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Brogården at the first look is a common housing estate just the same as many others. However, it is on the tongues of whole energy-efficient Europe. The reason for this is a complete renovation which brought this corner of a small town in the middle of Sweden to the twenty-first-century standards of energy efficiency.
Interview with Dawid Kostempski, President of the board of Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia, Mayor of Świętochłowice.
Our Cypriot partners kindly invite you to training workshop.
The final conference of the project in Florence on 21st November, 2014 gathered many experts and stakeholders. Prominent Italian politicians, from local and international level, international experts from Sweden, Ireland and Cyprus were guests and panelists of the conference held in prestigious Palazzo Vecchio.
The final event and final stage of the project is going on as partners will meet in Florence for the last time to discuss the project's achievements. This time all partner will disseminate the knowledge and experience gained during the project to all stakeholders and guests of the conference, which will be held on 21st November 2014.
SERPENTE partners within the interregional Project SERPENTE dealing with energy efficiency in public buildings (co-financed within INTERREG IV C) would like to kindly invite you for project’s final conference.
Addressing the Informal Council for Energy Bruno Hranić, Mayor of the Municipality of Vidovec and member of the Committee of the Regions, argued that the EU must commit to investing into locally sustainable energy sources to help liberalise its energy market. He argued that the monopolisation of the sector was stifling competition and more must be done to support small-scale energy companies. If Europe was to reduce its energy import-dependency and deliver on its promises on climate change, access to EU funds must be simplified and directed towards energy efficient projects locally.
Low-income residents are getting free solar PV installations upon joining Bristol Power Co-op (UK), who have gained recognition across Europe for their pioneering work. The co-op’s chair David Saunders said: “It would be easy selling ‘free’ solar energy to greenies. The challenge was to see if we could persuade people in an area of social disadvantage to go for it”.
The 8th Project meeting took place In the French city of Bordeaux, October 7 till 8, 2014. During the meeting as always, the project members discussed the reporting, implementation plans, good practices and subject of final conference and publication.