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The new PEPESEC newsletter includes stories about our partners involvement in the Copenhegan Conference, Manchester City Council’s launch of their Climate Change Action Plan and examples of how the PEPESEC partners have been engaging with local stakeholders.
Download the PEPESEC Newsletter – Jan 2010 (PDF)
The January 2009 Newsletter is now available. Read about the launch of the Energy Planning Knowledge Bank, the economic case for Energy Planning and the success of the study tour visits.
Download the PEPESEC Newsletter – Jan 09 (PDF)
The Northwest Regional Development Agency has announced a consultaton for the Energy and Environmental Technologies sector, aimed at companies in the NW of England working in this area.
“The Energy and Environmental Technologies sector, recently renamed by BIS to the Low Carbon Goods and Services Sector is one of the region’s priority sectors.
Over 2 days in April 2009 PEPESEC project partners visited the city-region of Katowice, Poland, to view practical examples of sustainable energy projects in the municipality of Katowice.
Over 2 days in October 2008 PEPESEC project partners visited the city of Murcia to gain an appreciation of the local energy planning context and to view practical examples of sustainable energy plan, projects and initiatives in the municipality of Murcia
Over 3 days in May 2009 PEPESEC project partners visited the city of Genoa to gain an appreciation of the national and local energy planning context and to view practical examples of sustainable energy projects.
Over three days in March 2009 PEPESEC project partners visited the city of Amaroussion in order to gain an understanding of the national and local energy planning context and to view practical examples of sustainable energy projects in the municipality of Amaroussion as well as in the broader region of Attica. A number of infrastructures [...]
Over 2 and a half days in April 2008 PEPESEC project partners visited Malmö in South Sweden to hold the first project meeting and the first study visit within the project. The focus of the meeting was to get an introduction to energy planning – the Swedish way, and to look at sustainable urban development [...]
Over 2 days in June 2008 PEPESEC project partners visited the city-region of Greater Manchester to gain an appreciation of the national and local energy planning context and to view practical examples of sustainable energy projects in the municipalities of Manchester and Oldham.
The Urban Community of Nantes (Nantes Métropole) is a young local administration, constituted in 2001, which groups 24 municipalities surrounding the city of Nantes. Among others, it has the responsibility for coordination, implementation and monitoring of climate change and energy policies. Nantes Métropole has been undertaking energy planning since the early 90’s, when it first [...]
The City of Helsinki has acquired throughout the years great expertise in energy planning. Already in 1974, the city administration created the Energy Savings Board. This public body is responsible for coordinating, supervising and steering the energy savings projects and initiatives developed in different city departments.
This case study looks in depth at energy planning in [...]
The www.smart2020.org website has been re-launched this week to track case studies of ICT-enabled low carbon solutions. Last year, The Climate Group, GeSI (Global e-sustainability Initiative) and McKinsey produced the SMART 2020 report which identified 7.8 Gt CO2e carbon emissions abatement potential by 2020 through ICT-enabled energy efficiency and dematerialization, or 15% [...]
Adrian Slatcher, from MDDA, is participating in the Green and Connected Cities conference in Strasbourg on December 10-11th 2009, and will be blogging about the conference here.
It can also be followed on Twitter: #gacc2009
The conference website is www.greenconnected.eu
Greater Manchester has been confirmed as the government’s 4th Low Carbon Economic Area, with the focus being on encouraging initiatives across “the built environment.”
Crain’s Manchester Business website reports that the new designation ” is expected to save 6 million tones of carbon, create an additional £650m to the economy and support 34,800 jobs.”
Homes and offices [...]
Manchester City Council last night launched Manchester: A Certain Future – our collective plan on climate change, before leaders from the council depart for Copenhagen as one of 100 cities presenting to the UN Climate Change forum.
Manchester plans to reduce the city’s carbon emissions by 41 per cent by 2020 and has mapped out impressive [...]