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.

Raising awareness about Energy Sufficiency

Raising awareness about Energy Sufficiency

AREC Île-de-France launched a series of six workshops on energy sufficiency in order to integrate this issue into the regional energy and climate strategy. 

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The TIPPING Approach – Guiding innovation governance on islands towards a more sustainable future

The TIPPING Approach – Guiding innovation governance on islands towards a more sustainable future

The TIPPING approach teaches local government about the need for policy adaptations and promote innovation on remoted islands.

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FAST for Hydrogen

FAST for Hydrogen

FAST has the objective to spread scientific culture and offers technical services at national level with a focus on hydrogen.

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Solar-powered irrigation system in Orbaso capable of pumping water to 30 hectares of cropland

Solar-powered irrigation system in Orbaso capable of pumping water to 30 hectares of cropland

The Orbiso Irrigators’ Association has installed the Basque Country’s first self-consumption photovoltaic plant for pumping irrigation water. The total irrigatable land comes to 250 hectares, distributed between around 30 properties

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Supporting sustainability in food and beverage industries by Solar-PV self-consumption

Supporting sustainability in food and beverage industries by Solar-PV self-consumption

Check out how ESCAN improves the energy efficiency of cold chains thanks to Solar-PV!

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Energy DataHub of the Regional Administration of Castilla y León

Energy DataHub of the Regional Administration of Castilla y León

The Energy Datahub is an online tool permitting the Regional Administration of Castilla y León to control energy consumption and boost energy efficiency among citizens. See how it works.

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Smart Villages – the village of the future

Smart Villages – the village of the future

The Energy and Environment Agency of Lower Austria (eNu) developed Smart Villages project through a holistic approach for all areas of life.

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Networks for energy efficiency result in dramatic reductions in energy consumption

Networks for energy efficiency result in dramatic reductions in energy consumption

The “Network for energy agency” gathers small and medium size companies that are comitted to have a yearly energy consumption of no less than 1 Gigawatt hours.

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The Energy Agency of Plovdiv spearheads Smart Energy Transition through Positive Energy Blocks in Five EU cities

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv spearheads Smart Energy Transition through Positive Energy Blocks in Five EU cities

The Lightouse project “Positive City Exchange” aims to deliver positive energy blocks through integrating smart positive energy solutions and digitale energy services.

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Charge ahead!

Charge ahead!

More EVs means more charging stations! Learn how Energikontor Väst is making it possible.

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Mönsterås municipality develops long-term strategic work for energy efficiency in buildings

Mönsterås municipality develops long-term strategic work for energy efficiency in buildings

The international project Act NOW works with municipalities in Southeast Sweden to promote energy efficiency management.

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The European Energy Award (eea) -Systematically contributing to municipal climate protection

The European Energy Award (eea) -Systematically contributing to municipal climate protection

The eea is a management and certification scheme for municipalities and regions in the energy efficiency field.

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