A solar energy event was held in Alavus on the 26th March 2018 at the premises of Alavus City Development (Fasadi, Taitotie 1, 63300 Alavus). It served to enhance solar energy in the city of Alavus and sorroundings and also to establish a temporary, smaller RENCOP. 39 participants attended and received information on how to connect solar systems to the grid, what systems are available and what possibilities exist for the coupling solar and geothermal systems. The event was free and open for everyone and advertised by the Alavus City Development in local papers and networks as well as by Thermopolis Ltd. on its Facebook page.
The Enterprise Europe Network has published a short piece on Co2mmunity (German only). The Enterprise Europe Network aims to help businesses in exploring new ways. We just might find that supporting RENCOPs is a promising avenue to root your company regionally and become a partner for the citizens of the 21st century.
The Christian-Albrechts University Kiel has published an article on Co2mmunity! The principle of the project is explained and an example for a succesful RENCOP is mentioned briefly. Namely, a small district heating for a village of about 230 people in Northern Frisia in Germany, where the muncipality, the regional energy utility and a citizens cooperative came together.
The Co2mmunity team wishes you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and peaceful festive season! Find our postcard here to send your own greetings! With this we also take a well deserved break until the new year.
Energy4All has grown out of community energy projects in the UK. Currently, 23 independent co-operatives work together in Energy4All to support new projects and the management of ongoing projects. Also they bring together projects and citizens interested in funding them. Clearly, a RENCOP in action!
You have a good story to share as well? Feel free to contact us!
Another INTERREG project in the Baltic Sea Region supporting local energy solutions is Baltic ForBio. They just got started with a focus on developing local bioenergy projects that utilise the discards of forestry operations. Their way of doing this? Developing business models, providing technical information as well as helping pilot projects in rural areas to get of the ground. Maybe your community can also benefit more from forestry than you thought! Check out the project on the INTERREG homepage.
The Ministry of Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality in Schleswig-Holstein has published a new info brochure on the INTERREG projects that are active in Schleswig-Holstein. These projects come from:
– INTERREG A: Germany Denmark
– INTERREG B: Baltic Sea Region
– INTERREG B: North Sea Region
– INTERREG Europe
Of course, Co2mmunity features as well! Download the whole brochure here -> Infoheft Interreg_Final to get an overview.
Mona Farnisa (Interreg Volunteer Youth)
& Stefanie Maack have interviewed our
project lead partner Fabian Faller about
Co2mmunity. Read the whole interview titled ‘Power to the People’ on the INTERREG website!