ManagEnergy Sectoral Information Kit 2: Education
The sectoral information kit is a new service provided by ManagEnergy in 2007 and 2008. The information kits will gather together a wide range of different themes related to sustainable energy such as energy use in buildings, energy education, behavioural change, etc.
- Education and training can lead to more sustainable modes of energy use;
- What is the EU doing towards energy education? It includes an example of projects in the field of energy education supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (2007-2013);
- Tomorrow's energy users: there is a high potential for energy saving if future generations are adequately trained regarding energy;
- Good practice: the FEE project (2001-2013): the objective of the project was to increase the knowledge of the ways people use energy and bring changes in people's practices. It also helped many pupils to carry out energy audits in their own homes and schools and encouraged the involvement of parental committees;
- Schools and teachers: teachers are the main influence on pupils' education but they need to be specifically trained in order to be able to pass the right message;
- Good practice: incentives to save power. Schools in Modena, Italy, are being given the chance to improve the energy performance of their buildings - and to receive a share of the savings they make from cutting back on electricity and gas consumption. In addition, pupils are also learning on energy saving thanks to educational projects of the local energy agency;
- Lifelong learning and energy training: energy education should not be restricted to schools. Training of older generations is vital in order to foster change across the whole of society.
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