1. Province of Flevoland, Lelystad – leader partner (Netherlands)
2. Assembly of European Regions, Strassbourg (FR)
3. County Council of Norrbotten, Luleå (Sweden)
4. County Council of Västernorrland, Härnösand (Sweden)
5. Euro Perspectives Foundation, Gabrovo Region, Sofia (Bulgaria)
6. Georama and Greece Patras science park S.A., Rion, Patras (Greece)
7. L’Aquila, Region Abruzzo (Italy)
8. Lazio Region – Civil Protection Direction, Rome (Italy)
9. Maramures County Council, Baia Mare (Romania)
10. Prahova County Council, Ploiesti (Romania)
11. Province of Noord-Brabant, s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
12. Valencia, Valencian Energy Agency (Spain).
The objective of MORE4NRG was to strengthen the delivery of regional strategies for RES and energy efficiency by exchanging best practices on sustainable energy policies and jointly developing an integrated monitoring tool for measuring the effect of regional sustainable energy strategies.
Analysis of the state of the art of energy strategies as well as a study of the framework conditions for generating development of and investment in regional renewable energy infrastructures were carried out. Peer reviews were undertaken leading to seminars on lessons learned and a toolkit.
This project started in September 2008 and ended in September 2011. MORE4NRG is one of 35 regional initiative projects that were approved from the 492 applications received under the first call of INTERREG IVC Programme which was part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective of the Structural Fund policies for the period 2007-2013. It was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fun under Priority of Environment and risk prevention of this programme.
Regions face many challenges while developing their policies on sustainable energy. Many EU regions were taking action in promoting, developing and implementing renewable energy sources (RES) combined with energy efficiency strategies. the Declaration “European Regions for Energy efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources”, initiated by the Assembly of European Regions (AER) in 2006 was signed by more than 80 European regions. Effective energy strategies and tools needs to be improved to support regions in finding appropriate alternative energy sources and efficiency measures.
What is AER’s role and how to get involved?
|3 seminars on regional situation and plans were held, thus, field visits were organised to some of the good practices. These activities led to an inventory of 35 good practices. The partners have successfully transferred 5 good practices to 7 regions.
Five peer reviews were organised by experts from the more experienced regions in less experienced regions. Regions wrote their regional action plans, based on recommendations made by these experts. Several regions had their RES policy making for the first time and 7 partners succeeded in developing RES policy. Dissemination of the results was for a greater public profit. In addition, AER was able to improve its peer review.
More4nrg partners continued their successful cooperation with a new INTERREG IVC project Regions4greengrowth on energy investment opportunities.
|You can find more information on INTERREG IVC website.|
|The project was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the INTERREG IVC Programme.|
- “MORE4NRG” started in Norrbotten – Luleå, Norrbotten (S), 26 November 2008
- Regions pursuing innovative energy solutions with another MORE4NRG seminar – Valencia (E), 7 May 2009
- The first energy audit: AER energy experts kick off first MORE4NRG peer review – Maramures (RO), 4 Sep 2009
- AER “Energy Efficiency – Regional Solutions for the Future” conference presented the first results – Sundsvall, Västernorrland (S), 23 Sep 2009
- The third energy audit of the MORE4NRG project – Prahova (RO), 4 Dec 2009
- MORE4NRG workshop in relation to the Sustainable Energy Week – Brussels (B), 26 March 2010
- MORE4NRG project presentation – Monaco, 26 April 2010
- MORE4NRG final conference – Almere, Flevoland (NL), 10th June 2011
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