Major industrial nations in the EU convene to meet energy targets

2019-11-25 

“Our aim is to support small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing energy efficiency programmes,” says Patrik Thollander, docent in energy systems at the University of Gävle.

From the consortium’s meeting on 9 November, 2019

From the consortium’s meeting on 9 November, 2019

A consortium of major industrial nations in the EU will convene on 27 - 29 November at the University of Gävle. For three days, representatives from regions in, for example, Sweden, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands will share their best solutions and discuss how to improve policy instruments regarding SMEs.

“It is crucial that people from these different countries learn from each other about regional work that aims to improve energy efficiency in SMEs,” Patrik Thollander adds.

“A very good model”

Rather than nations, it is regions, like Gävleborg that participate, and the focus is to develop guidelines divided into three main parts:

  • Improving energy efficiency through legal framework like laws and regulations
  • Improving energy efficiency through detailed information, for instance by offering mapping services to the businesses
  • Improving energy efficiency by offering different kinds of financial support

“Now, we will show the others how we work here in Gävleborg; it is a very good model which others can learn from. So far, many good examples have been highlighted in this collaborative project,” Patrik Thollander concludes.

The University of Gävle hosts the project. Earlier, the University has collaborated with Region Gävleborg in these issues, Patrik Thollander informs us.

In addition, Thollander manages the project Energy Efficiency in SMEs within the International Energy Agency

Contact

Patrik Thollander, docent in energy systems at the University of Gävle
Phone: 070- 388 15 79
E-mail: patrik.thollander@hig.se


Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2019-11-25
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