Smart Energy Regions - Skills, knowledge, training and supply chains

The outcome of the efforts of Working Group 2 is now available to download.

This book presents work undertaken as part of the COST Action Smart Energy Regions. Case studies are presented illustrating good practice being used to enhance skills, knowledge, training and supply chains associated with energy and low carbon agenda at a regional scale across the 27 European countries participating in the Action.

The skills, knowledge and training section provides a summary of different types of education and training opportunities available, helping to identify gaps where further education and training are required to enable a large scale roll out for low carbon technologies. The investigation into supply chains illustrates how businesses within the low carbon technology sector can be strengthened and supported further.

This work supports the broader aims and objectives of the Smart Energy Regions COST Action to investigate the drivers and barriers that may impact on the large scale implementation of low carbon technologies in the built environment essential to meet the targets for sustainable development set by the EU and national governments. This publication is part of suite of outputs from the Smart Energy Regions COST Action investigating different aspects associated with implementation of the low carbon agenda at a region scale.

This publication is supported by COST. If you wish to have a hard copy of the book sent to you, please contact Dr Jo Patterson via email at