A record 82 projects were submitted for the 2013 ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award. Listed below are the ten finalists for the award that were evaluated by a high-level jury composed of key representatives from public authorities, energy agencies, city networks, and industry and citizens associations from across Europe. The rigorous evaluation procedure considered the projects’ impact, sustainability and replication potential. The winner was announced during a special ceremony in Brussels on June 24, and each of the top three projects were presented the following day at the ManagEnergy Annual Conference.
Changing attitudes to green construction in Croatia.
Project title: The Bold New Face of Koprivnica
Location: Koprivnica, Croatia
Energy management in the EU’s capital.
Project title: The Brussels Local Action Plans for Energy Management (PLAGE)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
An Italian province goes beyond 2020 emission targets.
Project title: Chieti towards 2020
Location: Cheti, Italy
Face-to-face with energy efficiency.
Project title: Mobilizing citizens in the field of RUE and RES through special awareness raising campaign and Energy Days
Location: Maribor, Slovenia
New liquefied biogas plant produces green fuel—and fertilizer.
Project title: Lidköping Biogas
Location: Lidköping, Sweden
A Swedish neighborhood to halve its energy consumption.
Project title: Sustainable Ålidhem
Country: Ålidhem, Sweden
Tapping into the energy-saving potential of schools.
Project title: EURONET 50/50
Location: Barcelona, Spain
City harnesses the power of gas.
Project title: Environmentally-friendly gas-fuelled buses, Skåne
Location: Skåne, Sweden
Island hybrid hydro-wind electricity generation system.
Project title: El Hierro, 100% Renewable Energy
Location: El Hierro, Spain
A German city’s effort to remove 6000 cars from its streets.
Project title: Car-Sharing, Bremen
Location: Bremen, Germany