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20.12.2013Kaštela Energy Cooperative

The sunny Dalmatian coast abounds with solar energy. The natural conditions for solar photo-voltaic plants and solar thermal collectors for water heating are perfect. 
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20.12.2013Ban on Shale-Gas in Bulgaria: Bulgarian-Romanian Green Solidarity at Work!

The Bulgarian parliament passed a ban on exploratory drilling for shale gas using the extraction method called ‘fracking’.  
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20.12.2013How to build an eco-house in time of crisis?

The economic crisis has many side effects: for this young Romanian couple it forced a new innovation trajectory.
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18.12.2013Energy cooperative for the Island of Krk

Imagine an island with zero carbon dioxide emission…fiction or reality?  Reality, if you include the local population in this transformation process.
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12.12.2013Innovation and renewables: wave energy

Converting sea and ocean wave energy is, alongside photovoltaic (PV) energy, one of the best options for the future production of renewable energy.
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29.10.2013From waste to energy: green savings for small industries

Re.Bi.Co (Compact Biological Reactor) is the first small scale modular biogas plant studied for the processing of different matrices.
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29.08.2013Gigha: Community ownership transforms island

Gigha is a small island off the west coast of Scotland that in 2000 faced a possibly terminal decline in population, but..
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11.06.2013The first French energy-plus high school: more than a green building!

In September 2012, the high school Vaclav Havel opened its doors in Bègles, a town of 25 000 inhabitants not far from Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France). Financed by the Region Aquitaine with a budget of €60 million at the initiative of Green mayor Noël Mamère, the building will produce more energy than it consumes. 
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18.02.2013SOM ENERGIA: more than a successful energy cooperative

Som Energia (we are energy, in English) was started in 2011 when a group of people linked to the University of Gerona (Spain) decided to challenge the current energy model and create a real alternative, a Spanish based energy cooperative.
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23.10.2012The passive standard - Sustainable buildings in Brussels

Brussels-Capital Region has developed several measures to improve energy efficiency of buildings through large-scale promotion of sustainable renovation and construction techniques.
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17.08.2012Marine energy takes off in Scotland

On Monday 30 July, the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park (MEP) has officially opened. It is located in the north of Scotland, a place known for its fast tides.
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11.06.2012Abundance: democratic finance for renewable energy projects in the UK

Abundance is the first investment platform in the UK that allows people to invest for their long term future from as little as £5. 
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06.03.2012Vienna citizens invest in solar energy

The energy concern WienEnergie launched, in cooperation with the city of Vienna (at the initiative of the Viennese Greens), a new project to increase the contingent of clean energy produced in the city...
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07.02.2012Local cooperatives for renewable energy in the Black Forest

Schönau is a small town in Germany’s Black Forest mountains, with a population of 2,500. The local energy cooperative has however managed ...
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16.01.2012Helsinki expands district cooling

The City of Helsinki owned company Helsinki Energy is world famous for its energy efficient district heating system. Now Helsinki Energy is saving even more energy by building a district cooling system.
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14.12.2011Częstochowa – reliance on renewable energy policy

Since 2003, Częstochowa, the 13th biggest city in Poland, has been implementing a comprehensive, far-reaching programme aimed at effective...
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30.11.2011Växjö on the way to fossil fuel free town

As early as the 1990’s, the Swedish city of Växjö became known as an environmentally friendly municipality, after its decision to become a fossil fuel free town. 
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23.11.2011German village produces 321% more energy than it needs through renewables

The small agricultural village Wildpoldsried in the German state of Bavaria is tells a story of how to achieve community sustainability in the 21st century...
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20.10.2011100,000 warmer homes in Ireland

Following its housing boom of the last decade, Ireland was left with a stock of poorly insulated housing, prob....
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02.09.2011Breda - climate neutral by 2040

The City Council of Breda, a town in southern Netherlands, is currently running a project aiming to make the town climate neutral by 2040...
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30.08.2011Systematic Implementation of Small Scale CHP-Plants

The Frankfurt City Council decided in 1990 that distributed co-generation should become a major part of the City’s climate protection programme...
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14.07.2011Hybridkraftwerk Prenzlau - Hybrid power plant Prenzlau

In Brandenburg-Uckermark ENERTRAG has created a unique high-voltage power source for electricity from renewable energy sources...
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08.07.2011Tübingen macht blau

"Tübingen macht blau" is the motto of the urban climate protection campaign, created by Green Mayor Boris Palmer in spring 2008...
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08.07.2011Green Light Graz

After launching the project Green Light, Graz saves €220,000 per year by introducing more efficient street lighting...
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07.07.2011Energiespargemeinden Oberösterreich - Energy saving municipalities in Upper Austria

The initiated energy transition by the member of the provincial government of Upper Austria, the Green Rudi Anschober, can be considered...
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07.07.2011Energy self-sufficient community Feldheim

The energy self-sufficient municipality Feldheim proves that a step towards eco-social economy...
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06.07.2011Europe's largest forest-biomass power plant

The largest forest-biomass power plant was built on the initiative of the Viennese Greens. Since October 2006 the power plant is on the grid...
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06.07.2011100.000-Watt-Solar-Initiative

This Project initiated by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, environment and energy combined an energy-efficient renovation...
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05.07.2011GCP – Green Computing Portal

Since 2009 the Green Computing Portal (GCP) tries to green German households regarding IT. The increasing amount of electrical appliances such as computers...
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27.06.2011Freiburg - City district Vauban

The Vauban city district is a neighbourhood of 5,000 inhabitants built using state of the art ecodesign in south central Freiburg...
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26.06.2011London – Bedzed

The BedZED project in London, completed in 2002, is a zero energy housing development with 99 homes, office space for 100 people and community facilities... 
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26.06.2011Malmö - Bo01/Western Harbour

Bo01 is a new district in the Western Harbour of Malmö with room for 600 dwellings as well as offices, shops and other services...
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25.06.2011Freiburg – “Green city”

The city of Freiburg is internationally known as a leading example for green innovation. The city has drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions...
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24.06.2011ManagEnergy good practice case study brochures

ManagEnergy is an initiative of the European Commission as part of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme...
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23.06.2011Energy Cities list of examples

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities focusing on energy use....
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23.06.2011The city of Copenhagen

Copenhagen is widely regarded as one of the world’s greenest cities, and often is ranked number one in environmental performance lists. The city plans...
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22.06.2011North East Paris Sector geothermal district heating

A major new project in Paris is to provide renewable heating...
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22.06.2011Samsø Renewable Energy Island

A small island off the Danish mainland with a population of 4,300, Samsø was entirely dependent on oil and coal imports for its energy use....
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22.06.2011Offshore wind industry Bremerhaven

A deepwater port in the north-west region on Germany, Bremerhaven, has been able to dramatically turn around its economic fortunes by transforming itself into...
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17.06.2011Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign projects

The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign was created by the European Commission in 2005 to showcase activities...
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