EMPOWER 2.0

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Facilitation local energy communities: Leiedal takes up the challenge

28 October 2021

The European Union wants to empower groups of citizens to become “Energy Communities”. To make this possible in the today energy market, the EU updated two directives: Directive on common rules for t…

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Middelfart is the most sustainable destination in Europe

28 October 2021

The Danish municipality Middelfart became the winner of the 2022 Eurepean Destination of Excellence EDEN competition, for its smart and sustainable tourism practices and for its efforts to promote th…

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Implementing legislation on local energy communities will not suffice

28 October 2021

EMPOWER 2.0. presented among the different energy initiatives of Leiedal

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Project Stronghouse: "Citizen involvement is key"

25 October 2021

EMPOWER 2.0 is not the only Interreg North Sea Region project working on the energy transition and the green economy. Our project caught up with the colleagues from the project Stronghouse, to share a…

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The energy of Empower 2.0

14 October 2021

Empowering means bringing energy to people, literally and metaphorically. But when after a long dark corona time the Empower 2.0 members join again, in the beautiful Vejle in Denmark, energy bursts o…

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Thoughtful renovation? Vredesstraat 6 Menen project sets an example for the region

04 October 2021

Commissioned by the City of Menen, the Renovation Coach of Intercommunale Leiedal renovated a house of the Social House of the City of Menen into an energy-efficient emergency home. The corner house a…

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Wespark brings together enthousiast prosumers in the Zaan region

28 September 2021

For the first time, the energy cooperative Wespark set up a 'Friends of WeSpark' event in the Stoomhal in Wormer The Netherlands. The organisation wishes to get to know its participants better in an …

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An exercise in green business traveling

28 September 2021

Early October 2021 the partners from the Interreg NSR EMPOWER 2.0 will meet in the small city of Vejle in Denmark. Partners from Denmark, southern UK, the Netherlands and Belgium will see each other…

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Empowering toolkit for local energy, under construction

28 September 2021

Through pilots, meetings and exchange of experience Empower 2.0 searches to empower the groups of citizens and businesses in a new role as energy prosumer in collective settings. Currently, citizens…

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The small village of Føns empowers prosumers in many different ways

28 September 2021

How to empower citizens for clean green transition?  The village of Føns in Denmark tries to find out, as one of the pilot projects in the Interreg project EMPOWER2.0 . Føns combines ground source…

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