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Regional Studies Association e-zine article: "Civic energy – delivering community benefits of climate action: The COBEN project"

COBEN publication in the Regional Studies Association's e-zine magazine’s special theme Urban and Regional Responses to Climate Emergency.
https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/article/civic-energy-delivering-community-benefits-of-climate-action-the-coben-project/

 

Energy Future Forum 2020

On February 25, 2020, the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück organized the Energy Future Forum under the title "Community energy supply: vision meets reality". The conference provided a platform to exchange information and discuss perspectives of civic energy in different branches and institutions. (German)
https://www.hs-osnabrueck.de/prof-dr-ing-matthias-reckzuegel/forum-zukunftsfragen-energie-2020/

 

A fossil-free delivery of a fossil-free dryer

Through the project "test av fossilfrie kjøretøy og maskiner" a building company is testing the fossil-free dryer at a building site for drying concrete.
https://klimaostfold.no/2019/12/12/en-fossilfri-levering-av-en-fossilfri-byggtorke/

 

Scottish Government - Local energy policy statement: consultation paper

https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-governments-local-energy-policy-statement-consultation/
Published: 9 Oct 2019

 

COBEN input to new strategy for enlarged Viken County Council

Much of the content of the COBEN project has become part of the political platform for the new Viken county council. The new political platform for the newly established Viken region includes goals for fossil free farming and civic energy, aiming to continue and expand the pioneering work initiated in the COBEN project. https://www.viken2020.no/nyheter/ap-sp-mdg-og-sv-vil-styre-viken-sammen.111843.aspx

 

Delivering civic energy benefits to the community in Ringkøbing-Skjern.

Tangible benefits of civic energy are now being reaped by citizens throughout the municipality: 

  • 429 homeowners are enjoying lower energy bills and improved indoor climate.
  • Citizens are now sharing local cars and benefiting from carpooling schemes
  • A greener and more flexible transport system has been intorduced to rural areas.
  • 5 Communities have lowered the energy consumption  

 

COBEN Conference in Østfold challenges politicians 

At the COBEN conference on June 13, 2019 local, regional and national politicians were challenged on climate smart and fossil-free agriculture, and on how to better accommodate the establishment of more civic energy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAgUU1C1SMc

 

COBEN business models adopted in Drenthe Regional Strategy

The COBEN business models are involved in the Regional Energy Strategy Drenthe which aims on 49% CO2 reduction in 2030: https://www.regionale-energiestrategie.nl/home/default.aspx

 

Emmen pioneers community ownership of energy systems

New Emmen spatial planning directive stipulates 20% citizens ownership of new solar installations. Installation of two new solar fields installed: Zonnige Start and Nieuw-Oranjepoort now ready for production. Both installations are to be run by local cooperatives.

 

Fossil-free by 2030 Seminar shows how to make it happen in Østfold. https://klimaostfold.no/2018/08/29/biogassproduksjon-pa-gard-muligheter-finnes/

 

Energy Savings Trust: unlocking the potential of community energy. https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/blog/developing-community-energy-some-help-europe

 

Digitalization potential

The potential for optimization of civic energy processes through digitalization undergoes a systematic analysis: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-25210-6_53

 

Sustainability via community energy: Local Energy Scotland stages CARES Conference 2019. https://www.localenergy.scot/media/110543/cares-conference-2019-agenda.pdf

 

Final Report on the general conditions for Local Heating Networks

Report on Framework Conditions for District Heating Neworks; on behalf of the district of Osnabrück (German).
Abschlussbericht - Rahmenbedingungen für Nahwärmenetze (PDF, 3,2MB) 

 

Guideline Framework Conditions for Local Heating Networks

Guide to projecting district heating networks; on behalf of the district of Osnabrück (German).
Leitfaden Rahmenbedingungenfür Nahwärmenetze (PDF, 6,7MB)

 

COBEN Norway co-hosts seminar for farmers as energy producers. Norwegian COBEN partner Klimasmart Landbruk Østfold together with the Royal Norwegian Society for Development helps farmers become energy producers. https://norgesvel.no/arkiv/veien-mot-et-klimavennlig-landbruk-article1308-28.html

 

City of Eeklo promotes heat network
The city of Eeklo has launched a website to inform citizens of details of the new heat network to be delivered by Veolia and Ecopwer. https://www.warmteneteeklo.be/

 

Danish magazine feature on getting rid of concerning oil boilers and saving money, distributed to relevant households. http://epages.nordadvertising.dk/skift-olie-og-gasfyret-midt-og-vestjylland/page/8-9

 

Checklist for replacing oil-based heating. https://klimaostfold.no/2016/10/04/sjekkliste-for-utskiftning-av-fossil-oppvarming/

 

Ringkøbing-Skjern's e-mobility pilot now serving the community of Vestrum: https://www.rksk.dk/nyheder/kommunen/oktober/fuld-fart-fremad-i-elektrisk-vestrum

 

Guide to developing Local Energy Plans. Local Energy Scotland releases updated guide and toolkithttps://www.localenergy.scot/resources/cares-toolkit/downloadable-tools/guide-to-community-led-local-energy-planning/

 

Fossil-free grain dryer now installed in Østfold: Video with Martin Norderhang explaining the benefits for the farming community and the construction industry

 

Challenges facing regionalization of energy supply chains analysed in Journal of Cleaner Production https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.251

 

New civic energy process design: A process approach to mainstreaming civic energy https://northsearegion.eu/media/7116/energies-11-02914.pdf

 

Heat Networks Guideline for Municpalities https://northsearegion.eu/media/7117/energielandschap-toolkitwarmtenetten-a4lig-bw-cc18_en_web-2.pdf

 

Technology Overview: Waste Heat Utilization https://northsearegion.eu/media/7108/20181101080851_technologieberichtpinaenglishfinal.pdf

 

A Guide to Developing Local Energy Plans March 2018 https://northsearegion.eu/media/7115/local-energy-plan-working-methodology-mar-2018-v1.pdf

 

Barra & Vatersay Local Energy Plan July 2018 https://northsearegion.eu/media/7112/barravatersay-lep-july-2018-final.pdf

 

Brae Local Energy Plan July 2018 https://northsearegion.eu/media/7109/brae-lep-july-2018-final-standard.pdf

 

Drumnadrochit Local Energy Plan July 2018 https://northsearegion.eu/media/7113/drum-lep-july-2018-final.pdf

 

Oban Local Energy Plan July 2018 https://northsearegion.eu/media/7114/oban-lep-july-2018-final.pdf

 

Industrial Surplus Heat: Savings Potential in the region of Osnabrück 

PINA Flyer (22.03.2017)
Industrial Surplus Heat Potential in Osnabrück Region (PDF, 1,52MB) 

 

Video by Lokaal Opgewekt Emmen introduces community energy to local citizens https://www.lokaalopgewektemmen.nl/