Green Energy Community (GECO)

National project
The Green Energy Community (GECO) was a demonstration project in the Pilastro – Roveri district of Bologna. It comprised the creation of an energy community, an entity introduced by the EU Clean Energy Package (CEP). The GECO project intended to tackle social, technical and economic aspects related to the creation of the green energy community in order to increase sustainability, reduce energy poverty and generate a low carbon economic cycle. The project is carried out by AESS, ENEA, UNIBO, CAAB/FICO and Agenzia Pilastro, with the Emilia Romagna Region, GSE, RSE, City of Bologna, local associations, businesses and citizens and with the financial support of EIT Climate-KIC.





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Generació Dones

National project
Generació Dones was an innovative job placement plan aimed at promoting the energy rehabilitation of buildings and energy efficiency targetting unemployed women in Barcelona. The objective was the promotion of female employment in a highly masculinised sector such as construction and renewable energies through a transferable and replicable pilot proposal that, on the one hand, ended the sector's horizontal segregation, and on the other, contributed to the investment in rehabilitation and energy efficiency coming from the European Next Generation funds having an impact on the groups that require it most, and specifically, on women.





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COVID-HAB - COVID-19 confinement, housing and habitability

National project
The unique national study on habitability in the Spanish homes during the COVID pandemic, including perceived comfort, IEQ and habit changes, with relevance on use of energy.





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Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes

National project
Warm Up New Zealand was a government-subsidized residential energy efficiency and clean energy program, addressing respiratory illnesses and winter mortality rates. The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) collaborated with home insulation companies, regional councils, energy trusts, and other partners to provide low-income households with grants covering 60% of the cost of insulation.





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Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart

National project
Warm Up New Zealand was a government-subsidised residential energy efficiency and clean energy program, addressing respiratory illnesses and winter mortality rates. The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) collaborated with home insulation companies, regional councils, energy trusts, and other partners to provide low-income households with grants covering 60% of the cost of insulation.





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Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes Rental programme

National project
Warm Up New Zealand is a government-subsidized residential energy efficiency and clean energy program, addressing respiratory illnesses and winter mortality rates. The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) collaborated with home insulation companies, regional councils, energy trusts, and other partners to provide low-income households with grants covering 60% of the cost of insulation.





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Warmer Kiwi Homes

National project
Warmer Kiwi Homes was a four-year Government programme offering grants covering two-thirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation.





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Healthy Homes Initiative

National project
The Healthy Homes Initiative programme managers at the Ministry of Health are helped by other government agencies, or middle actors in the community to identify eligible families, with the aim to carry out a comprehensive housing assessment by certified Home Energy Performance Advisors, and devise individualised action plans to help create warmer, drier, healthier homes.





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EnergyMate

National project
EnergyMate is all about helping ahānau get the most out of their electricity. For some, that’s a reduced power bill, for others, it’s a warmer, drier, healthier home. EnergyMate is delivered through in-home coaching and community hui by EnergyMate coaches. All EnergyMate coaches are community-based financial mentors who are trained through an energy hardship training module to equip them to provide education and support. Following the success of the initial pilot in 2019, EnergyMate is operating in 13 locations across Aotearoa, and to date has supported almost 1,000 households with energy advice and targeted support.





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Energy Hardship Expert Panel

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The Energy Hardship Expert Panel brings together 5 leaders from a range of backgrounds who collectively hold key insights, connections and experience working directly with households living in or at risk of energy hardship. The objective of the panel is to recommend to government, policy priorities and actions to alleviate energy hardship and provide impartial evidence-based expert advice. The Panel’s work programme will in part, be drawn from the Electricity Price Review’s findings and the government’s response to its recommendations.





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