Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Solar powered e-mobility for the elderly, run by a local energy coop and the municipality

Organisation: Umanotera Website: Added: December 12, 2022
Project start date: September 01, 2020
Project end date: December 31, 2022


With the purchase of a solar power plant and an EV, the small municipality of Loški Potok, already a frontrunner in renewable energy, increased its energy self-sufficiency and now provides a service for the elederly population to get a free locally powered ride. Besides the municipality also the local wood cooperative, which was formed to run the local micro district heating system, is included in the project. EU funding in this case contributes to a better utilization of local resources. A key role in this plays the local cooperative, which is going beyond its initial mission to run the wood-fired local district heating system, and took over additional functions in the community. In the futuer, the municipality also has plans to build a wind park.

Financial data

European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD) 2014-2020: 79.117,50 EUR from the EU


Support existing cooperatives, that are well connected and organised in the local environment, to implement climate change mitigation projects, for which there is a high value added locally.

Information sources

Recipient's website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.