Best practices

Exemplary projects and initiatives are implemented and replicated at local and regional level. The following best practices are categorised by topic and geographic area.

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A regional agreement for biogas

A regional agreement for biogas

Ten years ago, the municipally-owned biogas plant outside the city of Jönköping was bleeding money and public opinion was hostile to continued production of biomethane for the city’s buses. Now, we celebrate that Jönköping had the largest percentage increase in biogas production in all of Sweden (41%). Discover how the Jönköping County reversed course.

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Making it easier to buy an electric car: the electric car guide

Making it easier to buy an electric car: the electric car guide

To promote electric cars ownership in Sweden, the Örebro County Energy Agency has set up an easy guide that answers the most common questions regarding EVs. The guide was developed for use as part of an EU project but has been successfully distributed to energy and climate advisors across Sweden.

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PRISMI PLUS: Transferring a toolkit for RES Integration in Smart Mediterranean Islands and rural area

PRISMI PLUS: Transferring a toolkit for RES Integration in Smart Mediterranean Islands and rural area

The Regional Energy Agency Kvarner was one of the partners behind the Interreg-MED project PRISMI PLUS, which envisioned a number of educational activities, including learnng new methodology that will ultimately assist public authorities in their energy transition planning.

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The transition to electric transport in the heart of the Cyclades islands

The transition to electric transport in the heart of the Cyclades islands

The electrification of sea transportation between the two cycladic islands of Antiparos and Paros as well as an innovative business model that enhances cooperation between local authority and local private entity paves the way for Antiparos to becoming an eco-friendly destination, while creating new job opportunities.

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School of Bioclimatic Design for Adaptation and Mitigation (SBAM)

School of Bioclimatic Design for Adaptation and Mitigation (SBAM)

The Emilia-Romagna Regional Association of National Italian Municipalities and the Agency for Energy and Sustainable Development have created the SBAM, an outreach and training opportunity aimed at creating a network of competent professionals ready to implement adaptation strategies.

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Establishment of the Energy Centre of the Ústí Region

Establishment of the Energy Centre of the Ústí Region

The Ústí Region, Czech Republic, has recently established its own Energy Agency, with the intention of becoming an active member of the Union for Community Energy as well as benefiting from best practices sharing across Europe.

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It takes an orchestra to play a climate tune – a prototype from Denmark

It takes an orchestra to play a climate tune – a prototype from Denmark

Through an innovative learning process with workshops, interviews, group exercises, social innovation and local public meetings, Samsø Energy Academy attempts to introduce to municipal climate coordinators a new thinking.

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The County Energy Transition Offices Network

The County Energy Transition Offices Network

The energy transition is an ambitious challenge: achieving a decarbonized energy model requires a huge effort on energy efficiency and renewable generation everywhere. In this direction, the government of Catalonia has supported local authorities creating the Network of County Energy Transition Offices.

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Innovation for the energy transition: International Clean Energy Hackathon in Linz/Upper Austria

Innovation for the energy transition: International Clean Energy Hackathon in Linz/Upper Austria

At the International Clean Energy Hackathon held on 14-15 November in Linz, Upper Austria, 31 teams from 10 countries “hacked” challenges and developed new products for the energy transition.

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A collaborative guide to help companies reduce their use of energy in five steps

A collaborative guide to help companies reduce their use of energy in five steps

Sweden faces a winter with a very real risk of energy shortages. The electricity prices are soaring to levels that may cause smaller companies to fold, and many are looking for ways to reduce their use of energy. Their question, is this: How do we become more energy efficient without compromising on safety and health?

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Hydrogen gains momentum in the Basque Country

Hydrogen gains momentum in the Basque Country

The Basque Hydrogen Strategy was presented in Spring 2021. Its purpose is to promote the creation of a hydrogen production, distribution and consumption ecosystem in the Basque Country based on the country’s industrial, logistical and technological capabilities.

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Supporting deep renovations in public buildings across small and medium-sized municipalities

Supporting deep renovations in public buildings across small and medium-sized municipalities

The BAPAURA project scales up the energy refurbishment of public buildings in small and mid-size local municipalities through the implementation of multi-level, advanced services that provide technical support and innovative financing.

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