Data4Action Conference: Observatories for Energy and GHG, a strong support to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
From 26 January 2017 to 26 January 2017
@ Bordeaux (FR)
European Energy Transition Conference in Bordeaux
On 24, 25 § 26 January 2017 the European Energy Transition Conference will be in Bordeaux. This is the annual appointment for the local players committed to energy transition and the adaptation to climate change. As they have done every year since 2011, the co-organisers of the event – Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community and the ADEME, are launching a national and international call for contributions in order to build up the programme in a collaborative manner. Contributors have until 20 SEPTEMBER to submit their projects. Last year no less than 200 contributions were received and contributed to making the event a veritable laboratory for ideas and the sharing of experience. As the first high spot for the local players on the topic of energy in the wake of COP 22, the 2017 Conference promises to be once again an important European step in the process of debate and the exchange of ideas on the way to making a success of the energy transition of the regions.
From 24 January 2017 to 26 January 2017
@ Bordeaux (FR)
Data4Action Workshop - Covenant of Mayors and the Benefits of Data Sharing
From 24 November 2016 to 24 November 2016
@ Ard Ri House Hotel, Milltown Road, Tuam [ie]
Convegno: “Dal Patto All’Azione. Strumenti attuativi e monitoraggio delle politiche energetiche”
Sala Consiglio Provinciale - Savona
From 27 October 2016 to 27 October 2016
@ Savona (IT)
2016 European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS) is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
From 10 October 2016 to 13 October 2016
Data4Action and ENERGee-Watch Webinar
Data4Action & ENERGee-Watch Webinar
From 05 October 2016 to 05 October 2016
@ on line
EU Sustainable Energy Week
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities across Europe promoting secure, clean and efficient energy. It connects policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union. Launched in 2006, EUSEW is organised by European Commission Date: 13-17 June 2016
From 13 June 2016 to 17 June 2016
ENERCLOUD+ Uno strumento di energy management a supporto dei Comuni
From 04 May 2016 to 04 May 2016
Data4Action / ENERGee Watch Webinar on 9 March at 2:00-3:30 pm
The European project "Data4Action" which aims to foster win-win collaboration models between energy data providers and public local authorities, is organising a webinar on Wednesday 9 March from 2:00-4:30 p.m, with <a href="http://www.energee-watch.eu/" target="_blank">ENERGee Watch</a>. This webinar will have two main themes: <ul> <li><strong>SEAP Monitoring/Evaluation</strong> - How to deal with the monitoring of the implementation of concrete actions from an already existing SEAP (Sustainable Energy Action Plan)?</li> <li><strong>Recommendations</strong> from the Data4Action project to the European Commission regarding access to energy data.</li> </ul> We invite you to save the date in your agendas. Registration will open soon, to receive the weblink to access the online webinar platform.
From 09 March 2016 to 09 March 2016
Capacity building workshop for local authorities in Greece / Συνάντηση εργασίας για τον ενεργειακό σχεδιασμό
|Local authorities often face problems when implementing and monitoring Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs). In order to provide technical support to municipalities, a half-day capacity building workshop is being organised on the 27th of November 2015 at 10am at INNOVATHENS – Hub of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Technopolis City of Athens. The workshop is being organised within the framework of DATA4ACTION (co-funded by the “Intelligent Energy Europe” programme of the European Commission). It aims to increase the capacity of municipalities in implementing and monitoring SEAPs. Emphasis will be given in Progress Based Indicators and Monitoring tools for SEAPs. The workshop will also raise awareness on the creation of an Energy Observatory, incorporated within the Technical Chamber of Greece’s structure (TCG) Funding opportunities in the new programming period (2014-2020) for implementing SEAP actions will be presented, along with two case studies. The latter will focus on the experience of two municipalities that have developed and submitted SEAPs and monitoring reports to the Covenant of Mayors. Finally participating local authorities will be given the opportunity to express their interest to be further supported by Data4Action and will be asked to identify and propose at least two concrete actions to be monitored. The agenda of the workshop can be downloaded here. The event is free but participants are requested to register by the 20th of November by completing the registration form form and sending it to: email@example.com||Στις 27 Νοεμβρίου 2015 στον Κόμβο Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας της Τεχνόπολης του Δήμου Αθηναίων – INNOVATHENS, προγραμματίζεται συνάντηση εργασίας με θέμα «Σχέδια Δράσης Αειφόρου Ενέργειας στην Ελλάδα: Εμπειρίες και καλές πρακτικές». Η εκδήλωση διοργανώνεται στο πλαίσιο του ευρωπαϊκού έργου Data4Action, το οποίο υποστηρίζεται από του Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδας. Η συνάντηση εργασίας απευθύνεται σε Δήμους που υλοποιούν τον ενεργειακό σχεδιασμό τους, ώστε να επωφεληθούν από τις εμπειρίες και καλές πρακτικές που υπάρχουν κατά την παρακολούθηση και υλοποίηση ενός ΣΔΑΕ. Οι Δήμοι θα ενημερωθούν για το έργο DATA4ACTION και το παρατηρητήριο ενέργειας που δημιουργείται στο Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδας. Έμφαση θα δοθεί σε δείκτες και εργαλεία που μπορούν να χρησιμοποιήσουν για την παρακολούθηση ΣΔΑΕ, καθώς και για τις χρηματοδοτικές ευκαιρίες της νέας Προγραμματικής Περιόδου 2014 – 2020 για την υλοποίηση δράσεων. Στην συνέχεια θα συζητηθούν οι ανάγκες των Δήμων κατά την παρακολούθηση και υλοποίηση του ενεργειακού τους σχεδιασμού. Οι Δήμοι θα έχουν την δυνατότητα να επιλέξουν δράσεις, η παρακολούθηση των οποίων μπορεί να υποστηριχθεί στην συνέχεια από το έργο. Το πρόγραμμα της συνάντησης είναι διαθέσιμο εδώ Για την καλύτερη δυνατή οργάνωση της εκδήλωσης, παρακαλούμε δηλώστε συμμετοχή με email, έως τις 20 Νοέμβρη 2015, στη διεύθυνση firstname.lastname@example.org.|
From 27 November 2015 to 27 November 2015
Promoting Sustainable Energy - Data quality to support local action / Promozione della sostenibilità energetica - Qualità dei dati per sostenere l azione a livello locale
|The metropolitan city of Turin will host on the 19th November an international event under the Covenant of Mayors and the European project DATA4ACTION. During this event, a number of institutions and researchers will bring to light a few examples of success stories of the support of local action to promote energy sustainability. Thousands of local and regional authorities are in fact involved in Europe and Italy, through initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors, in long-term sustainable energy planning to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption. In this context, the collection of data and their quality are often an obstacle to start an effective and convincing energy transition. The project DATA4ACTION, co-funded by the European Union, foresees that 12 energy observatories, including that of the metropolitan city of Turin, develop and strengthen their own course of action to overcome those barriers.||La Città metropolitana di Torino ospita il 19 Novembre un evento internazionale nell’ambito del Patto dei Sindaci – Covenant of Mayors – e del progetto europeo DATA4ACTION nel corso del quale una serie di istituzioni e ricercatori portano in luce alcuni esempi di successo relativi al supporto dell’azione locale per la promozione della sostenibilità energetica. Migliaia di amministrazioni sono infatti coinvolte in Europa e in Italia, attraverso iniziative come quella del Patto dei Sindaci, nella pianificazione energetica sostenibile di lungo termine per cercare di diminuire le emissioni di CO2 e ridurre i consumi energetici. In questo quadro la raccolta di dati e la loro qualità rappresentano spesso un ostacolo per avviare un percorso d’azione efficace e convincente. Il progetto DATA4ACTION, finanziato dall’Unione Europea, prevede che 12 Osservatori sull’energia, tra i quali quello della Città metropolitana di Torino, si sviluppino e rafforzino proprio per superare tali barriere.|
|Programme: in English||Programma: in Italiano|
|Venue: Metropolitan City of Torino Auditorium, Corso Inghilterra 7||Location: Metropolitan City of Torino Auditorium, Corso Inghilterra 7|
From 19 November 2015 to 19 November 2015
European Roundtable on Energy Data Sharing
Wednesday 14 October 2015 - from 9.00 to 1.00 pm . Committee of the Regions, Brussels . Regional and local public authorities are responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and they need to have effective monitoring for these plans which requires the availability of data for analysing trends as well as implementing a continuous improvement process of the SEAP actions. The challenge is to initiate a process to regularly exchange data between the different stakeholders involved (utilities, energy data providers, public authorities, etc.) The Roundtable will aim to:
- Exchange visions between energy data providers: What would it take to develop more advanced data collaboration models between municipalities / regions and data providers?
- Demonstrate good examples of structured data exchange and how this data is used for development and monitoring of sustainable energy action plans.
- Formulate possible policy recommendations to the European Commission for a more institutionalized monitoring and data exchange processes.
From 14 October 2015 to 14 October 2015
Comprehensive monitoring of energy consumption, energy efficiency trends and policy measures by sector for EU countries and for the EU as a whole
Goal of the workshop: Present the most recent results of the ODYSSEE-MURE project on energy efficiency trends (ODYSSEE) and energy efficiency policies (MURE) covering the whole EU and each EU Member State. Share experience with implementing methodologies and tools for the monitoring of energy efficiency progress developed in the frame of the ODYSSEE-MURE project at national level with regional or local stakeholders and discuss on approaches relevant for the regional/local level. Programme: http://www.odyssee-mure.eu/news/newsletter/agenda-local-workshop-september-8-2015-brussels.pdf Location: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels
From 08 September 2015 to 08 September 2015
CoM workshop on Local Energy Data Collection for GHG Inventories
This training workshop will inform participants about energy data collection practices in Europe and will provide practical advice and discussion on energy data gathering and processing for the purposes of establishing a Baseline / Monitoring Emission Inventory (BEI/MEI) as part of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). The workshop will notably draw on the outcomes and learnings from different EU-funded projects (e.g. MESHARTILITY and SEAP+).
Target groups: Practitioners on local energy data collection, heads of municipal departments (energy, climate, environment, transport), local and regional energy agencies, local and regional elected leaders (mayors, deputy mayors, councillors), representatives of other levels of government, including EU policy-makers.
From 16 June 2015 to 16 June 2015
@ At Mundo-B, 26 rue d’Edimbourg, Brussels
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015
Policy Conference: registration is now open!It’s time to sign up for the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2015 Policy Conference … two venues, three days, countless keynotes, debates, side-events, exhibits, knowledge exchanges, and unrivalled networking opportunities all aimed at promoting secure, clean and efficient energy in the European Union and beyond. Do not miss it! The deadline for registration is Monday, 8 June. Low-carbon future, decentralised energy, smart-energy solutions, sustainable mobility, renewables, smart cities, energy efficiency, energy-intensive sectors, the Energy Union, energy democratisation, responsible consumers … and many other topics are on the agenda. CONSULT THE PROGRAMME for more information and REGISTER NOW! When and where? Policy Conference, 16-18 June, the European Commission’s Charlemagne building and the Committee of the Regions’ Jacques Delors building, Brussels.
Follow the website: www.eusew.eu
From 16 June 2015 to 18 June 2015
Liguria - Incontro Comitato di Pilotaggio Regionale 10 giugno 2015
E' fissato per il 10 maggio a Genova, presso la sede della Regione Liguria di Piazza De Ferrari, il prossimo incontro del Comitato di Pilotaggio regionale (CdP) istituito nell'ambito del Protocollo d'Intesa per il Patto dei Sindaci: rappresentanti della Regione, provincie, comuni capoluogo e piccoli comuni si riuniranno per continuare lo scambio di esecperinze e buone pratiche oltre chè a discutere insieme di tematiche chiave in materia di energia. In particolare nell'ambito del progetto DATA4ACTION, il CdP, di concerto con IRE Liguria e gli esperti informatici regionali, sta portando avanti l'implementazione del Sistema Informativo Regionale Ambientale attraverso un nuovo applicativo che sarà presto a disposizione dei comuni firmatari del Patto dei Sindaci per l'archiviazione dei dati energetici circa le loro proprietà e per la compilazione assistita del BEI-Baseline Emission Inventory e MEI- Monitoring Emission Inventory.
From 10 June 2015 to 10 June 2015
Workshop: The Monitoring process of Sustainable Energy Action Plans
Tools and methodologies for an effective monitoring of SEAPs and its implementationPlovdiv, 21 May 2015 Venue: Hotel Ramada Princess, Plovdiv, Bulgaria The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) represents the key document of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2009 in order to promote the 20-20-20 European targets among the municipalities all over Europe. More than 6290 municipalities joined the CoM until now, involving more than 197 millions of inhabitants in the initiative. Through SEAPs the local authorities identify some measures aimed at reducing the CO2 emissions and final energy consumptions of their territory within 2020 compared to a baseline year. Monitoring and reporting phase is essential in order to ensure a continuous improvement of the process, also because the SEAPs is a dynamic tool that can be changed, enriched and adapted to the objectives and the needs of the municipality involved. A key aspect of this monitoring phase is the access to local and accurate energy data in order to better identify trends and priority sectors and measures of SEAPs. This workshop, organized thanks to the DATA4ACTION project, aims to provide a framework of useful tools and case studies, focusing especially on local energy data issues, to all the stakeholders involved in the SEAPs implementation and monitoring process such as municipalities, technical experts, politicians and energy agencies. Programme
From 21 May 2015 to 21 May 2015
@ Plovdiv, BG
Carlow-Kilkenny Regional Roundtable on current status of utility data collection
The next, upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny Regional Roundtable will be held on 29th April 2015, in the Lord Bagenal Hotel, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. This interactive day will highlight the current status of utility data collection in the Region as well as focusing on upcoming developments – stakeholder participation recommended! A previous regional roundtable had been held on 28th August 2014 in Kilkenny. For further information please contact email@example.com
From 29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015
@ Bagenalstown, Ireland
CoM webinar 28 April – Local Energy Data Collection for GHG Inventories [FR]
On 28 avril 2015, 11:00-12:30 – in French language The webinar will inform participants about data collection practices in their countries and provide practical advice on the collection and processing of data related to energy in order to establish a Baseline / Monitoring Emissions Inventory (BEI / MEI) included the Action Plan for Sustainable Energy (SEAP). The webinar, co-organized by ICLEI Europe, will be based in particular on the results of the EU-funded projects MESHARTILITY and SEAP +. Best practices and tips to overcome the difficulties in collecting energy-related data will be presented.
From 28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015
Jokkmokk Winter Conference 2015
FIRST CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT Communicating Energy and Climate Science: Why should youth, science and business meet? .Jokkmokk, Norrbotten, Sweden, 2 February - 4th February 2015 .Ája – Ájtte Sámi Museum
Jokkmokk Winter conference link: http://nncc.se/
Main Issues 2015: We are living in a complex world, and the worldwide debate about climate change and sustainable energy is an excellent example of how multifaceted and difficult decision making for society can be. It is therefore, why academics and researchers are increasingly aware of the importance of communicating their work to a wider audience. At the other side, society is eager to learn more about smart solutions to difficult problems, but still, transfer from research into practice decision making in business and politics is not always happening. Jokkmokk Winter Conference 2015 therefore focuses on the following issues:
Climate Change and Energy: Defining the challenge for the North
- Public engagement with science – what makes conversations with the public meaningful?
- How to share ideas and best practice: from educating to engaging
- Why youth engagement is key for sustainable development in the North
- Re-Thinking Jokkmokk Winter Conference and developing a future concept as meeting place for young researchers, indigenous peoples and the public
- Establish relationships with senior experts and politicians
- Present own activities and form new collaborations and partnerships
- Get new knowledge, experience and adventure in a unique environment at the Polar Circle.
- Why should you take part?
- Meet inspiring speakers, and learn about climate change and solutions for a sustainable development;
- Make new friends, establish new contacts and explore the traditional Sámi Winter Market;
- Meet decision makers and make them aware of your demand, questions and requirements;
- Acquire skills to share your views on energy and climate issues with others.
From 02 February 2015 to 04 February 2015
Convegno Torino Osservatorio Energia
Convegno Torino Osservatorio EnergiaQuali numeri abbiamo sulla produzione e l’uso dell’energia nei nostri territori? Quali numeri sono necessari per la deﬁnizione delle strategie energetiche future? Quali percorsi comuni verso una statistica energetica aggiornata? Il convegno vuole fare il punto su questi aspetti, anche attraverso il confronto con importanti stakeholders nazionali e locali. Durante l'incontro, Provincia di Torino e Politecnico di Torino presentano i dati di bilancio energetico aggiornati al 2013. Da circa un decennio, infatti, i due enti lavorano insieme sui temi della statistica energetica: l’attività di Osservatorio Energia della Provincia è attualmente rientrata in un progetto europeo denominato Data4Action in cui 18 Osservatori europei sull’Energia lavorano insieme per migliorare la qualità dei dati, favorire la loro pubblicazione e promuovere la diffusione di tali pratiche in altri Paesi europei. Le analisi dell’Osservatorio Energia sono svolte con il supporto del Local Energy Balance (LEB), una metodologia per la costruzione e l’analisi di bilanci energetici territoriali, sviluppata dal Politecnico di Torino in collaborazione con Enea Programma: http://sea.polito.it/toe2014.html
From 17 December 2014 to 17 December 2014
Table ronde régionale de Rhône-Alpes, 11 décembre 2014
La première table ronde DATA4ACTION est organisée le 11 décembre 2014 pour permettre de préciser, à partir d'exemples précis, les besoins des territoires rhônalpins en termes de connaissances des flux de chaleur sur leurs territoire et d'organiser la production de ces connaissances en 2015 sur des territoires volontaires. Pour plus d'informations, contactez firstname.lastname@example.org
From 11 December 2014 to 11 December 2014
@ Lyon, France
Workshop: Information systems for sustainable energy and mobility planning
Bilbao, 16th October 2014
Venue: Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao
Local action and collaboration between the different administrations to promote energy efficiency and renewables has a growing importance due to the economic and environmental costs that the use of energy represents, especially regarding the impact on the greenhouse gas emissions and the climate change, and the capacity of local administrations to act in this area.
Local stakeholders and international experts will have the opportunity of exchanging experiences on planning, modeling and monitoring tools in the topics of sustainable energy and transport organized by EVE and IHOBE in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe programme.
The workshop will focus on the instruments and methodologies supporting the collaboration between different administrative levels in the area of sustainable energy, specially highlighting those aspects related to the exchange of data for the calculation of municipal greenhouse gas emissions inventory in transport.
Simultaneous translation will be available (English/Spanish).
EVE – Ente Vasco de la Energia will welcome a joint Data 4 Action and Coopenergy workshop on the 16th of October 2014 in Bilbao.These two open workshops will focus on “Energy Data for Baseline Emissions Inventory in the Transport Sector” for the Data4Action session and on “Modeling, Planning and Monitoring” for the Coopenergy workshop.
|Data4action-Interview to Patrick Biard, Project Coordinator||Data 4 Action--Entrevista a Álvaro Pérez, Responsable del Área de Estudios del EVE|
From 16 October 2014 to 16 October 2014
Data4Action kick-off workshop tillsammans med SEAP-PLUS avslutningskonferens i Piteå 23 september
Data4Action kick-off workshoppen ordnas tillsammans med SEAP-PLUS avslutningskonferensen i Piteå den 23 september. Konferensens huvudtema är: Från energiplan till resultat: Hur Borgmästaravtalskommuner lyckas med energiomställningen. Under Data4Action workshoppen diskuteras:
- Åtgärdsplaner för hållbar energi – från datainsamling till handlingsplan Kommuner berättar om sina största utmaningar och sina största framgånger i arbetet med energiinventering och åtgärdsplaner: Piteå, Åsa Wikman; Jokkmokk, Wolfgang Mehl; Övertorneå, Anna Andersson; Skellefteå, Jan Tarras-Wahlberg; Arjeplog, Ingela Edholm-Forsberg; Älvsbyn, Annica Brännmark & Helena Vikman
- Samverkan inom hållbar energi: Gärna, men hur? När energiplaner utvecklas, saknas oftast tillgång till pålitliga energidata, så som samverkan mellan olika parter i genomförandefasen. Vi diskuterar och hittar konkreta samverkansvinster mellan kommuner, energibolag och regionala myndigheterna för framgångsrika lokala energiplaner.
From 23 September 2014 to 23 September 2014
ManagEnergy - Energy Agencies as supporters of the Covenant of Mayors signatory municipalities
The 3rd ManagEnergy Networking Event for the Directors of Energy Agencies provides a unique opportunity for the attendees to learn and share experiences on sustainable energy financing initiatives at the local and regional level.
The 2014 edition of this event will be dedicated to Energy Agencies as key partners of the Covenant of Mayors signatory municipalities or similar initiaves and will focus on the support that they can bring to the signatories of the Covenant of Mayors for the implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
Since 2008, more than 5,700 municipalities have signed the Covenant of Mayors and are committed to implementing sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction target through increased energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources. Most of these municipalities are very small and do not have the staff or the resources to fulfil their commitments. More than 100 energy agencies are working daily with the municipalities of their territories to set up their baseline emission inventories, to implement their plans through innovative financial solutions, etc…
Starting from presentations on Baseline Emission Inventory, followed how to implement SEAPs through innovative financial solutions…, Energy Agencies’ Directors will share their experiences and will brainstorm on how to enhance their performance as advisors.Furthermore, during this 2014 edition ManagEnergy Networking Event for Energy Agencies Directors will celebrate the 1st Covenant of Mayors Signing Event for Local and Regional Energy Agencies. The energy agencies will commit to: • Promote among the local, provincial, regional authorities the accession to the Covenant of Mayors. • Provide technical support to signatories for the development and the implementation of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans. • Participate actively in the Covenant initiative by: uploading technical tools and materials developed for signatories in the Extranet, providing examples to be shared with the community (Benchmarks of Excellence). Link to the presentations: http://www.managenergy.net/networking_meetings/1659#.VEpabu8cTs1
From 24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014
INSPIRE Conference 2014 in Denmark
INSPIRE is a governance 'tool'. Good governance, the process of making sound decisions and efficiently implementing them, is more than ever powered by our ability to collect, process, share and use spatial data. The conference will provide an opportunity to see how INSPIRE is underpinning the implementation of environmental policies, and provide connectivity with other policies affecting our environment, society, and the economy. ENERGee Watch, the European Network of Regional GHG Emissions and Energy Watch, will be presented at the INSPIRE conference by Pierrick YALAMAS, from the regional energy agency of Rhône-Alpes (RAEE), working on the Rhône-Alpes Energy and GHG Observatory (OREGES Rhône-Alpes). The 8th INSPIRE Conference will take place in Denmark, 16-20 June 2014 - See more
From 16 June 2014 to 20 June 2014