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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.

2014 ManagEnergy Award finalists

The ManagEnergy Award is given to public authorities and energy agencies at the local and regional level that have shown outstanding achievements in the area of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The five finalists for this year's award were presented at the 2014 ManagEnergy Annual Conference in Brussels on June 24. The winner—the Commune of Kisielice, Poland—was announced at a special ceremony.

The winner!

The Commune of Kisielice

Promoting energy self-sufficiency in Poland’s rural communities

The energy self-sufficiency project of the Commune of Kisielice in Poland is designed to increase energy independence, make the best use of local capacity and reduce CO₂ emissions in a small rural commune. The commune has set itself the goal of abandoning dependence on coal – reducing emissions, improving air quality and making maximum use of local agricultural production capacity.

The runners-up

Warm and Well

Severn Wye Energy Agency's community-scale delivery model for home energy improvements

Warm and Well is a programme for home energy advice and retrofit improvements that aims to improve energy efficiency, cut energy bills and carbon emissions, and reduce the risk of energy poverty. The health benefits of energy efficiency are also a key part of the project.

Andalucía A+

Working with suppliers and citizens to improve energy efficiency

The ENERGY SAVING AT HOME programme is an Andalusian regional energy agency initiative that has reached more than 300,000 citizens. 

Other finalists

Sustainable Järva

Retrofitting 1960s homes in Sweden for an eco-efficient future

Sustainable Järva is a regeneration project for a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, designed to refurbish and make the old housing stock from the mid-sixties energy-efficient.

Smart City–‘A’ Labelled Municipalities

Joining forces to become ‘A’ labelled municipalities

Small municipalities in Sardinia are receiving technical and financial support to develop sustainable energy action plans for their cities.