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.

2013 ManagEnergy Award finalists

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.

THE WINNER: 

Setting new standards in sustainability

Changing attitudes to green construction in Croatia.

Project title: The Bold New Face of Koprivnica

Location: Koprivnica, Croatia

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THE RUNNERS-UP:

Improving energy efficiency in Europe’s capital

Energy management in the EU’s capital.

Project title: The Brussels Local Action Plans for Energy Management (PLAGE)

Location: Brussels, Belgium

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Going beyond the 2020 emission reduction targets

An Italian province goes beyond 2020 emission targets.

Project title: Chieti towards 2020

Location: Cheti, Italy

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OTHER FINALISTS:

Innovative ice challenge becomes a hot topic 

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

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Producing green fuel from natural processes 

New liquefied biogas plant produces green fuel—and fertilizer.

Project title: Lidköping Biogas

Location: Lidköping, Sweden

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Building sustainable communities

A Swedish neighborhood to halve its energy consumption. 

Project title: Sustainable Ålidhem

Country: Ålidhem, Sweden

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Tapping into the energy-saving potential of schools

Tapping into the energy-saving potential of schools.

Project title: EURONET 50/50

Location: Barcelona, Spain

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Reducing regional transport emissions to almost nothing 

 City harnesses the power of gas.

Project title: Environmentally-friendly gas-fuelled buses, Skåne

Location: Skåne, Sweden

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Setting new standards in sustainability

Island hybrid hydro-wind electricity generation system.

Project title: El Hierro, 100% Renewable Energy

Location: El Hierro, Spain

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Freeing up street space for cyclists and pedestrians

A German city’s effort to remove 6000 cars from its streets.

Project title: Car-Sharing, Bremen

Location: Bremen, Germany

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