Supporting the clean energy transition of coal-intensive EU regions



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2018 - 2022



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Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency (Coordinator)

Lodzkie Region

ENEREA Eszak-Alfold Regional Energy Agency Nonprofit Ltd.

South-West Oltenia Regional Development Agency

Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, State of Brandenburg

House of Energy

Regional Association of Local Governments of Western Macedonia

Energy Agency of Savinjska, Saleska and Koroska Region

Extremadura Energy Agency



Most Member States, and European regions, have introduced measures to boost RES generation and storage in their regional RIS3 strategy, national energy strategic plans and their respective regional programmes, for Investment for Growth and Jobs, but most of Members States are below the expected RES 2020 targets.

RES are not growing as expected, and States are not looking for new solutions such as energy storage or innovative financial schemes.

RES sector is requiring new supporting schemes, capable of unlocking the great potential of private investment by overcoming the financial, legal and administrative barriers in decentralized investment for both, RES generation and storage. 



The project aims to support coal-intensive regions to: a) go through the clean energy transition without detrimental impact on economic and societal stability, b) assess regional specificities (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), so as to put forth development and innovation policies to stimulate growth, and c) meet their CO2 targets and secure their role in the 2030 energy mix.

To this end, the project has the following operational objectives:

·         Assess and analyse territorial impact, and increase the knowledge and capacities of public authorities on exploiting territorial growth opportunities.

·         Support the development of plans for private investments in the clean energy sector and public subsidies, as well as investments on clean coal solutions.

·         Promote public dialogue to resolve conflicts, build consensus, and raise awareness on how to regionally implement the clean energy transition.


Social Green in the Experience Fair in Sofia

2018-04-27 News

Representatives of the Social Green project have participated in the Experience Fair seminar, an international event organized by the Interreg Europe program, which brought together in Sofia (Bulgaria) from April 24 to 25 all the European projects that are part of the program, representatives of Ministries, Regions and Local Entities...

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AGENEX will coordinate a new european initiative

2018-04-27 News

The Extremadura Energy Agency (Agenex), lead partner of Finerpol project, will coordinate the European initiative FIRESPOL "Financial Instruments for Renewable Energy Sources", through which new public and private financing channels will be designed for the development of renewable energy projects. In FIRESPOL "Financial Instruments for Renewable Energy Sources", six representatives of national and...

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Sofía, next stop of ENERSELVES project

2018-04-04 News

Last 24-25 April, ENERSELVES project will participate in the Experience Fair, an Interreg Europe event which was be held in Sofía, Bulgaria. All Interreg Europe projects were invited to take part in this meeting with the aim of share and exchange experiences in a two-day event on 24-25 April 2018. it brought a...

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First eTEACHER progress meeting, a project to empower energy education

2018-03-13 News

The eTEACHER Consortium met for two days for its first progress meeting hosted by the partners of Nottingham City Council to assess achievements to date and plan the coming project period.    On the 1st and the 2nd of March, the eTEACHER project consortium gathered in Nottingham, UK, for its first progress...

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AGENEX and the Regional Ministry of Health and Social Policies Of Extremadura sign an agreement to incorporate energy efficiency measures in the reform and construction of health buildings.

2017-11-30 News

The director of AGENEX, Cosme Segador, the Minister of Health and Social Policies, José María Vergeles, and the managing director of the Social Services System in Extremadura, Consolación Serrano, have signed an agreement through which AGENEX will provide technical advice to the Regional Government of Extremadura for the start-up of...

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The ESE funding model under discussion at FICON

2017-11-27 News

  Extremadura Energy Agency, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Architecture of the Regional Goverment of Extremadura, organized last Friday at FICON (Iberian Construction Fair) a roundtable discussion on "The model of energy services in the integral rehabilitation of buildings".   The table, which is part of the European project FINERPOL -...

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AGENEX collaborates in the elaboration of the Extremadura 2030 Strategy

2017-11-24 News

Extremadura will be greener and more efficient. This is the objective of the new model of regional development that the Junta de Extremadura will promote through "EXTREMADURA 2030", a green and circular economy strategy in which AGENEX is collaborating in its preparation contributing ideas, experience and the results of the...

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Extremadura Minister of Economy presents Interreg Europe Seminar on Low Carbon Economy policies

2016-12-23 News

Yesterday 22th of December, the Minister of Economy and Infrastructures Mr Jose Luis Navarro opened the Seminar about Policies for promotion of Low Carbon Economy in Extremadura. The seminar was attended by 150 people from the energy sector, specially SMEs and sectorial associations, which learned the new ERDF aids that the...

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