NewSTEP is an innovative approach that seeks to effectively integrate new sustainable energy technology with spatial planning. There are existing cases in Iceland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany that show the need for an integrated approach to sustainable energy technology and landuse planning which can lead to improved planning and investment processes and environmental/social/economic benefits as well as better reliability of the energy system. The NewSTEP initiative will analyse these cases and other relevant best practices to determine the key elements of the various approaches and consolidate them in a suite of generic draft approaches called a “policy toolbox”. | +372 502 5563 | Raekoja plats 8, 51004 Tartu, Estonia