As climate change and the security of energy supply increasingly dominate the headlines, the need to move European communities towards a low-carbon future becomes more obvious by the day. The European Union’s main response is contained in its recently adopted climate action and renewable energy package, which sets ambitious targets on cutting greenhouse gases, boosting energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy sources at EU and national levels by 2020. Many of the same objectives underpin Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE). Launched in 2003, this EU support programme focuses... on delivering more renewable energy and energy efficiency to end-users. This brochure features 34 projects funded under the IEE’s Sustainable Energies Communities (SEC) component, highlighting the work and achievements of local and regional communities across Europe in the field of sustainable energy.