of suitable energy facilities, and the development of a general methodology to identify and implement the best solutions for optimising the energy use of olive residues.
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The Romanian Association of Energy Auditors for Buildings, Babel Communications SRL, Gealan Romania S.A., Henkel Ceresit Romania, Ministry of Development, Public Works and Dwellings.
Contact Emilia-Cerna Mladin, President of AAEC, Romanian Association of Energy Auditors for Buildings Tudor Arghezi 21, 020943 Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)721226114 Fax: (0040)213165964 Email: secretariat@aaec.ro www.aaec.ro

ARE Liguria S.p.A, AGENER, IPTPO POREC, REACM, Unioncamere Liguria, UP ZRS.
Contact Luigi Attanasio, President, ARE Liguria Via XX Settembre 41, 16121 Genova, Italy Tel.: (0039)0105488730 Fax: (0039)0105700490 Email: are@areliguria.it www.moreintelligentenergy.eu

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‘AERAULICA’ an innovative aerobic generator
DEALER TECNO is currently developing and constructing an innovative aerobic generator which has a highly efficient energy production performance. The aerobic generator will have a double helical blade sustained by a smooth tube structure (variable size between 2 and 6 kw, with a diameter of 1.5-3 metres and a prospective height of 3-6 metres). The specific features and dimensions of this innovative aerobic generator will allow the individual production of green energy in Italy.
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Sustainable lighting. ICT for more light with less consumption
This project’s objective is to conduct research on sustainable lighting technologies and how to implement them in the industrial sector, urban design and architecture. The research activity consists of a kernel, Illumination Simulation, which is oriented to the design of active illumination (luminaries and their distribution) and passive illumination systems, structures and devices (windows, skylights). The project aims to specify, design and implement software components for the simulation of the light behaviour. It will then use this simulation software for the specification, design and implementation of CAD software in engineering and urban and architectural design with the common goal of optimising energy efficiency in lighting applications. The research will be used to develop software components to solve the problems with artificial illumination (by using inverse reflector design software to optimize its luminous efficiency) and natural illumination (by opening design and buildings distribution and by optimizing simulation for pipes for daylight transmission.) This research is being carried out as part of the financed Spanish project CALBaD ‘Computer Aided Light Based Design’.
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DEALER TECNO Srl.
Contact Stefano Onofri, Direttore Tecnico, DEALER TECNO Srl. Via Santa Fermina 11 a-b, 00053 Civitavecchia (Roma), Italy Tel.: (0039)766220564 Fax: (0039)76624399 Email: aeraulica@tecnosrlimpianti.com

Single Green Family House In Cotroceni Neighbourhood – Bucharest
The project is the development of a single family dwelling (basement, ground floor and two upper floors) situated in Cotroceni a well-known residential district of Bucharest which is subject to strict regulations due to the historical and artistic importance of the buildings found there. Work is already in progress on the house. It has a total surface area of approximately 400 sq. meters and has four different levels. As well as the general, understandable, interest in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ system for using energy sensibly and generating low energy costs throughout a building’s lifespan, the search for alternative kinds of heating/ air-conditioning and water preparation was driven by the following constraints: how the architectural plans were drawn up, the structure of the façade and the small area of the terrain (250 sqm) available. The chosen system functions on the basis of a device called heat pump. This pump uses subterranean water as a thermal agent which, accordingly to second law of thermodynamics, can be heated/cooled in accordance with the pressure generated by the movement of this liquid. Water then reaches classic convection heaters which blow hot or cold air into the rooms where they are situated. Additionally, one or two solar panels installed on the upper terrace and oriented towards the south capture the sun’s energy and heat water for domestic use.
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Universitat de Girona – Geometry and Graphics Group.
Contact Xavier Pueyo, Professor, Universitat de Girona, Institut d’Informàtica i Aplicacions Campus de Montilivi, Edifici P4, 17071 Girona, Spain Tel.: (0034)972418447 Fax: (0034)972418792 Email: xavier.pueyo@udg.edu http://iiia.udg.edu/GGG/projectes/TIN2007-67120/index.html

WAVENERGY II – Wave Energy Systems In European Ports
The project ‘Wave Energy II’ aims to identify the barriers to deploying wave energy systems on the European coastline and develop strategies for overcoming these obstacles. Its objectives are to develop partnerships which bring together local and administrative authorities, the private sector (primarily SMEs) and NGOs working in the wave energy field. This project is part of a global project which examines how to recuperate wave energy and, in more general terms, looks at the energy supply of coastal areas. It aims to develop the implementation of wave energy collectors close to harbours as this location has many advantages for obtaining energy safely in terms of the marine system, the environment and security.
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SC ARCHITECTON SRL.
Contact Gabriela Tabacu, Ph.D. professor architect, Chief architect for the project, SC ARCHITECTON SRL sos. Mihai Bravu nr. 12, bloc P21A, scara 1, etaj 2, apt. 5, secto, 021326, Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)722675769 Email: architecton.bucuresti@gmail.com

Permanent team I+D INGEMAR; University of La Laguna, EIGSI, ICCM, ITER, Port Authority Tenerife.
Contact Feliciano Garcia Garcia, Researcher, University of La Laguna Avd. Francisco La Roche, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Tel.: (0034)922319823 Fax: (0034)922319823 Email: fegarcia@ull.es www.wavenergy.es

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Solar-Wind powered off-grid Concert Hall in Naissaare Island – Estonia
The project comprises the construction and management of an off-grid concert hall named the OMARI HAYHOUSE in the remote island of Naissare which is 8 km from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. This project is noteworthy as the building itself uses 100 % green energy, while the island where the concert hall has been built is not connected to the mainland electricity network which means that all concerts and shows are organised also using green energy. Therefore, sustainable energy production using renewable energy technologies has been the only solution to produce energy at this location. In this way, the project provides a positive example for other remote locations, islands and rural areas. The concert hall is managed by an NGO which organises around 30 classical music concerts and other cultural events every summer. During 2006-2007 the venue held more than 50 cultural events and received 5 000 visitors. As there is no connection to the mainland electricity network on the island of Naaissare all events are powered solely by a solar power system. During the first part stage of the project, Futuren installed independent solar energy systems. The second stage of the project foresees the installation of an additional wind generator and new solar power system for the concert hall’s service building.
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www.calitateaer.ro – Web tool for public information on air quality in Romania
The objective of the ‘www.calitateaer.ro’ website is to provide continuous information to the public concerning air quality in Romania by displaying air quality indicators and emission readings taken from over 100 monitoring stations throughout Romania in an accessible and user-friendly format. The data is provided through continuous input from the National Network for Air Quality Monitoring, one of the most complex and modern networks for air quality monitoring. The website www.calitateaer.ro has a user-friendly configuration and information is provided using a scale of indicators which are easy to read as they use colours and figures to show the general quality levels (1 to 6, where 1 is ‘excellent’/green and 6 is ‘very bad’/red). In order to have data online as quickly as possible the website displays air quality indicators and measured values which are subject to validation and certification. The air monitoring network comprises stations, which measure the impact of traffic on air quality in order to assess the effect of human settlements on air quality, and EMEP stations (reference stations). Apart from the website, air quality data is also available to the public through 34 external display panels found in densely populated areas and 34 internal display panels found in public buildings, mostly city halls.
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Futuren Ltd.
Contact Urmo Lehtveer, Managing Director, Futuren Ltd Riia str. 181A, 51014 Tartu, Estonia Tel.: (0037)255577790 Email: Info@futuren.ee www.futuren.ee

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
Contact Dorina Mocanu, Director – Atmosphere Protection Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Libertatii blv., sector 5, n°12, 040129 Bucharest, Romania Tel.: (0040)213177422 Fax: (0040)213177422 Email: dorina.mocanu@mmediu.ro www.calitateaer.ro

Minimum Energy for Maximum Advantage in GURE (Turkey)
The project MEMAT (Minimum Energy for Maximum Advantage to a Town) plans to use the natural resources found in one of the most beautiful and untouched areas in the northern Aegean (Turkey) which are threatened by overexploitation of resources. This project aims to reduce environmental concerns and help climate change by using renewable energy source geothermal. If everyone was using this source of energy it would help reduce CO2 production and other polluting emissions. The project has already started using renewable energy to heat Gure Town (comprising 2 000 houses) and provide hot water to the inhabitants. Furthermore, the project plans to help the region become a Thermal Health Village with targeted capacity of 20 000 beds. Sustainable tourism will be developed using natural resources such as thermal waters, historical sites, national parks and organic farming, especially olive growing and olive oil production. This town aims to be fully sustainable using natural resources for every aspect of life.
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Gas management optimization in Flat Carbon European steel plants of ArcelorMittal
A typical integrated steel plant generates three kinds of by-product gases: blast furnace, coke ovens and basic oxygen furnace gases. These gases contribute to the energy needs of the plant together with externally purchased fuel. The amount of gas production is typically 6,9 GJ/t steel. As there is no significant storage capacity for these by-product gases, the instantaneous balance between by-products gases produced and the plant needs leads to either the purchase of external fuel, or the flaring of by-product gases in cases where there is an excess. The two main indicators that characterise the performance of gas management are the quantity of fuel purchased (impact on cash-out of plant and on CO2 footprint) and the quantity of by-product gases flared. The project consists in facilitating the exchange of best practices between FCE plants with the aim of minimising flare losses which represent 6,4 % of the total gas production (58 TWhth). The working group carrying out the project has developed an approach based on in-depth analysis of losses per plant, the identification of best practices and common issues, the formulation of an action plan and follow-up of results. The project’s concrete objective is to reduce flares losses by 2,2 %, which represents a cumulated quantity of 8 500 GWh, in the period 2006-2010.
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Gure Contemporary Education and Culture Foundation.
Contact Suleyman Kocbas, Consultant, Gure Contemporary Education and Culture Foundation Ataturk Blv. 26, 10395 Gure-Edremit/Balikesir, Turkey Tel.: (0090)2663848757 Fax: (0090)2663852115 Email: skocbas@superonline.com

Industrial internal working group AM Flat Carbon Europ (AGORA ENERGY).
Contact Philippe Ravaux, Energy Expert, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe Technical Excellence Avenue des Tilleuls, 57190 Florange, France Tel.: (0033)382514477 Email: philippe.ravaux@arcelormittal.com www.arcelormittal.com/index.php?lang=en&page=742&tb0=1

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Green Heating System of Primary Art School, ZU` Na Popelce 18, Praha 5
The heat pump pilot project was commissioned in the Primary Art School (ZU` Na Popelce 18, Praha 5) on 16 April 2008. The heat pump uses heat from waste water from the city’s sewage network to heat the school’s building. According to calculations the whole building loses 96 kW (kilowatt) of heat. The heat pump can reach the output of 50 kW under certain conditions and is able to supply the school building with heat provided that the temperature outside is not below - 1 °C. As the heat pump does not cover the entire amount of heat lost, a natural gas boiler is also used. Representatives of the city of Prague are considering the installation of similar system in larger buildings.
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STARBUS, a decision tool for promoting sustainable energy pathways for public buses’ fleets
The development of a modern bus network for public transport in a city can make a significant improvement to a city’s environment by reducing the use of cars. It also results in the reduction of fuel used for transport. The selection of the best pathway among all those available (NGV, LPG, Diesel with particulates filter, biofuel etc.) taking into consideration their advantages (pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, etc.) and their disadvantages (costs, practise & expertise changes) is becoming more and more difficult for decision makers. In order to help decisions makers perform this task, a simple and adaptable decision tool is being developed by the Starbus European project. The tool compares the different pathways by taking into consideration criteria like pollutants and GHG emissions from well to wheel using the external cost method. It then combines these criteria with the classic costs data collected from simple measurements for each pathway and finally arrives at a result by using the CostBenefit Analysis as a comparing methodology.
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City of Praha.
Contact Jana Hrstková, Head of the Energy Systems Unit/Environmental Care Department, City of Prague Jungmannova 29/35, 111 21 Praha 1, Czech Republic Tel.: (0042)0737213054 Fax: (0042)0236007074 Email: Jana.Hrstkova@cityofprague.cz www.prague-city.cz

ADEME, BR, CETE, CRES, CRMT, ENEA, KAPE, Lisboa-Enova, RATP.
Contact Gabriel Plassat, Project manager, ADEME Route des lucioles 500, 06560 Valbonne, France Tel.: (0033)493957996 Fax: (0033)493653196 Email: gabriel.plassat@ademe.fr www.starbus-project.eu

REC Zero Emission Conference Center
The ambitious goal of the REC Project is to convert a conference centre into a zero emission building. The aim of the renewal project is to reduce fossil-fuel based energy consumption to zero, and thereby eliminate all carbon-dioxide emissions. In order to achieve this two strategies have been adopted: minimising energy demand and making full use of local energy resources. The most advanced techniques and technologies are used to ensure that the demanding aesthetic, functional and comfort requirements of the building are met solely by solar and geothermal energy. Technical solutions will include high efficiency envelopes, advanced lighting systems, photovoltaic systems, efficient heating, ventilating and air-conditioning. The zero emission building will generate electricity from renewable energy using solar panels which, after internal energy needs have been met, will be sold back to the grid. The architecture and energy systems of the building have been designed using a modern, integrated approach, whereby the best energy conversion technologies are employed together with an updated architectural style. An innovative design process has been used during the project in which the formal and functional architectural requirements are critically examined in terms of their impact on energy consumption.
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Market Access for Smaller Size Intelligent Electricity Generation (MASSIG)
Operators of large power plants are today already exploiting the new sales opportunities in liberalised markets, however investors and owners of smaller generation units are often unable to make the most of these new developments. This is mainly due to a number of technical and non-technical criteria and a lack of user-friendly information about the opportunities available and how plant operators can take their first steps towards accessing electricity markets. Co-financed by the IEE Programme, the project will pave the way for investors and owners of RES and DG to find alternative marketing approaches which will help make them less reliant on subsidies or grants. To achieve this, the project is developing concepts and procedures to help them access markets and sell energy as well as other electricity products generated by DG. Activities focus mainly on technologies using RES and CHP units. Technical pre-conditions for entering electricity exchanges and offering service products will be identified and concrete action plans on how to achieve the required properties (e.g. by combining different generators and technologies) set up. For co-generation, the relation between thermal demand response and required electricity generation will be addressed. The application of load and generation prognoses and operation management as tools to tailor the properties of such decentralized ‘virtual power plants’ will also be outlined as part of the project.
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The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Architetture Sostenibili, Kima Studio Kft.
Contact Zsolt Bauer, Communications, Regional Environmental Ady Endre út 9-11, 2000 Szentendre, Hungary Tel.: (0036)26504000 Fax: (0036)26311294 Email: zsbauer@rec.org www.rec.org/REC/zero_emission_conf_center.html

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, badenovaWAERMEPLUS GmbH & Co KG, EMD International A/S, European Renewable Energy Council EREC, Politechnika Lodzka (Technical University of Lodz), The University of Manchester, Vienna University of Technology, Energy Economics Group.
Contact Dr. Thomas Erge, project manager, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE Heidenhofstr. 2, 79110 Freiburg, Germany Tel.: (0049)76145885337 Fax: (0049)76145889337 Email: thomas.erge@ise.fraunhofer.de www.iee-massig.eu

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BIOMASSTRADECENTRES – Supporting the organization of spot markets supply for wood chips and firewood
Co-financed by the IEE Programme, the project aims to improve the professionalism of firewood and chips supply chains at regional scale in order to enable them to meet demand. It mainly addresses the barriers which currently exist, such as the lack of promotion and training of wood fuels suppliers and technical and economical knowledge of farmers in cultivating fast-growing wood energy crops. It will also look at how to support large-scale suppliers/traders to become more consumer-orientated, and how to boost consumer confidence and awareness of the quality wood fuels available at local level The project’s objectives are: • Coordinating and training wood fuels producers. • Supporting regional Biomass Logistic & Trade Centres. • Improving consumer confidence concerning the availability of wood fuels. • Increasing the share of wood fuels produced in agricultural lands. Expected results include an improved capacity of wood fuels producers in trading and marketing their products, an increasing amount of wood fuels available on the market, the concrete implementation of the EU quality standards for lowering the level of emissions from domestic heating appliances and the establishment of an official market for wood fuels which has a high level of visibility for consumers.
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REVIVAL – Retrofitting for Environmental Viability Improvement of Valued Architectural Landmarks
REVIVAL is a five-year project funded under the European Commission’s 5th Framework ‘ENERGIE’ Programme. It addresses one of the main challenges facing cities across Europe: How do we deal with our existing building stock and adapt it to the needs of the 21st century? Five buildings have been targeted (a school and four office buildings) in five different countries. The main goal for the project was to demonstrate both quantitatively and operationally that energy refurbishment is a realistic solution to the need to reduce emissions in the non domestic building sector. The five participant buildings were carefully chosen to be representative of not only possible technical problems, but also of the social impact of the disturbance and changes brought by the refurbishment, compared with the alternative of demolition and rebuilding. Six years later all of the selected buildings have been refurbished using green building techniques, such as solar shading, double skins, new controls, solar panels and an innovative ‘Cooldeck’ system, which was piloted at Stevenage Borough Council as an alternative to traditional air conditioning.
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AIEL – Italian Agriforestry Energy Association, ARSIA – Tuscany Regional Agency for agricoltural and Forestry sectors, GAL G.A.S., LK-Stmk – Styrian Chamber of Agricolture and Forestry, POLBIOM – Polish Biomass Association, SFI – Slovenian Forestry Institute, WVB – WaldVerband Steiermark.
Contact Valter Francescato, Project Manager, AIEL Viale dell’Università 14, 35020 Legnaro – Padova, Italy Tel.: (0039)0498830722 Fax: (0039)0498830718 Email: francescato.aiel@cia.it www.biomasstradecentres.eu

Faber Maunsell, A. Meyer, ABITA – Architettura Bioecologica ed Innovazione Tecnologica per l’Ambiente, DHV Accommodation and Real Estate, Gaudin Ingénierie, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Group of Building Environmental Studies (NKUA), Région Pays de la Loire, Stevenage Borough Council, The Royal Netherlands Navy, W/E consultants.
Contact Abena Poku-Awuah, Consultant, Faber Maunsell Hatton Garden 77, EC1N 8JS London, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)2076452000 Fax: (0044)2076452099 Email: abena.poku-awuah@fabermaunsell.com www.revival-eu.net

Leaf House, the carbon-free house

Energy Improvement of Social Houses
The main aim of this project is to provide current and future social housing in the city of Matosinhos drawing on all the tools available to encourage more efficient and sustainable use of energy. One of the goals of Matosinhos Habit, which owns more than 4 000 social housing properties, is to help reduce global energy use by promoting the rational use of energy and improving the energy efficiency of its buildings.
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MatosinhosHabit-MH, Empresa Municipal de Habitação de Matosinhos.
Contact José Luís Ribeiro Magalhães, superior technician, MatosinhosHabit-MH, Empresa Municipal de Habitação de Matosinhos Rua Alfredo Cunha 99-1º, 4450-023 Matosinhos, Portugal Tel.: (00351)229399990 Fax: (00351)229399995 Email: luis.magalhaes@matosinhoshabit.eu

Designed and built by Loccioni Group, the Leaf House is the first house in Italy with zero CO2 emissions. This technologically innovative house, which comprises six individual flats, combines simplicity, efficiency, reduced noise emmissions, and value for money. Leaf house is also a clean energy laboratory, a place to be studied and visited with the aim of helping raise awareness of energy concerns and educating the public. The house uses a geothermal heat pump, photovoltaic and solar panel systems to produce energy that is completely renewable and which exceeds its needs. The house is designed to have only minimal energy requirements thanks to thermal insulation, thermal distribution and mechanical air treatment to change air in the rooms. High energy efficiency lighting systems, together with solar tubes and home appliances, provide additional savings.
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Gruppo Loccioni.
Contact Paolo Moscatelli, Mktg & Communication, Gruppo Loccioni Via Fiume 16, 60030 Angeli di Rosora, Italy Tel.: (0039)0731816415 Fax: (0039)0731814700 Email: p.moscatelli@loccioni.com www.leafcommunity.com

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EVA: energy for the environment value

Honda Belgium Factory NV CO2-free for electricity consumption and CO2-low for gas consumption
The aim of the project is to make the whole Honda Belgium site carbon-neutral by installing equipment that produces local green electricity using photovoltaic solar cells. Honda has built a new European body parts distribution centre with a minimised ecological footprint by installing windows and light domes that use natural light to light a part of the warehouse, high efficiency condensation gas burners to heat the ware-house, and sandwich walls of concrete with polystyrene isolation, as well as PU fire retardant foam, in the roof to provide insulation. In addition, hydroelectric power is used for all other operations on the site.
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EVA is a cogeneration plant which uses renewable sources that will be installed in Correggio for the production of electric energy to introduce online and the feeding of a net of hot water for the building of the city. There will be at least 7 different energy technologies used in EVA in order to harness the energy power of the sun, geothermal heating, and biomass. These technologies consist of 3 types of PV modules, a solar plant, a geothermal plant, a syngas plant which uses wood substances, and a plant which uses vegetable oil. The project’s objective is to create the first energy centre in a comprised of different biomass micro-power stations fuelled by products from the local agricultural sector.
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Honda Belgium Factory NV, Electrabel.
Contact Stefaan De Rouck, Assistant Manager Safety, Security and Environment, Honda Belgium Factory NV Wijngaardveld 1, 9300 Aalst, Belgium Tel.: (0032)53725402 Fax: (0032)53725650 Email: Stefaan.de.rouck@honda-eu.com

EN.COR srl.
Contact Davide Vezzani, Manager, EN.COR srl c.so Mazzini 33/b, 42015 Correggio (RE), Italy Tel.: (0039)0522630840 Fax: (0039)0522630841 Email: dvezzani@en-cor.it www.en-cor.it

GEOLIT CLIMATIZACIÓN: district heating and cooling central system with biomass
GEOLIT CLIMATIZACIÓN S.L. is a company with a district heating and cooling central system using biomass located in the GEOLIT science and technology park. The company’s ground-breaking system combines three main features: a centralised system, the ability to produce cold and hot water, and the use of olive waste as fuel. This project aims to supply hot and cold water to provide heating and airconditioning for a surface of 33 000 square metres consisting mainly of offices located in the GEOLIT park.
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Renewable Energies: Opportunities for a Sustainable Development

Valoriza Energía, S.L.U, AGENER, S.A, Centrales Térmicas y Redes, S.L., Inverjaén S.C.R., S.A., Parque del Aceite y el Olivar, S.A.(Geolit).
Contact Jose Antonio La Cal Herrera, Manager, AGENER S.A. Paseo de la Estación 10, 7ºA, 23003 Jaén, Spain Tel.: (0034)953294750 Fax: (0034)953294751 Email: jlacal.agener@promojaen.es www.geolit.es

SDI Europe (Sustainability Development Innovation Europe) is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) composed of companies that have adopted a new business model (Light Economy) focused on the more rational use and reduction of energy consumption and the employment of renewable energies. Through this model, SDI Europe’s members work in the renewable energy sector covering the entire value chain: management and training, environmental analysis and feasibility studies, energy saving, design and engineering and ‘Green Energy’ production. In line with Light Economy principles the Italian branches of SDI Europe plan to install a green energy power plant which will generate about 415 MW. The project to construct a biomass power plant in the Campania region is an example of the SDI Group’s model application. Biomasses and similar materials, for example firewood, and agricultural waste, are one of the cheapest sources for energy production. The positive impact of biomass power plants is mainly the reduction in pollution which would be otherwise produced in thermal-electrical power plants which use traditional fossil fuels. The employment of this source of energy is also a good use of the region’s resources.
Project Promoters

SDI Europe, Energethic.
Contact Patrizia Paris, Managing Director, SDI Europe Avenue de l’Armée 10, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium Tel.: (0032)27332520 Fax: (0032)27332520 Email: patrizia.paris@sdigroup.eu www.sdigroup.eu

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ALGAE.SI – Integrated approach towards algae farming
The main goal of this project is to explore new ways of optimising the growth of edible algae strains with high lipid content in an economically viable way which uses locally available waste streams. The project consortium will develop an integrated approach towards the implementation of Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM). With specifically tailored joint scientific, communication, educational and practical support the project aims to build a closed bioreactor algae model farm in Slovenia. The project’s aim is to optimise the cost effective production of energy and consumer goods while using locally available waste streams and a web based information network of field researchers. A website will be developed to disseminate the project’s findings in order to encourage interest in the work from research institutes.
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The aIM 4 SME’s Project: Automatic Intelligent Metering For Small and Medium-sized Businesses
The project aims to demonstrate the potential for saving energy by using automatic intelligent metering and to increase the uptake of intelligent metering in small and medium sized businesses. With rising fuel prices there is a need for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to have access to independent energy efficiency advice and training in order to reduce costs to help maintain their competitiveness. The project supports SMEs in using automatic detailed monitoring and targeting technology (intelligent metering). The project’s objectives are to automatically monitor energy and water data in 75-100 SMEs from a range of sectors, such as manufacturing and commercial, in 5 EU Member States. The data will be analysed to identify possible energy/water saving opportunities. The savings potential from using intelligent metering in SMEs will investigated. It is intended to train and raise energy awareness among SME employees with the help of the detailed monitoring information and high quality visual materials. The project builds on a previous EC supported Intelligent Metering project which involved intelligent metering in local and regional public sector buildings (www.intelmeter.com).
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Mednama d.o.o., Avgust Krstnik, P.A.M. Kommers, Tomaz Amon Ph.
Contact Willem Freerk Hartmans, Director, Mednama d.o.o. Bistra 1, 1353 Borovnica, Slovenia Tel.: (0038)641532071 Email: info@mednama.si www.algae.si

Leicester Energy Agency/Leicester City Council, Association of Municipalities Polish Network ‘Energie Cités’, De Montfort University, Energieagentur der Regionen (formerly Energieagentur Waldviertel), Energy Agency of Vyso ina, Energy Control Group Ltd., LABELEC- EDP Inovação, Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica – polo IST (IDMEC), Sonnenplatz Großschönau GmbH.
Contact Nick Morris, Head of Energy Services, Leicester City Council Market Place South 2-4, LE1 5HB Leicester, United Kingdom Tel.: (0044)1162995123 Fax: (0044)1162995137 Email: Nick.Morris@leicester.gov.uk www.aim4smes.com

Refurbishment of an historical Franciscan Abbey into an energy efficient Arts and cultural Center: an initiative of Szamotuly Municipality, Poland
The project concerns the use of the most up to date technology for the transformation of an historical building into an energy efficient structure which will serve as an arts and cultural centre. This project has to be considered as a single action with multi-faceted benefits as it includes, besides the use of innovative technology for the building renovation, the promotion of the arts, zero CO2 emissions, water retention and a city park development. In the middle of the town, which has around 20 000 inhabitants, there is a Franciscan Abbey dating from the middle of the 17th century, a large municipal park, a small river, and around 1 ha of damp inaccessible land which borders both the Abbey and the park. In 2004, on the basis of an agreement between the church and the Commune, an Intellectual and Artistic Training Centre was set up in the Abbey. The project plans to build a park of around 1.2 ha and a lake which, as it will be connected to the neighbouring river, will improve water retention. In the lake a heat pump will be installed that will supply heat to the Abbey. The idea of the project is multifunctional, as it based on urban, environmental (the heat for the Centre will be produced using heat pumps located in the lake which have zero CO2 emissions) and cultural objectives, as well as the aim of protecting a historical building. Thank to the project, the Artistic Training Centre will benefit from a dramatic decrease in heating costs.
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Sustainable & environment-friendly geothermal district heating system in Lendava
The aim of the project is to build a renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly closed geothermal district heating system in the town of Lendava in Slovenia. The region is highly rich in geothermal water which has the potential to be used in a geothermal heating system. A geothermal district heating system has been built in Lendava which includes two wells. This completely ‘closed’ system has no negative impacts on the environment as it has zero CO2 emissions. During the first phase of its implementation all public buildings and apartment buildings within the city centre have been connected to the heating system. The distribution of energy to consumers is electronically monitored and set up in a way so that end-users are supplied with energy (heat) in accordance with their actual demand. The substitution of conventional heating systems with this environmentally friendly geothermal heating has given the town energy independence as well as eliminating CO2 emissions. The first phase of the project was completed in 2008. Given the positive experience of the system and the high level of consumer satisfaction, a second phase of the project is foreseen which will see other users outside the city centre being connected to the system.
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National Energy Saving Agency and Bielsko-Biala City, Regional Office of Wielkopolska – Marchhal’s Office of Wielkopolska, Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Promotion and Water Management.
Contact Jacek Grabowski, Mayor, Szamotuly Town Hall Dworcowa Street 26, 64-500 Szamotuly, Poland Tel.: (0048)612927500 Fax: (0048)612920072 Email: umig@szamotuly.pl www.szamotuly.pl

Nafta-geoterm d.o.o.
Contact Zarja Kolmanic, Project manager, Nafta-geoterm d.o.o. Mlinska Ulica 5, 9220 Lendava, Slovenia Tel.: (0038)625772240 Fax: (0038)625772239 Email: zarja.kolmanic@nafta-geoterm.si www.nafta-geoterm.si

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The E-Server Project: developing the market for energy efficient servers
Servers are responsible for a large part of the energy consumption regarding IT equipment and it is estimated that the energy consumption of servers and data centres will double between 2006 and 2011. There is however a huge potential to make energy savings of at least 30 % through using different measures. The e-server project (efficient-servers.eu) aims to demonstrate the enormous potential economic savings and ecological gains that can be made by increasing energy efficiency concerning IT servers and server infrastructure. It also aims to disseminate cost-effective energy solutions to the server market. The following measures and instruments are the primary objectives of the project: • The evaluation of the energy consumption and energy saving potential of servers in Europe. • The evaluation of measures to improve energy efficiency of servers and server infrastructure at the hardware and the software level. • The implementation of best practice cases to demonstrate the potential to make savings, as well as the safe and cost efficient employment of these measures. • The development of guidelines for the procurement and management of energy efficient servers (based on the results of the project). • The development and evaluation of instruments to support the dissemination of energy efficient solutions to the server market.
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Keep Cool II – Transforming the market from ‘cooling’ to ‘sustainable summer comfort’
Despite the availability of passive solutions, the standard way of keeping cool in summer is still to use mechanical air conditioning. The overall goal of the project is therefore to contribute to a broad market transformation from ‘cooling’ to ‘sustainable summer comfort’. To achieve this goal, the Keep Cool II project will undertake several different activities which can be divided into two phases. In the first phase, the project will provides analysis and technical tools to overcome the most important barriers to introducing sustainable summer comfort. The second phase target existing networks and policy makers at national and European level by providing them with information materials which include good practice examples designed especially for the particular target group. These materials will be accompanied by dissemination campaigns. In particular, the project has the following objectives: • To create incentives for designers and planners to move towards integrated planning. • To introduce and strengthen sustainable summer comfort in national Energy Efficiency Action Plans, guidelines for public procurement and national building regulation. • To publicise the results directly to the relevant target group through a wide range of dissemination activities at national as well as European level. The direct outcomes of the project will be: • Increased awareness among building owners, planners and suppliers. • Enhanced cooperation between the various professions in the market chain. • Comprehensive information material in seven languages which can be used by related initiatives and by the networks of all target groups. • New design rules for cooling systems and innovative remuneration schemes.
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Austrian Energy Agency, ADEME, IBM Deutschland, SUN Microsystems, University of Karlsruhe.
Contact Dr. Bernd Schäppi, Project Manager, Austrian Energy Agency Mariahilferstraße 136, A1150 Vienna, Austria Tel.: (0043)15861524 Fax: (0043)1586152440 Email: bernd.schaeppi@energyagency.at www.efficient-servers.eu

CARAVEL CIVITAS II in Krakow – Travelling towards a new mobility
The city of Krakow is an active player in the CIVITAS CARAVEL project. Krakow, together with the cities of Genova, Stuttgart and Burgos, aims to establish a new clean mobility culture which supports sustainable development, the well being of citizens and safe mobility for all. The CIVITAS Initiative helps cities develop more sustainable, clean and energy efficient urban transport systems through implementing and evaluating an ambitious, fully integrated set of technological and policy based measures. The project has implemented a total of 18 measures which are all related to the eight policy fields of sustainable mobility defined by the CIVITAS Initiative. The project’s main activities consist of: developing an integrated access control strategy, the enforcement of access restrictions, a clean high mobility corridor, integrated ticketing and tariffs, a security action a public transport plan, policy options for car sharing, bicycle renting, a new goods distribution scheme, sustainable mobility marketing, a mobility forum, a Monitoring Centre for Road Safety and Accident Prevention, an info-mobility platform, a move towards clean vehicle fleets, demand-responsive transport services, new leisure related mobility services, a car pooling system, an integrated mobility plan for the Technical University of Krakow, and a public transport priority system.
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Architects Council of Europe, Arbeitsgemeinschaft ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE (AEE INTEC), Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriel (ARMINES), Austrian Energy Agency (AEA), Building and Civil Enginieering Institute (BCEI ZRMK), Consultores en Energia (CEEETA ECO), European Solar Shading Organization (ES-SO), London Metropolitan University (LMU), National Institute of Enginieering Technology and Innovation (INETI), Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal Ges.m.b.H. (ARSENAL), Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Energetica (eERG), Swedish Energy Agency (STEM).
Contact Dr. Michael Brand, Managing Director, IZES gGmbH Altenkesseler Str. 17, 66115 Saarbrücken, Germany Tel.: (0049)6819762840 Fax: (0049)6819762850 Email: sekretariat@izes.de www.keep-cool.net

Electric Power Producing Unit from Biogas City of Greater Thessaloniki (Greece)
The unit was established by the Local Authorities of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki with the following three main objectives: • To produce energy from a renewable source. • To eliminate odour from the main landfill site by collecting the biogas produced which also contributes to reducing the greenhouse effect. • To reduce electricity bills by creating additional revenue from the sale of energy produced from biogas to the national grid.
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Municipality of Krakow, FG – Forms Group, MPK S.A. – Public Transport Operator, PK – Krakow University of Technology.
Contact Wiesław Starowicz, Deputy Mayor of Krakow, Municipality of Krakow Plac Wszystkich Zwietych 3/4, 31-004 Krakow, Poland Tel.: (0048)126161265 Fax: (0048)126161493 Email: wieslaw.starowicz@um.krakow.pl www.caravel-krakow.pl

Association of Local Authorities of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Helector S.A.
Contact Ioannis Zournas, President, Association of Local Authorities of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki Fragon 6-8, 546 26 Thessaloniki, Greece Tel.: (0030)2310508800 Fax: (0030)2310508787 Email: ota@otenet.gr www.waste-management.gr

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Sustainable processing of fatty wastes to be used in SME for energy purposes
The aim of the project is to use waste plant oils and animal fats to manufacture heating fuels as well as diesel fuels for diesel engines and agricultural vehicles. This project has conducted research on the effectiveness of the use of biofuels, which are similar to diesel and heating oils, made from waste plant oils and waste animal fats in order to determine the parameters for fuel management and the gaseous emission of toxic compounds. The next stage of the project concerned the development of a procedure for blending biocomponent mixtures (fatty wastes methyl esters) and petroleum components containing additives (improvers, antioxidant agents and biocides) so that they can be used in diesel engines and heating systems. The project’s work resulted in a revision of the procedure for blending biofuel mixtures and the practical revision of biofuels as diesel and heating fuels. An analysis of the product, including the selection of raw materials available in Poland for the production of biocomponents, was then carried out. The results show that it is possible to produce biofuels for off-road vehicles based on biocomponents obtained from unrefined raw materials and transesterification with methanol. While using biofuels special materials of higher resistance must be used. Biofuel blends can be use for turbo-diesel engines in summer and wintertime. This product can be used in off-road vehicles and tests are underway regarding its use in buses. Additionally the project looked at using biowaste fuel as diesel for marine engines (both inland and ocean going vessels). The project has the following activities: • Conducting a market test of fuel additives for the selection of chemicals which are thermally stable and resistive for use in the exploitation of biowaste fuels. • Investigating suitable waste raw materials and the effect that this process has on physical chemistry and standards parameters of developed fuels. • Investigating the physical chemistry, storage and thermal stability of refined and/or transesterificated waste plant and animal fasts as directed fuel. • Determining the possible opportunities to produce different off-road fuels with refined utilisation and/or transesterificated fuel fractions with selection and optimisation quantity of stabilisers, depressants, detergents, biocides, combustion improvers, etc. • Determining the grade of suitability for short-term storage stability (SSTSS) for different fuels compositions in comparison with SSTSS for fuels developed by the project’s Lithuanian partners. • Selecting suitable marker and dye additives and developing laboratory test methods for analysing their use in biowaste fuels. • Investigating the effectiveness of the combustion of prepared fuels for heating furnaces supplying, calculation hating value, burden for environmental via exhaust gases analysis and comparative tests. • Estimating the effect of the biowaste fuels being examined on stability and durability in engines and furnaces. • Conducting a quality and suitability analysis of biowaste fuels through field tests. • Developing guidelines for estimating the influence of processed bio-waste-fuel on chosen fuel lines elements in different periods of the production process. • Developing guidelines for short-term storage and distribution of biowaste fuels as an effect of results of fuel storage exploitation in real conditions. The use of waste fats of different characteristics through processing them into diesel and heating fuels solves problems connected with disposal of oppressive wastes and brings results in the production of an additional source of energy in the form of renewable fuels. This work also helps reducing gas emissions. The project resulted in the development of formulas for biofuel blends including waste fats according to standard requirements. Two drafts of internal standards to produce diesel fuel for non-road vehicles and heating oil for low power (below 250 kW) heating systems were also developed. The promotion and dissemination of the project’s work is still being realised thanks to funding from the IPiEO.

Project Promoters

Institute for Fuels and Renewable Energy/Instytut Paliw i Energii Odnawialnej (IPiEO), Agicultural Cooperation Company ‘Bioenergija’, Institute of Heavy Organic Sythesis ‘Blachownia’, Klaipeda University, Maritime Institute, Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Silesian Technical University, Technologies and Installation for Waste Management.
Contact Arkadiusz Majoch, Deputy Director for Scientific Research, Institute for Fuels and Renewable Energy JagielloDska 55, 03-301 Warsaw, Poland Tel.: (0048)225100204 Fax: (0048)225100220 Email: amajoch@ipieo.pl www.eureka.be

Reinforcing Investments in biogas technologies for small-scale RES applications in islands
The BIORES project aims to reinforce investment in European islands for the use of biogas derived from waste for energy production. To promote these technologies, it is crucial to overcome the non-technical barriers that currently hinder their development. The main objectives of the project are: • To overcome administrative and regulatory barriers and financial obstacles which impede investment in energy production from biogas. • To develop tools for the assessment of the techno-economic perspectives and feasibility of the investments in biogas technologies. The project will assess the current situation in islands from 5 European countries with a special focus on 6 islands, namely Samos (Greece), Samsö (Denmark), Sardinia (Italy), Tremiti islands (Italy), Porto Santo (Portugal) and the Western Isles (UK). The work is divided in three phases. During the first phase the current potential of the 6 islands for using biogas derived from waste, as well as their energy enduse needs, will be assessed. Technologies based on biogas that have been successfully implemented and are available will also be identified. The benefits of biogas use will be analysed and disseminated to local communities. During the second phase, the non-technical administrative, regulatory and market barriers regarding the penetration of biogas technologies in the market, as well as best practices for overcoming non-technical barriers, will be identified and analysed. Finally, during the third phase, a methodology for identifying the best technological option will be developed. A decision support system (DSS) will be developed and be used on a pilot basis for the 6 islands. Based on the results of the DSS specific action plans will be developed. In addition, general guidelines for developing action plans for the promotion of investment of this kind will be prepared and disseminated to stakeholders from other regions.
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EPTA Ltd, Association of Local Authorities of West Samos, BSI International S.A., Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Tecnologia e Inovação I.P., ISLENET (Associate of the Campaign), Local Agency for Energy and Environment, Punto Energi Provincia di Sassari, Samso Energi – og Miljokontor, University of Patras.
Contact Alexis Chatzimpiros, Responsible for Energy & Climate Protection, EPTA Ltd. Olofytou 15, 11142 Athens, Greece Tel.: (0030)2102224208 Fax: (0030)2102914534 Email: achatzimpiros@epta.gr www.biores.eu

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Development of technology for processing plant oils and spent fats as components of biodegradable lubricants and fuels: a project by IPiEO, Institute for Fuels and renewable Energy, Poland
This IPiEO project includes: research, analysis, implementation and the dissemination of results. Some of the requirements for lubricants include environmental protection criteria. The use of biofuels and plant oils are potentially useful as they have a high degree of biodegradability, but however they do not meet all the parameters required. Therefore it’s necessary to look for chemical methods to modify biofuels and plant oil so it’s economically feasible to use them as oil components blended with mineral oils as stabilizers. These modifications lead to products which meet the benchmarks for lubricants while still being sufficiently biodegradable. Poland is one of the largest rapeseed producers in central Europe. Rapeseed with low erucic acid and glucosinolate content has been grown since 1990 and the resulting rapeseed oil and meal have been turned into food and fodder products. Rapeseed has many varieties with modified fatty acid content in the oil. Producers consider it therefore to be a raw material particularly suitable for modifications. Several modified rapeseed varieties grown through traditional methods (natural development and cross-breeding) have been grown for many years. These include: • One-zero (with lower erucic acid content from 45 % to approximately 5 %). • Two-zero (with addition decreased glucosinolate content in seeds from 200 to less than 25 um/smbt). Other varieties which have been obtained subsequently have seeds with a lower shell contribution from 13 % to just 8 % and are commonly known as the yellow rapeseed variety. Besides these food varieties, a number of varieties have been developed for non-food applications, such as for the production of detergents, cosmetics and biodegradable plastics.
Project Promoters

IPiEO, Institute for Fuels and Renewable Energy/Instytut Paliw i Energii Odnawialnej, ICSO, Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis – Blachownia/Instytut Ci |kiej Syntezy Organicznej – Blachownia, ISC ‘Rapsoila’, ITWL, Air Force Institute of Technology/Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych, LUA, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.
Contact Arkadiusz Majoch, p.o. Dyrektor ds. Naukowych, Institute for Fuels and Renewable Energy JagielloDska 55, 03-301 Warsaw, Poland Tel.: (0048)225100204 Fax: (0048)225100220 Email: amajoch@ipieo.pl www.eureka.be

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BEST RAY – Bringing Energy Services to Tanzanian Rural Areas
The BEST RAY project plans to set up a system to provide energy services to impoverished and un-served rural communities living in the Meru District (Northern Tanzania) through appropriate, affordable, sustainable and renewable technologies. The target group is around 39 000 people (8 050 households) in the District, with special attention being paid to women and children. Main activities will be: • Increasing knowledge, as well as strengthening planning and management capacities in the energy sector in Meru District. • Establishing two Community Energy Resource Centers (CERCs) where people living in rural areas can access energy services, select most appropriate technologies and learn about them. • Applying Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) to provide social public structures (schools, health centres, etc.) with electricity, hot water, as well as Internet and media access. • Setting up an ‘Energy Minibus’ with demonstrative RETs to encourage people (women in particular) to use them. • Providing training, equipment, methodology, technology and institutional assistance to help people start small businesses in the energy sector (production and selling of improved stoves, food drying, Jatropha cultivation and utilisation). • Encouraging the cultivation of Jatropha or fast growing trees for charcoal production.
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Solar Electrification in Third World Countries
The project aims to raise funds to support the solar electrification of projects in third world countries. So far, the project has been able to support the solar electrification of 7 schools, 8 maternity facilities and a water supply installation for 3 500 people in Ecuador, Haïti, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nepal and Madagascar. The project is currently concerned with the installation of solar pumps for agriculture in the Mathura area of India. This area is very dry and because of high diesel prices farmers have difficulty to pump enough water for one crop per year, despite the fact that a second and third crop could be easily grown. With only one crop grown a year famine is a threat for the local population. Installing solar pumps will enable farmers to have electricity throughout the year and therefore make the cultivation of a second or even a third crop possible. This work is a pilot initiative which will be followed by similar initiatives in India supported through public funds.
Project Promoters

Solar Solidarity International, Electriciens-sans-Frontieres, Europe Third World, Nirphad, Sun without Borders.
Contact Alexandre d’Angelo, Président, Solar Solidarity International Rue de la Chasse Royale 7, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium Tel.: (0032)487171718 Email: info@solarsolidarity.org www.solarsolidarity.org

Istituto Oikos, Meru District, Oikos East Africa, Università dell’Insubria, WODSTA.
Contact Rossella Rossi, President, Istituto Oikos Via Crescenzago 1, 20134 Milan, Italy Tel.: (0039)0221597581 Fax: (0039)0221598963 Email: segreteria.it@istituto-oikos.org www.istituto-oikos.org

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ENERGYCENTRAL
ENERGYCENTRAL is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to support the strengthening of renewable energy provision in Central America through the development of local networks, capacity building, training and public participation. The project will bring together local authorities, universities, businesses, national institutions, non governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as local citizen groups. These local networks will be supported via the international networks connecting Central American and European municipalities.
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Gota Verde (Green Drop)
This 3-year project aims to show the feasibility of local production, transformation and consumption of biodiesel made from plants that do not compete with food crops. The project will use agricultural demonstration plots, which will covering 118 ha after three years, to show different production systems for oil-yielding crops to farmers, rural development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government representatives and donors. The production systems will be technically and economically viable and suitable for small farmers. Thanks to an agro-industrial component different processing techniques namely, small-scale oil pressing and filtering, transesterification (biodiesel) and ethanol distillation, will be demonstrated. In order to create local capacity, Honduran knowledge institutes, such as the University of Zamorano, will be involved in the technology transfer process. Finally, an engine-mechanic component will include the ‘training of trainers’ in the adaptation of diesel engines (irrigation pumps, vehicles, agro-industrial equipment) to enable them to use 100 % pure plant oil as a fuel. The project’s main partner in this work will be the car-mechanics unit of the INFOP (National Institute for Professional Training) with support from international experts.
Project Promoters

IDMEC-IST, Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Comunitario (ADIC), Asociación de Municipios de Nicaragua (AMUNIC), Leicester Masaya Link Group (LMLG), Universidad Centro Americana (UCA).
Contact Luis Alves, Senior Scientist, Project Coordinator, IST – RGESD – IDMEC Av Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal Tel.: (00351)218417372 Fax: (00351)218475545 Email: lalves@ist.utl.pt www.energycentral.eu

STRO Foundation, Ageratec, Dajolka, FACT Foundation, Hivos, IEEP.

ImpulSolar
This project aims to equip communities in need with solar cooking technology. It does this by promoting cooperation between Portuguese students from the Algarve and students from target countries in order to ensure that the know-how needed to build and use solar cookers is transferred to the target communities. These solar cookers are made of low cost, easily accessible materials, and have the potential to bring real benefits by reducing costs in cooking fuel, household pollution and CO2 emissions. The project’s work is undertaken through education with its actions integrated into the students’ curricula.
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Contact Peter Moers, Regional coordinator for Central America, STRO Foundation Oudegracht 42, 3511AR Utrech, the Netherlands Tel.: (0031)0302314314 Fax: (0031)0302343986 Email: moers@strohalm.nl http://energoauditi.rea.riga.lv

FIRE: Facilitating Innovation in Renewable Energies
The overall strategic aim of the project is to facilitate and foster the participation of SMEs from the Renewable Energy Sector (RES) in relevant calls in the reminder of FP6 and FP7. FIRE is a 3 year project run by a consortium consisting of 14 partners from 11 countries across Europe. They are all experts in their field of technology or SME support. FIRE aims to help SMEs take up the challenges they are facing as the European Renewable Energy Sector (RES) grows. Currently the RES is the fastest growing sector in Europe. The FIRE project supports SMEs by increasing their research and development capability and helping them to effectively use this research and transform it into real business opportunities. FIRE provides a framework for SMEs that will allow and encourage collaboration across the sector and provide opportunities to access EU funding for research and development. FIRE provides SMEs with support, guidance, training workshops, mentoring, idea generation, networking, knowledge transfer, and helps them integrate into EU projects.
Project Promoters

Centro Ciência Viva de Tavira.
Contact Filipe Santos, Project Coordinatorn Centro Ciência Viva de Tavira Convento do Carmo, 8800-311 Tavira, Portugal Tel.: (00351)281326231 Fax: (00351)281326212 Email: fsantos@tavira.cienciaviva.pt

CICOM Organisation, EurExcel.
Contact Alain André, Director, CICOM Organisation Route des Crêtes 300, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France Tel.: (0033)493006000 Fax: (0033)493006001 Email: andre@cicom.fr www.firessa.eu

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SURE-Africa Sustainable Urban Renewal: Energy Efficient Building for Africa
The project aims to strengthen knowledge of energy efficiency and its application. This increased awareness will contribute to sustainable development through enhancing energy efficiency in buildings and cities and, ultimately, reducing poverty. The situation in the participant countries is representative of many other countries in Africa where developing economies are often scarred by long-term armed conflicts. There is an urgency for building and urban renewal that requires a different approach to the incorporation of renewable technologies than in Europe. The project will adapt knowledge to the economic and climatic context. It will also introduce the concept of integrated urban energy planning, for example, where the hot water needs of a hospital or hotel may be provided by waste heat from a nearby power generation plant. Emphasis will be placed on net demand reduction rather than generation. In non-domestic buildings, avoiding the use of air-conditioning will be a high priority. In housing, it is important that basic comfort performance criteria are met, since failure in this respect will prompt the occupants to purchase package air-conditioners. In post conflict reconstruction the project will try to resolve inevitable conflicts between short term need and the longer term imperative to build sustainably. It recognises that in the area of housing in particular self-build is often used and so support materials must not only be accessible to the design professional but to the layman as well. The overall objective of the project is to create a network of practical and scientific knowledge between African and European universities in the field of energy efficient building and urban design. A two-week training course and a one-week workshop will be held in each of the African countries involved: Cape Verde, Angola and Mozambique. Within this programme different target groups, namely teachers, professionals and self-builders, will be addressed at appropriate levels. All the groups will be encouraged and provided with the resources to pass on their training to others. Speakers at training courses and workshops and contributions to documentary material will be provided through academic and professional expertise from Europe (Portugal, UK and Sweden). In cooperation with academic institutions in Africa a website will be launched to make information on tools, case study examples and teaching material in the field of sustainable, energyefficient building and urban design available online. Best-practice manuals will also be published as a final outcome of the project. In addition, long term collaborative research on energy efficient and sustainable construction will be developed during the project’s duration.
Project Promoters

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, M-EIA, Universidade Agostinho Neto, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture, University of Lund.
Contact Prof. Manuel Correia Guedes, Professor, Head of the Urban and Architectural Research Centre (ICIST 8), Instituto Superior Técnico, DECivil Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal Tel.: (00351)967732478 Fax: (00351)218418344 Email: mcguedes@civil.ist.utl.pt www.sureafrica.eu

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Campaign Associates Spreading the message further through strategic cooperation

Campaign Associates play an important role in publicising the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign and its key messages. By drawing upon their access to large networks and effective communication channels, they give even greater visibility to the Campaign and encourage others to join the Sustainable Energy Partnership. Campaign Associates are mainly umbrella organisations drawn from a wide variety of fields: energy industry, industrial associations, public authorities, networks, societal stakeholders, and media among others. Campaign Associates are also encouraged to participate in major events, such as the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

In 2008, a total number of 103 Campaign Associates lent their active support to the Campaign. Of these, a total of 23 were newly recruited over the past year and more than a third coming from new Member States. In addition, the strategic cooperation between the European Commission and selected Campaign Associates – particularly those committed to promoting the Campaign at a national level – has continued with two Campaign Associates in Italy and Germany (The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea – MATTM – and the German Energy Agency – DENA).

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MATTM – Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (MATTM) has been a SEE Campaign Associate since 2006. MATTM promotes best practices in key sectors such as local sustainability, renewable energy, sustainable construction, transport, and training. At the EUSEW 2007, a strategic alliance with the European Commission was presented, inviting MATTM to operate as a national focal point for the Campaign. In this role MATTM has carried out a number of activities, above all the identification of new Campaign partnerships. In total, 94 Partnerships have been activated under the common strategy umbrella of the European Commission and MATTM until the recent European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2009. Five of these projects were nominated for the SEE Awards 2009, and one of them won an award in its respective category. At EUSEW 2008, six Italian projects were nominated and three of them won an award in their respective categories. In addition, MATTM has also promoted a number of strategic alliances within the EU projects, such as the COVENANT OF MAYORS initiative, IEE, ISLENET and CONCERTO programmes.
Contact Antonio Lumicisi, SEE campaign and Covenant of Mayors national coordinator Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea Tel.: (0039)0657228122 Email: lumicisi.antonio@minambiente.it www.campagnaSEEitalia.it

EVE – Ente Vasco de la Energía
Ente Vasco de la Energía, EVE, was established by the Basque Government in 1982. It was founded to ensure the coherent implementation of energy policies. Its remit was to act as the authority for energy in the region. Not solely focused on ensuring the availability of energy, EVE also committed itself to establishing supply security through the maintenance of sustainable conditions. Issues such as cost and environmental impact were given equal importance as EVE endeavoured to steer the Basque Country towards a position of sustainable development. EVE has become the main agent of energy policy, encompassing three main areas: the promotion of energy saving and efficiency measures; the strengthening of renewable power resources; and the development of energy policies. Considerable achievements have been made in socio-economic, energy and environmental areas, and this success, combined with full participation in the international exchange of information and projects, has formed a solid foundation for the future.
Contact José Ramón López, International Projects Manager Ente Vasco de la Energía Tel.: (0034)944035600 Email: international@eve.es www.eve.es

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DENA – German Energy Agency
The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena), the German Energy Agency, is the national authority for energy efficiency and renewable energies in Germany. Its many objectives include the promotion of a rational and therefore environmentally friendly production, conversion and use of energy. It is also concerned with the development of sustainable energy systems and the championing of renewable energy sources. dena initiates, coordinates and implements innovative projects and campaigns at a national and international level. It provides information to consumers, works with all politically and economically active social groups, and develops strategies for the future supply of energy. Its shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.
Contact Steffen Joest, Head of Energy Efficiency with Electricity Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) Tel.: (0049)30726165650 Email: joest@dena.de www.dena.de

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Energy Industry

AEBIOM – European Biomass Association
The European Biomass Association is a non-profit Brussels-based international organisation whose mission is to represent bio energy at EU level. AEBIOM brings together 30 national associations from all over Europe. Since 2007, AEBIOM decided to expand its activities (in order to have a stronger representation at EU level) by providing an op portunity for bio energy companies to become associate members. So far, AEBIOM has nearly 60 associate members. AEBIOM with its 30 national associations indirectly represents more than 4 000 members including companies, research centres and individuals. Biomass includes a broad variety of raw materials such as wood, agricultural crops, by-products of wood processing, agricultural and the forestry industry, manure and the organic matter of waste streams. Using various transformation processes such as combustion, gasification and pyrolysis, bio energy can be produced in the form of bio heat, bioelectricity and transport biofuels.
Contact Edita Vagonyte, European Affairs Manager European Biomass Association Tel.: (0032)24001022 Email: vagonyte@aebiom.org www.aebiom.org

ARE – Alliance for Rural Electrification
ARE is a non-profit organisation mainly composed of renewable energy companies. Founded to provide sustainable electricity to the developing world, ARE involves its members in the emerging rural energy markets, and represents them in conferences involving their main counterparts in this sector. By utilising the expertise of its members, ARE has compiled a set of guidelines to be distributed to the developing world. These guidelines are intended to benefit rural electrification projects. ARE also serves as a support tool to its members by providing information concerning project funding, partner matching, and instrument financing. Furthermore, ARE is a platform which enables rural electrification actors to discuss how best to distribute financial resources in order to maximise rural electrification and the use of renewable energy sources in developing countries.
Contact Simon Rolland, Development and Communication Officer Alliance for Rural Electrification Tel.: (0032)24001052 Email: dev.com@ruralelec.org www.ruralelec.org

EGEC – European Geothermal Energy Council
The aim of EGEC is to promote the use of geothermal energy in the EU, and inclusion of geothermal energy in the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. The Council also lobbies to ensure the inclusion of geothermal energy in the EU Seventh Framework Program (FP7) and the Strategy Energy Technology Plan. EGEC members include manufacturers, service providers, national associations and energy agencies from more than 20 European countries. It is a member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA), and of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), representing the renewable energy sector to the EU authorities in Brussels.
Contact Philippe Dumas, Project Manager European Geothermal Energy Council Tel.: (0032)24001024 Email: com@egec.org www.egec.org

EHA – European Hydrogen Association
The EHA brings together 14 national hydrogen associations as active members (associations representing Belgium (Flanders), Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and seven of the main European hydrogen infrastructure development companies (Acciona Biocombustibles S.A., Air Liquide, Air Products, Ajusa, StatoilHydro, the Linde Group, Shell Hydrogen). Through this network of national associations and industries, the EHA is able to reach key decision makers in Europe to make them aware of the use of hydrogen as an energy vector in stationary and transport applications to resolve local air pollution problems, and to improve the efficient use of energy sources.
Contact Marieke Reijalt, Executive Director European Hydrogen Association Tel.: (0032)27632561 Email: reijalt@h2euro.org www.h2euro.org

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EHPA – European Heat Pump Association
EHPA was established in 2 000 to promote awareness and the proper deployment of heat pump technology for residential, commercial and industrial applications in the European market place. EHPA provides information on the technical, economic and ecological background of heat pumps to all interested parties on a European and national level. EHPA is actively monitoring political and regulatory developments, while also participating in conferences and projects with particular relevance to heat pumps and renewable energy systems. EHPA contributes towards the development of high quality, efficient and environmentally friendly heat pump systems by awarding the quality label for heat pumps, the education and training program for heat pump installers, and the compilation of heat pump statistics. All activities are aimed at overcoming the barriers that limit a fast market development of heat pumps systems for heating, cooling and hot water production.
Contact Thomas Nowak, Communications Officer European Heat Pump Association Tel.: (0049)2112606157 Email: thomas.nowak@ehpa.org www.ehpa.org

EREC – European Renewable Energy Council
EREC is an umbrella organisation of leading European renewable energy, trade and research associations in the fields of photovoltaic, wind energy, small hydropower, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal energy. This industry has a EUR 30 billion annual turnover and provides 350 000 jobs. The Council provides a forum for discussion on issues related to renewables, as well as representing the relevant European industry and research community. It also offers support on renewable energies for local, regional, national and international policymakers; launches policy initiatives for the creation of positive frameworks for renewable energy sources; and promotes European technologies, products and services globally.
Contact Sophie Liberatore, Marketing Manager EREC Tel.: (0032)25461933 Email: liberatore@erec.org www.erec.org

ESHA – European Small Hydropower Association
ESHA represents the small hydropower (SHP) sector in Europe, and is a founding member of EREC. It brings together national associations and is open to members from all the sectors involved in small hydropower, including equipment manufacturers, public utilities, independent producers and consultants. ESHA therefore provides a strong platform for the interests of SHP and, through the diversity of its members, is at the forefront of providing information on research and market trends in the small hydropower sector. Activities include lobbying at local, national and European levels on SHP issues, and cooperation with institutes outside Europe to promote the use of SHP in developing countries. ESHA organises its international Conference ‘Hidroenergia’, bringing together the stakeholders of the sector once every two years. ESHA guarantees the relevance and evolution of the sector by coordinating and participating in different EU projects.
Contact Gema San Bruno, Secretary General European Small Hydropower Association Tel.: (0032)25461945 Email: gema.sanbruno@esha.be www.esha.be

GWEC – Global Wind Energy Council
GWEC provides a representative forum for the whole wind energy sector at an international level, uniting the wind industry and its representative associations. Members represent all the world’s wind-turbine manufacturers, and 99 % of the world’s installed wind power capacity of more than 100 GW. They include over 1 500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 60 countries. The Council’s mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as one of the world’s leading energy sources, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits. The main objective is to promote the development and growth of wind energy around the world through policy development, business leadership, global outreach, and information and education.
Contact Angelika Pullen, Office Manager Global Wind Energy Council Tel.: (0032)24001028 Email: angelika.pullen@gwec.net www.gwec.net

EUREC Agency – European Renewable Energy Centres Agency
The EUREC Agency represents renewable energy research centres in Europe. Its members are prominent in all renewable energy technology industries: wind, biomass, small hydro, marine, geothermal, photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, solar thermal heating and cooling and solar buildings. They also conduct research into supporting technologies such as energy efficiency, storage, distribution and grid integration. The objectives of the Agency include acting as a hub for renewable energy research, creating strong links with the renewable energy industry, fostering cooperation, providing expert input to the decision taking processes at EU level, representing the interests of the renewable energy research community, and educating engineers.
Contact Paola Mazzucchelli, Secretary General European Renewable Energy Research Centres Agency Tel.: (0032)25461930 Email: info@eurec.be www.eurec.be

ESTIF – European Solar Thermal Industry Federation
ESTIF is the voice of solar thermal energy in Europe, developing strategies to drive the EU towards achieving its target of 100 million m2 of solar collectors. It is recognised by policy makers and the media as representing the solar thermal industry, and liaises with the European Committee for Standardisation on relevant matters. Solar thermal systems are already standard options for heating domestic water in some countries, and the use of solar energy for space heating is increasing. ESTIF’s mission is to have solar thermal heating accepted as a key ingredient in the development of sustainable heating and cooling in Europe. It is also implementing the necessary steps to highlight the massive potential of solar thermal systems.
Contact Celia Galeotti, European Marketing and Events Manager European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Tel.: (0032)25461989 Email: celia.galeotti@estif.org www.estif.org

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EUBIA – European Biomass Industry Association
The international community now realises, more than ever, the significance of biomass as a source of domestic and renewable energy. Biomass therefore has an important role in promoting sustainable development worldwide. EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, is helping to influence European policies in this sector; identifying new development opportunities; promoting job creation; fostering international cooperation; while also promoting the sustainable production and deployment of biomass. EUBIA’s main objective is to support European biomass industries at all levels. EUBIA has gained extensive experience in the bioenergy field through its coordination and participation in a number of high-level international projects and promotion activities, particularly those concerned with technical expertise and project dissemination. The association groups together various market forces, technology providers, SMEs and knowledge centres that are all active in the bioenergy field.
Contact Eibhilin Manning, Policy Director European Biomass Industry Association Tel.: (0032)24001020 Email: eubia@eubia.org www.eubia.org

EWEA – European Wind Energy Association
Renewable energy deserves unanimous political support because it can provide a cleaner energy system that will enable a prosperous future for people all around the world. Wind energy is the most dynamic and competitive form of renewable energy, and in 2007, wind capacity grew more in Europe than any other power-generating technology. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is the voice of the wind sector in Europe, and the world’s largest and most powerful wind-energy network. It is a founding member of both the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Association’s main objectives are to develop effective strategic policies and initiatives, to communicate the benefits of wind energy to key stakeholders, and to tackle the barriers impeding the full deployment of wind energy.
Contact Paolo Berrino, Campaign Coordinator European Wind Energy Association Tel.: (0032)25461940 Email: communication@ewea.org www.ewea.org

EPIA – European Photovoltaic Industry Association
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) is the world’s largest industrial association devoted to the solar electricity market. The association aims to promote photovoltaics at the national, European and worldwide levels, and to assist its members in the development of their businesses in both the European Union and in export markets. The EPIA carries out a number of duties including: representing the European photovoltaic industry in various political institutions at the European and International level; informing its members on the latest legislative developments; anticipating legislation that may have a potential impact on the sector; offering advice to key decision-makers on the most appropriate policies to develop a sustainable photovoltaic market; forecasting future European and global market developments; mobilising the sector, via working groups and workshops, to define clear positions on political, technical and economical issues; promoting a higher market penetration of photovoltaic technology; accompanying industrial development through political actions; facilitating business-to-business contacts within the industry, and between the stakeholders of the sector; supporting national organisations in achieving their local objectives; and organising conferences where solar electricity has strong potential and requires additional support (e.g. PV Med conference).
Contact Sophie Lenoir, Communication Officer European Photovoltaic Industry Association Tel.: (0032)24001013 Email: s.lenoir@epia.org www.epia.org

EURELECTRIC – Union of the Electricity Industry
EURELECTRIC represents the European electricity industry. It seeks to contribute to the competitiveness of European industry, to provide effective representation for the industry in public affairs and to promote the role of electricity in the advancement of society. The organisation plays a constructive role in promoting sustainable energy to its membership and beyond. Its ‘energy wisdom programme’ is a project-based initiative aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Project results show electricity and electric technologies have the potential to improve energy efficiency significantly, increase company competitiveness, and reduce pollution. In 2008, EURELECTRIC’s annual Convention and Conference ‘Electrifying the Future: Building a Sustainable Energy Market’ focuses on the EU Environmental targets for 2020, and the role that the electricity industry can play in reaching those goals.
Contact Nicola Rega, Adviser to the Environment & Sustainable Development Policy Unit EURELECTRIC Tel.: (0032)25151041 Email: nrega@eurelectric.org www.eurelectric.org

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Energy Agencies

Energimyndigheten – Swedish Energy Agency
The Swedish Energy Agency works towards transforming its national energy system into an ecologically and economically sustainable system. It strives to do so through the collaboration with various sectors, such as trade and industry, energy companies, municipalities and the research community. It promotes the introduction of new energy-efficient technologies to the market. The SEA maintains comprehensive research funding to make energy use more effective, not least within the industrial sector. The Agency is an authority on the certification of electrical energy services, and promotes production of electricity from renewable energy sources. In particular, the Agency makes special contributions to wind power. In collaboration with municipal energy advisors and regional energy offices, the Agency disseminates knowledge and information so that consumers, industry and public sector bodies are motivated to make more effective use of energy. The Swedish Energy Agency collaborates internationally through several forums, not least the IEA and the EU.
Contact Lisa Lundmark, International Secretariat Swedish Energy Agency Tel.: (0046)165442152 Email: Lisa.Lundmark@energimyndigheten.se www.energimyndigheten.se

AGENER – Agencia de Gestión Energética de la Provincia de Jaén
AGENER is the Energy Management Agency for the Jaén province, one of the eight Andalusian provinces located in the northwest of the region. It is a public body that serves the Provincial Council in the areas of tourism and sustainable local development. Its main objective is to contribute to the sustainability of the Jaén province through the promotion of renewable energy sources, rational use of energy, and research into the best methods of harnessing an energy supply. Its main areas of responsibility are: providing financial, economic and technical advice to municipalities and the provincial government; acting as a consultant to various public organizations and enterprises; the installation of renewable energy systems; the establishment of Municipality Energy Efficiency Plans; the organisation of educational and informative activities (such as the BIOPTIMA international biomass and renewable energies fair); and continued investment in strategic projects for the province. AGENER distributes information to consumers, provides technical knowledge, encourages institutional cooperation, promotes the use of efficient technologies, and also provides consultancy and assessment services. AGENER is responsible for planning, resource evaluation, engineering, and renewable energy installations in the region. While also implementing various European projects, AGENER provides training in energy management.
Contact José Antonio La Cal Herrera, Director Agencia de Gestión Energética de la Provincia de Jaén Tel.: (0034)953294750 Email: jlacal.agener@promojaen.es www.agener.es

AAE – Agencia Andaluza de la Energía
The Andalusian Energy Agency is a governmental entity which is attached to the Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise. It was created in order to develop policies established by the Andalusian Regional Government aimed at optimising the Autonomous Community’s energy supply in terms of energy, economics and the environment. Its target audience includes Andalusian enterprises, citizens and public institutions; Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Andalusia; Associations of Enterprises; and energy-related companies. Its main working areas are energy planning; energy efficiency and saving; renewable energy sources and new technologies; energy monitoring; management of the sustainable incentives of the Andalusian Government; as well as international projects. Since March 2006 the Andalusian Energy Agency has collaborated as a Campaign Associate with the European Commission, reaching more than 800 market actors in 11 events. The Andalusian Energy Agency participated in the ‘European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2008’ through the organisation of the ‘Andalusian Sustainable Energy Week 2008’, which focused on sustainable energy in municipalities, sustainable transport and new sustainable sources, such as biogas.
Contact María Luisa Borra Marcos, Head of the Institutional & International Relations Area, Agencia Andaluza de la Energía Tel.: (0034)954786335 Email: marialuisa.borra@juntadeandalucia.es www.agenciaandaluzadelaenergia.es

EEA – Energy Efficiency Agency Bulgaria
The Executive Agency of the Minister of Economy and Energy (EEA) is responsible for the implementation of the State’s policies on energy efficiency in the Republic of Bulgaria. The main objectives of the Agency are to contribute to: improving the energy efficiency level in all economic sectors; reduce the national dependency on energy imports; decrease the National GDP energy intensity levels; reduce emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere; ensure the implementation of European legislation to promote national sustainable development. In addition to these main objectives, the EEA also carries out a number of tasks including the execution of the National Action Plans on Energy Efficiency monitoring and evaluation. Equally the Agency is responsible for the implementation of annual and long-term energy saving programs and projects in Bulgaria. The Agency also carries out a number of other tasks, such as energy audits in the industrial and building sector, offering assistance to energy saving projects and measures through advice on co-financing and implementation. In its role as the National energy agency, the EEA works closely with local governments in the area of energy saving.
Contact Boriana Koeva-Uzunova, Head of International and European Integration Department, Energy Efficiency Agency to the Minister of Economy and Energy of Republic of Bulgaria Tel.: (00359)29154038 Email: Buzunova@SEEA.government.bg www.SEEA.government.bg

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MIEMA – The Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency
The Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA) is Malta’s first energy agency, set up with the support of the IEE Programme and a wide array of public institutions including the Ministries responsible for tourism, resources, environment, small to medium sized enterprises, as well as the Malta Resources Authority and the University of Malta. It aims to be a protagonist of the European effort towards a more intelligent use of energy resources; promoting awareness initiatives and contributing to define incisive and targeted proposals and policies of intervention. The Agency’s activities are initially focused on local needs, such as the energy practices of the tourism industry, while building on local success stories like that of the use of biofuels. MIEMA intends to foster and conduct research in renewable energy sources, and to disseminate information and raise awareness on the importance of managing energy. This synergistic networking will ensure that Malta reaches its target energy commitments.
Contact Lawrence Attard, Energy Specialist Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency Tel.: (00356)21331505 Email: lawrence.attard@miema.org www.miema.org

ARGEM – Agencia de Gestión de Energía de la Región de Murcia
ARGEM is the regional energy-management agency in the Spanish region of Murcia. Its main task is to promote the rational use of energy, and to advocate renewable energies within the region. It advises and collaborates with the regional government on energy management, evaluates and proposes energy control measures, and cooperates with the public and other organisations in achieving its aims. Activities include informing citizens on the different technological applications being developed in the renewable energy field and acting as a point of contact for consumers, private and public organisations, and companies.
Contact Carmen Fuster Torres, General Administration & External Relations Agencia de Gestión de Energía de la Región de Murcia Tel.: (0034)968223831 Email: carmen.fuster@argem.regionmurcia.net www.argem.es

Energy Agency of Nordrhein-Westfalen
Nordrhein-Westfalen is the most densely populated state in the Federal Republic of Germany, leading economic centre of Germany and one of the most important economic regions in Europe and thus very energy intensive. The Energy Agency of Nordrhein-Westfalen Energieagentur NRW is engaged in free of charge non-commercial initial consulting for administrations, companies, institutions and end users to save energy, to increase energy efficiency and thus to reduce energy costs, to strengthen the budget and simultaneously protect the climate.
Contact Rainer Van Loon, Project Manager EnergieAgentur.NRW Klimaschutz und Emissionshandel Tel.: (0049)2118374225 Email: van.Loon@energieagentur.nrw.de www.energieagentur.nrw.de

Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden Ltd.
The Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden works on commission of the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Road Administration. Its aim is to introduce clean and efficient energy systems by increasing the use of renewable energy in heating, transportation and lighting. It cooperates with a wide range of users of energy on a regional, national and international level. In Sweden, the co-operation takes place within the organisation of Swedish Energy Agencies. On international level, the co-operation takes place within FEDARENE.
Contact Hannele Johansson, Project Coordinator Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden Ltd. Tel.: (0046)470723325 Email: hannele.johansson@energikontor-so.com www.energikontor-so.com

EST – Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit membership organisation, funded both by the UK government and the private sector. It is one of the UK’s leading organisations set up to address the damaging effects of climate change. The Energy Saving Trust’s aim is to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in consumer markets by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy. It does this through the provision of impartial information and advice, and has a network of advice centres in the UK specifically designed to help UK citizens take action. The Energy Saving Trust leads the way on sustainable energy and carbon emissions reduction in consumer markets in the UK. The organisation is committed to engaging with consumers to raise awareness, provide advice, and motivate them to take action. Equally the EST works with local communities to build collective responses to climate change, while also collaborating with the private sector to coordinate their approach to tackling climate change in consumer markets. In addition to all this, the Energy Saving Trust also provides independent and authoritative research to the Government, media and other stakeholders as a contribution to the public debate and evidence based policy making.
Contact Emilie Carmichael, Business Development, UK & Europe Energy Saving Trust Tel.: (0044)2076542450 Email: emilie.carmichael@est.org.uk www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

AEA – Austrian Energy Agency
The Austrian Energy Agency is a non-profit-making scientific association. It  cooperates with both the federal and provincial authorities, as well as 50 important institutions and corporations from various economic sectors. The Austrian Energy Agency is the principal partner of the federal government, which it assists in pursuing its energy policy objectives. These aims are concerned with ensuring the efficient production and rational use of energy, as well as the promotion of renewable energy sources and innovative technologies. While the Austrian Energy Agency serves as the central institution for its sector, it also provides a platform for the coordination of all associated national and international activities. The Agency is a member of the European Energy Network (EnR), an association of 24 European organisations that aim to encourage collaboration in the rational use of energy and renewable energies. The agency also hosts the Website www.enercee.net, which provides ‘Energy Country Profiles’ and a monthly free newsletter, which focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy in Central and Eastern Europe.
Contact Kerstin Schilcher, International Cooperation Austrian Energy Agency Tel.: (0043)15861524133 Email: kerstin.schilcher@energyagency.at www.energyagency.at www.enercee.net

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EURIMA – European Insulation Manufacturers Association
Eurima is the European Insulation Manufacturers Association, and represents the interests of all major mineral wool insulation producers throughout Europe. Eurima members employ over 20 000 people across Europe, with the installation of insulation products accounting for an estimated 300 000 man-years; Eurima members manufacture mineral wool insulation products – these products are used in residential and commercial buildings as well as industrial facilities. Glass and stone wool insulation ensures a high level of comfort, low energy costs and minimal CO2 emissions from buildings. Mineral wool insulation prevents heat loss through roofs, walls, floors, pipes and boilers, reduces noise pollution and protects homes and industrial facilities from the risk of fire. Eurima has, in recent years, commissioned many studies, by independent organisations, in order to develop a deeper understanding of the potential from buildings regarding: CO2 mitigation, energy cost-savings and job creation in Europe, through the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings.
Contact Lena Esteves, Marketing Coordinator European Insulation Manufacturers Association Tel.: (0032)26262090 Email: lena.esteves@eurima.org www.eurima.org

CECED – European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers
The home appliance manufacturing industry, represented by CECED, is an innovative sector. Some of its current areas of innovation are: improved performance of appliances thanks to reduced power (and water) consumption; and the interconnectivity of appliances. CECED actively works in the pursuit of energy efficiency and the promotion of a rational use of energy. It also promotes the early replacement of old, outdated home appliances still in use in European households with new, cutting-edge and energy efficient technologies. CECED believes intelligent energy production and consumption, enforced by proper legislation, will significantly change the European energy landscape and create a win-win-win situation if all actors work together (industry, law makers and consumers). In this way the environment will benefit from lower CO2 emissions, consumers will cut their energy bills, and governments will take a step closer to meeting Kyoto goals.
Contact Kamila Slupek, Government Affairs Specialist European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers Tel.: (0032)27068286 Email: kamila.slupek@ceced.eu www.ceced.eu

A.I.S.E. – International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products
A.I.S.E. represents the soaps, detergents and maintenance products industry in Europe. The association is committed to acting voluntarily in the interests of environmental protection and general sustainability. For example, A.I.S.E. initiated pan-European consumer campaigns aimed at reducing the energy used during laundry washing; it recently launched a new initiative to promote a sustainable approach in the use of automatic dish-washing detergents by encouraging the use of lower temperature or ‘auto’ programmes, where practical. The association has also engaged in a regular dialogue with EU and national stakeholders on a broader range of activities promoting sustainable development across the industry (see Charter for Sustainable cleaning).
Contact Valérie Séjourné, Director Communication Affairs International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products Tel.: (0032)26796269 Email: valerie.sejourne@aise.eu www.aise.eu

CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association
CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association based in Brussels is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. Currently, its Full Members are the national cement industry associations and cement companies of the European Union (with the exception of Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia) plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Croatia is an Associate Member of CEMBUREAU. The Association acts as spokesman for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments with  regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues. CEMBUREAU plays a significant role in the world-wide promotion of cement and the ready-mix and precast concrete industries in co-operation with Member Associations and other relevant organisations. The Association regularly co-hosts conferences on specific issues aimed at improving the market perception of the concrete industry and promoting the use of generic cement and concrete products.
Contact Jessica Johnson, Head of Communications Tel.: (0032)22341045 Email: aj.johnson@cembureau.eu www.cembureau.eu

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CEPI – Confederation of European Paper Industries
The European paper industry is one of the most competitive and sustainable. The industry produces 100 million tonnes of paper and board and 40 million tonnes of pulp annually. It directly provides 230  000 jobs, and indirectly 2 950 000, along the forest and paper chain. The paper sector makes a vital contribution to the quality of everyday life, and through its commitment to research and innovation, to the quality of tomorrow. The European paper industry is the largest industrial user and producer of renewable energy in Europe. Its primary energy consumption is 50 % renewable energy based, and it is responsible for 25 % of all biomass based energy produced in the EU. Through its 17 members CEPI represents 800 pulp, paper and board producers in Europe, from SMEs to multinationals and 1 200 paper mills. Together they represent 27 % of world production.
Contact Daniela Haiduc, Communications and Public Affairs Director Confederation of European Paper Industries Tel.: (0032)26274926 Email: d.haiduc@cepi.org www.cepi.org

ELC – European Lamp Companies Federation
Europe could save more than 30 million tons of CO2 per annum by making the switch to energy efficient lighting at home, in the office and on the streets. The ELC, representing Europe’s leading lamp manufacturers, is committed to promoting the use of energy efficient products to deliver this saving. Like the European Union, we also aim to achieve a triple win by: achieving wins for the environment through accounting for product life cycle in design; delivering social wins through the benefits of light sources, in terms of health and safety, in the work place and at home; and sustaining economic wins for the end user and our member companies. The bulk of these energy savings can be achieved from non-domestic sources. Public authorities today spend up to 16 % of EU GDP on public procurement each year. Making the switch to energy efficient lighting can be delivered through a combination of implementing legislation to phase out inefficient lighting, and to encourage the public purchaser and end-users to lead by example.
Contact Barbara Manka, Project Manager European Lamp Companies Federation Tel.: (0032)27068607 Email: barbara.manka@elcfed.org www.elcfed.org

DIGITALEUROPE
DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital technology industry, which includes large and small companies in the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry sectors. It is composed of 58 major multinational companies, and 41 national associations from 29 European countries. In all, it represents more than 10 000 companies all over Europe with more than 2 million employees, and over EUR 1 000 billion in revenues.The digital technology sector is relatively new and has developed at an extraordinary speed over the last few decades. DIGITALEUROPE believes that there are two interdependent solutions to the problem of overall CO2 emissions – product innovation by manufacturers, and the intelligent use of digital technology by consumers, businesses and authorities. ICT technologies when applied to their full potential by other sectors of the economy, can enhance existing processes, enable new ways of working and transform our everyday activities, to reduce their overall CO2 emissions and energy consumption. This must be supported by campaigns to raise awareness of the full energy saving potential of our products.
Contact Guillemette Vachey, Manager – Public Affairs/Environment Policy DIGITALEUROPE Tel.: (0032)26095310 Email: guillemette.vachey@eicta.org www.eicta.org

EuroACE – The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
EuroACE was founded in 1998 by Europe’s leading companies involved with the manufacture, distribution and installation of a variety of energy saving goods and services for buildings. EuroACE works together with the EU institutions to help Europe move towards a more sustainable pattern of energy use in buildings. Member companies together employ 328 000 people and have a turnover of 140 billion euro. The mission of EuroACE is o work together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards a more sustainable pattern of energy use in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU’s commitments on carbon emission reductions, job creation and energy security.
Contact Amanda Afifi, EU Affairs Manager EuroACE Tel.: (0032)26391010 Email: amanda.afifi@auroace.org www.euroace.org

EuroCommerce
Established in 1993, EuroCommerce represents the retail, wholesale and international trade sectors in Europe. EuroCommerce’s decision to join the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign lies in the sector’s long tradition to serve the cause of sustainable development, and act as a responsible actor in the debate. Commerce pursues good and innovative practices and is committed to raising awareness among its suppliers and customers, in order to preserve natural resources for future generations. In particular, the commerce sector is constantly striving to reduce its overall energy consumption, as well as encouraging consumers to purchase more energy efficient products. Many companies in commerce have already committed to contributing to the overall EU objective of reducing energy consumption by 20 % by 2020.
Contact Géraldine Verbrugghe, Assistant on Environment & Logistics EuroCommerce Tel.: (0032)27370587 Email: verbrugghe@eurocommerce.be www.eurocommerce.be

ECP – The European Concrete Platform
The European Concrete Platform (ECP) is the voice of the concrete industry in Europe. Its membership is comprised of the European associations representing the concrete industry (precast and ready-mix) and its main constituents: cement, aggregates and admixtures. The ECP aims to promote concrete as the material providing building solutions for sustainable development and sustainable construction. Through its inherent construction qualities such as energy efficiency, durability, fire resistance, thermal performance, comfort and adaptability, concrete offers a unique contribution to the societal, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable construction.
Contact Laetitia Devant, Public Relations Manager Tel.: (0032)27387432 Email: ld@bibm.org www.europeanconcrete.eu

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Eurofuel
Eurofuel is the European umbrella trade association of ten national organisations promoting liquid fuels technologies for heating, primarily in the domestic market. Most member organisations are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): fuel distributors, heating equipment manufacturers, heating installers, with some major oil companies. Eurofuel’s mission is to disseminate best practice regarding highly efficient equipment, systems design, and combining conventional oil heating technologies with renewables, e.g., solar thermal equipment and bio-liquid blends, ensuring competitiveness whilst reducing the industry’s environmental footprint.
Contact Michael Bennett, Executive Director EUROFUEL Tel.: (0032)473706326 Email: mbe@eurofuel.eu www.eurofuel.eu

GLASS FOR EUROPE
Glass for Europe is the trade association for Europe’s manufacturers of building, automotive and transport glass, all derived from the basic material known as flat glass. Flat glass is the material that goes into a variety of end-products such as primarily windows and windscreens for automobile and transports, and windows and façades for houses and buildings. It is also used, in much smaller quantities, for many other applications like solar panels, interior fittings, furniture, appliances and electronics, etc.Glass for Europe has four members: AGC Flat Glass Europe, NSG-Pilkington, Saint-Gobain Glass and SisecamTrakya Cam and works in association with Guardian. Altogether, these five companies represent 90 % of Europe’s flat glass production.Glass for Europe firmly believes that state-of-the-art glass, such as Low-E insulating glass and Solar-Control glass, can play a vital role in achieving the EU’s energy saving targets and promotes ambitious mechanisms to support the market uptake of energy-efficient glass technologies.
Contact Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General Glass for Europe Tel.: (0032)25384377 Email: bertrand.cazes@glassforeurope.com www.glassforeurope.com

Euroheat & Power
Euroheat & Power is the international association representing the district heating and cooling (DHC) sector in Europe and beyond, covering all aspects related to District Heating and District Cooling and related energy sources and technologies including combined heat and power (CHP). With a view to ensure continued growth of the sector, the purposes of Euroheat & Power are Advocacy, Image building, Technology development. Euroheat & Power unites 23 national CHP/DHC associations and has individual members (utilities, equipment suppliers and research institutes) in more than 32 countries.
Contact Eloi Piel, European Affairs Officer Euroheat & Power Tel.: (0032)27402110 Email: eloi.piel@euroheat.org www.euroheat.org

Fundación CEMA – Fundación Laboral del Cemento y del Medio Ambiente
The CEMA Foundation is a non-profit organisation. The Foundation is a pioneering initiative in Europe, which represents both workers’ representatives and the cement companies. The Foundation was formed to promote a stable and fair environment for workers and cement companies, with a focus on energy valorisation, prevention of labour risk and environmental topics. The aim of the Foundation is to be recognised as the sustainable development forum for the sector. Therefore, the Foundation carries out environmental studies, health and safety studies, and plays a key role in developing training programs for the cement sector.
Contact Dimas Vallina García, Managing Director Fundación Laboral del Cemento y del Medio Ambiente Tel.: (0034)914518118 Email: dimasvallina@fundacioncema.org www.fundacioncema.org

Europia – European Petroleum Industry Association
The European Petroleum Industry Association, Europia, represents the European Refining and Marketing Industry, covering around 80 % of EU petroleum refining capacity, and some 75 % of EU retail fuel sales. On behalf of its members, EUROPIA contributes in a constructive and pro-active way to the development of policies to safeguard the secure and sustainable manufacturing, as well as the supply and use of petroleum products by providing competent input and expert advice to the EU Institutions, Member State Governments and the wider community. In line with the European Union’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and focus on energy efficiency, over 40 oil companies in Europe have joined forces, through EUROPIA, to run a consumer awareness campaign on efficient driving. The initiative is in partnership with the European Commission, and spans over 45  000 petrol stations across 29 European countries. Informative documents are distributed to road users at the petrol stations, and a website has been created to help consumers understand how to drive more efficiently. The ultimate objective of the campaign is to motivate behavioural change to ‘save more than fuel’.
Contact Alain Mathuren, Communications Manager European Petroleum Industry Association Tel.: (0032)25669101 Email: alain.mathuren@europia.com www.europia.com

Oficemen – Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España
The Spanish Cement Association, Oficemen, is an organisation with non-profit, private and technical status. Founded in 1931, Oficemen incorporates Spanish cement companies and clinker producing companies. Our mission is the representation and protection of the interests of the Spanish cement industry. The Association’s principal aim is to promote cement production and consumption, by collaborating with various government bodies, and promoting initiatives that are beneficial to the sector. In addition, Oficemen researches and implements measures concerned with the development of cement consumption. Finally, the Association has established permanent information services, which offer economic, statistical, administrative, financial and fiscal advice on issues that arise in the industry.
Contact Patricia Haro, Director of Communication Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España Tel.: (0034)914411688 Email: marketing@oficemen.com www.oficemen.com

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PlasticsEurope
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations, and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90 % of all polymers across the EU Member States, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare of Europe by enabling innovation, providing quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.6 million people are working in approximately 50 000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of EUR 280 billion per year. Plastics can provide a significant contribution to solving the huge energy concerns in Europe. Their light weight can save energy in transport and packaging, and insulation applications help drive energy efficiency in building and construction. Plastics are also integral to the design of sustainable energy technologies necessary for the production of renewable energies. PlasticsEurope launched the FuturEnergia website (www.futurenergia.org), and the activities around it to help achieve the campaign’s goals.
Contact Hanane Taidi, PlasticsEurope Tel.: (0032)26761740 Email: hanane.taidi@plasticseurope.org www.plasticseurope.org

TechAmerica Europe
TechAmerica Europe is the largest and oldest US high-tech association. It represents high-tech companies of American origin active in Europe and collectively employing more than 500 000 Europeans. The association is keenly involved in promoting energy efficiency across the broad high-tech spectrum. Its member companies are at the cutting edge of energy efficient technology and development. The association works closely with various EU institutions to enhance understanding of this highly diverse and complex sector, as well as its important role in providing solutions to enable a vast number of other sectors to improve their energy performance – such as in the automotive and construction industries.
Contact James Lovegrove, Managing Director TechAmerica Europe Tel.: (0032)25027015 Email: James.Lovegrove@TechAmerica.org www.techamerica.org

RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS is the mark of property professionalism worldwide. It covers all aspects of property, construction and associated environmental issues. RICS has over 140 000 members globally and represents, regulates and promotes the work of property professionals throughout 146 countries. RICS is the leading source of property-related knowledge, providing independent, impartial advice to governments and global organisations. Moving towards a low carbon built environment is the number one priority for RICS. Joining the European Commission in its challenge to encourage consumers, businesses, industries and governments to opt for energy efficiency, through its Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, is just one of the ways in which we are participating in this global debate. Through research, professional training, working groups and policy formulation, RICS is increasingly becoming the primary worldwide professional institution to turn to on this issue. Furthermore, RICS is actively supporting the EU initiative ManagEnergy and is a recognised member of the EU Buildings Platform.
Contact Ursula Hartenberger, Head of Public Affairs Europe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Tel.: (0032)27394227 Email: UHartenberger@rics.org www.rics.org/eu

REHVA – Federation of European Heating and Air-conditioning Associations
Founded in 1963, REHVA connects European professionals in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Today, REHVA represents more than 100 000 HVAC engineers and technicians in more than 30 European countries. REHVA’s main activity is to develop and promote healthy, energy efficient and economical technology for the mechanical services of buildings. Comprised of a large network of European associations in the HVAC field, REHVA’s national member associations relay the organisation’s policies to their stakeholders. REHVA also has established links with other international organisations interested in energy efficiency, and with the HVAC industry.
Contact Thierry van Steenberghe, Head RTD Federation of European Heating and Air-conditioning Associations Tel.: (0032)25141171 Email: tvs@rehva.eu www.rehva.eu

WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WBCSD mission is to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues. Our objectives include Business Leadership (to be a leading business advocate on sustainable development); Policy Development (to help develop policies that create framework conditions for the business contribution to sustainable development); The Business Case (to develop and promote the business case for sustainable development); Best Practice (to demonstrate the business contribution to sustainable development and share best practices among members); and Global Outreach – to contribute to a sustainable future for developing nations and nations in transition.
Contact Jonna Byskata WBCSD Tel.: (0032)27394903 Email: jonna.byskata@utc.com www.wbcsd.org

WADE – World Alliance for Decentralised Energy
The World Alliance for Decentralised Energy (WADE) is a non-profit research, promotion and advocacy organisation representing global companies, as well as industry and environmental groups. Since 1997, WADE has worked to accelerate the worldwide deployment of decentralised energy systems that deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits. WADE’s mission is to increase the market share of DE technologies in the global power mix to create a cost-effective, robust and sustainable electricity system.
Contact David Sweet, Executive Director World Alliance for Decentralised Energy Tel.: (001)2026675600 Email: dsweet@localpower.org www.localpower.org

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Attiva s.r.l. – Camera valdostana delle imprese e delle professioni
Attiva s.r.l., the Agency for Technology Transfer and Internationalisation in the Valle d’Aosta Region, is a facet of the Chamber of Commerce. Attiva aims at promoting local economic activities, encouraging internationalisation, R&D and technology transfer between companies. Attiva – as a member of the consortium ALPS (Aosta, Liguria, Piedmont System) – is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, a network with more than 500 associates in 40 European countries, including Chambers of Commerce, regional development agencies, and university technological centres. The Agency promotes the use of renewable energies, encourages energy saving and organises big events in these sectors.
Contact Claudia Carnevali, International Area Manager Attiva s.r.l. – Camera valdostana delle imprese e delle professioni Tel.: (0039)0165305538 Email: claudia.carnevali@ao.camcom.it www.ao.camcom.it

CSEP – Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership
Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership (CSEP) was established in 2001 with the aim to create a sustainable energy future for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by actively integrating sustainable energy into public, private and community sector strategies. It has created, assisted and delivered projects that utilise energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to address the energy needs of communities and businesses. Since 1 April 2009 the Partnership is hosted by the Cornwall Development Company and managed by the newly formed Low Carbon Cornwall team. In addition to managing CSEP, Low Carbon Cornwall works with partners to facilitate and deliver projects and programmes that will increase energy efficiency in Cornwall’s public services, businesses and households. It supports renewable energy and low carbon solutions while measuring and managing Cornwall’s transition to a ‘low carbon economy’; help Cornwall’s communities to plan their responses to climate change; support development of low carbon businesses and local energy generation in Cornwal. In addition it promotes sustainability in the supply chains of key Cornish organisations.
Contact Lindsay Knuckey, European Officer Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership Tel.: (0044)01209617004 Email: lindsay.knuckey@cornwallenterprise.co.uk www.csep.co.uk

BEF – Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia
The Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Latvia aims at promoting the significance of environmental protection, by developing cooperation and dialogue between various institutions and stakeholders, and by increasing their capacities in implementation of environmental management. By raising awareness and fostering best practice in the field of energy efficiency, BEF Latvia wants to contribute to future developments at legislative, technical and planning level as well as guiding consumption patterns towards sustainable energy use in Central and Eastern European countries.
Contact Daina Indriksone, Project Manager Tel.: (00371)7357550 Email: daina.indriksone@bef.lv www.bef.lv

Consorzio Eurosportello Confesercenti
Consorzio Eurosportello Confesercenti is part of the Enterprise Europe Network created by the European Commission to supply information on, and help in accessing, EU policies, programmes and funding opportunities. It is hosted by Confesercenti, the national business association that represents approximately 270 000 enterprises in the trade and tourist sector in Italy. Eurosportello Confesercenti offers practical assistance, whether a company is looking for a business partner in another Member State, seeking advice on how to develop an innovative idea or even how to apply for European Research funding. Through the websites of 20 public administrations, it provides updated news and specifi c assistance to local bodies and to the general public about EU legislation and fi nancing opportunities. Eurosportello Confesercenti received many requests for information on a range of sustainable energy issues and products thanks to its promotional and communications tools. It also specialises in training about Community issues through seminars and events. Eurosportello Confesercenti held three training sessions and info days in 2008, in order to increase the awareness on energy efficiency and the rational use of resources. The organisation also promotes the use of new and renewable energy sources, not only in the building and industry sector, but also in transport.
Contact Barbara Santiciolli, EU Projects and Training Developer Consorzio Eurosportello Confesercenti Tel.: (0039)0553905149 Email: progettazione@infoeuropa.it www.infoeuropa.it

CEI – Central European Initiative
Established in 1989, the Central European Initiative (CEI) is the oldest and largest regional cooperation initiative in Central and Eastern Europe, encompassing 18 Member States. Launched as a forum for political dialogue, over the years it has enhanced its operational impact by promoting multilateral projects in various areas of intervention. In the energy sector, the CEI focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy through the CEI Network of Focal Points in Energy, its own financial resources and its involvement in EU-funded projects.
Contact Izabela Gostisa Pasic, Executive Officer Central European Initiative Tel.: (0039)0407786746 Email: gostisa@cei-es.org www.ceinet.org

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Climate Alliance
The Climate Alliance is an association of around 1 400 European local authorities in 17 countries that have entered into a partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples – united by a common concern for the global climate. Members are committed to an ambitious target: to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 10 % every five years, leading to a halving of per-capita emissions by 2030, at the latest. The Association has developed methodologies for local climate strategies, while also organising awareness campaigns. In addition to this, Climate Alliance promotes the exchange of experiences between members, and then represents their demands and positions at both national and European levels. Important projects in 2008 are the Pro-EE campaign on public procurement of energy efficient equipment, CO2 monitoring and benchmarking.
Contact Ulrike Janssen, European Secretariat Climate Alliance Tel.: (0049)6971713921 Email: u.janssen@climatealliance.org www.climatealliance.org

Coldiretti Umbria
Coldiretti is the main Italian farmers’ organisation, representing more than 50 % of farmers in Italy. It is organised on a regional basis, and Coldiretti Umbria section acts as the Enterprise Europe Network for Umbria. The organisation views its role in the region as the ‘social and economical agro-food SME’s representative’. In addition, Coldiretti Umbria supports rural enterprises in each productive sector, in particular encouraging activities that add value to the agricultural industry or benefit the environment. The organisation promotes investments in innovations that increase sustainability and enterprise efficiency. The main objectives of Coldiretti Umbria are to preserve quality, without damaging the environmental and economical sustainability. Coldiretti Umbria is heavily committed to sustainable agricultural production.
Contact Samuele G. Arcangeli, Officer Project Management Coldiretti Umbria – Enterprise Europe Network Tel.: (0039)0755067661 Email: samuele.arcangeli@coldiretti.it www.umbria.coldiretti.it

EcoEnergy – Municipal Energy Efficiency Network
EcoEnergy is an association of Bulgarian municipalities established to coordinate the efforts of central and local authorities in the field of energy efficiency. EcoEnergy gives advice to such bodies on national policy issues that relate to sustainable development, energy use and environmental protection in Bulgaria. Its strategic objectives are: to increase energy efficiency awareness in member municipalities; to create conditions to reduce the burden of energy costs on municipal budgets; and to reduce the energy costs incurred by individual end-users in municipalities. EcoEnergy collaborates with governmental and other institutions, and the private sector, to achieve its goals of creating better regulatory conditions for Bulgarian municipalities.
Contact Kalinka Nakova, Programme Coordinator EcoEnergy Tel.: (00359)29630723 Email: knakova@eneffect.bg www.ecoenergy-bg.net

EURADA
Created under Belgian law in December 1991, EURADA is a non-profit organisation. The activity programme encompasses a wide variety of initiatives. EURADA promotes the exchange of information on regional development stra tegies, gives assistance to enterprises, and helps in the training of development agency executives. While providing analysis on the impact of Community Policies, EURADA also encourages the development of cooperation projects between different development agencies. The organisation supports the promotion of innovative and transferable techniques in the field of local and regional economic development. EURADA shares relevant information on beneficial Community policies, methods of best practice, and acts as a forum for the exchange of know-how between development agencies.
Contact Christian Saublens, Executive Manager European Association of Regional Development Agencies Tel.: (0032)22184313 Email: christian.saublens@eurada.org www.eurada.org

Energie-Cités
As 75 % of all energy consumption in Europe occurs in urban areas, local authorities have a pivotal role to play in promoting sustainable energy policies. Therefore, Energie-Cités supports its members in reaching, or even surpassing, the European Union’s 2020 energy and climate objectives. In order to bring about the necessary shift in political orientation, the association aims to: strengthen the role of local authorities and improves their skills; to represent their interests, and influence decisions at European level; and to encourage exchanges of know-how, and promote action on the ground. Created in 1990, Energie-Cités comprises more than 150 official members in 24 countries, and represents more than 500 towns and cities.
Contact Miriam Eisermann, Communication Manager Energie-Cités Tel.: (0033)381653682 Email: miriam.eisermann@energie-cites.eu www.energie-cites.eu

CEMR – Council of European Municipalities and Regions
The CEMR is the European umbrella organisation for 50 national associations, representing local and regional government in 36 countries. CEMR’s network on energy issues brings together local and regional government representatives dedicated to promoting a more sustainable use and production of energy. The Network works towards raising the profile of sustainable energy within local and regional governments, both among practitioners and elected members. It also aims to influence EU energy legislation and initiatives for better taking into account the needs, interests and potential of local and regional government.
Contact Marie Bullet, Policy Officer – Environment, Energy, Transport Council of European Municipalities and Regions Tel.: (0032)25000535 Email: marie.bullet@ccre-cemr.org www.cemr.org

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ISLENET – European Island Network on Energy and Environment
ISLENET is a network of European island authorities, representing more than 30 islands from 14 countries, that promotes sustainable and efficient energy, as well as environmental management. It actively promotes the adoption of local energy management strategies, renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, sustainable energy communities and environmental policies. These policies have an important effect on local economic development and involve a well-balanced approach to sustainable development. ISLENET is an initiative of the Islands Commission of the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions (CPMR), and is supported by the EU Institutions. The host region of the Outer Hebrides – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – ensures both the administrative and financial management of the organisation.
Contact Panos Coroyannakis, Manager European Islands Network on Energy and Environment Tel.: (0032)27429368 Email: islenet@skynet.be www.islenet.net

FEDARENE – European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies
FEDARENE is the leading European network of regional and local organisations that implement, coordinate and facilitate energy and environment policies. The federation represents a wide range of actors involved in the local supply and demand of energy, including regional and local agencies, ministries and departments working in these fields. It provides a communications and information-exchange platform, between its members and the European institutions. Set up in 1990, through the initiative of six European regions, the federation now has 65 member regions from 15 EU countries.
Contact Dominique Bourges – Olivier Soumeryn-Schmit European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies Tel.: (0032)26468210 Email: fedarene@fedarene.org www.fedarene.org

EUROCHAMBERS
Created in 1958, one year after the birth of the European Communities, EUROCHAMBRES is the Brussels based Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. It represents over 19 million member enterprises in 45 European countries through a network of 2 000 regional and local Chambers. More than 90 % of these enterprises are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Chamber members employ over 120 million employees. EUROCHAMBRES is the sole European body that serves the interests of every sector and every size of European business – due to the multisectoral membership of Chambers – and the only one so close to business, as a result of the Chambers’ regional focus. EUROCHAMBRES’ mission is to represent, serve and promote European Chambers of Commerce and Industry and to strengthen the voice and position of European Chambers as significant, respected, valued influencers of EU affairs.
Contact Teresa Lenz, Advisor EUROCHAMBERS Tel.: (0032)22820877 Email: lenz@eurochambres.eu www.eurochambres.eu

Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein Enterprise Europe Network Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein
Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein is the State’s central development bank, supporting the people, businesses and municipalities of the State of Schleswig-Holstein. In addition to its core areas of business, real estate and municipalities, the bank has established special contact points for specific requirements, such as the Enterprise Europe Network for the regions Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The bank is also a specialist in: the promotion of environmental protection in trade and industry; the rational use of energy in construction and housing; and innovation in renewable energies. Employing a wide range of EU consultation, assistance and fi nancial services, it helps companies achieve cross-border cooperation projects, particularly in the Baltic Sea region.
Contact Cornelia Pankratz, Project Manager Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein – IB.Europa Enterprise Europe Network Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein Tel.: (0049)43199053495 Email: cornelia.pankratz@ib-sh.de www.ib-sh.de/europa

REEEP – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a global partnership that structures policy initiatives for clean energy markets, and facilitates financing for sustainable energy projects in order to expand the global market for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Backed by national governments, financial and business professionals, and NGOs, the partnership is uniquely placed to advocate the integration of renewable and energy efficient systems into national and global energy policy. The partnership is targeting developing countries and economies in transition. Eight Regional Secretariats provide access to best practice in policy, regulation and finance to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The international secretariat stimulates political, financial and business support to reduce the risk inherent in implementing new policy and financing incentives.
Contact Vince Reardon, International Director REEEP International Secretariat Tel.: (0043)1260263679 Email: vince.reardon@reeep.org www.reeep.org

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and local governmental organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. It is one of the major local government networks globally active in the field of sustainability. Today, there are more than 760 cities, towns, counties and their associations in ICLEI’s growing global network. The association works with its members and many partners through performance- based, results-oriented campaigns and programmes. Its mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global, environmental and sustainable development conditions, through the cumulative effect of local actions.
Contact Maryke Van Staden, Project Officer Climate & Air ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Tel.: (0049)761368920 Email: maryke.van.staden@iclei-europe.org www.iclei-europe.org

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INIVE – International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance
INIVE members are leading organisations in the building sector, with expertise in building technology, human sciences and the distribution of information. The network has multiple aims including the collection and effi cient compiling of relevant information, to provide guidance, identify major trends. INIVE also strives to develop intelligent systems for supplying useful knowledge in the area of energy efficiency, with particular reference to indoor climate and ventilation in buildings. It also operates the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), one of the seven information centres for the International Energy Agency (IEA). AIVC’s main focus is on ventilation, indoor climate, energy in buildings, and related building technology and physics.
Contact Stéphane Degauquier, Secretary International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance Tel.: (0032)26557711 Email: stephane.degauquier@bbri.be www.inive.org

EPE – European Partners for the Environment

European Partners for the Environment

EPE is a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together Public Authorities, Companies large and small, Trade Unions, Research Institutes, Environmental Organisations, Consumer and Ethical NGOs and Civil Society Groups. Its mission is to improve cross-sectoral collaboration and joint initiatives to align business, capital, markets and society more closely with the sustainability agenda. EPE builds the ground for consensus on sustainability and serves as a catalyst, in Europe and around the world, to achieve a better balance between the environmental, social and economic elements of life.
Contact Marco Torregrossa, Independent Advisor European Partners for the Environment Tel.: (0032)27711534 Email: marco.torregrossa@epe.be www.epe.be

EUROCITIES
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in over 30 European countries. EUROCITIES represents the interests of its members and engages in dialogue with the European institutions across a wide range of policy areas affecting cities. These include: economic development; the environment; transport and mobility; social affairs; culture; the information and knowledge society; and services of general interest. As energy is one of EUROCITIES’ priorities, our work focuses on ensuring political engagement and dialogue with EU institutions, and developing cooperation with other stakeholders.
Contact Nicola Vatthauer, Communications Director EUROCITIES Tel.: (0032)25520884 Email: nicola.vatthauer@eurocities.eu www.eurocities.eu

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CECODHAS
CECODHAS, the European Social Housing Network, represents over 39 000 non-profit public, voluntary and cooperative social housing enterprises in 19 countries, providing over 20 million homes across the European Union. The sector is pivotal in ensuring that the sustainable energy transition urgently needed in the residential sector takes place. Social housing organisations have vast expertise in the implementation of large-scale, cost-effective projects to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewables in housing. To ensure the maximum uptake of best practice in this field, and the exchange of experience, CECODHAS has launched the Energy Experts Network and coordinates the EU funded project Energy-Intelligent Housing Network.
Contact Sorcha Edwards, Energy Coordinator European Liaison Committee for Social Housing Tel.: (0032)25410561 Email: sorcha.edwards@cecodhas.org www.cecodhas.org

Energia Klub
Energia Klub aims at contributing to the birth of a civilised energy-consuming, sustainable society in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe. The organisation promotes a more sustainable way of using energy, through diversified, local and environmental friendly resources, all used in an efficient way. To this end, the Energy Club influences the decision making process in energy policy, provides professional advice and information, raises public awareness and offers alternative solutions to society, municipalities and industry.
Contact Maria Csikai, Programme Director Energia Klub Tel.: (0036)14113520 Email: csikai@energiaklub.hu www.energiaklub.hu

ATEIK – Renewable energy information consultation centre Lithuania
ATEIK was founded in 2002 as a non-governmental non-profit organisation. It fosters the evolution towards a sustainable information society by promoting sustainable building methods and the use of renewable energy sources. ATEIK’s tasks include the information and education of society about renewable energy developments, the research and analysis of possibilities for using renewable energy, as well as the development of demonstrational projects. The organisation acts as a bridge between manufacturers, researchers and users of renewable energy sources.
Contact Edita Milutiene, Director ATEIK Tel.: (00370)67049647 Email: info@ateik.info www.siaudunamai.lt www.ateik.info

EUFORES – European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources – European Parliamentarians for a Sustainable Energy Future
EUFORES was established in 1995 to promote renewable energy sources. It has developed an intense institutional network at EU and national level, and become one of the driving forces in the renewable energy sector. Through close contacts with Members of the European Parliament and national Parliaments as well as key players in the private RES sector, EUFORES stimulates the exchange of information in a structured way. As part of its efforts, it organises regularly Inter-Parliamentary Meetings on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. It also advises on policy, disseminates up to date information to its members and promotes beneficial legislation (i.e. by various projects) in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Contact Jan Geiss, Managing Director European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources Tel.: (0032)25461948 Email: jgeiss@eufores.org www.eufores.org

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EURO COOP – European Community of Consumer Cooperatives
Euro Coop is the European community of consumer cooperatives. Its members are the national organisations of consumer co-operatives in 18 European countries, representing over 3 200 local and regional co-operatives, the members of which amount to more than 24 million consumers across Europe. Euro Coop’s activities mainly focus on consumer issues such as food policy, environment policy, sustainable consumption, consumer information and education. Euro Coop works to ensure that the interests of consumer co-operatives, and their members, are acknowledged by the EU, particularly in the areas of environmental protection, food safety, consumer protection, and policies relating to co-operative enterprises.
Contact Rosita Zilli, Policy Adviser European community of consumer cooperatives Tel.: (0032)22850072 Email: rzilli@eurocoop.coop www.eurocoop.coop

M.E.E.R.E.A. – Malta Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Association
M.E.E.R.E.A. was founded in 2001, a direct outcome of a Euro-Med Project entitled: ‘Euro-Mediterranean Energy Policy Training Network’, which was coordinated by the Energy Policy Unit of the National Technical University of Athens and supported by the MEDA programme of the European Commission. M.E.E.R.E.A. is a non-profit, non-governmental association, which acts as an information centre and a technical support unit for energy efficiency and renewable energies at all levels, ranging from individual enquiries to European cooperation. M.E.E.R.E.A. also aims at supporting and organising training sessions and discussion fora of energy-related activities, to enhance energy efficiency actions and promote renewable energy applications. M.E.E.R.E.A. is also active in lobbying the Government on renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. M.E.E.R.E.A. has been appointed as the National Contact Point for the European Commission Motor Challenge Programme, and is a member of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and the International Network for Sustainable Energy – Europe (INFORSE-EUROPE).
Contact Charles Yousif, Secretary General M.E.E.R.E.A. Tel.: (00356)079538123 Email: meereamalta@yahoo.com www.geocities.com/meereamalta

INFORSE Europe
INFORSE Europe is a network of 75 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 32 European countries working towards sustainable energy solutions to protect the environment and reduce poverty. It is one of the seven regions of INFORSE, a worldwide NGO network. The network lobbies to promote sustainable energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions that use decentralised approaches. The network was established to facilitate the exchange of experiences among NGOs, to seek support for NGO activities, and to create political and public awareness. Its other activities include: the organising of European seminars for NGOs; the conducting of an on-line education course (DIERET); the creating and updating of web-based resources of school material and EU energy policy; and the raising of awareness for a sustainable-energy scenario, where 100 % renewable energy supply by 2050 is technically possible, if there is a political will coupled with 4-factor energy-efficiency measures. INFORSE has more than 160 members worldwide and has consultative status at UN ECOSOC. Its quarterly publication, since 1992, is Sustainable Energy News.
Contact Gunnar Boye Olesen, Coordinator INFORSE Europe Tel.: (0045)86227000 Email: ove@inforse.org www.inforse.org/europe

Solar Solidarity
Solar Solidarity International is an AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) aiming to raise awareness of the potential of renewable sources of energy for mankind and for the environment and raise funds to support projects using renewable technology to provide energy in the developing world. Solar Solidarity International promotes a fair and sustainable development by creating momentum to bridge the gap between the huge potential of renewable energies and the enormous energy need of mankind.
Contact Sophie Grenier, Communication Solar Solidarity Tel.: (0032)488244255 Email: sophie@solarsolidarity.org www.solarsolidarity.org

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Campaign Associates
Public Authorities

ITC – Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias
ITC was created to promote interaction between the Canary Islands Regional Government, universities and other R&D centres, public and private companies and both State and EU agencies that foster technological, industrial or business progress in the Canary Islands. Among other activities, it promotes the necessity for rational energy use and renewable energy development in the Canary Islands through the implementation of European projects, awareness campaigns and direct actions in the field, collaborating also at the local and educational level. The institute also collaborates in R&D projects, as well as projects close to the citizens and institutions, acting as Energy Agency of the Canary Islands. In 2008, the first edition of the ‘Solar Olympic Games’, a transnational competition between Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands, will be co-organised by the ITC in Gran Canaria.
Contacts Mercedes Díaz Torres, Head of Department Julieta C. Schallenberg, Project Manager Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias Tel.: (0034)928452023 Email: mdiaz@itccanarias.org; jschallenberg@itccanarias.org www.itccanarias.org

Provincia di Pisa
Provincia di Pisa provides information on European energy policies, with strong attention to the themes of renewable energy sources. It raises awareness in its territory, and endeavours to commit more actors to sustainable energy use.
Contact Paolo Prosperini, Director of the Economic Development Department Provincia di Pisa Tel.: (0039)050929324 Email: p.prosperini@provincia.pisa.it www.politichecomunitariepisa.eu

Polish Ministry of the Environment/ Ministerstwo Środowiska
The Polish Ministry of the Environment works on legal acts pertaining to environmental protection. Our activities mostly relate to European structures and cooperation with other Member States. We also provide bilateral cooperation with third countries outside the EU. Our Department of Education and Public Communication undertakes various actions to raise environmental awareness of Polish citizens, and presents policy rules as well as Polish achievements in nature and environmental conservation to media, institutions and nongovernmental organisations which have an impact on the formation of a pro-ecological attitude.
Contact Karolina Kościerzyńska, Expert Departament Edukacji Ekologicznej, Ministerstwo Środowiska Tel.: (0048)225792849 Email: karolina.koscierzynska@mos.gov.pl www.mos.gov.pl

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ISB – International School of Brussels
ISB is one of the oldest and largest international schools in Europe, with 1 450 students from 70 countries. Driven by a curriculum that focuses upon global issues, and what it means to be an ‘international citizen’, the school is at the forefront of efforts to address the challenge of climate change. As a Campaign Associate, ISB is working on a range of promotional initiatives and educational events to spread the key messages of the campaign to a range of stakeholders, including students, parents, corporations, alumni and other international schools – particularly through its strong voice in the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Contact David Willows, Director of External Relations International School of Brussels Tel.: (0032)26614223 Email: willowsd@isb.be www.isb.be

EIB – European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the financial institution that promotes European objectives. Created by the Treaty of Rome in 1958, its shareholders are the Member States of the European Union (EU). The EIB has a long history of involvement with energy projects. In particular, energy financing is one of the EIB’s strategic lending priorities, both inside and outside the EU. In line with EU policy orientations, the Bank’s actions in the energy sector are divided into the following five main areas: renewable energy (RE); energy efficiency (EE); research, development and innovation (RDI) in energy; security and diversification of internal supply (including trans-European energy networks); and external supply and economic development (Neighbour and Partner Countries).
Contact Juan M. Sterlin, Senior Communications Officer European Investment Bank Tel.: (00352)437983150 Email: sterlin@eib.org www.eib.org

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Media

+QENERGÍA
Más Qué Energía (+QENERGÍA) magazine is the first publication in Spain and the north of Portugal specialised in the promotion of renewable energies, energy saving and the fight against climate change. +QENERGÍA is edited by QualityNova Consultores and realised totally by MundiNova Consultores de Comunicación. In their 52 full color pages, the magazine analyses the latest news on renewable energy and the fight against climate change every two months, offering an objective perspective to society and business world in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula. It has a two-monthly print run of about 5 000 copies. Those are selling in news-stands and by suscription. +QENERGY has been recognised with ‘Ecología Galicia 2007’ Award.
Contact Teresa Diaz-Faes, Director +QENERGÍA Tel.: (0034)986917892 Email: tesadiaz@mundinova.es www.masqueenergia.com

Artenergy Publishing
Artenergy Publishing, founded in 1999, is the leading Italian media company dedicated to renewable energies, climate change and energy saving, thanks to the publication of five magazines, the organisation of fairs and conferences and zeroemission.tv, the first Italian web tv. Artenergy’s magazines (PV Technology, CasaEnergia, FV Fotovoltaici, Wind Energy, PV Technology International) are dedicated exclusively to renewable energies and energy saving that are aimed at a wide range of readers, from the householder who wants to install a home solar power system to the professionals seeking the latest updates on new products and market trends. Zeroemission.tv contains hundreds of videos and constantly updated news on the main environmental issues, including expert interviews, enquiries, links to the main sector events, spotlights on the most innovative technologies and products, regulations and examples of initiatives for anyone wishing to start generating clean energy.
Contact Marco Pinetti, President Artenergy Publishing Tel.: (0039)0266306866 Email: marco.pinetti@zeroemission.eu www.chem-med.eu/en/biotech09_partnering_btc.asp

Education 22 TV Channel – Times of Malta
The Education 22 channel is run under the auspices of the Education Department in Malta and aims to disseminate information through various programs. The current affairs discussion program Wicc imb’Wicc (face to face) discusses themes of an international nature with a bearing on local issues. The issue of energy has been dealt with specifically in a number of programs, and is often mentioned in programs where it is relevant.
Contact Natalino Fenech, Journalist Tel.: (00356)79438024 Email: nfenech@timesofmalta.com www.timesofmalta.com www.e22.com.mt

Comunicazione e Territori
Comunicazione e Territori, active in Italy on the Amalfi Coast and in the Salerno Province, is an association interested in the environment, renewables, transport and engaged in the organization and coordination of projects on diffusion of sustainable energy, mobility, sea protection and agriculture among others. It is also active in the European Commission’s ambitious initiative involving citizens in the fight against global warming – the Covenant of Mayors. Comunicazione e Territori is promoting this initiative under the strategy umbrella of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. Recently we are working on the candidature project ‘Amalfi Coast World Biosphere Reserve’, a project within MAB UNESCO Program that includes the marine area of the Amalfi Coast as well. Comunicazione e Territori also publishes the on-line magazine E’costiera which was founded in February 1991. E’costiera assisted the institutions, such as the Superintendency of Salerno, in its objective to have the Amalfi Coast recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.
Contact Vincenzo Sannino, Vice President ‘Comunicazione e Territori’ Tel.: (0039)3382734450 Email: vincenzo.sannino@cometer.it www.cometer.it www.ecostiera.it

Clean auto
Clean-auto is a French-language website covering global activities in clean and non-polluting transport and technologies. The site specialise in air quality and climate, fossil and renewable fuels, and new transport technologies. It covers electric, gas and hybrid vehicles as well as compressed-air motors, fuels cells and new fuels such as hydrogen and alternative sources such as solar, geothermal and wind. In addition to some 45 000 visitors and over a million page hits a month, it also emails a monthly newsletter to some 2 000 qualified subscribers.
Contact Alain Giaccome, Editor Clean Auto Tel.: (0033)492507706 Email: infos-2008@biosfera.fr www.clean-auto.com

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Czysta Energia
Czysta Energia (Clean Energy) is a monthly publication for: professionals in conventional and renewable power engineering; national and local administrations at all levels; water supply and sewage companies; as well as institutions and funds active in the area of environmental protection. It is the first magazine in Poland to be dedicated entirely to topics regarding environmentallyfriendly energy, renewable and alternative energy sources and production technologies (compliant with the environmental protection regulations), rational energy use, and energy efficiency. The magazine aims to link theory and practice, and to provide a discussion forum for the practical implementation of sustainable development methods, and the sharing of energy principles as a part of eco-development.
Contact Magdalena Lipiecka, Journalist Czysta Energia Tel.: (0048)616558150 Email: redakcja@czystaenergia.pl www.czystaenergia.pl

Energy & Enviro Finland
Energy & Enviro Finland is an English-language Internet journal and information portal on clean energy environmental technologies and policies, which boost sustainable development and combat climate change. Four issues of the Internet publication are released annually, in February, June, September and December. The related www.energy-enviro.fi website is updated daily, using special contacts, Finnish, European and global news sources. It is published by the Teknotietämys Oy (TechKnowledge Ltd.) publishing company, which refines the information into a more accessible form. The main objective of the journal is to highlight the possibilities of certain applications, and the benefits of using them.
Contact Lauri Kinnunen, Editor in Chief Energy & Enviro Finland Tel.: (00358)98722422 Email: lauri.kinnunen@teknotietamys.fi www.energy-enviro.fi www.teknotietamys.fi

Der Solarserver
The Solarserver is an extensive Internet portal site for renewable energy. It provides news, reports and additional information, in both German and English, on a wide range of renewable energies for house owners, planners and craftsmen. It focuses particularly on themes such as solar thermal, photovoltaics and solar buildings. The website contains information on various events, funding, and jobs, while also providing a directory of German and international suppliers, initiatives, associations and public authorities. Solarserver acts as a forum for research and advanced training, while also offering a glossary for beginners, and articles on technical advice and best practice examples for the use of renewable energies.
Contact Rolf Hug, Editor-in-chief Der Solarserver – das Internetportal zur Sonnenenergie Tel.: (0049)70719387101 Email: Rolf.Hug@heindl.de www.solarserver.de

Energy & Sustainable Development Magazine
Energy & Sustainable Development is a bimonthly magazine in French and English supplemented by on-line news. It aims to enhance consumers’ awareness of the best available sustainable energy solutions, and to create a favourable context for providers of such solutions. The publication covers all aspects of sustainable energy: production, transmission, distribution, trading, greenhouse gas emission mitigation and end-uses that contribute to improving the economy, society and environment, particularly regarding greenhouse gases. This includes cleaner and more efficient use of fossil energy, fuel cells, GHG sequestration, renewable energy for power and heat, hydrogen economy, energy storage, energy efficiency and quality in all end-uses.
Contact Dan Bialod, Director of Publication and Editor in Chief Energy & Sustainable Development Magazine Tel.: (0033)153619125 Email: dan.bialod@tiscali.fr www.2e2d.info

Energie & Management Verlagsgesellschaft
The Energie & Management publishing company is an independent and neutral information provider of news and services for the energy industry. The company consists of a team of 15 editors and a Europe-wide network of correspondents. It offers a broad range of publications, and on-line information services, that reflect the opinion of the European energy industry and energy policy. It has close connections to national, European and global energy markets with a special focus on energy politics, energy technologies and the energy industry in general.
Contact Ralf Köpke, Chief Reporter Energie and Management Verlagsgesellschaft Tel.: (0049)815293110 Email: ralf.koepke@emvg.de www.emvg.de

Energy Observer Magazine
The Energy Observer magazine is a reliable source of information about the latest developments in the energy sector of Bulgaria and the region of South East Europe. Moreover, it offers key energy players’ viewpoints in areas such as nuclear energy, alternative energy sources, energy efficiency, security of energy supply, etc. It works in close cooperation with the Bulgarian public authorities for the promotion of sustainable energy policies, thus enhancing the cooperation between the public and private sector.
Contact Stanislav Kolev, Publisher Energy Observer Magazine Tel.: (00359)29883383 Email: s_kolev@crosscom-bg.com www.energy-observer.com

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European Voice
European Voice is the market-leader for news about the European Union and analysis of its implications. Since the newspaper was launched in 1995 it has become a must-read for policymakers in the various EU institutions and national governments. The newspaper is currently extending and deepening its Internet presence. EuropeanVoice.com is launching a daily news service with regular updates and web-specific content. Wherever you are, to discover what is going on in Brussels and Strasbourg, go to EuropeanVoice.com.
Contact Christine Coudour, Advertising Executive European Voice Tel.: (0032)25409083 Email: christinecoudour@economist.com www.europeanvoice.com

RENEFF
RENEFF is an on-line portal that seeks environmental solutions for Malta. It promotes the use of sustainable development technology to achieve such solutions. Initially, its main focus was renewable energy and energy efficiency. Now, it is currently seeking international partners with experience in this sector, to work with and to represent locally. RENEFF’s strategy is to develop its expertise through training and research, to create public awareness among industries, households and government, as well as to identify and carry out projects that assist in funding and sponsorship. RENEFF’s main objective is to raise public awareness about alternative energy sources, to beat rising costs, and to stop the environmental damage linked to current methods of energy production.
Contact Maria Brincat, Managing Director RENEFF Tel.: (00356)99455853 Email: info@reneff.com www.reneff.com

ProRinnovabili
The goal of the ProRinnovabili (renewable energy) association is to spread knowledge on renewable energy, and to increase awareness on sustainable methods to produce and consume energy. The association provides a common platform dedicated to the renewable energy stakeholders from both the private and public sector, and its principal target, the Italian SMEs – which are the main actors in the Italian economy. The ProRinnovabili web portal provides a daily update of information from some 300 different national and international sources. It also publishes a regular newsletter on renewable energy, and offers a comprehensive database organised by geographical area and technological sector. This newsletter provides increased visibility for Italian companies working in the renewable energy sector.
Contact Federico Brucciani, President and Project Manager ProRinnovabili Tel.: (0039)03476949686 Email: info@prorinnovabili.it www.prorinnovabili.it

Solar Rechner
Solar Rechner presents the newest technologies of the solar industry. It keeps readers informed on everything concerning products of the solar modules, inverters, rack technology and solar mover, before these are on the market. Solar Rechner informs readers how to install different products, as well as giving advice on financing, subsidies, and insurance of solar products.
Contact Otto Bauer, Publishing House Leader Solar Rechner Tel.: (0049)4193808742 Email: redaktion@solar-rechner.de www.solar-rechner.de

Sustainable Energy News Publimedia
Publimedia Gestión, S.A. is the advertising division of the Telecinco digital television network in Spain. Recently we commenced the production of the environmental programme ‘100 % SUN’. ‘100 % SUN’ is intended to act as a reference point for the Spanish public, to inform them of the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle, using sustainable energy and practicing responsible consumerism.
Contact Alejandro Ballesteros Torres, Director of Production Publimedia Gestión S.A. Tel.: (0034)91912128320 Email: aballesteros@publim-gestion.es www.publim-gestion.es

Sustainable Energy News is a quarterly newsletter from the INFORSE network featuring short news pieces, events updates, an UN and EU Policy Update review, NGO success stories and technical articles. Recent themes covered by the newsletter include: gender, climate, and education. Its target audience is mainly NGOs, but the newsletter can also count decision makers, researchers, and teachers among its readership. INFORSE is a network of NGOs working for sustainable-energy solutions nationally, as well as on regional, EU and global levels. INFORSE has consultative status at the UN ECOSOC, and is active in EU Policy formulation. It has been published since 1992 on a quarterly basis. There is a free pdf available on the Internet.
Contact Judit Szoleczky, Editor Sustainable Energy News Tel.: (0045)86227000 Email: ove@inforse.org www.inforse.org/europe/news.htm

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European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2009
Imagine a week that will change tomorrow

The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has today established itself as the key annual forum for sustainable energy issues worldwide. An initiative of the DG Transport and Energy of the European Commission, EUSEW 2009 was supported by the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the Economic and Social Committee, the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, as well as the most relevant players in the field of sustainable energy. EUSEW 2009 (9-13 February, 2009), represented an unprecedented milestone in the European Commission’s work of raising public awareness on sustainable energy issues across the Union. More than 35 000 people – including main actors in the energy field as well as European citizens – attended a total of 148 events, involving 156 organisations, not only in Brussels, but across 19 countries and 51 cities.

One of the many new and encouraging initiatives presented during the week was the Covenant of Mayors – an alliance of pioneering cities committed to taking up the fight against climate change. The success of EUSEW 2009 highlighted that together we truly can make a difference and change the landscape of energy for the better.

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Events in Brussels

European Commission – DG TREN and European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) The EU energy & climate package: A new ‘green deal’ for Europe

Sector Group Intelligent Energy / Enterprise Europe Network Business Cooperation in the Energy Sector – how can SMEs get best value? Enterprise Europe Network Services

European Commission – DG TREN and Better Buildings for Europe initiative Buildings: Flagship on Energy Efficiency (Let’s make the new EU legislation deliver)

ASFE, the Alliance for Synthetic Fuels in Europe (Bosch, Daimler, Renault, Sasol Chevron, Shell, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen) Synthetic Fuels: Securing Sustainable Energy for Transport

European Hydrogen Association (EHA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells as Strong Partners of Local Renewable Energy Systems

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Culturally Valuable and Energy Efficient – The contribution of Europe’s Heritage Buildings to Energy Savings

Euroheat & Power Keep cool and save energy! European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC) Energy-efficient lighting ECO WORLD STYRIA and Graz University of Technology European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Fostering radical innovation towards energy excellence

European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED) Achieving energy efficiency at home: Tools and policies in theory and practice

Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) and European Commission – DG TREN Towards energy efficient housing: From CONCERTO to IEE

Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) STEER and MARCO POLO: Funding opportunities for your sustainable transport projects

European Commission – DG TREN and European Biomass Association AEBIOM Sustainable Bioenergy Strategies

CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association Co-processing of alternative fuels and raw materials in the cement Industry

CECODHAS (The European Liaison Committee for Social Housing) in partnership with ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) and the EEB (European Environmental Bureau) Energy Efficiency in Housing and in the work place: Unlocking the Potential of EU policies to reach the 2020 Goals: Social housing sector, Trade Unions, green NGOs and their proposals to the COPENHAGEN Climate Summit

Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC) Delivering the strategic energy review & 2020 package objectives – the role of the North Sea & Atlantic Regions

EVE and Target GmbH Solar air-conditioning systems for small and medium applications in residential and commercial buildings

ISLENET and APEA Solar cooling technologies: The SOLCO project

CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association Cocktail: Co-processing of alternative fuels and raw materials in the cement industry

Energie-Cités MODEL Awards 2009

European Commission – DG TREN Towards a new energy-efficiency policy for Europe. Energy: Let’s save it!

METREX Clean-Tech Clusters, Climate Oriented Spatial Planning, Clean Urban Technologies: Approaches of CITY REGIONS

Birmingham City Council, West Midlands in Europe Creating Smart Climate Cities – the Birmingham Way

Local Governments for Sustainability, European Secretariat (ICLEI) ‘From Bali to Poznan to Copenhagen’ – European Local Government Climate Roadmap Forum

EnR (SenterNovem & ARCE) Achieving the EU energy efficiency and renewables targets: The challenge of implementation and the role of the national energy agencies

International Energy Agency (IEA) and COGEN Europe Cogeneration and an integrated approach to energy use and energy efficiency in 2020

The Resource Efficiency Alliance Economic actors plan of action to enable delivery of EU 2020 objectives

EURO NRGY Research Sustainable Development in the Field of Romanian Renewable Energy

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European Parliament, Committee of the Regions and European Commission The Covenant of Mayors

Carrefour Group and Tetra Pak International The energy challenge: Enhancing efficiency through best practices and partnerships

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) European Bureau How efficient and environmentally friendly can your driving be?

PRESSENSAVE project Sustainable Energy Goes Mainstream – Where EU energy projects meet the media

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) – UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Accelerating investment in energy efficiency

Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) Intelligent Energy Europe – European Info Day 2009

European Commission – DG TREN Urban Mobility

European Commission – DG RTD, Unit SME Environmental Research for SMEs – Technology Challenges and Market Opportunities in Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption

BEHAVE project (EnR Working Group Energy Behaviour) The impact of energy-related behaviour change programmes

European Commission – DG TREN Energy technologies – from promise to implementation

EVE and EU-OEA The role of wave energy in the European RES-e market

Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea The SEE Campaign and the Covenant of Mayors: towards meeting the 2020 targets

European Commission – DG ENTR New forms of support for eco-innovation: The Europe INNOVA Innovation Platforms

Connected Urban Development Connected Urban Development – sustainable urban technology solutions

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Renewables for Rural Electrification: towards a sustainable model – The European actions

Climate Alliance Benchmarking local climate policies

Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Education and training needs for the carbon-free energy society

European Concrete Platform (ECP) Energy-efficient buildings: The advantages of concrete structures

European Commission – DG INFSO Information and communication technologies for energy efficiency: EC actions and funding opportunities for research, development and take-up

ManagEnergy by the European Commission ManagEnergy Annual Conference 2009: New Opportunities for Local Energy Actors

EDF A strategy for renewable energy development and management of the grid: Does Europe have the means to match its ambitions?

European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) Heat pumps: Low carbon solutions for re-energising the EU

European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and EU Photovoltaic Technology Platform SET for 2020: Establishing the Solar Europe Initiative

Energie-Cités Projection of the film: ‘Energy: The future against the flow’

AGEAS Salerno Energy efficiency: Renewable energy sources and technological Innovations

CROSSTALKS Vrije Universiteit Brussel Science & Industry Lunch ‘Energy Efficiency: Paradigm shifts in innovation’

EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities Carbon-Neutral Cities: The Way Forward

Berliner Energieagentur GmbH European Energy Service Award 2008 Ceremony European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) Promotion and Regulations for Geothermal Energy for a Real Sustainable future: Experiences and Perspectives in Europe B.&S.U. mbH, Fedarene and Energy Trophy+ Prize Gala Energy Trophy+: Energy savings of 11.8 % makes everybody a winner

Eurofuel Low-energy buildings, high-energy storage

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European Solar Thermal Technology Platform Solar thermal in buildings and beyond – cutting edge examples and future developments

Castilla-La Mancha and ESTELA Europe and its regions: Challenges and opportunities of solar thermal electricity – The case of Castilla-La Mancha

European Commission – DG ENV and Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) Climate change: The potential of eco-innovation for SMEs

Rhônalpénergie-Environnement and Fedarene Facilitating biogas projects in most promising sectors

Green Power Conferences BioPower Generation

European Insulation Manufacturers Association (Eurima) Aim high: Go Low! The Eurima Low-Energy Bar

Glass for Europe Unlocking the power of buildings: Glass and Sustainable Architecture

EREC in cooperation with ESTELA, EPIA and ESTIF Mediterranean Solar Plan: A win-win opportunity for everybody

EMAS in the European Commission Exposition: ‘Commission européenne: deux exemples de bâtiments éco-construits’

ClearSupport partnership and Fedarene Facilitating building renovation and financing schemes

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Long-term development of renewable energy: Recent research findings from Germany

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Wind power in the single European electricity market (TradeWind Final Workshop)

EICTA, INSEAD, INTELLECT and University of Warwick ‘High Tech’ for Europe’s low carbon future

International Network for Sustainable Energy – Europe (INFORSE – Europe) Transition to Renewable Energy in the EU: INFORSE Vision, ZeroCarbonBritain, LowCarbon Network

ARENE Ile-de-France Energy and employment: state of the art and new opportunities for Europe

European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) Photovoltaic Network Integration: Challenges and Opportunities

EuroACE The Role of Buildings in Meeting Europe’s 2020 goals

UIPI / SNP-AES Energy performance of existing buildings – overcoming the difficulties in improving works

SenterNovem Two toolkits bring Energy Efficiency Policy into practice

B.&S.U. mbH, Fedarene and Energy Trophy+ How to influence energy-saving behaviour? Awards and competitions as successful instruments for energy efficiency

European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) Investing in sustainable hydro

Union of the Electricity Industry – EURELECTRIC Getting Carbon-Neutral by 2050: the Vision of the Electricity Industry

European Biomass Association AEBIOM with BTG Biomass Technology Group BV Projection of the film: ‘Bioenergy-in-motion’

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Events outside Belgium

County Tipperary and County Cork – Ireland Cork County & Tipperary Energy Agencies Open days for sustainable energy

France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Greece Carrefour Group, Carrefour Belgium, Carrefour France, Carrefour Italia, Carrefour España and Carrefour Greece Promotion of green solutions in stores

Sala Consigliare of the Province of Teramo – Italy AG.EN.A. Tu e l’energia sostenibile (You and sustainable energy) Energy, economy and efficiency: 3E for global and local development

France, Belgium, Italy and Spain Carrefour Group, Carrefour Belgium, Carrefour France, Carrefour Italia, Carrefour España, Tetra Pak International, Tetra Pak France, Tetra Pak Benelux, Tetra Pak Spain and Tetra Pak Italy Raising consumer awareness on actions to reduce climate impact using beverage carton as a communication tool

Kysucky Lieskovec No. 743 – Slovakia BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities Open door in pellet production unit for students

Sala Consigliare of the Province of Teramo – Italy AG.EN.A. Tu e l’energia sostenibile (You and sustainable energy) Energia per TE (Energy for you, Teramo)

London – United Kingdom Intellect High-Tech: Low Carbon Week

Billingehus, Skövde – Sweden Region Västra Götaland Energisession 2009

Zapyskis, Kaunas district – Lithuania Renewable Energy Information Consultation Centre (ATEIK) and Straw Bale Builders’ Association Discussion of and excursion to straw balehouses

El Poal, Linyola, Vila-sana, Lleida, Vilobi, Juneda – Spain Agència de l’Energia de Lleida Open week for renewable energies

Old Hospital of San Juan de Dios, Jaén – Spain Energy Management Agency of Jaen Province (AGENER), County Council of Jaén Entreprises Transport Plans (E.T.P.) in the Social Sanitary Area of Jaén

Granollers – Spain Local Council of Granollers Lets Lower Pollution, ESEW

Pescara – Italy Millimetri Association Energy Efficiency: from the sustainable city to the ecodesign

Centro de Empresas Pabellón de Italia, Seville – Spain Andalusian Energy Agency, Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, Andalusian Regional Government European Union Sustainable Energy

Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Alicante, Alicante, Spain Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea DERCOVA 2009 – Day of the Renewable Energies and Energy

Centro de Empresas Pabellón de Italia, Isla de la Cartuja, Seville – Spain Andalusian Energy Agency, Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, Andalusian Regional Government European Union Sustainable Energy Week in Andalusia: ‘Sustainable Energy Certification of Buildings’

Goethe-Institut, Budapest – Hungary Energy Club Launching of the Hungarian RES league

Sala Consigliare of the Province of Teramo – Italy AG.EN.A. National coordination of LA21

Centro de Empresas Pabellón de Italia, Isla de la Cartuja, Seville – Spain Andalusian Energy Agency, Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, Andalusian Regional Government European Union Sustainable Energy Week in Andalusia: ‘High Temperature Thermal Solar Systems’

Maastricht – the Netherlands CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association Cement plant visit

Cityhotel Bratislava, Bratislava – Slovakia Energy Centre Bratislava ISBF 2009

Sala Consigliare of the Province of Teramo – Italy AG.EN.A. Dal patto locale al patto europeo: i sindaci per l’energia (From the local agreement to the European agreement: Mayors for energy)

Piazzetta Fuga, Piazzetta Augusteo, Naples City Hall, Naples – Italy ANEA (Agenzia Napoletana Energia e Ambiente) Looking forward to EnergyMed

Sala Consigliare of the Province of Teramo – Italy AG.EN.A. Free film projection on energy and environment topics

Vilnius Municipality, Vilnius – Lithuania Renewable Energy Information Consultation Centre (ATEIK) Renewable energy and sustainable building: Experience and perspectives in Lithuania

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Centro de Empresas Pabellón de Italia, Isla de la Cartuja, Seville – Spain Andalusian Energy Agency, Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, Andalusian Regional Government European Union Sustainable Energy Week in Andalusia: ‘Hydrogen: Today´s Energy for Tomorrow. New Opportunities for Hydrogen Projects’

Velenje – Slovenia KSSENA Seminar of RES and/or RUE

EVENTS UNDER THE STRATEGY UMBRELLA OF THE ITALIAN MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND SEA
Auditorium Milano Fair, Milano – Italy SITdA and MADEexpo CITYFUTURES

Pequeno Auditório do Rivoli, Porto – Portugal Porto Municipality and AdEPorto-Agência de Energia do Porto Porto’s Sustainability Strategy Presentation

Univeristy of Rzeszow – Poland Podkarpacka Energy Management Agency Saving Energy – Challenge of our times

The Techno Centre, Coventry – United Kingdom Climate Change Solutions Ltd. EUROPE 2020: Intelligent energy for businesses and communities

Secondary schools in the Province of Perugia – Italy Agency for Energy and Environment of the Province of Perugia (AEA) Energy and young

Conference Hall Sala ‘Av. Domenico Bottari’, Reggio Calabria – Italy ES-COM ‘Esprit Communautaire’ and APE Reggio Calabria Educational Energy Days

Session Room in Kaunas City Municipality, Kaunas – Lithuania Kaunas Regional Energy Agency EUSEW and Kaunas city

ARPAV – Padova and the territory of Veneto Region – Italy Agenzia Regionale per la Prevenzione e Protezione Ambientale del Veneto (ARPAV) Week of good practices for energy saving in public offices

Venice and Veneto Province – Italy Interuniversity National Consortium for Environmental Sciences (CINSA – ENERGHEIA) under the Veneto Region sponsorship The Third Veneto Energy Renewal

Hellenikon Exhibition Centre – Greece High Technology Expo Energy Efficiency in the Buildings Sector & in Transports

Solar plant sites; meeting point at Piazzale Olimpia, Loc. Faustina, Lodi – Italy Comune Di Lodi (Lodi Municipality) Guided tour to solar plants

FUNKHAUS Nuremberg – Germany GRUNDIG Intermedia GmbH Save energy together, by Charivari 98.6

Hellenikon Exhibition Centre – Greece High Technology Expo Renewable Energy Sources & Climate Change

Centro de Empresas Pabellón de Italia, Isla de la Cartuja, Seville – Spain Andalusian Energy Agency, Regional Ministry of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, Andalusian Regional Government European Union Sustainable Energy Week in Andalusia: ‘Education and Sustainable Energy’

Across Cosenza’s province – Italy Rete Scuole Sostenibili in Calabria – ALESSCO srl Renewable Energies and Economic Development. A Challenge for Our Land

Arzignano – Mattarello theatre, library, schools, Libertà square – Italy Municipality of Arzignano, Italy Climate change!

CCIB headquarters, Bucharest – Romania Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Instruments to stimulate energy efficiency

Great hall, Rectorate, University of Tuscia, Viterbo – Italy University of Tuscia, Viterbo Renewable energy development on the territory

Podgorica – Montenegro Green Home Bike for Clean Air

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Faculty of Engineering, University of Perugia, Perugia – Italy University of Perugia – Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sull’Inquinamento da Agenti Fisici (CIRIAF) The GREEN POST project: Sustainable mobility from a greener postal service

Palazzo della Cooperazione, Via Torino n.146, Rome – Italy Federabitazione Europe Sustainable Housing in Europe (SHE): Moving from the extraordinary to the ordinary

Costiera Amalfitana, City of Scala – Italy Comunicazione e Territori – Ageas Salerno The Amalfi Coast, a territory that must be protected, preserved and developed in a sustainable way

Aula Magna – Faculty of Agriculture, P.zzale delle Cascine 18, Firenze – Italy Department of Economic Agriculture and Land Resources (DEART) and University of Firenze Renewable energy agricultural multipurpose electric vehicle for farmers – RAMseS

Rome – Italy Fortunato Productions Eco Art Project

Spazio Oberdan, V.le Vittorio Veneto, 2 angolo P.zza Oberdan, 20121 Milano – Italy Baciati Dal Sole – Legambiente Energia verde al cinema (Green energy at the cinema)

Municipality of Andora – Italy Municipality of Andora (SV-Italy) – Ferraloro Energia S.r.l. Energy saving and renewable energy

Pescara – Italy Regione Abruzzo/Araen Energy efficiency and saving in buildings

Auditorium Milano Fair, Milano – Italy SITdA and MADEexpo Cityfutures

Assimpredil ANCE, Via San Maurilio 21, 20123 Milan – Italy Bovis Lend Lease, Saint-Gobain Isover Italia and Assimpredil ANCE The sustainability challenge: Leadership via best practices and partnership

Sala Convegni della Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Piazza Albania, Rome – Italy Associazione Italiana Economisti dell’Energia (AIEE) Perspectives for a more sustainable energy system in Italy: The role of energy efficiency and of renewable energy sources

Rossano (Cs), Calabria – Italy Alessco Cosenza Renewable energy and economic development

Carzano, Trentino – Italy Consorzio B.I.M. Brenta Energy from water

Lucca – Italy Chamber of Commerce – Lucca ECOSTRUENDO: investing today for saving tomorrow in eco-building sector

Torino Incontra, Via San Francesco da Paola 24, Turin – Italy Intesa Sanpaolo Spa Business and finance together for sustainable energy

Reggio Emilia – Italy Province of Reggio Emilia Business opportunities in energy efficiency local market: the ECOCASA exhibition in Reggio Emilia

Padova – Italy City of Padova Training course on energy management skills

Present Museum, Room Tokyo – Italy LAPLACIAN sas Energy efficiency in public utilities

City of Bolzano, Alto Adige – Italy TIS Techno Innovation Südtirol K.A.G. – Renertec, Bolzano (Italy) enertour®: Visit to the new low-energy district in Bolzano

Asiago and Telve Valsugana, Trentino – Italy Consorzio B.I.M. Brenta and Ecomuseo del Lagorai Visit to astronomic observatory in Asiago and walking under the stars with snowshoes

Pescara – Italy Regione Abruzzo Hydrogen: Applications for sustainable mobility

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Taking a Day to Change Tomorrow
Energy Days and Campaign Events

The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign promotes local, regional and national energy weeks and days around Europe. Sustainable Energy Europe organises Energy Days and Campaign Events at local, regional and national levels. These public relations events aim to engage the general public through a wide range of activities that relate to the production or use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency awareness. While Campaign Events essentially target specialists, businesses and decision-makers, Energy Days aim to catalyze the general public. Energy Days are intended to demonstrate to a wider audience that sustainable energy technologies are viable, cost-effective and better for the environment. To do this, Energy Days focus on raising citizen awareness through the promotion of a greater understanding and support for intelligent energy options. While every event is different, they normally include activities such as workshops, guided tours and open days.

Summary of Energy Days and Campaign Events 2008-2009
( Energy Days / Campaign Events) 1 January 2008 – 10 February 2008 Lisbon Wind Parade 2008 For The Future Lisbon, Portugal

27-29 February 2008 Biomass & Bioenergy 2008 Ministry of Agriculture Tallinn, Estonia

3 March 2008 Perspectives of energetic use of communal wastes Podkarpacka Energy Agency Rzeszow, Poland

3-15 March 2008 Let us discover Sustainable Development: Two Weeks of Renewable Energies! MAVD Grand Quevilly, France

31 January 2008 – 2 February 2008 Energeticabruzzo Associazione Millimetri Pescara, Italy

5-7 March 2008 World Sustainable Energy Days O.Ö. Energiesparverband Wels, Austria

7-10 February 2008 Bioenergy World Europe’08 BEES (BioEnergy Events and Services) Verona, Italy

7-9 March 2008 CEP Clean Energy Power ® REECO GmbH Stuttgart, Germany

10 February 2008 Symposium sur l’énergie ‘Oreye s’éveille’, activité publique du groupe MR-IC Oreye, Belgium

1-3 April 2008 The Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit CPV today Madrid, Spain

20-21 February 2008 Green Retail conference ACI Europe London United Kingdom

3-6 April 2008 BOIS ENERGIE 2008 BEES (BioEnergy Events and Services) Lons-le-Saunier, France

26-27 February 2008 ‘CEPS 4th Annual Brussels Climate Change Conference 2008 EU Climate Change Policy after Bali’ Epsilon Events Ltd. Brussels Belgium

7-9 April 2008 4th International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Via Expo Ltd. Sofia, Bulgaria

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7-10 April 2008 3rd International Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Via Expo Ltd. Sofia, Bulgaria

30 April 2008 Lasers in Emerging Energy Markets TWI Coventry, United Kingdom

16-17 May 2008 Les journées européennes du solaire ENERPLAN All over France

10 April 2008 WoluwEnergie 2008 Commune de Woluwé-Saint-Lambert Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Belgium

8-10 May 2008 BIÓPTIMA 2008 Ferias Jaén Jaen, Spain

16-17 May 2008 Evropski sončni dnevi APE Ltd. Ljubljana, Slovenia

17 April 2008 Infoday EIE PISA Province of Pisa Pisa, Italy

8-11 May 2008 Rigenergia 2008 Attiva s.r.l. – Chamber of Commerce of Aosta Valley Region Aosta, Italy

16-17 May 2008 COSMO 2008 COSMO Innovate Center Skopje, Macedonia

21-25 April 2008 The Environmental week: ‘Living in a clear environment’ Municipality of Bourgas Bourgas, Bulgaria

10-11 May 2008 Libera l’ambiente MOKA Foligno, Italy

17 May 2008 Educational Solar Day ES-COM Reggio Calabria, Italy

23-24 April 2008 Build Green CEE – Energy Efficient and Ecological Design for the Region Sopolec Business Advisory Services Bucharest, Romania

12-14 May 2008 Systematic energy management in cities and counties in Croatia UNDP Split, Croatia

19-23 May 2008 Renewable Energy in the Urban Environment Green Dragon Energy Berlin, Germany

24-26 April 2008 RENEXPO ® Central & South East Europe in Budapest REECO GmbH Budapest, Hungary

15-17 May 2008 SOLAREXPO Expoenergie srl Verona, Italy

21 May 2008 The Future of the Code for Sustainable Homes Capita Conferences London, United Kingdom

25 April 2008 The 2nd Forum: ‘Bioenergy for the Region’ Association of Economic Consultants Pro-Akademia Lodz, Poland

15-17 May 2008 GREENBUILDING Expoenergie srl Verona, Italy

21-22 May 2008 2nd South East Europe Energy Dialogue Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE) Thessaloniki, Greece

25-27 April 2008 PV & Solar Shanghai 2008 Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) Shanghai, China

16 May 2008 European Solar Days ESTIF Brussels, Belgium

28-31 May 2008 Energy Days in the Penínsulo of Setúbal ENA Councils of Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra, Portugal

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29 May 2008 Dia da Energia em Serralves Serralves Foundation/AdePorto Porto, Portugal

15 June 2008 European Wind Day 2008 EWEA All over Europe

24 August 2008 Biomass for Energy in Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia 2008 Slovenian Biomass Association (SLOBIOM) Gornja Radgona, Slovenia

29-30 May 2008 Klima Camp Denmark 2008 Grontmij/Carl Bro Ringsted, Denmark

20 June 2008 Energy Days in Rossano Calabro Rossano Municipality Rossano Calabro, Italy

1-12 September 2008 23rd Summer School Renewable Energy Aachen University of Applied Sciences (AcUAS), Solar-Institute Juelich (SIJ) Juelich, Germany

29-30 May 2008 PV-Hybrid and Mini-Grid Conference OTTI Energie Kolleg Glyfada – Athens, Greece

26-27 June 2008 Integration of Energy Efficient Solutions and Renewable Energy Sources in New and Renovated Buildings Sofia Energy Agency (SOFENA) Sofia, Bulgaria

2-6 June 2008 16th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition ETA – Florence Renewable Energies Valencia, Spain

22-26 September 2008 Sustainable Energy Week in Enna APEA (Agenzia Provinciale per l’Energia e l’Ambiente di Enna – Local Energy Agency Enna) Enna, Italy

27-29 June 2008 2ème Week-end Energie Retrorganisation Genappe, Belgium

29 May – 1 June 2008 First festival for ecology and sustainable development in Africa Pour un maroc vert Marrakech, Morocco

23-25 September 2008 Ecobuilding Performance Exposium Paris, France

5 July 2008 ‘Día de las Energías Renovables en Tenerife’ Agencia Insular de Energía de Tenerife, FC. Tenerife, Spain

11-13 June 2008 Hidroenergia 2008 ESHA, European Small Hydropower Association together with SSHA (Slovenian Small Hydropower Association) Bled, Slovenia

16-17 July 2008 Climate Change and Energy Workshop Newcastle University Newcastle, United Kingdom

25-26 September 2008 4th International Seminar on EC Project Development E&E Europa Media St.Julians, Malta

12-13 June 2008 9th International Conference Slobiom 2008 Slovenian Biomass Association (SLOBIOM) Lubljana, Slovenia

16-18 July 2008 Nuclear Energy, Development of Society and Our Health Slovenian Biomass Association (SLOBIOM) Krsko, Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia

26-27 September 2008 Electrons Libres ENSMP – Association Evènement OSE Nice, France

30 September – 2 October 2008 Minewater08 Stellwerk B.V. Aachen, Germany / Heerlen, the Netherlands

13 June 2008 – 11 July 2008 Exhibition: ‘Un souffle d’avenir’ APERe Brussels, Belgium

20-23 August 2008 Racing Aeolus 2008 Wind energy events Den Helder, the Netherlands

3-5 October 2008 Energeticamente 2008 EALP Rosignano, Livorno, Italy

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9-12 October 2008 RENEXPO ® 2008 – IHE ® WoodEnergy 2008 REECO GmbH Augsburg, Germany

23-26 October 2008 EnergyMons EnergyMons asbl Mons, Belgium

27-29 November 2008 ‘Environment and Energy 2008’ International Exhibition Company BT 1 Riga, Latvia

14 October 2008 Build Green Romania Romania Green Building Council Bucharest, Romania

30-31 October 2008 3rd International Congress of Architecture, City and Energy CENER Pamplona, Spain

1-12 December 2008 Exhibition on practical responses to climate change challenges Ministry of the Environment Poznan, Poland ´

15-16 October 2008 Renewable Energy Summit Energforum Vienna, Austria

13-14 November 2008 Energy Forum CPE Exhibition sa-nv Brussels, Belgium

10-12 December 2008 ENERGAÏA UHK EXPO Montpellier, France

16-19 October 2008 Energy Days Calabria Industrial Technical Institute A.Monaco – stakeholder in the Local Energy Agency of Cosenza Rende, Italy

17-19 November 2008 SIREME COMEXPOSIUM Paris, France

29-31 January 2009 CEP ® 09 REECO GmbH Stuttgart, Germany

17 October 2008 CEE Biofuels EastEuro Link Ltd Warsaw, Poland

18 November 2008 ECCA energy seminar European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) Brussels, Belgium

20-21 October 2008 7th Aspo International Conference ASPO Spain Barcelona, Spain

20-21 November 2008 9th Solarpraxis Forum Solarpraxis AG Berlin, Germany

21-23 October 2008 ENEF’08 Conference – Energy Efficiency and Green Energy – The Contributions to Energy Supply Stability ASENEM Sliac, Slovakia

21-24 November 2008 Energie & Habitat Energie & Habitat asbl Namur, Belgium

23-24 October 2008 The Solar Industry Conference 2008 Solarpraxis AG Madrid, Spain

27-28 November 2008 ‘Efficient bioenergy utilisation – production and consumption’ International Exhibition Company BT 1 Riga, Latvia

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Reference list

PARTNERS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11

Sustainable Energy Communities ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
Giving new energy to Italian cities and citizens .................................................................................................................... Environmental Programme for the City of Göteborg, Traffic and Public Transport Authority – Sustainable transport system becomes a reality ................................................................................................................. Energetic Policies in the Municipalities of the Province of Seville ......................................................................................... RES-FC Market. Regional markets of Renewable Energy Sources – Fuel Cell Systems for households ALTENER, small-scale applications ................................................................................ ‘Waste Management Program’ – An initiative of the City of Krakow..................................................................................... RERINA – Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies in Rural Insular Areas ................................................................. EASY – Energy Actions and Systems for Mediterranean Local Communities ...................................................................... ‘Warmer Homes, Warmer Hearts’ – An Affordable Warmth Strategy for Middlesbrough ...................................................... LundaMaTs – A strategy for a sustainable transport system for Lund .................................................................................. Provincia Fotovoltaica – Fotovoltaic Province ...................................................................................................................... Energy from Renewable Sources for the Municipalities ....................................................................................................... San Sebastián – Energy friendly borough ............................................................................................................................ Gaia Lighting – Because tomorrow is important for us! ....................................................................................................... Essex Warmer Walls ........................................................................................................................................................... European Smart Metering Alliance ...................................................................................................................................... The OPAH project – Opération Programmée d’Amélioration de l’Habitat ............................................................................. Buildings environmental criteria in Western Central Brittany ................................................................................................ Diputación Provincial de Granada ....................................................................................................................................... Project Carbon ................................................................................................................................................................... Plan of sustainability and environment (Plan SuMA 2007-2009) .......................................................................................... Project Solar Panels – City Hall Genk .................................................................................................................................. Introducing Energy Management (EM) in all the Cities and Counties in Croatia .................................................................... Citizens and urban environment: the Venice approach to sustainable energy ...................................................................... Benacus-res proba: promoting the development and implementation of renewable energy technologies in the Garda Lake region.................................................................................................... MUSEC – Multiplying Sustainable Energy Communities. A Blueprint for Action ................................................................... Arzignano: the sustainable territorial planning for Energy saving and the reduction of carbon gasses ................................. ENERGIA A COSTO ZERO ................................................................................................................................................. The Amalfi Coast, a territory that must be protected, preserved and developed in a sustainable way ................................. City of Prague Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Vehicles ................................................................................................ FinSH: Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing ..................................................................... ASTWOOD: a Strategy for the sustainable use of wood and its implementation as base for legislative measures at the regional level ........................................................................................................... AURE-BRINDISI – Analysis on Rational Use of the Energy and Renewable Energy Sources of the SMEs of the Brindisi district ........................................................................................... Outcomes to advertise, an experience to repeat ................................................................................................................. Aeris Futuro Foundation – ‘Time 4 Forests!’ Project (T4F) ................................................................................................... Sunrise in the West ............................................................................................................................................................. ProSTO – Best practice implementation of solar thermal obligations ................................................................................... Power from the sun ............................................................................................................................................................ Energy Audits of Dwellings – 2008 ...................................................................................................................................... City Plan for Sustainable Mobility in Turin ............................................................................................................................ Public Lighting Modernisation ............................................................................................................................................. CEVO – Removing Barriers to the Reconstruction of Public Lighting Systems in Slovakia ................................................... Comune di Padova, Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP)................................................................................................................ Climate Alliance Hannover 2020 ......................................................................................................................................... Municipal Intelligent Energy Days (MIED) as a tool for climate protection: an initiative implemented by the Polish Network Energie-Cités (PNEC) ................................................................................ Factor 4/SAVE Programme – Programme of actions towards factor 4 in existing social housings in Europe ........................ Capacity building and promoting sustainable energy solutions in local governments of Poland ........................................... European Solar Days .......................................................................................................................................................... COMMERCE – Creating optimal mobility measures to enable reduced commuter emissions .............................................. Implementation of the sustainable energy management in Maribor – The second biggest town in Slovenia......................... PRACTISE – Promoting Reproducible Actions in the Community to improve Sustainable Energy ....................................... 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 24 24 24 24 25 25

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Pan Urban Extension .......................................................................................................................................................... Energy Efficiency Campaign in SMEs of the Province of Salerno ......................................................................................... From strategy defining to actual implementation – Implementing Municipal Energy Efficiency Strategy and Air Quality Management Strategy in Brasov Municipality, Romania ............................................................................... Catalan Climate Change Convention: a process of dialogue, agreement and exchange with catalan society to prepare the Framework Plan for Mitigation of Climate Change in Catalonia 2008-2012 ................... Promotion of Sustainable Energy Communities contributing collectively to Biomethanisation of Organic Food Waste as a Decentralised Renewable Energy Source for Europe by exploiting the Existing Built Environment (RE-WISE) ............... The STORIES project – Addressing barriers to STORage technologies for increasing the penetration of Intermittent Energy Sources ...................................................................................................................

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Market Transformation including voluntary commitments ……………………………………………………………… 28
The Green Gateway Initiative from Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems (LES) .................................................. Nokia Siemens Networks Green Flexi Base Station drives down mobile network carbon footprint by up to 70 % ............... Biogas West ....................................................................................................................................................................... Exemplary Buildings ........................................................................................................................................................... Polish Energy Effi cient Motors Programme (PEMP) ............................................................................................................ Progetto 10 000 Tetti Fotovoltaici ....................................................................................................................................... A better environment with the European Environmental Packaging and Reverse Logistics Service (E-EPRLS) – Returnable Reusable Packaging for Household Appliances/ White Goods .......................................................................... Grundig’s Voluntary Commitment to Efficient Usage of Energy and Natural Resources – training internal staff to use technologies that raise living standards and to refrain from using careless and destructive methods which damage the environment .................................................................................................................................................... Supporting the implementation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles and an hydrogen refuelling station in Slovenia......................... Candy Green Group ........................................................................................................................................................... Public Procurement boosts Energy Efficiency PRO-EE ....................................................................................................... Toyota ECO Factory – Towards Environmental Sustainability ............................................................................................... OILECO Value Chains – Public-private partnerships for start up and consolidation of used vegetable oils sustainable energy use ..................................................................................................................... Smart-A – Smart Domestic Appliances in Sustainable Energy Systems .............................................................................. Energy performance Integration in Corporate Public Real Estate Management (EPI-CREM) ................................................ EFFICIENCY SHOP – Energy Saving. Investing Future! ....................................................................................................... Energy efficiency through Green Public Procurement – a project from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Romania.......................................................................................................................... Action CO2 – Voluntary corporate commitment to reduce CO2 emissions ........................................................................... Biogas Regions .................................................................................................................................................................. REMODECE – Residential Monitoring to Decrease Energy Use and Carbon Emissions in Europe ...................................... EAST-GSR – Solar thermal applications in Eastern Europe with Guaranteed Solar Results.................................................. Energy Efficiency Through Nokia Mobile Phone Chargers ................................................................................................... Carrefour Energie Ecoplanet ............................................................................................................................................... The Faces of Agroenergy .................................................................................................................................................... E4 – Energy Efficient Elevators and Escalators .................................................................................................................... Anttila Oy, Rautakesko, and Kesko Food promoting energy efficient light bulbs .................................................................. Energy+ Pumps – Technology procurement for very energy efficient circulation pumps....................................................... Improving Air Quality by Renewing Romania’s Car Stock (‘RABLA’ Programme) ................................................................. FINA-RET: Financing Products for Investments in Small-Scale Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies .................................................................................................................................... Whirlpool Green Kitchen: a company approach to Market Transformation .......................................................................... Magnesium Forged Components for Structural Lightweight Transport Applications (MagForge) .......................................... SLOVSEFF: a new instrument to finance Sustainable Energy investments in the Slovak Republic ...................................... Bovis Lend Lease: actioning our aspirations. The Bovis Lend Lease’ model to foster its aspiration to be a sustainable organisation ......................................................................................................................................... EURO-TOPTEN Reducing energy consumption – Making efficient products the normal and best choice for consumers, retailers and manufacturers ........................................................................................................................ 28 28 29 29 29 29 30

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Promotional, communication and educational actions …………………………………………………………………… 38
London Energy Efficiency (LEEFF) ....................................................................................................................................... 38 ‘mission E’ .......................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Friendly House – NAPE’s educational programme on improving the energy efficiency in buildings in Poland ....................... 39

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Centre for Photovoltaics in Poland: an initiative of the Warsaw University of Technology...................................................... Carbon Brigades – The saving of electricity......................................................................................................................... Toyota Fund for Europe: Energy Efficiency .......................................................................................................................... Eco-Clubs of Entrepreneurship – Promotion of ecology awareness among students of high schools: an initiative of the Podlaska Regional Development Foundation, Poland .................................................... VE-Net – Renewable Energy Network ................................................................................................................................. The Brussels Roundtable for Sustainable Energy ................................................................................................................ Exchange of information and promotion of cooperation for increasing energy efficiency of energy resource use and facilitation for changing consumer patterns in the Baltic States/SIF Energy............................................................ CONTROEVENTO Energy and Art for landscape ................................................................................................................ Green bikes ........................................................................................................................................................................ Energy Neighbourhood ....................................................................................................................................................... CO2logic and Msn.be join forces to inform and educate people about their carbon footprint .............................................. Summer School ‘Sviluppo E Ambiente’ .............................................................................................................................. Be efficient, Save Energy .................................................................................................................................................... Baltic States bioenergy homepage ..................................................................................................................................... Moncalieri’s town information service about sustainable energies........................................................................................ Information and Educational Program on Sustainable Energy at EXPLORA, the children museum of Rome ........................ Future Public Energy (FPE) ................................................................................................................................................. Avec Carrefour, faites un geste pour la Planète! .................................................................................................................. Raising awareness on the security challenges of the sustainable energy supply .................................................................. BITES Biofuels Technologies European Showcase.............................................................................................................. PRESSENSAVE – Press to Energy Savers .......................................................................................................................... EUROFORENET – European Forest Energy Network .......................................................................................................... Sustainable Energy Primary Source Mobilization: the energy wood case from CNR IVALSA................................................ Energy and Climate Change Education in Schools, Malta ................................................................................................... ‘Convenient for you and for the environment!’ The Light Shower Project ............................................................................. InnovazioneSostenibile.it ..................................................................................................................................................... Sustainable Energy Channel ............................................................................................................................................... Organisation of Ecological Trainings in Poland: ‘Energy efficiency, energy saving and capabilities of the use of renewable energy sources’ ............................................................................................................................. Global warming and energy use: understanding, action, dissemination ............................................................................... Concepts for innovative and energy efficient construction of new buildings in the Baltic States ........................................... Oca de la Bioenergía – Goose of the Bio-energy – Oie de la Bioénergie .............................................................................. IKEA Austria Free Energy Light Bulbs Campaign................................................................................................................. Regional cooperation on Energy efficiency and Renewable Energy in Montenegro and Croatia ........................................... Eco-Art Festival .................................................................................................................................................................. IUSES – Intelligent Use of Energy at School ........................................................................................................................ Build Energy Saving! ........................................................................................................................................................... Stati Generali dell’Energia ................................................................................................................................................... Rigenergia 2007-2010 ........................................................................................................................................................ ‘Fondazione Ambiente Pulito: save the environment!’ ......................................................................................................... Kids4Future – Creating Actions among Energy Conscious Children .................................................................................... Support and Expand the Italian Bioenergy Market by Spreading Knowledge ...................................................................... National Calculation Tool for certification of energy performance of buildings, Czech Republic ............................................ W.E.D. World Environment Days and Clean Energy in Calabria ........................................................................................... School Natural Reserve of León – Coto Escolar de León ................................................................................................... REPRO Regional Energy Profit Clusters – Economic growth, competitive advantages, employment incentives in regions through regional energy profit clusters ............................................................................ RECODRIVE – Rewarding and Recognition Schemes for Energy Conserving Driving, Vehicle procurement and maintenance ............................................................................................................................... New Generations, New Sources of Energy: a project within the Romanian National Plan for Renewal Energy ..................... Tripp – Certification of workplace travels ............................................................................................................................. ICOSAW – Promotion of the Intelligent Combination of Sun and Wood for Producing Warm Water and Heating for Private Houses .......................................................................................................................................... Promoting Sustainable Energy in Slovenia: an initiative of Slovenian Biomass Association .................................................. Clean Energy for Sustainable Agriculture............................................................................................................................. Bioenergy-in-motion ........................................................................................................................................................... PURE: promoting the use of Photovoltaic systems in the urban environment through Demo Relay Nodes ..........................

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Promoting Biogas in European Regions – Transfer of a Supporting Acceptance Tool for Stationary and Mobile Applications (BiogasAccepted) ............................................................................................ The use of renewable energy – an important factor for sustainable development: an educational campaign of the Polish Ecological Club ....................................................................................................... Biomass Promotion in Slovakia ........................................................................................................................................... Eco n’Home or ‘how to reduce energy consumption in household’ .................................................................................... Wind Energy – The Facts .................................................................................................................................................... SHERPA: Small Hydro Energy Efficient Promotion Campaign Action ................................................................................... TRENDY TRAVEL ............................................................................................................................................................... CombiSol: promotion and standardisation of Solar CombiSystems ..................................................................................... Ljubljana green energy research and education centre: Let’s act together for a green future ............................................... BiG>East – Biogas for Eastern Europe ............................................................................................................................... BAP Driver – Leveraging the development of national biomass strategies & action plans, based on a balanced assessment approach for policy makers ........................................................................................... ENERGY PATH – An e-learning platform for education of the new generations in the sustainable energy field ..................... ‘Energy Audit 21’ – Improving the energy performance of buildings stock by increase awareness on a range of sustainable energy issues ......................................................................................... Initiative pro energy saving lamp ‘Initiative Pro Energiesparlampe’ ....................................................................................... The Ecofys Academy: Business Course in Emission Trading and Energy Management in Poland ....................................... SPICYCLES, more bikes in our city streets! ........................................................................................................................ SUGRE – Sustainable Green Fleets .................................................................................................................................... 240 days Sailing Around the World with 100 % sustainable energy..................................................................................... Energy Efficiency Channel................................................................................................................................................... Promotional and educational actions for a higher use of RES and RUE in Slovenia: an initiative of Energy Agency KSSENA............................................................................................................................... ‘EYEManager Championship’ – European Young Energy Manager Championship .............................................................. Carbon Forum .................................................................................................................................................................... Home Energy Saving Campaign ......................................................................................................................................... MIDAS – Measures to Influence transport Demand to Achieve Sustainability....................................................................... EUREM.NET – Training and Network of European Energy Managers .................................................................................. Sun To Bratislava Schools .................................................................................................................................................. WAVEPLAM........................................................................................................................................................................ SOLPOOL – Solar Energy Use in Outdoor Swimming Pools ............................................................................................... Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) ........................................................................................................................................... Energy Efficiency Management in Companies – ‘Energie-Effizienz-Management in Betrieben’ ............................................ Bioenergy for the Region .................................................................................................................................................... BIONIC – BIOfuel Networks In the Community.................................................................................................................... IGEIA – Integration of Geothermal Energy into Industrial Applications .................................................................................. Pilot Demonstration Model for Wind Audit and Energy Alternatives in Small Black Sea Municipalities ................................. SEE Campaign in Italy: a Communication Action Plan......................................................................................................... European Solar Rally Phebus (Since 2000) ......................................................................................................................... EUROPIA ‘Save more than fuel’ Campaign ......................................................................................................................... Pasa la corriente, enchúfate al consumo responsable: an environmental education campaign for a responsible use of electrical energy in households by Aeonium Environmental Education and Communication ........... The ‘Dang’cing Sol’Art Flowers’ dancing to raise awareness and change the landscape of energy .................................... ‘The Age of Clean Energy’ Campaign ................................................................................................................................. The Climate Education Program: a CO2logic Initiative ......................................................................................................... Green Alternative Postal Vehicle Project (GREEN POST) ..................................................................................................... EnergEthic Educated & meetings around Rome..................................................................................................................

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The BEST project – BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport ................................................................................................... ECO-ABITA ........................................................................................................................................................................ CASACLIMA/KLIMAHAUS – Italy’s first activated Energy Performance Certification of buildings (since 2002)...................... The use of molten aluminium, instead of solid ingots, as material for feeding aluminium industry – a smart way to save energy and improve the efficiency of the process ................................................................................ The CASANOVA district in Bolzano, a pilot project for sustainable urban development ....................................................... Center of Diffusion and Search on the renewable Energies – Emissions Zero ...................................................................... qm heizwerke ..................................................................................................................................................................... 64 64 65 65 65 65 66

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PLOCAN – Platform Ocean Canary .................................................................................................................................... The ADIRA project. Autonomous Desalination System concepts for seawater and brackish water in rural areas with renewable energies – potentials, technologies, field experience, socio-technical and socio-economic impacts ............ RAMseS – Renewable Energy Agricultural Multipurpose Vehicle for Farmers ...................................................................... New Arena Skövde ............................................................................................................................................................. FLEAT................................................................................................................................................................................. BRITA in PuBs – Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application in Public Buildings (Demonstration Project from the Eco-Buildings Innitiative) ................................................................................................... ISFOC – Concentration Photovoltaics in the Field ............................................................................................................... A new view: building wind power-stations and a photovoltaic generators park in Bulgaria................................................... Virtuous Energy Circle – The Underground Train Revamping Project ................................................................................... Outdoor display of Energy Performance Certificate and Energy Savings from Building Thermal Rehabilitation ..................... M.O.R.E. – Market of Olive Residues for Energy ................................................................................................................. ‘AERAULICA’ an innovative aerobic generator .................................................................................................................... Sustainable lighting. ICT for more light with less consumption............................................................................................. Single Green Family House In Cotroceni Neighbourhood – Bucharest................................................................................. WAVENERGY II – Wave Energy Systems In European Ports ............................................................................................... Solar-Wind powered off-grid Concert Hall in Naissaare Island – Estonia .............................................................................. Gas management optimization in Flat Carbon European steel plants of ArcelorMittal .......................................................... Minimum Energy for Maximum Advantage in GURE (Turkey) ............................................................................................... www.calitateaer.ro – Web tool for public information on air quality in Romania .................................................................... Green Heating System of Primary Art School, ZU` Na Popelce 18, Praha 5......................................................................... STARBUS, a decision tool for promoting sustainable energy pathways for public buses’ fleets ........................................... REC Zero Emission Conference Center .............................................................................................................................. Market Access for Smaller Size Intelligent Electricity Generation (MASSIG) ......................................................................... BIOMASSTRADECENTRES – Supporting the organization of spot markets supply for wood chips and firewood................ REVIVAL – Retrofitting for Environmental Viability Improvement of Valued Architectural Landmarks ..................................... Energy Improvement of Social Houses ............................................................................................................................... Leaf House, the carbon-free house..................................................................................................................................... EVA: energy for the environment value ................................................................................................................................ Honda Belgium Factory NV CO2-free for electricity consumption and CO2-low for gas consumption .................................. GEOLIT CLIMATIZACIÓN: district heating and cooling central system with biomass ........................................................... Renewable Energies: Opportunities for a Sustainable Development .................................................................................... ALGAE.SI – Integrated approach towards algae farming ..................................................................................................... The aIM 4 SME’s Project: Automatic Intelligent Metering For Small and Medium-sized Businesses .................................... Refurbishment of an historical Franciscan Abbey into an energy efficient Arts and cultural Center: an initiative of Szamotuly Municipality, Poland ..................................................................................................................... Sustainable & environment-friendly geothermal district heating system in Lendava ............................................................. The E-Server Project – Developing the market for energy efficient servers........................................................................... Keep Cool II – Transforming the market from ‘cooling’ to ‘sustainable summer comfort’ ..................................................... CARAVEL CIVITAS II in Krakow – Travelling towards a new mobility .................................................................................... Electric Power Producing Unit from Biogas City of Greater Thessaloniki – Greece............................................................... Sustainable processing of fatty wastes to be used in SME for energy purposes.................................................................. Reinforcing Investments in biogas technologies for small-scale RES applications in islands ................................................ Development of technology for processing plant oils and spent fats as components of biodegradable lubricants and fuels: a project by IPiEO, Institute for Fuels and renewable Energy, Poland........................

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BEST RAY – Bringing Energy Services to Tanzanian Rural Areas......................................................................................... Solar Electrification in Third World Countries ....................................................................................................................... ENERGYCENTRAL ............................................................................................................................................................. Gota Verde (Green Drop) .................................................................................................................................................... ImpulSolar .......................................................................................................................................................................... FIRE: Facilitating Innovation in Renewable Energies ............................................................................................................ SURE-Africa Sustainable Urban Renewal: Energy Efficient Building for Africa ...................................................................... 78 78 79 79 79 79 80

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ASSOCIATES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 81

National and regional Coordinators …………………………………………………………………………………………… 82
MATTM – Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea .............................................................................................. 82 EVE – Ente Vasco de la Energía .......................................................................................................................................... 82 DENA – German Energy Agency......................................................................................................................................... 82

Energy Industry …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 83
AEBIOM – European Biomass Association ......................................................................................................................... ARE – Alliance for Rural Electrification ................................................................................................................................. EGEC – European Geothermal Energy Council ................................................................................................................... EHA – European Hydrogen Association .............................................................................................................................. EHPA – European Heat Pump Association.......................................................................................................................... EREC – European Renewable Energy Council .................................................................................................................... GWEC – Global Wind Energy Council ................................................................................................................................. ESHA – European Small Hydropower Association .............................................................................................................. EUREC Agency – European Renewable Energy Centres Agency ........................................................................................ ESTIF – European Solar Thermal Industry Federation.......................................................................................................... EUBIA – European Biomass Industry Association ............................................................................................................... EWEA – European Wind Energy Association....................................................................................................................... EPIA – European Photovoltaic Industry Association ............................................................................................................ EURELECTRIC – Union of the Electricity Industry................................................................................................................ 83 83 83 83 84 84 84 84 84 84 85 85 85 85

Energy Agencies ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 86
MIEMA – The Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency ............................................................................................... AGENER – Agencia de Gestión Energética de la Provincia de Jaén .................................................................................... AAE – Agencia Andaluza de la Energía ............................................................................................................................... EEA – Energy Efficiency Agency Bulgaria ............................................................................................................................ Energimyndigheten – Swedish Energy Agency.................................................................................................................... ARGEM – Agencia de Gestión de Energía de la Región de Murcia ...................................................................................... Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden Ltd. ......................................................................................................................... Energy Agency of Nordrhein-Westfalen............................................................................................................................... AEA – Austrian Energy Agency ........................................................................................................................................... EST – Energy Saving Trust .................................................................................................................................................. 86 86 86 86 87 87 87 87 87 87

Industry & Professional Associations ………………………………………………………………………………………… 88
EURIMA – European Insulation Manufacturers Association ................................................................................................. CECED – European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers.............................................................................. A.I.S.E. – International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products ........................................................ CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association ........................................................................................................... CEPI – Confederation of European Paper Industries ........................................................................................................... ELC – European Lamp Companies Federation ................................................................................................................... DIGITALEUROPE ................................................................................................................................................................ EuroACE – The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings ............................................................. ECP – The European Concrete Platform ............................................................................................................................. EuroCommerce .................................................................................................................................................................. Eurofuel .............................................................................................................................................................................. GLASS FOR EUROPE ........................................................................................................................................................ Euroheat & Power............................................................................................................................................................... Fundación CEMA – Fundación Laboral del Cemento y del Medio Ambiente ....................................................................... Europia – European Petroleum Industry Association ........................................................................................................... Oficemen – Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España......................................................................................... PlasticsEurope.................................................................................................................................................................... TechAmerica Europe........................................................................................................................................................... REHVA – Federation of European Heating and Air-conditioning Associations ...................................................................... RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.................................................................................................................. WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development ........................................................................................ WADE – World Alliance for Decentralised Energy ................................................................................................................ 88 88 88 88 89 89 89 89 89 89 90 90 90 90 90 90 91 91 91 91 91 91

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Networks …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 92
Attiva s.r.l. – Camera valdostana delle imprese e delle professioni ....................................................................................... CSEP – Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership ............................................................................................................... BEF – Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia ............................................................................................................................ Consorzio Eurosportello Confesercenti ............................................................................................................................... CEI – Central European Initiative ......................................................................................................................................... Climate Alliance .................................................................................................................................................................. Coldiretti Umbria ................................................................................................................................................................. EcoEnergy – Municipal Energy Efficiency Network .............................................................................................................. EURADA............................................................................................................................................................................. Energie-Cités ...................................................................................................................................................................... CEMR – Council of European Municipalities and Regions ................................................................................................... ISLENET – European Island Network on Energy and Environment ...................................................................................... FEDARENE – European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies ............................................................ EUROCHAMBERS ............................................................................................................................................................. Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein Enterprise Europe Network Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein ......................................... REEEP – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership .......................................................................................... ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability ...................................................................................................................... INIVE – International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance ......................................................... EPE – European Partners for the Environment .................................................................................................................... EUROCITIES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 92 92 92 92 92 93 93 93 93 93 93 94 94 94 94 94 94 95 95 95

Societal Stakeholders …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 96
ATEIK – Renewable energy information consultation centre Lithuania ................................................................................. Energia Klub ....................................................................................................................................................................... CECODHAS ....................................................................................................................................................................... EUFORES – European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources – European Parliamentarians for a Sustainable Energy Future ................................................................................................ EURO COOP – European Community of Consumer Cooperatives ...................................................................................... M.E.E.R.E.A. – Malta Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Association ..................................................................... INFORSE Europe ................................................................................................................................................................ Solar Solidarity.................................................................................................................................................................... 96 96 96 96 97 97 97 97

Public Authorities ............................................................................................................................................................ 98
ITC – Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias .............................................................................................................................. 98 Provincia di Pisa ................................................................................................................................................................. 98 Polish Ministry of the Environment/ Ministerstwo Środowiska.............................................................................................. 98

Educational institutions.................................................................................................................................................. 99
ISB – International School of Brussels................................................................................................................................ 99

Financial Sector ............................................................................................................................................ 99
EIB – European Investment Bank....................................................................................................................................... 99

Media ............................................................................................................................................................................. 100
+QENERGÍA ...................................................................................................................................................................... 100 Artenergy Publishing .......................................................................................................................................................... 100 Education 22 TV Channel – Times of Malta........................................................................................................................ 100 Comunicazione e Territori .................................................................................................................................................. 100 Clean auto ......................................................................................................................................................................... 100 Czysta Energia .................................................................................................................................................................. 101 Energy & Enviro Finland ..................................................................................................................................................... 101 Der Solarserver .................................................................................................................................................................. 101 Energy & Sustainable Development Magazine ................................................................................................................... 101 Energie & Management Verlagsgesellschaft ....................................................................................................................... 101 Energy Observer Magazine ................................................................................................................................................ 101 European Voice ................................................................................................................................................................. 102 RENEFF ............................................................................................................................................................................ 102 ProRinnovabili .................................................................................................................................................................... 102 Solar Rechner.................................................................................................................................................................... 102 Publimedia ........................................................................................................................................................................ 102 Sustainable Energy News .................................................................................................................................................. 102

European Commission Showcasing Europe’s best energy solutions – Catalogue of Partners, volume 3 Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union 2009 — 124 pp. — 21 x 29.7 cm ISBN 978-92-9202-070-5 doi: 10.2826/193

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