Smart and sustainable energy solutions in municipalities – Green Twinning

7Over 70 people from 7 countries participated in the workshop “Green Twinning: Municipalities together for smart and sustainable energy solutions”, which took place on the 20th of March 2014 in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The workshop was organized as the final event of Green Twinning project, which was implemented by our Association in the period 2012-2014 and was co-financed from the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme.

The welcome speech of Mr. Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions, was followed by the session devoted to the methodology of the Green Twinning project, as well as to its objectives, activities and outcomes. It also included assessment of local governments’ capacities in terms of SEAPs (Sustainable Energy Action Plans) development and implementation, identifying potential ways of improving these capactities and presentation of successful twinnings established between European cities and municipalities. In addition, there were presented exemplary SEAP actions implemented by municipalities involved in the project, as well as  the challenges and perspectives of the EU sustainable policies at local and regional level.


II Energy Symposium, 28.03.2014

IMG 2107Public conference named II Energy Syposium was organized od 28th of March 2014 in Leśny Dworek Restaurant in Gorlice from 10.00 am to 14.00 pm. Among 25 participant there were representatives of 6 municipalities (Biecz, Dębica, Gorlice, Lubin, Łużna, Ropa), Administrative District of Gorlice, Local Support Group members, The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités”, AGH University of Science and Technology, headmaster of Schools Complex nr nr 1, private companies: BaSz – consulting company, AMT Project.


6th meeting of the Polish CoM Dialogue Platform – the end of NET-COM project

logo netcomThe 6th meeting of the Polish CoM Dialogue Platform on 28th of November 2013 was held in the form of webinar. It was already the last event organized in the framework of NET-COM project.

It was mainly focused on the future activity of meeting of the Polish CoM Dialogue Platform after the end of the project. Also “Action Plan for implementation of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) in Poland during 2012 – 2020” was discussed and adapted. Moreover all the participants were informed about new PNEC project that will be implemented since 2014, mainly these supporting CoM signatories.


5th meeting of the Polish CoM DialoguePlatform during VII RES Forum in Katowice

VII forum_Energia_w_gminieOn 15th of November the fifth meeting of Polish CoM Dialogue Platform (created in the framework of NET-Com project) was held, joined with the 7th Forum “Energy in a municipality” focused on the issues related to cogeneration and trigeneration.


Poland's first webinar on energy performance contracting and ESCO market

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On 5 July 2013 in the framework of NET-COM project a webinar devoted to energy performance contracting was organized by the Office of the Covenant of Mayors in Brussels in cooperation with the Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Citiés" (PNEC).

The main aim of the event was to present the capacity and potential of energy performance contracting to local governments in Poland.


Energy Lab Meeting Minutes

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First Polish Energy Lab was held on 23 October 2012. It gathered 28 participants. Among them there were representatives of local authorities, NGOs and SMEs.




2nd meeting of Polish CoM Dialogue Platform in Krakow

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The 2nd meeting of Polish Covenant of Mayors Dialogue Platform was held on 4th October 2012 in Krakow and gathered 15 participants from 10 municipalities: Bielsko-Biala, Czestochowa, Dabrowa Gornicza, Dzierzoniow, Lubin, Niepolomice, Palecznica, Raciechowice, Slupsk and Warsaw.




Over 80 participants from 12 countries, including many Covenant Signatories, Covenant Coordinators and Supporters, gathered in Krakow, Poland, for an intensive two-day workshop LOW CARBON TREND SETTERS in 2020 on 3-4 October 2012.

This motivating training event was organized in the framework of the ENERGY FOR MAYORS project (co-financed by Intelligent Energy Europe - IEE) and the APPETITE FOR CLIMATE project (co-financed by the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management). The aim was to exchange views and share experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of the Covenant of Mayor in different European countries.


Laszki wants to use its resources in the most intelligent way

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The Intelligent Energy Day organized in Miękisz Stary (Laszki municipality) on 26th of September 2012 was joined with annual municipal Harvest Festival and therefore met with great interest of local community. The importance of the event was raised by the presence of the Mayor of Laszki, Adam Grenda, and his coworkers.


Polish cities have “The Appetite for Climate”…

p1040888Over 100 representatives of cities and municipalities from all over Poland who are interested in the issue of climate protection and sustainable energy development participated in the  seminar “Polish and European context of sustainable energy management and climate protection on the local level” organized by Polish Network “Energie Cités” (PNEC) in Warsaw on 6-7 December 2011 under patronage of the Marshall of Mazowieckie Voivodeship Adam Struzik.