Collaborating in energy data exchange

Welcome to Data 4 Action

Energy data access can be challenging for many actors because of data ownership, commercial sensitivity, the lack of accuracy or resource. Data 4 Action, by identifying transferable models of collaboration, explores ways to improve the access of public authorities to energy data for a better implementation and a better monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

The general purpose of Data 4 Action is the establishment of long-term data exchange models in sustainable energy planning, through a cooperation between public authorities and energy data providers. Long term collaboration models will be implemented through bilateral data exchange cooperation agreements and with the development of twelve regional observatories, representing more than five thousand municipalities.

Data 4 Action puts an emphasis on 4 activities: it improves conditions for data exchange, it mobilizes key actors and facilitates their cooperation through the creation of new observatories and it involves local authorities in the implementation and the monitoring of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

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Data4Action & ENERGee-Watch & Covenant of Mayors Webinar

Future Development of Climate, Energy & GhG Observatories Data4Action project in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors Office will host a webinar which provides a unique opportunity to listen to, and partake, in a discussion in relation to one of the Covenant of Mayors latest developments in Climate and Energy.  The experience of several regional Greenhouse Gas (GhG) observatories, as well as the potential to apply this experience at local level will be discussed. This will be followed by a brainstorm on the orientation and future development of an Energy and GhG Observatories, for all to partake.

CAIT – Country Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

The CAIT Country GHG emissions collection applies a consistent methodology to create a six-gas, multi-sector, and internationally comparable data set for 186 countries.

Guidelines and Reporting Framework for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

To support new signatories of the new commitments of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, launched in October 2015, the Covenant of Mayors reporting framework has been revamped.



Data4Action story Policy Recommendations on improving Energy Data Sharing for Effective Energy Planning at Sub-National Levels

The document summarizes policy recommendations for EU and National Policy Makers on Improving the Access and Collection of Energy Data for sustainable energy planning by sub-national public authorities.

Data4Action story Key issues on data sharing for sustainable energy in the territories

Data4Action aims to mobilize energy data providers and public authorities in the project partners’ regions to set energy data exchange collaboration models that support the implementation and monitoring of sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs). The first phase of the project included the exploration of ways to improve public authorities’ access to energy data in this context.

Data4Action story What’s New in Data4action 3

Data4Action, which aims to foster win-win energy data exchange collaboration models between public authorities and energy data providers, keeps you informed on the latest development of the Intelligent Energy Europe project.


European Energy Transition Conference in Bordeaux

On 24, 25 and 26 January 2017 the European Energy Transition Conference will be held...

24/01/2017 @ Bordeaux (FR)