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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AGIR

AGIR

AGIR is a public initiative in Region PACA, which uses a 70 m€ public fund to promote energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) actions inside the Region.

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Reconstruction of a boiler plant in the district heating system with cross-border cooperation

Reconstruction of a boiler plant in the district heating system with cross-border cooperation

Reconstruction of an out of date boiler plant combusting mainly natural gas in the district heating system of the small town Brumov- Bylnice aims to the improvement of energy self-sufficiency of the target region and reduction of CO2 emissions.

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Copenhagen – Carbon Neutral Capital 2025

Copenhagen – Carbon Neutral Capital 2025

The City of Copenhagen has set the target of becoming “The World’s First Carbon Neutral Capital” by 2025, with the first step to reduce carbon emissions by 20 % by 2015, compared to 2005.

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ENER-SUPPLY (Energy Efficiency and Renewables Supporting Policies in Local level for energy)

ENER-SUPPLY (Energy Efficiency and Renewables Supporting Policies in Local level for energy)

The main objective has been to strengthen the public local administration expertise within the field of energy and to create attracting investments in renewable energy sources (RES) and energy efficiency (EE).

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Water power station Lyckeåborg Blekinge, Sweden

Water power station Lyckeåborg Blekinge, Sweden

In 2011 the hydropower plant, located in Lyckeåborg Blekinge, was totally renewed in order to reduce oil consumption and optimize the use of renewable energy sources.

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The Blekinge Trip Blekinge, Sweden

The Blekinge Trip Blekinge, Sweden

During The Blekinge Trip, groups of 12 years old children travel by train and bus within their region for a whole day learning how to plan and report their trip.

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Target 2050: Countdown to a low carbon home Severn Wye Energy Agency, UK

Target 2050: Countdown to a low carbon home Severn Wye Energy Agency, UK

Target 2050 is the name of Stroud District Council’s overall strategy to address climate change through actions in the domestic, commercial and public sectors, which is delivered through a partnership with Severn Wye Energy Agency.

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Large-roof PV system for public sports building in Berlin

Large-roof PV system for public sports building in Berlin

Thanks to the Berlin Energy Agency (BEA), the flat roof of the Max-Schmeling-Halle Berlin arena is now equipped with a photovoltaic system.

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Farmegy, Lowbrook Biogas plant Dorset

Farmegy, Lowbrook Biogas plant Dorset

The Lowbrook digester, developed by Owen Yeatman, is now part of a farming enterprise including 400 head dairy herd and 490 hectares of arable crops, and an exemplar case of opportunities offered by anaerobic digestion.

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South Shropshire Biodigester, Ludlow Biocycle South Shropshire/Greenfinch Ltd.

South Shropshire Biodigester, Ludlow Biocycle South Shropshire/Greenfinch Ltd.

The South Shropshire Biodigester was funded by the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Advantage West Midlands to demonstrate the diversion of source separated household kitchen waste from landfill.

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Biogas plant “Planta de Purines de Almazán (Soria)”

Biogas plant “Planta de Purines de Almazán (Soria)”

The Regional Government of Castilla y León, Junta de Castilla y León, in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Soria, financed the construction of the plant “Planta de Purines de Almazán (Soria)”.

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Biogas plant “Formigara” – Formigara (Cr), Italy

Biogas plant “Formigara” – Formigara (Cr), Italy

The biogas plant in Formigara (Northern Italy) started its operation in June 2006 in the farm company “Agrosocietà” and today works with two primary digesters and two secondary ones.

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