Evaluation of intelligent energy Europe support for sustainable energy communities
This study evaluated the relevance and effectiveness of support provided to public authorities which collectively represent around 20% of the EU population. The study was carried out by ICF International in association with consultants Hinicio and LDK between April 2014 and March 2015. The study aimed to assess the main outcomes and evaluate the medium to long term impacts of the Initiative on public authorities. The Evaluation found evidence that the Initiative has been relevant and effective and helped to bring about a step-change in the levels of understanding and operational approaches to... sustainable energy planning amongst European public authorities. The Initiative has resulted in permanent changes, reflected in political commitments to sustainable energy, and the sustainability of institutional change, supported by existing and emerging networks of stakeholders and the adoption of new skills and practices.
- Corporate author(s): Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (European Commission) , Hinicio , ICF International , LDK Themes: Energy policy, Renewable sources of energy
- Subject: energy consumption, energy diversification, energy policy, energy production, energy use, environmental protection, local authority, public authorities, renewable energy, report, sustainable development