ABOUT RURES project

(Promote the Sustainable Use of Renewable Resources and
Energy Efficiency in Rural Regions)

A rapidly growing world population and increasing energy consumption are leading to a continuous rise of greenhouse gas emissions. Resulting climate change and extreme weather events represent one of the greatest challenges in Europe. RURES sets to exploit the potential of renewable energies (RES) and energy efficiency (EE) in rural regions as they have a great potential for reaching energy autonomy. Within RURES local support group composed of all relevant actors will be established acting as a regional energy network for implementing energy efficiency plans. Best-practices of alternative financing models for EE/RES measures will be researched and become the basis for new feasibility studies on how to implement energy efficiency plans. The calculator tool (for municipal taxes and other incomes) will highlight the importance of a community-oriented regional development and further underline the benefits and added value generated by exploiting EE/RES. 

Project achievements

The RURES project started in July 2017, partners from six European countries (Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic) joined their forces to improve energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy sources (RES) in rural areas. The implementation of the project – including 1,77 million Euros ERDF contribution - is coming to an end soon, it going to be finished in June of 2020. In course of the project, Local Support Groups (LSG) were established in each region, where local actors and institutions from the field of energy efficiency were invited to be part of the discussion on current project activities and energy efficiency measures. The partners collected best practices of alternative financing models for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures, and a handbook was prepared as well. In addition, feasibility studies were prepared in order to draw attention to the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy system related measures by alternative financial resources. The studies presented the best practices of partner countries, as well as the achievable return, economic added value and benefits by energy efficiency tools.

The partners implemented pilot investments related to energy efficiency in Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, funded by the project.

As an innovative tool, an online calculator was developed, which is available on the internet for individuals, businesses and public institutions free of charge. The calculator deals with the use of various energy sources (biomass, geothermal energy, photovoltaic energy and heat pumps). After answering a set of questions users can get information on the use of the selected one including its social and economic benefits. 


Value Calculator

The calculator was completed as part of the RURES project. 

You can reach the calculator by following the link below:

http://www.decisiontree.eu/


Project RURES: Online Value Calculator Trainings


https://youtu.be/BEp0AftRW9o (Slovenian version)

https://youtu.be/dFjynbU974s (Polish version)

https://youtu.be/ouUiVOc0jwQ (Hungarian version)

https://youtu.be/k5vxOy2AYnc (Czech version)

https://youtu.be/OB1ZWgql-k4 (Croatian version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-ZLzPXZpw (German version)


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project Documents

LOW CARBON PROJECTS
IN CENTRAL EUROPE 

Energyinfographic

The low-carbon priority aims at increasing the use of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency while exploiting the economic growth potential of the low-carbon sector. The projects funded under this priority will contribute to enhancing knowledge and skills with regard to efficient energy management of public infrastructures. They will develop and implement  territorially based low-carbon strategies and support mobility in functional urban areas hence helping to tackle the challenges central Europe is facing in energy production and consumption.

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Project Partners

Project partnership consist of eleven institutions from six Central Europe regions.

PARTNERSHIP

Lead PArtner

Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH

REGIONAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY - Germany

Project partner

Association of Municipalities Polish Network “Energie Cités”

Interest groups including NGOs - Poland

PROJECT PARTNER

Development agency Sienrgija Ltd.

Local public authority - Slovenia

PROJECT PARTNER

Zala County Government

LOCAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY - Hungary

PROJECT PARTNER

Regional development agency Medimurje REDEA Ltd.

Sectoral agency - Croatia

PROJECT PARTNER

Local Energy Agency Pomurje

Sectoral agency - Slovenia

Project partner

City of Leisnig

Local public authority - Germany

Project Partner

Paleczinca Municipiality

Local public authority - Poland

PROJECT PARTNER

Medimurje energy agency ltd.

Sectoral agency - croatia

PROJECT PARTNER

Technical University of Ostrava

Higher education and research - CZECH REPUBLIC 

Rures project in numbers

1

Countries

1

Project partners

1

Pilot actions

0

Budget (M)

0

Strategy

0

Calculator

1

Pilot investment

1

Training

Project Duration 

Start Date

01.07.2017

End Date

30.06.2020

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