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    • Introducing Session B2 The role of energy agencies Maryke van Staden, Project Officer Climate & Air ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
    • Energy agencies and sustainable energy
      • Different types of energy agencies. In the context of sustainable energy these can act at a specific level, e.g. international, European, national, regional, local, and or can address a specific topic such as RE only.
      • In Europe local and regional energy agencies often support the transition to more sustainable energy systems and use of energy.
      • Establishment of agencies - supported by EC programmes such as SAVE.
      • Current European drive towards creating a network of agencies that have experience in most aspects of EE and RE.
      • A local authority can expect its local energy agency (LEA) to give wide-ranging advice on all aspects of energy, as well as technical assistance in the design of energy projects, heritage and infrastructure and provision of public information on these topics.
      • The LEA acts as a contact point for relations with European networks and institutions as well as an intermediary to local, regional and national players.
      Support for local governments
      • Information, advice and training on energy management issues
      • Support for implementation of local/regional energy plans
      • Energy audits of public and private buildings
      • Raising awareness on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and transport issues
      • Search for energy-management incentive funds at national and international level
      Typical range of services:
      • Report from DG TREN on the outputs, performance and future perspective of SAVE Agencies, stated: "the quantity and range of activities globally developed by the Energy Agency at local level is impressive, going far beyond what might be expected by an unaware observer”.
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      • Contact your local energy agencies, get information on support options.
      • Listen and learn from our 3 examples in Session B2.
      Find out what Energy Agencies can offer you
      • Three different types of energy agencies presenting their work.
      • Focus on their role in supporting community energy activities:
          • Czech RE Agency, Czech Republic
            • Development, support schemes and latest achievements of RES in the Czech Republic
          • Berlin Energy Agency, Germany
            • Facilitating energy efficiency through Energy Services - the role of Energy Agencies
          • Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy, Switzerland
            • Building an alliance of public funding agencies
      Session B2 topics: