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  • Click HERE to get an overview of all the Coopenergy tools developed, at your disposal to inspire your work to take on a more multi-level governance approach. Happy browsing!

  • On 3rd December 2015 in Paris, the COOPENERGY partnership presented the results, lessons, and shining examples from the seven partner regions, to an audience of nearly 70 people. Access the event page for audio sequences, PDF presentations and pictures.

  • New Videos

    What is crowdfunding? Visit our videos page to find out and watch more videos on financing energy initiatives!

     

     

  • Partnership work in practice: COOPENERGY partners met in Zlin, Czech Republic, to evaluate the delivery of their energy initiatives in partnership, and share learning.

  • COOPENERGY

    Aims to help regional and local authorities plan sustainable energy activities in partnership.

    Find out more about the project here.

     

     

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24/07/2014: Sign the CoR’s Charter for Multilevel Governance!

Adopted by the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in April 2014 and supported by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Charter is a political manifesto from European cities and regions urging all levels of government to use “multilevel governance” as a guiding principle in policy design, helping to learn from each other, share best practices and further develop participatory democracy.

Good Practice of the Week: the Energy Savings Plan to help municipalities in Alicante, Spain, secure funding for sustainable energy action

Read our case study of the week to find out how the Province of Alicante in Spain set up the ‘Energy Savings Plan’ - to help municipalities secure funding to baseline their emissions, develop Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and implement measures within these plans.

18/07/2014: Presentations and photos from our Technical Workshop on finance are now online!

We held a Thematic Workshop on 'Regional and Local financing for sustainable energy planning' to help address the challenge that many regional and local authorities face in financing their energy strategies and projects aimed at meeting EU energy targets by 2020 and beyond.

At the workshop, attendees and speakers investigated:

Good Practice of the Week: OSER energy service for an energy efficient Rhône-Alpes

Read our case study of the week to find out how Rhône-Alpes Regional Council set up a Local Public Company called OSER (Public Regional Energy Services Operator) to support renovation projects targeted at reaching high energy-performance levels (minimum BBC level, approximately 80kWh/m2/year) in public buildings across the Rhône-Alpes region.

Read the case study now: http://bit.ly/GOODPRACTICE_1_RA_OSER

09/07/2014: building climate resilience (presentation from the Local Government Association Conference now online)

David Brazier, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport at Kent County Council, presented on how Kent is building its resilience to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events, at the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference, London, on July 9 2014.

View the presentation here [1.07 MB].

30/06/2014: Regional workshop - planning documents for Energy Positive Territories (TEPOS)

This workshop held in the premises of the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, aims to identify the obstacles to the integration of energy and climate issues during the development of planning documents.

The aim is to facilitate dialogue and cooperation between actors and territorial levels involved in a TEPOS project.

19/06/2014: new database of sustainable energy planning case studies now online!

With public authorities increasingly delivering ‘more with less’, we aim to save time and money by working more effectively together on sustainable energy planning, to maximise the benefits a joint approach can achieve.

Through the COOPENERGY project we have sought best practice on how regional councils (including county councils) across Europe are already collaborating successfully with their local authority partners, in order to deliver their sustainable energy plans and initiatives.

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