The Energy Academy is among many things also a project organization.
This means that we apply for different programs in the EU system and in correspondingly framed programs. The projects must be relevant to the Academy’s overall work for a sustainable future and in relation to climate change. But also inrelation to the resulting effects, such as decentralized solutions for energy supply, job creation and innovation in the local community.
In other words, the projects contribute to strengthening the Academy’s position as an active partner that can deliver progress and development in society and, in that context, get funded the daily tasks. We provide advice and help with energy calculations and meeting set ups, we write reports and send applicat ions. It costs time and money. The projects help to justify and pay the staff and the operations needed to have a dynamic Energy Academy.
The purpose is to engage the islanders to establish energy plans through a facilitation of meetings on a number of islands.
The proposal called for the make-up of the steering committee to be diverse. The process and preparation of a strong, factual proposal explaining the challenges the Nordic countries faced in terms of educating the population about sustainable transition and development was what made the difference.
The scheme was set up to help make Denmark become more environmentally friendly and climate-friendly, to ensure security of supply and less dependence on fossil fuels, and at the same time boost the economy and give citizens a little more money in the pockets by reducing the heating bills.