2009, INFORSE -
Europe has opened a new
Case Study Database of European examples of good
practice in sustainable energy.
If you have an
example of an activity or a project
that is showing European good practice in realising or promoting
sustainable energy, send us a description using the downloadable
so we can include it in the database.
the change of an entire island to renewable energy, it could be building
or transforming a community to use renewable energy efficiently,
or it could be a successful way to promote renewable energy on local
regional/national scale. It can even be democratic structures in
energy supply that enables citizens and consumers to promote energy
and renewable energy this way.
to: Good Practice Case Study Database in Sustainable Energy
template here (18kB word doc).
To be included
in the new database, send the completed template and three pictures
about the example to email@example.com.
Editions of the Sustainable Energy Successes in
Europe (1998, 2002-2008)
first edition "Collection
of Sustainable Energy Successes in Central & Eastern
Europe" was published
by INFORSE-Europe & European ECO-Forum,
June 1998. This collection
was one of the NGO inputs to the Aarhus Conference
of the European Environmental Ministers' Meeting in Aarhus,
is available in print from INFORSE-Europe,
Denmark. This publication was accompanied by
a poster series exhibited at Aarhus '98 ECO-Forum, which is
the NGO parallel event to the Pan-European Environmental Ministers'
collection was updated with
inputs from INFORSE organisations in 2002. This
updated version is available online on this web
In the following map you can see the cases from the first
edition in 1998.
Centers Added in 2002-2008
Successful European training and demonstration
centers and databases added to the collection. Some of these
training and visitor centers are INFORSE members and mostly
are visited by several thousands every year.
The version in 1998 was
created and edited by: Gunnar Boye Olesen and Pia Østerfelt,
Niki Fowler (text advise),
Electronic version was made by
László Karas and Zoltán A. Nagy Green
Spider Network (Hungary).
The electronic version was updated by
Abigáil Tascón García from Spain, trainee at INFORSE-Europe
in 2006. The Training Center
Section was updated by Sonia
Béthencourt, trainee at INFORSE-Europe in 2008.
The 1998 Edition was
done with Contributions
- Eduard Gismatullin, Greenpeace,
- Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe/FAE
(Foundation for Alternative Energy), Slovakia
- Erzsébet Pálfy, E-misszió,
- Evgeny Shirokov, Belarussian
Division of International Academy of Ecology (BD IAE), Belarus
- Günther Schwärzler, ÖAR-Energieberatung,
- Kestutis Navickas, Community
Atgaja - Green Movement, Lithuania
- Marciej Bartmanski, Ecobaltic
- Nedelcu Codruta, Association
- Nature Lovers, ARIN, Romania
- Petr Hlobil, Energy Efficiency
Programme, Czech Republic
- Tore Braend, FoE (Friends of
the Earth), Norway
- Vladimir Dvoretzky, Academic
Youth Environmental Club, Bulgaria
See table of contents and
to the Publication "Collection
of Sustainable Energy Successes in Central & Eastern Europe" in