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.

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  • Citizens at the heart of the energy transition in Europe

    Published on 15 Oct 2014

    Community energy and renewable energy cooperatives are getting organized across Europe – ManagEnergy held a recent networking event on community power, ICLEI have a workshop coming up and the first European Conference of Citizen Energy took place in Lille, France, earlier this month.

  • Energy security begins at home

    Published on 10 Oct 2014

    Local and regional sustainable energy promoters received a powerful boost to this week as a host of political VIPs paid tribute to their work – ‘essential for energy security’. Meanwhile those on the frontlines were busy getting down to business learning from leading innovative finance projects – as top policymakers and financiers signaled:  ‘The money is there – bring us the projects’. 

  • ManagEnergy: The map and the territory

    Published on 03 Oct 2014

    What a busy time of year! ManagEnergy capacity building workshops are taking place across Europe; along with networking events on Community Energy , Innovative Financing , and Energy Transition . Check the events calendar to find a sustainable energy event near you!

  • European cities against climate change

    Published on 02 Oct 2014

    At the time that the Head of State and government are finalising the agreement on the composition of the European Commission guided by Jean-Claude Juncker, it is still unclear how the EU institutions will deal with the topics of the climate change in the coming months and how these topics will affect the rest of EU policies, especially regional and energy policies.

    By Simone D’Antonio

  • Innovative financing for public authorities from eeef – a role model fund for energy efficiency investment

    Published on 02 Oct 2014

    Without enough investment into energy efficiency, the EU risks missing its 2020 – and longer-term - climate and energy targets. Public funding is available – and ‘role model fund’ eeef is showing how to profitably deliver innovative financing solutions for sustainable energy projects.

  • Dutch do Dragon’s Den for sustainable energy entrepreneurs

    Published on 02 Oct 2014

    It is a Thursday evening in Utrecht, The Netherlands. On a stage in the Media Plaza centre, the spotlights are on the representatives of three local sustainable energy projects. Projected on the wall, a giant clock ticks away the minutes and seconds that they have to show the best of their projects’ business plans.

  • How can teachers and students realise the untapped potential of school buildings?

    Published on 29 Sep 2014

    Fulfilling the energy saving opportunities of public premises is essential to achieving EU 2020 goals. But how can teachers and students realise the untapped potential of school buildings?

  • Walk to school

    Published on 29 Sep 2014

    Across Europe, teachers are discovering how cycle and walk-to-school campaigns can create classroom fun, boost kids' confidence, and offer a great strategy for teaching safety and energy awareness. There are so many ways to get kids of all ages moving towards a cleaner future!

  • Engaging kids in learning about energy and climate change

    Published on 29 Sep 2014

    More than any generation before them, today's children need to be equipped to deal with tomorrow's energy challenges. But in a world of rapidly changing communications, how can we engage kids in learning about energy and climate change?

  • Visions of an energy-efficient, CO2-neutral future are becoming reality in Hannover

    Published on 23 Sep 2014

    The key to ProKlima’s success’, explains CEO Harald Halfpaap, ‘is the combination of funding with information, consultation, expertise and networking.’

  • Gore & Blix to visit Danish municipality heading for 100 % renewables

    Published on 23 Sep 2014

    Global VIPs are set to debate international energy security – at the municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern in Denmark aiming for 100 % renewables

  • European education initiatives prove that with the right support, the next generation can develop the knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity to drive a sustainable future.

    Published on 16 Sep 2014

    'Our biggest challenge in this new century,' says former UN Secretary General, Kofi Anan 'is to take an idea that seems abstract – sustainable development – and turn it into a daily reality for all the world's people.'

  • All over Europe teachers are taking up the challenge to prepare tomorrow's citizens for an energy-efficient future!

    Published on 09 Sep 2014

    Across the member states, the educational community is getting involved in initiatives like European clean-up day or Eco-schools – Europe-wide projects designed to show kids their power to create a sustainable world for themselves. Last year the school network, Euronet 50/50, won the European Sustainability Week (EUSEW) award for an outstanding contribution to learning, and every year more and more schools are doing their part to help the European Union towards its energy goals.

  • Finance for sustainable energy: ESI funds and Horizon 2020 synergy

    Published on 08 Sep 2014

    About 150 people attended ERRIN’s recent Horizon2020 networking event; many representing regional and local authorities throughout Europe. Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s EUR 80 billion research and innovation programme is offering generous funding to help public authorities carry out sustainable energy policies.

  • Join us in Venice for this exciting cycling event

    Published on 03 Sep 2014

    On 1 October, the European Commission together with Eurocities and the European Cyclists’ Federation will hold a conference in Venice on strategies to increase cycling in cities. The conference will bring together city representatives and mobility experts from across Europe to discuss arguments, strategies and tools for investment in urban cycling infrastructure. Speakers will present examples of European cites that have used original methods to support a flourishing cycling culture.

  • Are bike share schemes worth the investment?

    Published on 03 Sep 2014

    Bike-share schemes across the world are promoted by cities as valuable mechanisms for reducing congestion, improving people’s health and cutting air pollution, however they are costly systems to run and require significant investment from both the public and private sector. With New York seeking a further US$14 million in funding for their Citi Bike scheme and London about to start their search for a new sponsor to replace Barclays’ £5 million a year support, Nick Michell asks whether bike-share schemes are worth the investment

  • The Stuttgart Model

    Published on 19 Aug 2014

    ‘It is said that the people of this region tend to be frugal, innovative and diligent,’ says Dr Jürgen Görres, head of Stuttgart Energy Management Department, ‘This culture combined with Stuttgart’s exemplary role for the region of Baden-Württemberg might have set the foundation of Stuttgart’s efforts in energy management and using renewable energies.’ 

  • Recent study into energy efficiency in Nordic SMEs yields promising recommendations for achieving 2020 goals.

    Published on 30 Jul 2014

    A recent study from Finnish bioeconomy specialists Gaia Consulting represents a welcome step towards creating a vibrant, innovative and energy-efficient future for European industry.

  • The SMEs of Västernorrland are boosting their energy efficiency with a new management system tailored specially for them

    Published on 30 Jul 2014

    ‘Resource efficiency offers major economic opportunities for SMEs,’ says the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP), ‘both in terms of cost savings as well as opportunities to offer greener products and services.’ But trying to access these opportunities presents a risk for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and requires more knowledge and structural support than they usually have in place. 

  • ANDALUCÍA A+

    Published on 08 Jul 2014

    The ‘ENERGY SAVING AT HOME’ programme is an energy saving programme for Andalusia’s domestic and residential sectors which work closely with supplier companies to simplify the process for end-users and encourage energy efficiency.