ALLIES Whitebook: Building Local and Regional Institutions for Energy Efficiency
This Whitebook is the centrepiece of the ALLIES project (Activating and Learning from Local Investment in Energy Savings). It is conceptualized as guidance for successful implementation of the Locally-rooted Financing Entity for Energy Efficiency (LFEEE) concept in many other countries, regions and legal frameworks. It describes main challenges one faces when establishing an LFEEE to foster energy efficiency – irrespective of country, region or legal context. Moreover, it entails policy recommendations formulated for Poland and Hungary which are in most cases valid for other countries as well. Additional to this, the political and legal contexts for the establishment of LFEEE and energy efficiency measures in Germany, Hungary and Poland as well as typical financial frameworks for implementing energy efficiency projects are described. The ALLIES LFEEE model and its implementations is applied to case studies of which each ends with hands on guidance summarized in “Dos and Don’ts” for followers in similar frameworks. The whitebook also entails a practical checklist to structure the establishment of LFEEE.