Invitation to the EURONET 50/50 MAX final conference in Brussels
- Wednesday, 02 March 2016
All institutions interested in the topic of encouraging energy savings in schools and other public buildings are invited to take part in the final conference of the EURONET 50/50 MAX project, which will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on the 16th of March 2016. Our project has come to an end and we have many interesting things to share with those who would like to implement the 50/50 energy-saving concept in their own buildings or help us promote this innovative methodology among local authorities all over Europe.
The EURONET 50/50 MAX project aims at mobilizing energy savings in public buildings through the implementation of the 50/50 methodology in 500 schools and nearly 50 other public buildings from 13 EU countries. The 9-step methodology increases energy awareness of the building users and actively involves them in energy–saving actions. Achieved financial savings are shared equally between the building users and the local authority which covers the energy bills. More information about the project may be found at: http://www.euronet50-50max.eu
Webinar on municipal integrated actions involving citizens
- Monday, 29 February 2016
We are glad to invite you to the webinar on municipal integrated actions involving citizens in energy saving and energy production from RES. The webinar will take place on the 3rd of March 2016, from 11:00-12:30 CET, and is organised within the Mayors in Action project supporting European cities in implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
Mobilization of civil society is crucial for the success of energy-related initiatives undertaken by local authorities. Municipalities are well aware of this, as well as of the fact that involving citizens in the SEAP development process will help in achieving its objectives. There are many examples of successful local initiatives aiming at changing users' behaviours and promotion of energy efficiency and RES use. Selected good practices from Greece and Spain will be presented during the webinar. Full agenda of the event may be downloaded below.
The webinar will be held in English. The participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and take part in the discussion. To participate in the event it is enough to have headphones or speakers.
Local energy forums in Słupsk and Sztum
- Thursday, 26 November 2015
Mobilization of citizens around common energy goals is very important for the successful implementation of local energy-related initiatives, including the development, implementation and monitoring of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). Municipalities of Słupsk and Sztum (Pomeranian voivodeship) are well aware of this, therefore they decided to organise local energy forums and invite representatives of different groups of local stakeholders to a common discussion on their SEAPs.
Low carbon economy begins in the municipality
- Thursday, 08 October 2015
On August 25, 2015, the City Council of Bielsko-Biała unanimously approved a document entitled "The Low Carbon Economy Plan and the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for the City of Bielsko-Biała."
Bielsko-Biała thus confirmed the direction of consistent development - energy-conscious urban society, from companies to residents.
Let’s learn from each other – exemplary actions included in Polish SEAPs and LCEPs
- Wednesday, 22 July 2015
The next webinar on Low carbon economy plans and Sustainable Energy Action Plans on 22nd of July, 10.00-11.00 gathered an audience of 39 representatives of LAs and energy agencies interested in SEAP actions in various sectors such as municipal buildings, public lighting, transport and households. They can inspire cities and municipalities developing at present their LCEPs – strategic documents setting the directions in the field of investment and non-investment activities for the period 2014-2020.
LCEPs and SEAPs – get engaged in local sustainable energy action!
- Saturday, 04 July 2015
27 representatives of cities and municipalities participated in the webinar on Low Carbon Economy Plans (LCEPs) and Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) on the 8th of July at 9.30-10.30.
There are some 700 low carbon economy plans being developed by over 900 municipalities in Poland, while 31 Polish municipalities have developed a Sustainable Energy Action Plan in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. What are the differences and synergies of these plans? This webinar aimed to provide practical guidance for municipalities involved in the concrete process, expectations and benefits, key success factors in setting their territories on a more sustainable path.
EURONET 50/50 MAX celebration in Dąbrowa Górnicza
- Monday, 01 June 2015
More than 200 students and almost 30 teachers participated in EURONET 50/50 MAX celebration in Dąbrowa Górnicza on 29th of May 2015. The event took place in the city park and was joint with Days of Dąbrowa Górnicza City.
The event was officially opened by Deputy Mayor Henryk Zaguła and Marek Mrówka from Municipality of Dąbrowa Górnicza who emphasized the role of energy teams from 28 schools from Dąbrowa Górnicza which have saved almost 500 000 PLN.
50000&1 SEAPs - meeting with municipalities, Serock 22.05.2015
- Thursday, 28 May 2015
Representatives of 5 Polish municipalities (Słupsk, Sztum, Pilzno, Grybów, Żyraków) met together to discuss about project 50000&1 SEAPs future implementation. The meeting allowed to present project’s expectations especially in terms of sustainable energy action plans integrated with energy management system (according to ISO 50001). Rules, timeframes, expected results and communication aspects were presented by organizers (PNEC). It was also a possibility to have some guidance from Dzierżoniów - the first municipality in Poland which is implementing SEAP and ISO 50001.
2nd EU roundtable discussions
- Thursday, 12 March 2015
Following the very successful 1st European Roundtable on energy data sharing, organized under the framework of the MESHARTILITY project in May 2013, the 2nd European Roundtable took place on the 10th of March 2015 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. 21 participants: technical experts from energy utilities, associations of municipalities and Supporting Structures from 12 European countries engaged in the project, as well as representatives of such EC institutions as DG ENER, JRC and the Covenant of Mayors Office concluded the discussion on the possible ways of improving cooperation between LAs and energy utilities.
Green roofs and walls in Low-Emission Economy Programmes
- Thursday, 26 February 2015
Over 300 people participated in the seminars entitled “Installation of green roofs and living walls as an innovative action that can be included in local Low-Emission Economy Programmes”, which were organized by our Association this February in four Polish municipalities - Białystok, Częstochowa, Lublin and Słupsk.
The seminars concerned environmental, technical and practical aspects of the establishment and development of gardens on roofs and walls of the buildings in Poland, as well as the possibility of including such investments in the local energy planning process. The speakers also discussed in details main elements of the Low-Emission Economy Programmes (LEEP) developed by local authorities – sectors and areas of intervention that should be included in the plan (e.g. municipal buildings & facilities, public transport, PV installations, trainings & education) and the process of the development of the Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI), which is a starting point for the LEEP.