Ace is a renewable energy initiative which has been launched across several North West European countries.
Ace promotes the importance of renewable energy in the everyday life of citizens, businesses and local government – the idea is, if the right information is supplied, more people will use renewable energy. Ace supports the fact that renewable energy is necessity for our future.

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Ace for Energy has partnered with many leading national and international energy organisations to promote the importance of renewable energy.

Partners

Les 7 Vents du Cotentin

  • Les 7 vents utility cooperative gathers bodies and individuals around a non-profit aim. Members and partners work together to create a sustainable framework for the development of renewable energies and their uses. They provide services to companies, public bodies and individuals in the following ways: As a public advice space for energy information they provide free technical advice to individuals. As a design/consultancy office they carry out studies dealing with renewable energy, demand side management and High Energy Performance / High Environmental Quality buildings.

    Website

    www.7vents.fr

Tipperary Energy Agency

  • The Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) was established in 1998 as a partnership between North and South Tipperary County Councils and Tipperary Institute . The Agency’s aim is to lead and support Co. Tipperary to reduce its CO2 emissions by stimulating and contributing to the implementation of best practices in the field of sustainable energy. TEA is committed to providing a comprehensive range of services to all sectors in Co. Tipperary with a view to implementing sustainable energy projects which are developed using best practice. The agencies experienced, skilled and well networked staff are at the forefront of sustainable energy in Ireland. The TEA has been central to the development of 5MW of Biomass, 4.6MW of wind energy and an investment of €4M worth of energy efficiency projects over the past 4 years.

    Website

    www.tea.ie

Thomas More (formerly KHK)

  • Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen (K.H.Kempen), is a University located near Antwerp (Belgium). This college is part of the “Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Association”, together with 11 other Colleges and with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

    In total, more than 70,000 students in 23 cities across Flanders are represented.The Knowledge Centre for Energy (KCE) of KHK is the key department which is involved with Ace. KCE is a research group that mainly focuses on rational use of energy in buildings and greenhouse cultivation.

    Website

    www.kenniscentrumenergie.be/en

NEF

  • The National Energy Foundation is an independent charity based in Milton Keynes, and have been at the forefront of improving the use of energy in buildings since 1988. Their aim is to give people, organisations and government the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to understand and improve the use of energy in buildings.

    NEF works to improve the use of energy in buildings and close the performance gap between the predicted and actual use of energy. This is done through capacity building, research, innovation, technical support and tackling fuel poverty.

    Website

    www.nef.org.uk

Regen SW

  • Regen South West (SW) is a leading centre of sustainable energy expertise and pioneering project delivery. Our mission is to enable business, local authorities, community groups, and other organisations to deliver ground-breaking renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with thriving local supply chains.

    Inspiring change
    Regen SW run pioneering projects that accelerate the delivery of sustainable energy technologies on the ground.
    Backing business
    Regen SW equips companies working in the field of sustainable energy to make the most of the huge opportunities that the sector offers.
    Preparing the ground
    Regen SW support local, regional and national decision makers to create the right conditions for investment in sustainable energy projects.

    Website

    www.regensw.co.uk

City of Apeldoorn

  • The Dutch Municipality Apeldoorn has 156.000 inhabitants and in 2000 decided to become an energy-neutral city by 2020.  To achieve this goal a road map has been drawn, based upon the reduction of energy consumption and the implementation of sources of renewable energy. Apeldoorn cooperates with its citizens, their industry and farmers and with social  housing organisations.

    Enery Neutral means that in 2020 a same amount of energy consumed in houses and offices should be produced as renewable energy in the Apeldoorn area. Beside it’s main city, Apeldoorn consists of 8 surrounding villages.

    Website

    www.apeldoorn.nl

Zeeuws Klimaatfonds

  • The Zeeuws Klimaatfonds officially know as ‘Zeeuws Duurzame Energie- en Klimaatfonds’, is a sustainable energy and climate fund for Zeeland in the Netherlands . The foundation was established in 2009 to contribute to a sustainable and carbon neutral energy production within the province of Zeeland.The key issue is to reduce or compensate the CO2 emissions by enterprises, government institutions, organizations and individual households. The fund financially supports projects which save energy or produce renewable energy. The main aim is to develop and implement  a new tool for financing sustainable energy projects, based on local COcredits.

    Website

    www.zeeuwsklimaatfonds.nl

Codema

  • Codema is the leading energy advisor for Dublin with a commitment to improving the energy efficiency of Dublin homes and workplaces, while also creating sustainable solutions for the city’s infrastructure.  Codema acts as energy advisor to the Dublin local authorities but also works with the private sector to develop an energy smart city.

    Codema was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit limited company.  It was set up on the initiative of Dublin City Council, with support from the European Commission.  Since January 2009 Codema have also been working with the other Dublin Local Authorities.

    Website

    www.codema.ie

Dublin City Council

  • Dublin City Council is the democratically elected body that governs Dublin City, it is also the largest Local Authority in Ireland. The main aim of Dublin City Council is to foster a vibrant, attractive, safe and environmentally sustainable capital city with a strong human focus and also advance and promote the physical, social, cultural and economic environment of the city, through effective civic leadership and through the active democratic participation of our citizens.

    Website

    www.dublincity.ie

Provincie Gelderland

  • The province of Gelderland lies in the east of the centre of the Netherlands. In terms of area (5,137 km2) it is the largest of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. Gelderland’s 56 municipalities are home to 2 million inhabitants.

    The region has a varied landscape with forests, large rivers and rural areas. There are also modern urban hubs such as Arnhem, Nijmegen and Wageningen with international secondary schools and universities supporting the knowledge-based economy.

    Website

    www.gelderland.nl

Who is involved?

The Academy comprises of 10 energy organizations from Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Belgium - these include regional and local energy agencies, regional government, municipalities, research institutes and an NGO.