September 18th, 2019: The Civic Energy Conference, Oldenburg

How can citizens and communities stake their claim as drivers of the energy transition? Together with key European, national and regional policymakers and stakeholders the Conference examines the implications of the recently adopted new European energy market design and its promise of a “level playing field” between centralized and local energy systems. The Conference also presents effective solutions and support for civic energy stakeholders and highlights the range of benefits to be gained for communities.

June 3rd, 2019: Local Authorities as Drivers to address Climate Change

EUSEW 2019 highlights role models for local authorities in long-term energy planning and multi-level governance.

June 3rd, 2019: Life After the Clean Energy Package

COBEN partner Municipality of Emmen featured at EUSEW 2019 in a conference discussion on the implications of the Clean Energy Package.

June 3rd, 2019: North Sea Conference on Climate and Energy

This year’s North Sea Conference to be held in Marstrand, Sweden on June highlights the role of climate and energy in regional development.

April 30th, 2019: Guide to developing Local Energy Plans released

The “Guide to developing Local Energy Plans” , produced by Local Energy Scotland within the COBEN project, provides a tested methodology supported by an on-line toolkit for the development of local energy plans. It has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders across the Highlands and Islands and Scotland. The guide sets out a consistent approach to data collection and energy plan development for communities, local authorities and other stakeholders to work with and that can promote a shift in energy value chains to the community domain and that is set within the context of the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy.

July 2018: Committee of the Regions calls for strengthening of local energy communities

https://cor.europa.eu/EN/our-work/Pages/OpinionTimeline.aspx?opId=CDR-2515-2018

June 2018: European Sustainable Energy Week 2018: podium on energy communities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7RsmyTB15g&feature=youtu.be

May 2018: European Economic and Social Committee speaks out in favour of decentralized energy

https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/our-work/opinions-information-reports/opinions/effects-new-carbon-free-decentralised-and-digitalised-energy-supply-structure-jobs-and-regional-economies-own-initiative

Evolving EU-policy: Focus on regional cooperation on renewables

http://eu.boell.org/en/2017/06/19/bringing-europe-closer-its-citizens-regional-approach-achieving-european-renewable-energy

North Sea Conference, 29-30.06.2017, Göttingen

www.northsearegion.eu/media/2044/north-sea-conference-2017_background-paper.pdf (PDF)

Interreg-Halbzeitkonferenz, 16.05.2017, Berlin

www.interreg.de/INTERREG2014/DE/Aktuelles/Veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen-node.html