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  • RegioStars Awards 2011: Smart City

    RegioStars Awards 2011: Smart City

    23/06/2011This video showcases the “Amsterdam Smart City” project, supported by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This initiative, under which individuals, businesses and local authorities are working together on 12 pilot-projects, aims to cut energy consumption and reduce the region’s carbon footprint in the medium to long term.

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  • Samsø energy academy

    Samsø energy academy

    04/01/2010This film is part of a series of four reports (Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) produced within the framework of launching the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea. They present projects co-funded by the European Commission under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Samsø island, which enjoys 100% energy autonomy, today expects to become a source of inspiration for other regions. This determination is epitomised notably by its energy academy, which opened in summer 2006. With ERDF support, the academy aims to demonstrate that it is possible to ally new energy practices and economic viability. The academy is working to raise public awareness while also encouraging scientific research in the field of new sources of energy.

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  • Photovoltaic electricity production

    Photovoltaic electricity production

    02/01/2009This video showcases the project led by Alain Orriols to develop a station producing photovoltaic energy at Saint-Pierre on Reunion Island. The station produces electricity from panels located on three buildings which are connected to a transformer. By adapting existing techniques to a tropical environment, this project has enabled the island to take a big step towards self-sufficiency in electricity production while also creating local jobs.

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  • Energy Agency NRW

    Energy Agency NRW

    02/01/2009This video showcases the NRW energy agency, based in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). The project, which was co-funded by the ERDF, offers key expertise to the authorities and enterprises in the region with regard to managing energy needs.

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  • Energivie project

    Energivie project

    02/01/2008This video showcases the Energivie project, launched in 2003 in Alsace. The project, which has received support and recognition from the European Union, is aimed at expanding the share of renewable sources of energy across the region, in both factories and people’s homes.

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  • Hy Sy Vision project

    Hy Sy Vision project

    02/01/2008This video showcases the Hy Sy Vision project, which focuses on the development of applications using hydrogen energy. Coordinated by Environment Park, which is co-funded by the European Union and the Piedmont region, the project ultimately should enable the creation of a fully-fledged regional economic centre for hydrogen.

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