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TOOLBOX

PrioritEE Toolbox

Source/Author: Interreg MED project - PrioritEE

The project aims to gather the knowledge acquired in terms of decision support tools, good practices and strategies in one common platform, the PrioritEE toolbox, which can be used by local administrations to manage and monitor energy co...

The project aims to gather the knowledge acquired in terms of decision support tools, good practices and strategies in one common platform, the PrioritEE toolbox, which can be used by local administrations to manage and monitor energy consumption, assess the cost-effectiveness of a predefined set of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) measures, and prioritize investments. Moreover, it will release a policy document on common strategies in the MED area to develop local action plans to reduce the energy consumption of MPBs.

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SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Energy communities: an overview of energy and social innovation

Source/Author: CARAMIZARU Elena; UIHLEIN Andreas

Community energy refers to a wide range of collective energy actions that involve citizens’ participation in the energy system. The Clean Energy Package recognises certain categories of community energy initiatives as ‘energy communi...

Community energy refers to a wide range of collective energy actions that involve citizens’ participation in the energy system. The Clean Energy Package recognises certain categories of community energy initiatives as ‘energy communities’ in European legislation. Energy communities can be understood as a way to ‘organise’ collective energy actions around open, democratic participation and governance and the provision of benefits for the members or the local community. This report focuses on 24 community energy schemes that could potentially be considered types of energy communities.

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BEST PRACTICES

Green spatial plan of the city of Karlovac

Source/Author: City of Karlovac

The City of Karlovac has recently completed its Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan and is now in the process of modifying its spatial and zoning plans. The City has recognized the potential synergy between the two actions and is,...

The City of Karlovac has recently completed its Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan and is now in the process of modifying its spatial and zoning plans. The City has recognized the potential synergy between the two actions and is, with the support from the North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, integrating them into the first Green spatial and zoning plan in Croatia. The overall concept is to empower and enable local and regional governments to explicitly set and bindingly enforce their development pathways with a focus on sustainable development and environmental protection, using tools already at their disposal.

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MULTIMEDIA

Keeping our cities sustainably warm: Inspiring the Efficient Renewal of District Heating for the Just Transition

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

Our high-level speakers representing local to European institutions discussed DH’s crucial role in contributing to a Just Transition, Green Recovery and climate/energy goals. Joined by 170+ heating and energy experts, this online gathe...

Our high-level speakers representing local to European institutions discussed DH’s crucial role in contributing to a Just Transition, Green Recovery and climate/energy goals. Joined by 170+ heating and energy experts, this online gathering fostered interactive dialogue on scaling up implementation through the strategic acceleration of policy and financial frameworks which suitably support DH retrofits.

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GUIDELINES

Sustainable Adoption Roadmap for District Heating Systems

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

This guide is meant to inspire the owners/operators of diverse types, sizes and development-stages of DHSs to implement similar measures to the ones developed during the KeepWarm project in their own communities. It also aims to stimulat...

This guide is meant to inspire the owners/operators of diverse types, sizes and development-stages of DHSs to implement similar measures to the ones developed during the KeepWarm project in their own communities. It also aims to stimulate public authorities, policy-makers, investors and other stakeholders to streamline and prioritise DH retrofits by establishing those policies, regulations, funding schemes, etc. needed to facilitate and replicate DH modernisation all across Europe.

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GUIDELINES

Cool ideas for hot solutions to KEEPING OUR CITIES SUSTAINABLY WARM

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

This guidance booklet has been created as a means of helping you navigate some of the key issues involved in upgrading your district heating (DH) by using more sustainable energy sources, namely from a variety of viable renewable energy ...

This guidance booklet has been created as a means of helping you navigate some of the key issues involved in upgrading your district heating (DH) by using more sustainable energy sources, namely from a variety of viable renewable energy sources and/or excess heat harvestable from industrial/commercial processes. Integrating and fully-switching to these greener DH alternatives makes sense not only at an operational level, but is greatly supportive, if not essential, for the successful implementation of a variety of Europe’s flagship policy initiatives.

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TRAINING

KeepWarm Learning Centre

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

In "Learning Centre" you can find resources of interest for district heating operators/owners sorted according to the eight larger thematic areas. Some of these resources were used by project partners during training workshops with distr...

In "Learning Centre" you can find resources of interest for district heating operators/owners sorted according to the eight larger thematic areas. Some of these resources were used by project partners during training workshops with district heating operators and other relevant actors in their countries. Other materials were developed by related projects who were or are still active in the area of district heating and cooling. Training materials in the languages of project partners.

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GUIDELINES

A catalogue of evaluation methods for the systemic assessment of sustainable energy projects

Source/Author: E-FIX project consortium

E-FIX has developed a catalogue of evaluation methods for the systemic assessment of sustainable energy projects. This is an instrument, which can be used by energy and financing experts when trying to select suitable projects. It contai...

E-FIX has developed a catalogue of evaluation methods for the systemic assessment of sustainable energy projects. This is an instrument, which can be used by energy and financing experts when trying to select suitable projects. It contains evaluation methods and feasibility criteria for energy investments. At the same time, it takes into account country-level differences in terms of investment costs, energy prices and current capital.

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TRAINING

Training materials for innovative financing mechanisms in 7 languages

Source/Author: E-FIX project consortium

The training materials are focused on three types of financing mechanisms- crowdfunding, leasing and EPC and are translated and available in 7 languages- English, German, Czech, Polish, Croatian, Armenian and Georgian.

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CASE STUDY INFORMATION

Case Study peer-to-peer energy trading platform

Source/Author: Tractebel Romania

As member of the project consortium Socialres, Tractebel’s contribution consists in developing a pilot peer-to-peer trading platform and a roadmap for legislative actions needed to enable in the reality the concept of energy trading be...

As member of the project consortium Socialres, Tractebel’s contribution consists in developing a pilot peer-to-peer trading platform and a roadmap for legislative actions needed to enable in the reality the concept of energy trading between smaller market actors, being consumers, producers, prosumers, energy communities and cooperatives or aggregators.

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BEST PRACTICES

Case study/Cooperative: Bürgerenergiegenossenschaft Biederbach und Elztal eG

Source/Author: Bodensee-Stiftung

BEG Biderbach is a cooperative in the Black Forest area. It has activities in Wind, PV and E-charging infrastructure. Also they run a biomass based district heating network. Currently 260 members.

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BEST PRACTICES

Case Study/Cooperative: Bürgerenergie Bodensee eG

Source/Author: Bodensee-Stiftung

Regional energy cooperative (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) investing in RES projects including 134 members holding 1240 shares. Members can buy shares starting from 1000€, returned through the electricity feed in compensation. Implement...

Regional energy cooperative (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) investing in RES projects including 134 members holding 1240 shares. Members can buy shares starting from 1000€, returned through the electricity feed in compensation. Implemented projects include PV power station, and shares at regional wind farm. There is a great demand from the members for new projects and approaches.

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