ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level.
  • Money, money, money

    Sustainable energy finance is rapidly developing, with many new instruments coming into play to accelerate the transition to a low carbon society. As key aggregators, local authorities are challenged to move beyond grants and work with financial institutions to set up financial instruments. Experience from the ManagEnergy community shows that it is more difficult to set up bankable project pipeline than to raise the finance – but the opportunities for local green growth are significant.

  • SMEs and the transition to a low carbon society

    Economists increasingly predict that SMEs will be the force behind the economic restructuring and energy transition that the future stability of Europe depends on. Moreover, SMEs are the backbone of the European economy. They make up more than 99 per cent of all European businesses, provide two out of three private sector jobs and contribute to more than half of the total added value created by businesses in the EU.

  • ELENA funds municipal power in Green Capital Bristol

    Bristol has made a name for itself as one of the UK’s most progressive cities – and is currently holding the prestigious Green Capital title . Now, with help from the EIB via ELENA funding , Bristol is setting up its own energy company. A spokesperson from Bristol City Council tells us all about it.

  • Setting up a local sustainable energy investment fund: Empowerment and a ‘can-do’ approach go a long way

    Supported by Intelligent Energy Europe, the project Mobilising Local Energy Investment (MLEI) Cambridgeshire (L-CIF), which has been running since late 2012, aimed at testing the business case for a local Low Carbon Investment Fund by using public money and public sector projects to leverage private investment and develop a bankable pipeline of projects.

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