You are welcomed in the forum of the Polish-Norwegian Cooperation Platform
- Friday, 19 August 2016
All people interested in the subject of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources are invited and encouraged to exchange their thoughts, experience and ideas for actions through this interactive online forum of the Polish-Norwegian Cooperation Platform and to ask questions to the experts. You can participate in the dialogue both in Polish and in English.
The Polish-Norwegian Cooperation Platform brings together Polish and Norwegian local authorities and their partners (research institutes, financial institutions, NGOs, private companies, etc.) aiming at efficient dialogue, cooperation and exchange of experience and knowledge of technology and best practices in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources. Participation in the Platform facilitates establishing new contacts and lasting relationships between participants from both countries, which will form the basis for joint initiatives in the future.
Through fun to good energy!
- Monday, 18 July 2016
Another, already 6th edition of the Beskids Festival of Good Energy took place in an atmosphere of joy and fun at the Słowacki Park in Bielsko-Biała. The fun included experiments, dancing, releasing balloons and solving energy-related puzzles. If you stayed home afraid of the weather you missed out!
Efficient energy management in Polish and German municipalities
- Thursday, 30 June 2016
From 7 – 8 June 2016 the City of Częstochowa welcomed representatives from Polish and German municipalities to the second consultation meeting held within the “Polish-German cooperation on low emission economy in cities”. The meeting addressed the questions related to the efficient use of energy in the city, in particular how to control and monitor energy use in public facilities, how to engage the local community, and what financing options are available to deliver energy savings.
Local governments are aware of the energy savings potential in public buildings and have experience with diverse approaches to energy management, as those showcased at the workshop: using information and communication technologies (ICT) to monitor energy consumption in Czestochowa and implementing LED street lighting and increasing the use of renewable energy in Rosbach v.d. Höhe.
Micro-grants for innovative energy projects awarded
- Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Lublin, Bielsko-Biała, Bydgoszcz, Rumia, Płońsk, Pałecznica, Raciechowice, Sztum, Sopot and Milanówek these 10 municipalities are the winners of the contest for the best and most innovative projects in the area of energy efficiency and RES use. Each of them will receive 50 000 PLN for the preparation of necessary analyses and documentation, as well as will be supported in establishing cooperation with Norwegian partners, who will help them in implementation of their projects.
The winners were announced during the conference, which took place on the 13th of June in Poznań. Organisation of the contest supporting transfer of Norwegian know-how to Polish municipalities was one of the main objectives of our Polish-Norwegian project. In total 20 different project were submitted for the competition by 19 Polish local authorities. All of them successfully passed through the formal assessment and the 1st stage of the content assessment, which was performed by experts in the area of energy.
Poland: Learning and having fun – final EURONET 50/50 MAX event in Częstochowa
- Wednesday, 27 April 2016
More than 150 students and almost 20 teachers from 12 schools participated in the EURONET 50/50 MAX final event, organised in Częstochowa on the 15th of April 2016. It took place in the Primary School no 21 and started with 40 min-shows of chemical and physical experiments, where students could learn how to write secret messages by using invisible ink, inflate the balloon without using mouth or prepare home-made coca-cola. The most exciting part of the show was the boomfire in the middle of the sports hall!
Invitation to the EURONET 50/50 MAX final conference in Brussels
- Wednesday, 02 March 2016
All institutions interested in the topic of encouraging energy savings in schools and other public buildings are invited to take part in the final conference of the EURONET 50/50 MAX project, which will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on the 16th of March 2016. Our project has come to an end and we have many interesting things to share with those who would like to implement the 50/50 energy-saving concept in their own buildings or help us promote this innovative methodology among local authorities all over Europe.
The EURONET 50/50 MAX project aims at mobilizing energy savings in public buildings through the implementation of the 50/50 methodology in 500 schools and nearly 50 other public buildings from 13 EU countries. The 9-step methodology increases energy awareness of the building users and actively involves them in energy–saving actions. Achieved financial savings are shared equally between the building users and the local authority which covers the energy bills. More information about the project may be found at: http://www.euronet50-50max.eu
Webinar on municipal integrated actions involving citizens
- Monday, 29 February 2016
We are glad to invite you to the webinar on municipal integrated actions involving citizens in energy saving and energy production from RES. The webinar will take place on the 3rd of March 2016, from 11:00-12:30 CET, and is organised within the Mayors in Action project supporting European cities in implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
Mobilization of civil society is crucial for the success of energy-related initiatives undertaken by local authorities. Municipalities are well aware of this, as well as of the fact that involving citizens in the SEAP development process will help in achieving its objectives. There are many examples of successful local initiatives aiming at changing users' behaviours and promotion of energy efficiency and RES use. Selected good practices from Greece and Spain will be presented during the webinar. Full agenda of the event may be downloaded below.
The webinar will be held in English. The participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and take part in the discussion. To participate in the event it is enough to have headphones or speakers.
Local energy forums in Słupsk and Sztum
- Thursday, 26 November 2015
Mobilization of citizens around common energy goals is very important for the successful implementation of local energy-related initiatives, including the development, implementation and monitoring of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). Municipalities of Słupsk and Sztum (Pomeranian voivodeship) are well aware of this, therefore they decided to organise local energy forums and invite representatives of different groups of local stakeholders to a common discussion on their SEAPs.
Low carbon economy begins in the municipality
- Thursday, 08 October 2015
On August 25, 2015, the City Council of Bielsko-Biała unanimously approved a document entitled "The Low Carbon Economy Plan and the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for the City of Bielsko-Biała."
Bielsko-Biała thus confirmed the direction of consistent development - energy-conscious urban society, from companies to residents.
Let’s learn from each other – exemplary actions included in Polish SEAPs and LCEPs
- Wednesday, 22 July 2015
The next webinar on Low carbon economy plans and Sustainable Energy Action Plans on 22nd of July, 10.00-11.00 gathered an audience of 39 representatives of LAs and energy agencies interested in SEAP actions in various sectors such as municipal buildings, public lighting, transport and households. They can inspire cities and municipalities developing at present their LCEPs – strategic documents setting the directions in the field of investment and non-investment activities for the period 2014-2020.