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“How to break down barriers between local action and European policies?” That was the main topic of RURENER’s session at the European Sustainable Energy Week that took place in Brussels from June 4th to June 8th. It was a great honor for the RURENER team to lead this panel as around 100 people came there to listen and interact with the speakers on how to combine top-down and bottom-up approaches regarding rural energy. Most people attended the conference to get inspired by local insights or to lean about EU opportunities and programs and were working at the regional level or at the EU level.

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Nagypáli – Winner of the E.ON Energy Globe Award

Last week, the territory of Nagypáli (Hungary) won the E.ON Energy Globe Award in the municipality category, rewarding them for their efforts in sustainability. Nagypáli started the “Green Road Village Development Programme” twenty years ago. As a result of the programme, today almost all forms of renewable energy are displayed in the center of the village: emerald trees, hybrid power plants (wind and solar), photovoltaic solar panels, electric cars and electric filling stations in the village.

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FRANCE : Dialogue territorial, nouvelles règles, nouveaux outils

La participation des citoyens pour l’élaboration des décisions publiques ayant une incidence sur l’environnement s’outille suite aux réformes de 2016 sur la consultation locale et les procédures de participation. De quoi parle ces réformes ? Quelles sont les nouvelles obligations légales ? Et surtout quels sont les outils à disposition des collectivités pour les mettre en place ? La DREAL Bourgogne Franche-Comté en lien avec l’Institut de la concertation et de la participation citoyenne (ICPC) et FNE BFC “Plateau Débat public” organise une journée dédié au sujet intitulée : “Pas de transition écologique et solidaire sans pouvoir d’agir ! De nouvelles règles pour de nouvelles pratiques ?”.

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Economic study of opportunities and vulnerabilities for rural territories

The first axis of the “2017, year of innovation for rural energy” project aims at developing a methodology for the monitoring and evaluation of impact of territorial energy strategies. In order to enrich this tool, RURENER is now starting a study on three rural territories in the Massif Central (Center of France). The goal is to identify the vulnerabilities and opportunities given by the energy transition on these territories, and to measure the economic, social and environmental impacts of energy transition policies on these territories. The study is divided into two parts:
1. SWOT analysis
2. Indicators

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Contribute with us to the European Sustainable Energy Week!

RURENER is presenting a contribution during the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, along with the Avià municipality in Catalunya and the Region Piedmonte in Italy. The panel discussion is entitled:

Breaking down the barriers between local action and European policies

You are all warmly invited. We want this event to be your event too, so tell us about your insights and the subjects you would like to discuss by commenting this post. All constructive contributions are welcome, don’t miss this opportunity to bring up your questions and achievments directly to Brussels.

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