STEP UP project

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Working with cities across Europe to deliver major carbon emission reductions

Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning (STEP-UP) aims to bring together excellence on energy planning from four ambitious, European cities together with their industrial and research partners.

STEP UP is an energy and sustainable city planning programme that aims to assist cities enhance their sustainable energy action plans and integrate energy planning into their sustainable city planning. As a partnership of twelve organisations, the programme works together with local government, research and commercial partners in the European cities of:

  • Ghent
  • Glasgow
  • Gothenburg
  • Riga

STEP UP aims to bring together excellence in energy planning and low carbon energy projects from these four cities to create a coherent and easy-to-use model for energy planning. The programme is part of the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and runs to April 2015.

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