Although Polish and Norwegian local governments operate under different climatic, legal, economic and social conditions, the tasks they perform are similar, as the general policy frameworks that affect their energy situation. Both – Norwegian and Polish LAs - have significant potential for energy efficiency and RES development. Its full exploitation will depend i.e. from effective cooperation and exchange of know-how, proven technologies and good practices with other cities and municipalities, both from the home country and abroad. Only by acting together and inspiring one another to take new pro-energetic initiatives, local governments will be able to achieve further environmental, economic and social goals.
Norwegian municipalities are eager to share their experiences and engage in international co-operation. Also Polish local governments are increasingly interested in participating in the international dialogue on energy production and use, and are more and more eager to engage in pro-energy initiatives. Many of them are working out or testing new solutions, and so their experience and good practices can also inspire Norwegian communities. Therefore, exchanging experiences can be done for the benefit of both parties.