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EU projects and initiatives

EU projects and initiatives

To help you find relevant resources, we encourage you to explore the websites of existing EU projects and initiatives.

European Commission Initiatives

Covenant of Mayors

The Covenant of Mayors is the world's largest movement for local climate and energy actions. Below you will find more information on the initiative; its gradual development, the objectives, and the current achievements in figures.

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Clean energy for EU islands secretariat

The Clean energy for EU islands secretariat, an initiative of the European Commission, is the central platform for the clean energy transition of the more than 2,200 inhabited European islands.

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Energy Poverty Advisory Hub

The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub aims to become the central platform of energy poverty expertise in Europe for local authorities and all stakeholders interested in taking action to combat energy poverty in Europe.

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Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub

The Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub is an initiative by the European Commission that will map rural energy communities across Europe and provide technical assistance to such initiatives and projects. The Advisory Hub and the Repository will work closely together to provide the best possible support to energy communities.

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Financing facilities

European City Facility

The EUCF supports support municipalities, local authorities, their groupings and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities  in Europe with tailor-made, fast and simplified financial support for the energy transition (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums).

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NESOI - European islands facility

The NESOI European Islands Facility’s goal is to unlock the potential of EU islands to become the locomotives of European Energy Transition by mobilising more than 100 M€ of investment in sustainable energy projects.

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EU projects

BECoop

BECoop provides the necessary conditions and tools for unlocking the potential of community bioenergy, fostering new links and partnerships.

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CEES

CEES will deliver a toolkit of proven approaches by which community projects lift people out of energy poverty.

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COME RES

COME RES aims to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity sector. The project focusses on advancing renewable energy communities in nine European countries.

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COMPILE

The main aim of COMPILE is to show the opportunities of energy islands for decarbonisation of energy supply, community building and creating environmental and socioeconomic benefits.

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DECIDE

The DECIDE project aims to gain a better understanding of how energy communities and energy efficiency services are established and managed, and test and transfer knowledge in pilot projects across Europe.

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eCREW

eCREW coordinates and supports the roll-out of an innovative scheme of household cooperation in energy management, in which households jointly exploit household-level electricity generation and battery storage capacities and optimize energy efficiency and expenditures.

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LIFE_LETsGO4Climate

LIFE_LETsGO4Climate aims to accelarate the production of renewable energy and reduce collective and individual energy consumption by creating citizen collectives which promote the production of renewable energy in the French region of Centre-Val-de-Loire.

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mPOWER

mPOWER aims to enable an in-depth, wide-scale, and systematic peer-to-peer learning programme among at least 100 local public authorities, in order to replicate innovative best practices in municipal energy, and developing ambitious energy transition plans.

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NRG2peers

NRG2peers supports the uptake of a next generation of European peer-to-peer, peer-to-community and peer-to-market Energy Communities.

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POWER UP

The POWER UP project will promote the emergence of local energy market players with a socio-ecological agenda.

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POWERPOOR

POWERPOOR aims to develop support programmes / schemes for energy poor citizens and encourage the use of alternative financing schemes e.g. establishing energy communities / cooperatives, crowd funding).

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REScoop VPP

REScoopVPP aims to set up a community-driven virtual power plant that can provide flexibility services and contribute to a 100% share of renewable energy sources into the grid.

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SCCALE203050

SCCALE203050 intends to bring Europe closer to its citizens by fostering the creation of energy communities, taking full advantage of the favorable EU legal framework on citizen energy.

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SHAREs

SHAREs supports the set-up of new and the expansion of existing energy communities by providing One-Stop-Shops in six EU-countries, information for setting up an energy community, as well as communication strategies and materials.

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Sun4All

The Sun4All project will test a support scheme helping vulnerable households to switch to renewable energy while reducing their energy bills. The scheme will be tested by the cities of Almada (PT), Barcelona (ES), Rome (IT) and Cœur de Savoie (FR).

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UP-STAIRS

UP-STAIRS accelerates the creation of energy communities and collective action by setting up One-Stop-Shops in 5 pilot regions across the EU.

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