Event tip in Rendsburg: Film und Gespräch: „Tomorrow – Die Welt ist voller Lösungen!“

Was, wenn es die Formel gäbe, die Welt zu retten? Was, wenn jeder von uns dazu beitragen könnte? Als die Schauspielerin Mélanie Laurent („Inglourious Basterds“, „Beginners“) und der französische Aktivist Cyril Dion in der Zeitschrift „Nature“ eine Studie lesen, die den wahrscheinlichen Zusammenbruch unserer Zivilisation in den nächsten 40 Jahren voraussagt, wollen sie sich mit diesem Horror-Szenario nicht abfinden. Schnell ist ihnen jedoch klar, dass die bestehenden Ansätze nicht ausreichen, um einen breiten Teil der Bevölkerung zu inspirieren und zum Handeln zu bewegen. Also machen sich die beiden auf den Weg. Sie sprechen mit Expert*innen und besuchen weltweit Projekte und Initiativen, die alternative ökologische, wirtschaftliche und demokratische Ideen verfolgen. Was sie finden, sind Antworten auf die dringendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. Und die Gewissheit, dass es eine andere Geschichte für unsere Zukunft geben kann.

Länge 118 Min., Regie: Mélanie Laurent & Cyril Dion

Anschließend laden wir ein zum Gespräch mit Ralph Hohenschurz-Schmidt, AWR Rendsburg, und Boris Woynowski vom Projekt Crossborder Innovation Challenge über nachhaltige Projekte in unserer Region.

Datum: Donnerstag, 14. November 2019, 19.00 Uhr
Veranstaltungsort: Schauburg-Filmtheater Rendsburg, Schleifmühlenstr. 8., Eintritt: 6 Euro, ermäßigt 4 Euro

Weitere Termine im Rendsburger Klima-Herbst:
26. November 2019, 18 Uhr: Vortagsabend zum Thema: „Erneuerbare Wärme für das Dorf“, mit Wilm Feldt, Energieagentur in der Investitionsstiftung SH, Sebastian Krug, Klimaschutzmanager des Kreises RD, Heiko Hansen und Uwe Carstensen, BürgerGemeindeWerke Breklum eG, ConventGarten Rendsburg, Eintritt frei

Einen Überblick über das Gesamtprogramm erhalten Sie unter: www.energiebuerger.sh

Kontakt:
Doris Lorenz
Energiebürger.SH
c/o Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung SH
Heiligendammer Str. 15
24106 Kiel
0431.90 66-132
0162.137 02 91
lorenz@boell-sh.de
www.energiebuerger.sh

New document: ‘Identified success factors in the process of stakeholder involvement into RENCOPs’

Thanks to the research and efforts from Co2mmunity project partner Green Net Finland, we have compiled a document highlighting the process of stakeholder involvement into RENCOPs; especially with the identification of success factors. The following highlights what Co2mmunity RENCOP coordinators are seeing as the most important factors:

  • Creation of atmosphere of cooperation within the partnership.
  • Finding clear focus and defining objective of the partnership. 
  • Forming clear, convincing and recommending message toward targeted communities.
  • Existing interest towards renewables of active persons within community.
  • Capability of active persons to convince passive members of the community and to lead a process of decision-making towards consensus on investments into renewable energy.
  • Good flow of information across the partnership.

Vortragsabend: “Bioenergien – Alternativen abseits von Mais & Co.” 29. Oktober 2019, 18 Uhr im ConventGarten Rendsburg

Moin, moin!

Bioenergien sind vielfältiger als Mais vom Acker!

Wie jedes Jahr wird auch die diesjährige Maisernte zum Anlass genommen, Fragen zu stellen nach der Sinnhaftigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit der Energiegewinnung aus Pflanzen vom Acker: Wie umweltverträglich ist der Anbau von Mais & Co.? Stehen die Flächen in Konkurrenz zum Anbau von Nahrungsmitteln (Tank-Teller-Diskussion)? Wie sind die Bioenergien eingebunden in die zukünftige Versorgung mit 100% erneuerbaren Energien?

All diese Fragen im Hinterkopf widmet sich der Vortragsabend „Bioenergien – Alternativen abseits von Mais & Co.“ im Hotel ConventGarten in Rendsburg, am Dienstag den 29. Oktober 2019, 18-20.30 Uhr nachhaltigen Lösungen.

Als Themen und Referenten haben wir für Sie ausgewählt:

  • „Kreislaufwirtschaft am Beispiel von kommunalen Abfällen“, Ralph Hohenschurz-Schmidt, Abfallwirtschaft Rendsburg-Eckernförde“
  • „Energie aus Reststoffen der Landschaftspflege in Kombination mit Wärme-Contracting“, Hendrik Goll, get|2|energy GmbH & Co. KG

Eintritt frei! Ausreichend Zeit für Ihre Fragen haben wir ebenfalls eingeplant!

Wir freuen uns, Sie zu sehen.

Ihr Team der Energiebürger.SH + Kooperationspartner*innen

Weitere Termine im Rendsburger Klima-Herbst:

  • 14. November 2019, 19 Uhr: Filmabend: „Tomorrow – die Welt ist voller Lösungen“, von Cyril Dion und Mélanie Laurent mit anschließendem Austausch mit Ralph Hohenschurz-Schmidt, AWR und Boris Woynowski, cross border innovation challenge im Schauburg Filmtheater Rendsburg, 6 Euro, ermäßigt 4 Euro
  • 26. November 2019, 18 Uhr: Vortagsabend zum Thema: „Erneuerbare Wärme für das Dorf“, mit Wilm Feldt, Energieagentur in der Investitionsstiftung SH, Sebastian Krug, Klimaschutzmanager des Kreises RD, Heiko Hansen und Uwe Carstensen, BürgerGemeindeWerke Breklum eG, ConventGarten Rendsburg, Eintritt frei

GNF among the speakers for the 5th time on Annual Strategic Planning Leaders Forum of the Regions and Cities of Russia on 29.10.2019

In October 2014 the International Consortium “St. Petersburg cleantech cluster for urban environment” was established. So, this year is 5th anniversary of the Consortium, 5th time of GNF’s participation into the Forum and a second rotation year of chairmanship in the Board of the Consortium.

Welcome to listen (also) our presentation on 6.B2 Foresight Session Strategies and Best Cluster Practices for Transition to a Circular Economy for Sustainable Urban Development October.

The Session: 29.10.2019, 11.30–13.15 Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya Hotel (St.Petersburg), Hall “Blue 2” https://forumstrategov.ru/upload/program/Circular%20Economy%20(ENG)6.pdf

Two RENCOP Meetings held in Mārupe Municipality in Latvia

In September, the Riga Planning Region, a Co2mmunity partner, worked in cooperation with the associated project partner Mārupe municipality. Together they organised and hosted two RENCOP meetings where energy experts and local citizens were brought together to discuss opportunities for more intensive use of renewable energy solutions and the further development of the community energy pilot project in Mārupe.

As part of the Co2mmunity activities in Latvia, a citizen-driven community energy pilot project is currently being implemented in Mārupe that involves active participation of inhabitants. The local household community has decided to implement a small-scale community energy project that provides the installation of rooftop solar panels. The project team, municipal experts, and external consultants guide the citizens and provide expertise, including advice on technical solutions.

In addition, the project team has recently contracted local energy experts to elaborate a research study to allow for the evaluation of the technical, financial, and legal potentials or frameworks for the initiation and implementation of community energy projects in Latvia. It is expected that the results of this research will contribute to the development of regional RENCOP roadmap. This roadmap will be used in demonstrating ways on how to establish and develop community energy partnerships in practice. Another purpose of the study is to prepare for the dialogue with national energy efficiency policy holders – the Ministry of Economics – as part of the elaboration of policy recommendations.

Next RENCOP meeting in Latvia is scheduled for November 2019 when the preliminary results of researchers become available.

 

Researchers’ Night

On Friday, September 27, KielRegion hosted the so-called “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft” (Researchers’ Night). It was part of the European Researchers’ Night which takes place every year in over 300 cities in more than 25 countries at the same time. Until late into the night, research results were presented in many different participatory experiments, lectures, workshops, games and other activities. Co2mmunity members worked with attendees in Eckernförde assembing and distributing 50 miniature wooden windmills and informing them about renewable community energy.

Climate Day – Middelfart

On the 30th of August 2019, Co2mmunity partner members Kiel University and Riga Planning Region came together in Middelfart for their People’s Meeting on Climate of the Future.

The Culture Island Square in the city center was filled with a variety of stalls where businesses, local institutions, and associations fill the space with the climate market and inspiration for how the close and local actions can and do make a global difference. In addition, there were talks and debates on climate regarding issues and solutions to today’s climate challenges.

Visitors and speakers included Connie Hedegaard the Climate Ambassador for Middelfart Municipality and former EU Commissioner and Minister in Denmark, Mogens Lykketoft the former Minister, President of Parliament and President of the UN General Assembly, Christian Ibsen the Director of CONCITO, Signe D. Frese the CSR Director for Coop, and Jacob Bjerregaard the chairman of the Kommunernes Landsforening’s Environment and Supply Committee had the opportunity to exchange their ideas and thoughts.

Cost for renewables around the globe

The new IRENA study provides a rassuring picture. Costs for RE around the globe are becoming more and more competitive with fossil fuel options. Find the full report here or go to the IRENA homepage directly. Now we must bring the energy to communities in the Baltic Sea Region.

The graph below is taken from the study and shows the levelised cost of electricity for different technologies and regions.

State minister of Justice and European Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein visits Sprakebüll

On Monday, the 5th August, Co2mmunity made a presentation to the State Minister for Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality of the federal state Schleswig-Holstein Mrs. Dr. Sabine Sütterlin-Waack. The presentation took place in the community of Sprakebüll and was about innovative community energy initiatives that are taking place in the area.

Sprakebüll is a pioneering energy community in North Frisia, Germany. The CEO of Solar Energy Andresen GmbH and the mayor of Sprakebüll, Mr. Nissen, discussed problems and benefits together with Co2mmunity lead partner CAU Kiel and project partner Heinrich Böll Foundation. Topics such as community renewable energy generation, community mobility, and governmental policies were discussed. This was a great opportunity for project partners to come together and see first hand the energy developments within the community and how they are positively impacting and enabling the community. More information regarding what was covered in the presentation can be found in the following factsheet.

 

Energy Cooperatives in Germany

You can find a lot of community energy projects in our database. In Germany the focus so far was on the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. We are currently working on including projects from all over Germany as well. Thereby, cooperatives form a large share of the projects. During our research we found an excellent set of case studies that was bundled into a publication. It is relatively easy to organise a cooperative for realising a solar PV project for example, especially when the municipality provides a rooftop and leads the process. In the publication different modes of cooperation between municipality, citizens, users, capital providers, landlords, service providers and energy providers in different cooperatives for different types of projects are explained. The publication is only available in German though.