ManagEnergy Newsletter - June 2011

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Get inspired by the most recent ManagEnergy case studies!

Sankt Ottilien woodchipboilerOur website features some of the most brilliant projects that were submitted to ManagEnergy in the framework of the 2011 call for case studies. Discover new ideas! Get inspired! Make a difference!

Tens of cases studies were submitted to ManagEnergy during our annual call. The submissions were evaluated by a committee of experts and a high-level jury. Six of the projects were nominated for the 2011 ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award and two of them were presented the award by the European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, during the 2011 ManagEnergy Award ceremony.

You can now find some of the top 2011 projects on our website, with a description of the project’s technical aspects, concrete outcomes and replicability potential. The case studies’ themes vary from energy efficiency in public buildings to cooperative actions in renewable energy, educational campaigns, district heating for small communities, smart meter use for households and many more.

Next year your project could be among the top ManagEnergy case studies!

Download the new ManagEnergy publications!

ManagEnergy publications

Are you looking for information and contact details for European energy agencies? Would you like to find out about some of the most outstanding sustainable energy projects at the local and regional level? Do you need a good overview of ManagEnergy and its services? If so, you may be interested to know that our new publications are available for download from our website!

European energy agencies map

The new ManagEnergy map presents an accessible overview of hundreds of European energy agencies, in EU Member States, candidate countries and non-EU countries. The agencies are classified as national, regional, provincial and local. Download the map! (.pdf)

Directory of European energy agencies

The 2011 directory is a handy booklet with the contact details of more than 400 energy agencies from 34 countries. This new edition features national, regional, provincial and local energy agencies as well as associations of agencies, classified by country. Find the right energy agency for your projects!
Download the directory! (.pdf)

Good practice brochure 2011

The ManagEnergy good practice brochure highlights a selection of projects that were submitted to ManagEnergy through the annual calls for case studies in 2010 and 2011. The projects range from technical applications to financial instruments, communication campaigns and community initiatives. They all promote energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level. According to the European Commissioner for Energy, Mr Oettinger: ‘In all those areas ManagEnergy aims to show the way!
Download the good practice brochure! (.pdf)

ManagEnergy leaflet and Education Corner leaflet

If you are new to ManagEnergy, or you want to acquire an overview of our diverse activities, the ManagEnergy leaflet is for you! If you undertake projects in energy education for children, teenagers and young professionals, the Education Corner leaflet will provide you with an ideal guide. Download the ManagEnergy leaflet (.pdf) and the Education Corner leaflet! (.pdf)

‘Sustainable energy and the Covenant of Mayors in our cities’,
ManagEnergy workshop held in Warsaw, Poland

ManagEnergy workshop in WarsawThe workshop focused on Polish cities that are already convinced of the benefits of local sustainable energy policies and those that signed up to the Covenant of Mayors initiative. The main objective was to find solutions which ensure the smooth implementation of the Covenant initiative within the Polish context.

The workshop that took place on 6 May, helped to improve the capacities of municipalities to:

  • allocate sufficient human capacities
  • develop and implement local Baseline Emissions Inventories (BEI) and Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP), in order to achieve the goals of the Covenant of Mayors (at least a 20% CO2 reduction by 2020)
  • engage local stakeholders and citizens
  • make use of existing funding opportunities and the experiences of other signatories

The Covenant methodology, the available financing mechanisms and the first concrete achievements of Covenant cities were presented, while training was provided on the development and implementation of SEAPs.

Participants were invited to clearly identify local authorities’ needs as well as measures that should be put in place to boost the implementation of the Covenant of Mayors initiative in Poland. The possibility to set up a Covenant national platform was explored.

The Polish regions and networks of local authorities were encouraged to become ‘Covenant Territorial Coordinators’ or ‘Covenant Supporters’. Other key actors were invited (e.g., ministries, associations), in order to encourage networking and interaction with municipalities.

As the Covenant of Mayors initiative is not yet widely known in Poland - only 11 cities have signed up - there is still huge potential for action. The achievement of the Covenant targets by the cities participating in the workshop helped to motivate more cities to join.

ManagEnergy at the 2011 Green Week: advocating for sustainable energy in cities and regions

ManagEnergy at Green WeekAs ManagEnergy is committed to sustainable development in the energy sector with a focus on the local and regional level, the 2011 Green Week was an excellent platform for further promoting our tools and services! The 11th edition of Green Week took place from 24 to 27 May 2011 in Brussels and around Europe. This year's theme was 'Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better'.
Hundreds of people from across Europe visited the ManagEnergy stand. They had the opportunity to discuss the initiative with our team, find out about the latest policy and funding developments, receive our new publications and create their own profile on our website.

‘Engaging with cities and regions’, meeting held in Brussels for local and regional EU projects

Torun (c: Shutterstock)ManagEnergy has been a platform of communication and technical support for local and regional energy actors for almost a decade! This long lasting bond was reinforced at the joint contractors' meeting for IEE and INTERREG projects that was held in Brussels on 18-19 May.

The meeting was organised by the EACI jointly with the INTERACT secretariat in Viborg. Around 117 participants from all over Europe gathered, including beneficiaries from on-going IEE ‘Local Action’ projects and from DG REGIO's INTERREG projects together with project officers from the two programmes.

The participants, including 33 representatives from the Local and Regional Energy Agencies (recently established with IEE funding), met in a mix of plenary sessions and parallel workshops, in order to network, exchange experiences and identify synergies. In addition to the networking opportunities, discussions also focused on technical topics of interest: energy baselines, SEAP development, SEAP implementation and training for local politicians and technical staff.

Positive feedback from the participants confirmed that this exchange will help the project teams, who are keen to benefit from the lessons learnt and to capitalise on synergies, thus delivering faster and with higher impacts.

Send us your story!

Are you an energy agency with a successful project in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency? Would like to share the outcome of your initiative with the ManagEnergy community?

We regularly promote interesting stories in the Focus On section of our website.

Please feel free to send your input to info@managenergy.net !

Did you know?

You have the opportunity to promote your event in the ManagEnergy events calendar . Upload your event information through our submission tool and we can publish it on our website!