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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Biogas Action – Advisory committees to train companies and institutions,  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Biogas Action – Advisory committees to train companies and institutions, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

AURA-EE, as regional energy agency maintains relationships with local suppliers/companies, local authorities, institutions and project owners in the region. AURA-EE organizes advisory committees twice a year, to allow stakeholders to meet other companies, administrations, project owners etc.

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Biogas Action – Marketing for biogas development in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Biogas Action – Marketing for biogas development in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

RAEE (now AURA-EE) led a project to promote regional operators’ activity in the field of biogas, introducing the “Biogaz Gener’action” logo.

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Biogas Action – Guideline to creating a bioCNG refuelling station in farms

Biogas Action – Guideline to creating a bioCNG refuelling station in farms

Most farmers are thinking about building a biomethane refueling station as part of  their biogas plant. This guide highlights the feasibility and shows a possible strategy for farmers who want to become suppliers of CNG for citizens and local authorities.

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Biogas Action – Change the Framework for biomethane development

Biogas Action – Change the Framework for biomethane development

The biogas action project created the opportunity to change the framework for biomethane production to produce biomethane in farms and sell it directly as bioGNC, or to collect this biomethane by trucks and deliver it to the gas grid, a few kilometers away.

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Biogas Action – Guideline to managing biomethane production for bioCNG utilities in a local area

Biogas Action – Guideline to managing biomethane production for bioCNG utilities in a local area

A 60 pages guideline with details on regulation, raising awareness on guaranty of origin mechanism and possibilities to use the biomethane as local fuel.

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Biogas Action – Business model for Haderup Denmark

Biogas Action – Business model for Haderup Denmark

A local farmer in the northern part of Denmark was considering building a biogas farmer plant. In order to help him, BiogasAction made a number of different calculations based on different tools in order to give him an impression of the amount of financing needed.

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Biogas Action – Network between biogas plants Denmark

Biogas Action – Network between biogas plants Denmark

The background for forming a network between biogas plants is that plants are not competitors, although they operate on a free market. Instead they want to make sure that they are operating their plants in the most efficient way possible; creating the need for a network.

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Spreading the message of energy saving

Spreading the message of energy saving

The energy team of the Primary School of Athienou decided that they should do something to raise energy awareness among the local community. They decided to prepare a three-page brochure with simple energy saving tips and pieces of advice. 

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Energy Agents in Action

Energy Agents in Action

The students of the Primary School of Episkopi and the 2nd Primary School of Kaimakli decided to take the “law” into their hands! 

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Integrated Mobility Master Plan in Nicosia, Cyprus

Integrated Mobility Master Plan in Nicosia, Cyprus

The Integrated Mobility Master Plan (IMMP) is a Turning Point for Transport Policy. The Government of Cyprus and the Local Authorities have the ambition to ameliorate the traffic situation, by increasing the share of Public Transport, Cycling and Walking and at the same time upgrading and completing the road network. The share of Public Transport Trips must be above 10% by the year 2020. In order to achieve these ambitious goals, a sustained effort must be made to implement a series of measures.

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Financing scheme for efficiency on street lighting, Madeira and Santo Porto, Portugal

Financing scheme for efficiency on street lighting, Madeira and Santo Porto, Portugal

Street lighting represents 10% of electricity demand in Madeira and 7% in Porto Santo and has a high potential for action to improve energy efficiency. Street lighting is managed by municipalities, which are organised in an association of municipalities. They are interested in reducing street lighting costs but do not have the financing capacity, because of high debt and crisis restrictions. The solution was to involve regional and municipal actors to discuss the problem.

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The Tram of wider Lefkosia Region, Cyprus

The Tram of wider Lefkosia Region, Cyprus

Targeting the enhance of the public transportation in Lefkosia Region and the efficient management of the traffic congestion, 10 urban Municipalities and the Ministry of Communication and works, Department of Public works, cooperates for the designing and the implementation of the ambitious project “Tram of Lefkosia”. There are no rail tracks existing at the moment in Cyprus and the success of this pioneer project depends on the successful multilevel governance cooperation between local authorities and central government administrations.

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