EU Networks

CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK

CAN is Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 120 member organisations in 30 European countries, CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe. http://www.caneurope.org/


CLIMATE ALLIANCE

The member cities and municipalities aim for the reduction of greenhouse emissions. For achieving this goal local climate strategies are developed and implemented, especially in the energy and transport sectors. Furthermore there are measures to raise the publics awareness for the protection of the rainforest and to abstain in municipal procurement from tropical timber derived from destructive logging. http://www.klimabuendnis.org/


European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

The ECEE is a membership-based non-profit association. As Europe’s largest and oldest NGO dedicated to energy efficiency, we generate and provide evidence-based knowledge and analysis of policies, and it facilitates co-operation and networking. http://www.eceee.org/


INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

INFORSE is a global network of independent non-governmental organisations working for sustainable energy solutions to reduce poverty and protect the environment. http://www.inforse.org/


IEA - INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide. http://www.iea.org/


IRENA - INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY

(IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. http://www.irena.org/home/


OECD – ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

OECD uses its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability. OECD helps ensure the environmental implications of economic and social development are taken into account. OECD has released a number of studies about investments in renewable energies, fossil fuel subsidies, low carbon technologies and energy efficiency. http://www.oecd.org/greengrowth/greening-energy/greengrowthandenergy.htm


WORLD ENERGY COUNCIL

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The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue. http://www.worldenergy.org/
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CEER - COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN ENERGY REGULATORS

The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) was established in 2000 for the cooperation of the independent energy regulators of Europe. It seeks to facilitate the creation of a single, competitive, efficient and sustainable EU internal energy market. http://www.ceer.eu/


EDSO for SG - EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS' ASSOCIATION FOR SMART GRIDS

EDSO for Smart Grids gathers leading European distribution system operators (DSOs) for electricity, cooperating to bring smart grids from vision to reality in Europe and is focused on guiding EU RD&D, policy and member state regulation to support this development. http://www.edsoforsmartgrids.eu/


ENTSO-E - EUROPEAN NETWORK OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR ELECTRICITY

ENTSO-E, as the association of European electricity TSOs with key legal mandates from the EU institutions, aspires to become the professional body to which European and national policy makers, regulators and market participants turn for competent guidance, and which prepares pro-active proposals and objective assessments for technical, market and policy issues related to the European electricity systems. ENTSO-E will take the TSO perspective at the European level and will create value for society at large. https://www.entsoe.eu/


COVENANT OF MAYOR

The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, Covenant signatories aim to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020. http://www.covenantofmayors.eu/index_en.html


ENERGY CITIES –EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ENERGY TRANSITION

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition The association created in 1990 represents now more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 countries. Its main objectives are to strengthen local authorities’ role and skills in the field of sustainable energy, to represent their interests vis-à-vis the EU institutions, as well as to develop and promote their initiatives through exchange of experiences. http://www.energy-cities.eu/


ERRIN - EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE NETWORK

Founded in 2001, ERRIN is a platform of Research and Innovation Organisations and Stakeholders in Regions. ERRIN aims to strengthen regional Research and Innovation capacities by exchanging information, sharing best practice, supporting European project development, policy shaping and profile raising by working together with a partnership approach. http://www.errin.eu/


FEDARENE - EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF AGENCIES AND REGIONS FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

FEDARENE promotes the regional dimension in debates concerning energy and the environment by placing particular emphasis on demand and local supply and the pursuit of sustainable development. FEDERANE helps regions develop their capacity to take action, and, amongst other things, assisting them in the creation of energy and/or environmental organisations. http://www.fedarene.org/


GREEN DIGITAL CHARTER

The Green Digital Charter is a declaration committing cities to working together to deliver on the EU climate objectives through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It therefore promotes progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies in cities. http://www.greendigitalcharter.eu/


HYER - HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS AND ELECTRO-MOBILITY IN EUROPEAN REGIONS

The Association provides its members, i.e. the European Regions and Municipalities, with a representative body that can be coherent, distinguishable and influential towards all relevant stakeholders and decision-makers at both public and private level. The Association allows its Members to play a key role in the implementation of strategies that aim for the uptake of hydrogen, fuel cells and electric mobility. http://www.hyer.eu/


BBI JTI - BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES JTI

The Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe. http://bbi-europe.eu/


BUILD UP

The BUILD UP web portal is intended to reap the benefits of Europe's collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings for all relevant audiences. It will bring together new practitioners and professional associations while motivating them to exchange best working practices and knowledge and to transfer tools and resources. http://www.buildup.eu/


EEA - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries. http://www.eea.europa.eu/


EEB CPPP - ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS CPPP

The contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) on Energy-efficient Buildings launched in December 2008 under the European Economic Recovery Plan managed to attract a high industrial participation and helped innovate the building sector. Under the new EU framework programme Horizon 2020, a contractual PPP on Energy-efficient Buildings will aim to develop affordable breakthrough technologies and solutions at building and district scale, facilitating the road towards future smart cities. http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/energy-efficient-buildings_en.html


EERA - EUROPEAN ENERGY RESEARCH ALLIANCE

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centres and universities. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). http://www.eera-set.eu/eera-joint-programmes-jps/15-eera-joint-programmes/


EGVI CPPP- EUROPEAN GREEN VEHICLES INITIATIVE CPPP

EGVI is a contractual public-private partnership (cPPP) dedicated to delivering green vehicles and mobility system solutions which match the major societal, environmental and economic challenges ahead. With a focus on the energy efficiency of vehicles and alternative powertrains, the EGVI cPPP aims at accelerating research, development and demonstration of technologies allowing the efficient use of clean energies in road transport. http://www.egvi.eu/


EMIRI - ENERGY MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE

EMIRI is driving forward research and innovation in the advanced materials for low-carbon energy applications. Innovative energy technologies are required to cost-effectively meet Europe's energy and climate change challenges. These technologies will be enabled by the introduction of new, advanced materials. https://emiri.eu/


ENIAC JU

The ENIAC JU is set up as a public-private partnership, bringing together the European Commission and European Member and Associated States with AENEAS, the association representing the R&D actors in nanoelectronics (Corporate, SME's, research institutes and universities) in Europe. http://www.eniac.eu/web/index.php