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The POWER programme that promotes low-carbon economies in Europe faces its final after three and a half years of work supporting innovative projects in the energy field. Its implementation has required the cooperation of energy agencies in seven European regions, investing a total of 5.8 million euros and supporting nine international projects, of which seven have counted on the participation of Andalusia.

For this reason, a working session has recently been held at the headquarters of the Andalusian Energy Agency to analysis the results, counting on a dozen experts among local authorities, enterprises, agencies development, technology centres, universities and non profit organizations, all responsible for the projects which have received European funding through POWER

The event was attended by the Director General of the Andalusian Energy Agency, Francisco Bas, who opened the session with words of thanks to the driving entities of assisted projects. Mr. Bas also expressed his hope that the results continue to give international collaboration in the field of energy innovation through future initiatives.


The Agency has participated in the POWER project as the regional coordinator, assuming its leadership and management and promoting it among the entities that might be interested in receiving EU funding for their projects. The budget for the Andalusian region rises to 884,000 euros, including the seven financed subprojects.

The selection of these projects was conducted by two international calls, with meetings held in the Netherlands and in Andalusia. The Andalusian projects have been GENERATION, involving simplified energy audits; ITACA, focusing on innovative initiatives in the field of transport; WICO, on the promotion of mini-wind systems in coastal areas with the cooperation of industry sector; TRISCO, on communities in transition through behaviour change; E-MOB, which sets sustainable transport systems in low CO2 emissions in urban areas; SILCS on innovative strategies for application of innovative technologies and eco-innovation in the building sector, and finally, TIMBER, based on integrated management tools for biomass energy resources.

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21st Sep 2011 POWER - empowering the low carbon economy

<b>POWER - empowering the low carbon economy </b>

POWER empowering the low carbon economy

 21 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The POWER final event attracted over 140 european experts in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, eco-innovation and behaviour change. This event was the perfect platform to discover good practices and new grassroots initiatives to help deliver low carbon economies at regional level.


POWER is co-financed by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme


Presentation - Introduction Keith Riley
Presentation - Policy and POWER Road maps
Presentation - Evaluation
Presentation - INTERREG IVC

15th Sep 2011 Environmental Festival ROHEVIK, Tallinn, Estonia

<b>Environmental Festival ROHEVIK, Tallinn, Estonia</b>

From 15-17 September 2011 the envrionmental festival ROHEVIK took place in Tallinn and Tartu cities of Estonia, which looked to the kind of future that will be built on economical and environmentally friendly ways of life, with a focus on electric cars.

The ROHEVIK festival was one of the highlights of the calendar of events marking the 20th anniversary of the activities of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, and the final event of the inter-regional POWER programme, which is led in Estonia by Tallinn City Government, Environment Department and funded through INTERREG IVC programme of the European Regional Development Fund.

The organizers of this festival were Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, Tallinn City Government - Environment Department, Embassy of Finland in Tallinn, Tartu City Government, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Tartu Science Park.

The list of partners, supporters and media partners can be seen by the following link: http://www.rohevik.ee   

Peoples reaction to this festival was very positive, especially for the family day with electric cars on the 17th September which everyone could attend. Also media’s interest for the event on 17th of September was very high, as almost every Estonian TV channel made a report on this event in the news and was reflected in almost every newspaper.

September 15: conference ‘Modern Eco-Cities’ in Tartu (about 150 participants). Opening statements from:

· H.E.Aleksi Härkönen - Ambassador of Finland to Estonia

· Berth Sundström – Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia,

September 16: conference ‘Smart Energy and Green Transport’ in Tallinn (around 135 guests). Opening statements from:

· Kaja Kallas – Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee, the Parlament of Estonia

· Ville Niinistö – Minister of the Environment of Finland

· Arvo Sarapuu – Deputy Mayor of Tallinn City

September 17: family day ‘Our Future – Electric Vehicles’ with 13 electric cars at the Liberty Square in Tallinn (approx. 2000 participants). Opening statements from:

· Keit Pentus – Minister of the Environment of Estonia

· Arvo Sarapuu – Deputy Mayor of Tallinn City

Activities on the Liberty Square on the 17th of September

Biggest electric cars presentation in Estonia– electric cars arrived to the Liberty Square at 12:00. They were driven onto the podium one by one for a presentation, and then lined up on the square for public viewing.

Charging electric cars– how are electric cars charged? Is it dangerous? Difficult? How much time does it take and how much does it cost? Chargers installed by Ensto and ABB were used for the demonstration.

ELMO – electric cars in Estonia– the number of electric cars in Estonia will be increased 100 times in less than two years! KredEx/Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications introduced the electro mobility campaign in Estonia and gave advice on support programme to people who want to buy an electric car.

Renewable energy– Taastuvenergia OÜ demonstrated small and big solar panels; teachers taught how to build a wind generator and how to get thermal energy from wastewater.

Environmental education– the environment tent offered exciting and educational games for the senses of hearing and touch. Try to guess natural items by touching them, recognize the trees that grow in Estonia, etc.

Science theatre of electricity– the Discovery Centre Energy performs tricks with electricity, the Tesla transformer created electric lightning, LED-inspired dynamic sculptures, LED graphic exhibits, kefir batteries, experiments with microwaves and other kitchen physics, a generator that has been turned into a robot.

Cleaner environment– what are the biggest environmental risks and climate problems? What can we do? The Estonian Office of the European Commission talked about the goals and developments of the European Union’s climate and environment policy.

Kids’ area– Juku Game Centre offered all kinds of electric and mobile entertainment for children, youngsters and adults who felt passionate for games. People could test their skills of steering radio controlled electric cars; beginners could try driving cars with batteries. There were also wheelie trainers plus push and pedal cars for the smallest kids.

Electric vehicles: demonstration of electricATV, bicycles, skateboards and SEAGWAYS

Academy of eco-driving– it is also possible to drive a car that uses fossil fuels more economically. Heli Ainjärv, who teaches in Niguliste Driving School and Tallinn University, showed how to drive more sustainably. Everyone could try the new driving style in city traffic under the guidance of the teacher.

Test-driving with an electric car– ELMO offered free test-driving with an electric car to everyone.

The presentation, audio files and pictures from these 3 events are available on the following link: http://keskkonnafestival.ee/en/kokkuvoete/ettekanded-pildid-ulevaade/

Media about the family day at the Liberty Square on September 17:

- Estonian Public Broadcasting news, Estonian (at 18.30, from 11:20) http://uudised.err.ee/?0534940&id=43039&play

- Estonian Public Broadcasting news, Estonian (at 21.00, from 14:24) http://uudised.err.ee/?0534940&id=43040&play

- Estonian Public Broadcasting news, Russian (from 8:14) http://rus.err.ee/ak/f8b7b365-300d-4a12-8209-057eae15600a

- Kanal 2 (Channel 2) news programme ‘Reporter’ http://www.reporter.ee/2011/09/17/vabaduse-valjakul-tutvustati-elektriautosid/

- Kanal 2 (Channel 2) ‘Environmental week’ (25.09.2011, from 13:18) http://kanal2.ee/vaatasaateid/Keskkonnanadal?videoid=3818

- TV3 news (from 6:10) http://www.tv3play.ee/play/254107/

- Estonian Public Broadcasting news portal in Russian http://rus.err.ee/estonia/c72db89e-0508-4608-9d24-2cc46e975199

- Gallery in daily Postimees http://www.tallinnapostimees.ee/567668/galerii-tallinnas-tutvustati-elektriautosid/

- Gallery in weekly newspaper Maaleht http://www.maaleht.ee/news/fotogalerii/fotod/galerii-elektriautod-vallutasid-vabaduse-valjaku.d?id=58076146

- Gallery in tabloid newspaper Õhtuleht http://ohtuleht.ee/galerii/3988#39

- Gallery and news in Delfi Forte http://forte.delfi.ee/news/auto/fotod-tuntud-eestlased-tegid-elektriautodega-paraadi-vabaduse-valjakule.d?id=57968042

- Gallery at car news portal Whatcar.ee http://www.whatcar.ee/uudiste-artiklid/3567/keskkonnafestival-rohevik-toob-eestisse-ohtralt-elektriautosid

- Newsportal Neljas http://www.neljas.ee/est/?news=1010024&category=1&Galerii---Keskkonnafestival-Rohevik

Link: http://www.rohevik.ee



Bologna, 16 September 2011, Emilia-Romagna Region, Room A – Meetings IIIrd Tower, Via della Fiera, 8
The complex issue of improving the mobility , to be achieved while limiting congestion, accidents and pollution, is a common challenge for all major European cities and regions.
The main focus of the Conference "Mobility Management: from the European Projects to regional actions" will be the most innovative European programs and projects in terms of mobility management, together with the solutions pursued through the implementation of inter-level actions, regional and local levels, to ensure the replication of successful projects in different contexts and geographical areas. In particular, will be presented the final Handbook "Realizing Sustainable Mobility" of ITACA Project (Innovative Approach Transport in Cities and Metropolitan Areas), funded by the European Union under the POWER Interregional Programme - INTERREG IVC on the issues of sustainable transport aiming at low-emissions carbon in urban areas. ITACA aims to reduce carbon emissions in metropolitan areas by identification, assessment and exchange of innovative technologies and management plans for public and private transport, developing Mobility Management’s measures, reducing the use of private transport to travel to major traffic attractors while at the same time encouraging the use of group transport and other means of transport associated with a low-level environmental impact.
You are required to confirm your attendance by fax or e-mail to the Organizing Secretariat no later than September 13, 2011
Organizing Secretariat: :
Servizio Mobilità Urbana e Trasporto Locale,
Via Aldo Moro, 30 – 40127 Bologna,
Tel. 051/5273855 – Fax 051/5273833,
e-mail: convegnitrasporti@regione.emilia-romagna.it


14th Apr 2011 WICO Final event, Brussels, Belgium - 14.04.11

<B> WICO Final event, Brussels, Belgium - 14.04.11</b>

WICO - Wind of the coast
 14 April 2011

A project to promote the deployment of small wind systems along the European coastlines

Conference presentation of the Guide Lines to promote the deployment of small wind systems along the European coastlines

The aim of the project is to promote, through defined actions, the development of a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse emissions. The WICO partners (Province of Ravenna (lead partner) - IT, Diputacion Huelva - ES and Marine South East -UK), have identified small wind systems as a possible technology which is capable of integration with other types of Renewable Energy Systems, to exploit renewable resources such as offshore and onshore coastal winds and urban airstreams. As part of the project the partners have collected data from strategically placed anemometers and pilot installations, and conducted in depth research of national policies, markets and technological frameworks, to produce Guide Lines for the increased deployment of small wind systems to generate viable renewable energy.

The conference is introduced and moderated by Mr Andrea Mengozzi Energy and Environment Councillor of the Province of Ravenna. The agenda will include:
  • Welcome speech by Honourable Vittorio Prodi - Member of the European Parliament Environment Commission
  • Presentation of the POWER Programme, a programme to promote the development of low carbon economy by Ms Janet Borgers - POWER Programme Secretariat
  • Presentation of WICO project and overview on the Guide Lines for the deployment of small wind systems along the coastlines by Larry Parker - Energy Agency of the Diputacion de Huelva
  • The WICO experience in steering policies and simplifying procedures to encourage the deployment of small wind systems by Mr Marco Bacchini - Province of Ravenna
  • The barriers preventing the deployment of small wind systems and the economic advantages by Mr Simon Powell - Marine South East
  • The development, evolution and technical characteristics of small wind systems as a new technology for the production of renewable energy by Francesco Matteucci - Consultant of the Province of Ravenna
  • Promotional tools of wind and miniwind installations in Andalusia by Maria Luisa Borra Marcos - Energy Agency of Andalusia Region
  • The contribution of ENEL.SI to the development of WICO project by Mr Adriano Sabene- ENEL.SI
  • Conclusions by Mr Enrico Cocchi - General Director of programming and European relations of Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Panel discussion including the participation of the tourism association of the Province of Ravenna bringing their considerations on the project following their direct involvement in testing small wind turbines

Presentation of WICO project and overview on the Guide Lines by Larry Parker - Energy Agency of the Diputacion de Huelva
The WICO experience in steering policies and simplifying procedures by Mr Marco Bacchini - Province of Ravenna
The barriers preventing the deployment of small wind systems and the economic advantages by Mr Simon Powell - Marine South East
The development, evolution and technical characteristics of small wind systems by Francesco Matteucci - Consultant of the Province of Ravenna

12th Apr 2011 SEECA - Creating Low Carbon Economies, 12.04.11, Rond Point Schuman 14, 1040 Brussels

<b>SEECA - Creating Low Carbon Economies, 12.04.11, Rond Point Schuman 14, 1040 Brussels</b>

Creating Low Carbon Economies
12 April 2011

Strategy for Energy Efficiency through Climate Agreements (or SEECA) is a new strategic approach which aims to motivate key stakeholders at a local and regional level to take positive action to foster a low carbon economy. The overall aim of the SEECA project is to build a sustainable, regional framework through the development of regional specific climate and energy strategies. The implementation of these strategies will be assisted by Climate Agreements which will be signed between public sector bodies and other key stakeholders. The SEECA project will develop clear climate reduction manuals and guidelines for public authorities, businesses and NGO´s that can easily be transferred to other regions in Europe

The SEECA project consists of three different parts:

1. Identification and development of existing Climate and Energy strategies

2. Design and development of Climate Agreements

3. Eco-driving and good planning when using heavy machines.

This information day consists of three events which provide more information on each of the three project components.

Agenda - Creating Low Carbon Economies - 12 April 2011
Event 1 - Emision reduction through voluntary Climate Agreements
Event 2 - Inspiring behavioural change to create a lower carbon economy
Event 3 - Ecodriving for Heavy machinery

1st Apr 2011 Inspiration for the future of Eco Innovation, the Netherlands, 31.03.11

<b>Inspiration for the future of Eco Innovation, the Netherlands, 31.03.11</b>

Environmentally friendly products, services and technologies are becoming increasingly necessary to stabilize climate change and to mitigate the effects of global warming. Eco Innovation activities, which facilitate the development or adoption of new products and services with lower impact on the environment, are essential on the way to achieving sustainable economic growth through low carbon routes. Policy makers from the POWER partnership and the Project SILCS had the opportunity to discuss eco-innvation with companies from the region during this two days event.

Martin Bakker brabantwoning (Presentation in English)
NOUD TE RIELE POWER (Presentation in English)
Stef Janssen Dromen over de groene dak- en gevellandschappen van de 21e eeuw (Presentation in Dutch)
Marc Maessen Ground energysystems and the “AMvB Bodemenergie” (Presentation in English)
Renz Pijnenborgh Presentatie C2C (Presentation in Dutch)

17th Mar 2011 Steering committee, Tallinn, Estonia

<b>Steering committee, Tallinn, Estonia</b>

TrIsCo sub-project -  Marion Aare (Viimsi Municipality partner)

The TrIsCo project is aiming to create bespoke ‘Empowering CO2 Reduction’ instruments and initiatives for local authority action plans with quantifiable measurement tools for public bodies, commerce and the public to take action themselves and be able to assess their own success.


TraCit sub-project Merle Laager (Viimsi Municipality partner), Mari Jüssi/Kaur Sarv (Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn partner)

The overall aim of the TraCit project is to identify and share knowledge and best practice between partner regions on schemes and policies with the potential to reduce carbon intensive travel while at the same time supporting the development, economic growth and sustainability of new and existing urban environments.


SEECA sub-project - Tallinn City Government, Environment Department partner

The SEECA project is aiming at building a sustainable, regional framework through voluntary climate agreements between the public sector and key stakeholders in the private and non-governmental (NGO) sectors.


TRISCO Presentation - Enno Selirand and Mario Aare, Viimsi Municipality
SEECA Presentation - Aleksandr Popel, Tallinn City Government, Environment Department
TRACIT Presentation - Mari Jussi, SEI Tallinn
TRACIT presentation - Merle Laager, Viimsi Municipality

28th Feb 2011 Almeria promotional event and policy group, 16 - 17.02.11

<b>Almeria promotional event and policy group, 16 - 17.02.11</b>

The Junta of Andalucia invited the POWER partnership and the projects funded under the theme Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to a two-day event in Almeria, Spain. The first day focused on the European Strategy for 2020 and the Andalucian regional approach on Resource and Energy Efficiency whereas the second day brought together projects and regional experts to discuss and debate renewable energy and energy efficiency as preparation for the policy road maps, which will be delivered at the end of the programme.

Business engagement in Italy and Spain is speeding up the application and planning process for small wind energy systems at national and local level. In addition, Spanish partners presented the draft Guidelines of the WICO project,one of the main project outputs.

If you are interested in finding out more about the project funded under Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, please download the presentations below:

WICO - Small wind devices - presentation, Manuel B. Acevedo, Diputacion Provincial de Huelva
WICO - Small scaled wind energy in Spain: Current situation and perspectives, APPA, Spanish Renewable Energy Association, Javier Forte 
ITACA - Sustainable transport - presentation
SEECA - climate agreements - presentation
GENERATION - Simplified Energy Audits - presentation
TIMBER - Biomass - presentation

PowerProgramme Presentation, Janet Borgers, Programme manager, POWER Secretariat, SEEDA
Energy Efficiency Presentation, María Luisa BORRA MARCOS, Spanish POWER Regional Correspondent, Agencia Andaluza de la Energía, Spain
Presentation in Spanish - ENERGÍA INTELIGENTE PARA EUROPA Convocatoria de propuestas 2011, Virginia Vivanco Cohn, Dpto. Relaciones Internacionales, IDAE
Plataforma Solar de Almería Javier Forte, Francisco Martín

25th Jan 2011 SILCS - 21st Century Design: Delivering Affordable Low Carbon Development

<b>SILCS - 21st Century Design: Delivering  Affordable Low Carbon Development</b>

SILCS aims to prove and illustrate the effectiveness of low carbon building initiatives within the framework of sustainable development. SILCS incorporates four low carbon innovative building experiments with the purpose of evaluating and generating multi-level low carbon innovative strategies and solutions. These will be utilized as best practice examples to inform existing and new sustainable community proposals. These projects illustrate the potential for social cohesion integrated with innovative low carbon technologies, which can become best practice examples for future settlements. The intention is to draw together economists, architects, planners, city officials, residents and other constituents of civic society, to harness their skills and enthusiasm over a longer time period.

The project will address the following four questions:

1. Participation: how are stakeholders to be involved within experiments and what types of community participation activities are possible and viable?
2. Financing: what kind of approaches can successfully enable change and have maximum impact on the way financial analyses are made and decisions taken?
3. Organisation: how can the building process (planning, designing etc) deliver sustainable results?
4. Technologies: which technologies are most effective and successfully achieve innovation low carbon solutions?

This two day workshop looked at how can we deliver new developments and retrofit programmes that are low carbon and affordable going into the future.

Presentations are available here .

8th Dec 2010 SEECA project: Eco-driving: Gaseous Fuels, Tallinn, Estonia

<b>SEECA project: Eco-driving: Gaseous Fuels, Tallinn, Estonia</b>

This seminar considered the development, use and production of gaseous fuels for vehicles (primarily public and also private). Swedish and Estonian experience of driving, compressed natural gas and biomethane vehicles were presented in this seminar.
The seminar proved that usage of gaseous fuels is environmentally much friendlier and economically more efficient than driving on gasoline or diesel.
For example, compared to gasoline cars, CO2 emissions of vehicles fuelled with compressed natural gas or biogas are up to 25% and compared to diesel cars are up to 12% less Compressed natural gas vehicles emit up to 75% less of poisonous carbon monoxide than gasoline cars and up to 50% less than diesel cars. Different experts from gas production and supply companies shared their experience of using gaseous fuels in Estonia. Main political and economical barriers to production and use these fuels in Estonia were presented by Estonian University of Life Sciences. One of the biggest issues for popularization of gaseous fuels that speakers pointed out is that there should be more financial and lawful support from government. An additional value to the seminar added representatives from MAN heavy machine company, Ragn- Sells AS waste collection company, and taxi company in Estonia, who shared their experience of using gaseous fuels.
Two main advantages that they all have highlighted are: money and environment savings.

Agenda SEECA: Eco-driving: Gaseous Fuels

12th Nov 2010 Transport Carbon InterCities Workshop, 12 November 2010

<b>Transport Carbon InterCities Workshop, 12 November 2010</b>

Transport Carbon IntenCities (TraCit) Workshop, 12th November, 2010. Princess Royal Gallery, Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
CURe University of Portsmouth Economic growth and reducing emission are key goals of policy makers around the world. These two goals could be considered contradictory given the long established links between economic growth and growth in carbon intensive transport. The TraCit project seeks to investigate ways in which these links can be broken down. Working in collaboration with academic, municipal and industrial partners from here in the South of England, Estonia and Malopolska the TraCit project aims to share knowledge and best practice to facilitate partner regions in implementing appropriate policies and projects to reduce energy and carbon intensive travel while at the same time supporting development and economic growth. A varied selection of interventions will form the basis of case studies in each region, ranging from cycling infrastructure schemes, educational programmes to urban planning as possible tools to aid decoupling.
Find out more about the Tracit project  here .
Presentations are available here .


3rd Nov 2010 DELIVERING LOW CARBON BEHAVIOURS, 3 - 4 November 2010

<b>DELIVERING LOW CARBON BEHAVIOURS, 3 - 4 November 2010</b>

To meet the challenging objectives defined by the European Union in the “EU 20-20-20 Strategy”, Member States need to find a common approach and put together robust tools to develop smart low carbon economies. Climate adaptation, climate justice, green new deal, green economy should not be only press headlines, but real drivers for decoupling economic growth and GHG emissions.

The links between the economy, human behaviour and nature are complex.

New roles for politicians, technological researchers and the business sector should be investigated, thus promoting a culture of responsibility and adoption of ethical behaviour, until the entire society is involved in the formulation of a new behaviour model.

Ecomondo is the most important exhibition on green technology and new green lifestyles and will be staged in Italy (Rimini). It’s a privileged meeting place between green businesses and institutional stakeholders. It will be a great occasion to find out about the lastest innovative technologies and low carbon behaviour change all around Europe (http://en.ecomondo.com/).

Policy experts from the regions and Power's sub projects will be meeting to exchange ideas at the "Delivering low carbon behaviours" workshop on the 4 November 2010.

We are grateful to the Province of Rimini and Regione Emilia-Romagna who have offered to support the organisation of the meeting.

To register for the meeting please contact Francesca Lussu:

Email: flussu@arpa.emr.it


14th Oct 2010 Road to Electric Mobility, Oxford, UK, 14 and 15 October 2010

<b>Road to Electric Mobility, Oxford, UK, 14 and 15 October 2010</b>

Transport needs to use all our resources efficiently, serve our citizens, support business and the economy with minimal environmental impact. Seventy five percent of EU citizens live in cities and we need to consider a range of options for managing urban mobility, with policies that support more innovation, modal shift and a mixture of sustainable modes of transport appropriate for each region. Local authorities can be a strong agent for change through their public procurement.

Policy experts from the regions and POWER's sustainable transport sub projects met to exchange ideas at the Road to Electric Mobility Meeting.

We are extremely grateful to BMW UK Ltd who have offered to share the results of the first phase of the E-Mini trials with the group.

Agenda - Road to E-Mobility 13/14.10.10
Energy considerations for electric transport, David Farr, Project Manager for Sustainable Transport, SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)
Sustainable Urban Mobility, Raul Ramos, INTA, Spain, ITACA Project
Allan Hutchinson, Oxford Brookes Presentation

6th Oct 2010 SEECA project - The Swedish recipe for a carbon free environment

<b> SEECA project - The Swedish recipe for a carbon free environment</b>

This one off event  focused its attention on key innovations within the Swedish energy and transport sector aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing business profitability.
This event was taking place on the 6th October 2010 at Stockholm House, Avenue Marnix 28, Brussels.
Upload the presentations and contributions from speakers here: http://powerprogramme.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=4821551%3ATopic%3A565

SEECA project - Agenda - The Swedish recipe for a carbon free environment

29th Apr 2010 2nd call - Lead partner day - 28/29 April 2010

<b>2nd call - Lead partner day - 28/29 April 2010</b>

Attended by the  lead partner representatives of the second call sub-projects, the seminar covered a number of different themes including an outline of all publicity and communication requirements, first level control and an overview of the claims process on the online monitoring system .

Please find below the presentations given on the day:

Overview on the POWER programme
POWER programme - Financial and Legal requirements
POWER programme - Communication and Policy
POWER programme - 2nd call projects presentation: E-Mob, SEECA, SILCS, TIMBER, TRACIT

25th Nov 2009 Empowering the Low Carbon Economy - Driving Low Carbon Economies Across Europe, Stockholm, Sweden

Man-made climate change resulting from emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases represent a critical threat to human well-being. The current ‘business as usual’ pathway could easily lead to a global mean temperature rise of 5 degrees by the end of the century, with catastrophic consequences. This all highlights the importance of the need for more effective policy making and implementation to empower actors to reduce their carbon footprint.
Based on the conviction that economic development and environmentally sustainable practices should go hand in hand and that the low carbon economy is the economy of tomorrow, this POWER Conference  provided a platform for the exchange of good practices and ideas for future actions for over 60 participants and online viewers.
Fernando Alonso, Director, Stockholm Region -
Mats Hellström, Board member, Globe Forum -

Pedro Ballesteros-Torres, Programme Manager, Europeiska Kommissionen -

Fiona Place, Key Researcher, Maplecroft-
Climate change risk
Alex Pratt, Board member, SEEDA -
Can a green business revolution bring us out of recession?
Magnus Emfel, Manager Climate Innovations, WWF -
Innovation as a Driver for Sustainable Urban Development

Michael Viehhauser, Regional Planner, Regionplanekontoret -
Energy and climate work in the Stockholm Region - Goals and challenges for the future

Daniel Carlsson-Mård, Public Relations Officer, Stockholms Stad - From Hammarby Sjöstad to Stockholm Royal Seaport

Francesca Lussu, POWER Regional Coordinator, ARPA
Simona Melchiorri, WICO project manager
WICO - Wind of the Coast

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15th Oct 2009 POWER Interregional programme 2nd call Partnerfair - 15/16 October 2009 Seville

<b>POWER  Interregional programme 2nd call Partnerfair - 15/16 October 2009 Seville</b>

The launch of the second call for proposals took place on 15 and 16 October 2009 in Seville, Spain and attracted around 100 delegates. Chaired by the President of the Energy Agency in Andalucia, Isabel de Haro Aramberri, the PartnerFair provided a forum for potential bidders to meet other interested organisations and obtain practical information on how to apply for funding. This included a visit to the Solar Platform of Sanlucar la Mayor. The Solar platform can produce enough energy to POWER a city the size of Seville. 
All presentations can be downloaded here:

POWER Inter-regional Programme overview
How to develop a project under POWER?
Useful tips from the 1st call subprojects GENERATION and ITACA
Introduction of all POWER sub-themes

12th Mar 2009 POWER Programme Launch

<b>POWER Programme Launch </b>

The POWER programme Launch event gathered over 80 participants on 11 and 12 March 2009 . It introduced the programme to potential project managers and organisations, providing practical information on how to apply for funding as well as offering the opportunity for potential bidders to find partners in the other regions.
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