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Dec
08

14 Days to Save the Planet

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Yesterday 56 newspapers, including the Guardian in the UK,  printed the following shared editorial.  Newspapers taking part can be found here.
“Today 56 newspapers in 45 countries take the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial. We do so because humanity faces a profound emergency.
Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate [...]

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Dec
02

Urban Ecomap for Amsterdam

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The launch this week of a 2nd Urban Ecomap (following on from San Franscisco) for Amsterdam is a good example of how digital technology can start to help “join up” initiatives within a municipality. For “energy planning” in an urban area, there are many stakeholders – including residents, workers and businesses, as well as government [...]

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Dec
01

Leading up to Copenhagen

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In the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen (Dec 17-18th) we’ve updated the PEPESEC website to make it a more useful resource for anyone involved in energy planning to combat climate change in their own municipality.
New features on the site include -:

RSS feeds from COP15 site, the Guardian [...]

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Nov
24

Energy Planning Best Practice Guide

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We are pleased to make available the PEPESEC Best Practice Guide for Energy Planning developed as part of the project. This Best Practice Guide is a useful starting point for your understanding of Energy Planning.

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Nov
19

ICT could reduce carbon emissions by 25%

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Article from www.ukauthority.com
ICT-based technologies have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 25% in the G20 countries, compared with 2006 baselines emissions, says IDC.

The analyst has been focusing on where ICT can bring ‘immediate benefit in reducing carbon emissions’. It believes that significant reductions can be made across all the sectors it surveyed: energy generation [...]

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Nov
10

Green & Connected Cities Conference

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To coincide with Copenhagen, the Green and Connected Cities Conference in Strasbourg on 10-11 December 2009 will offer an opportunity for cities across Europe to contribute to the debate about “green and connected cities.” MDDA is part of the ICT21-EE Network and will be attending the conference.

Visit the Conference Website
Rendez-vous  10th & 11th December [...]

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Local and Regional Energy Actors towards 2020
10-11 December, 2009
Venue: Malmö, Sweden
Organizer: the Association of Swedish Regional Energy Agencies (FSEK)
Taking start in the new set of climate and energy targets within the European Union, the Swedish Regional Energy Agencies invites You to a conference for European regional and local energy actors. The new 20-20-20 climate and [...]

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Jun
05

AGMA approves climate change agency

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The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) has approved the establishment of a Greater Manchester Climate Change Agency. The decision comes in response to the city’s “Mini-Stern Report,” which identified that the cost to the city region of not making interventions could cost an estimated £20bn over the next 12 years. Steve Turner, head of [...]

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May
20

Genoa Study Visit concluded

Posted by: Andrew Cooke | Comments Comments Off

The Genoa Study Visit took place on the 14th and 15th of May 2009.
The whole event was a succes with all of the partners who attended able to learn how Genoa is implementing energy planning to their local area.
This study visit also marks the end of the Study visits that are scheduled for the PEPESEC [...]

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May
11

PEPESEC get’s ready for Genoa

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The 13th, 14th and 15th May will see the finale of the PEPESEC study visits which will be held in Genoa, Italy.  This will give the partners an opportunity to learn how the Italians have adapted energy planning to the suburb as well as to share learning within the workshops that will occur.

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May
11

Katowice concludes with great delight!

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The Katowice Study Visit took place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April 2009. The PEPESEC partners found this study tour extremely eye opening and productive with particular attention being paid to the Ground source Heating system that is currently being trialled there.  The Katowice study tour can be viewed in due course via [...]

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May
07

Environment 2.0

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The connections between the environment and information technology have never been more important. A key strand of this year’s Futuresonic festival in Manchester, looks at Environment 2.0.

There will be a range of speakers from different disciplines discussing throughout the Social Technologies Summit, as well as a number of fascinating mass participation projects.

Climate Bubbles is a [...]

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May
01

Amaroussion Accomplished!!!

Posted by: Andrew Cooke | Comments Comments Off

The 18th to the 20th March saw the accomplishment of another PEPESEC study tour in the Greek suburb, Amaroussion.  The first day involved a very constructive meeting where all partners gave a progress update of their specified work package with the inclusion of energy planning within their municipality.  The second day was a chance to [...]

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Apr
21

PEPESEC prepares for Katowice

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With the Katowice study tour just around the corner, PEPESEC partners get themselves prepared to travel.
The event will taking place on 22nd to 24th April where the PEPESEC project meeting will occur giving partners the chance to exchange thoughts and discuss progress with regards to their specified work package.  In addition, a study tour will [...]

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Feb
09

PEPESEC Knowledge Base Update

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The PEPESEC Knowledge Base Website is now soon to be uploaded.  It currently hosts  over 150 energy case studies from all around Europe.
Below is a taster of what the website will look like:-

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