Upcoming Training Events – Funded training for SMEs | BioBase4SME

Details here of two upcoming training events for SMEs innovating in the bioeconomy – available from BioBase4SME.

  • The first, on 14th March 2018, in Brussels, is on Communicating Sustainability.
  • The second, the Innovation BioCamp 2018, takes place from 3rd June to Friday 8th June 2018, with the closing date for applications being Friday 13th April 2018.

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We are feeling re-energised and excited as CKEA becomes 3CEA

CKEA becomes 3CEA

With 15 years of energy agency experience and an expanded geographical setting we felt it was time for a new look and new name. Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency is to become 3CEA – Three Counties Energy Agency to reflect our ‘3 Counties’ footprint of Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

Paddy Phelan, manager since 2012, explains

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The Irish Bioenergy Association National Conference 2018

Irbea_events_Bioenergy_Association_National_Conference_2018 The Irish Bioenergy Association National Conference 2018  Bioenergy Future Ireland

21st February 2018, Croke Park Dublin

The IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference (Bioenergy Future Ireland) is an event driven by the need for sustainability, growth and development within the Irish Bioenergy industry. This sector of the Irish Green Bioeconomy merits a symposium which recognises leadership and operational excellence in Irish Bioenergy.

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Webinar – Supporting EPC market development

Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services – Key outputs from the Streetlight-EPC project

 

The Streetlight-EPC project has created demand and supply for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 regions by setting up regional EPC facilitation services and supporting projects towards implementation. The facilitation services provided comprehensive support to municipalities (including members of the Covenant of Mayors) and (potential) ESCOs. In the frame of Streetlight-EPC, 30 projects have already been implemented using a variety of EPC models and 10 more with other financing or operational models. In total, 20.4 million Euro have been invested so far.

This webinar will present the project approach, key lessons learnt and conclusions as well examples of implemented projects. A keynote presentation from the European Commission will shed some light on how the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package may influence the development of the EPC market. Book your place here.

Data4Action: Capacity Building Workshop – 3rd June 2015

Capacity Building Workshop 03rd June 2015

Presentations:

 You are the Key to Local Energy Observatory

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Data4Action Presentation to AIEA National Meeting

On Thursday 02/07/2015 Jonathan Griffin & Paddy Phelan (CKEA) presented to The Association of Irish Energy Agencies (AIEA) on the Data4Action project. This is an IEE project which aims to foster collaboration models in energy data exchange between public authorities and energy data providers.

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The presentation focused on bringing awareness of the Data4Action project and our local energy observatory http://energyhub.ie/ to the members of The Association of Irish Energy Agencies.

The Data4Action project promotes energy data exchange to improve decision making in relation to:

  • sustainable energy use;
  • reducing energy waste;
  • improving energy efficiencies;
  • and to make the local region a more attractive prospect to grow existing business and create inward investment from an energy view point.

Partner Collaboration

Partner collaboration is crucial to the success of the Observatory, it is key for the project to build an effective partnership with stakeholders to gather energy data for the Observatory.

The data4action project will aim to:

Provide a platform to enable stakeholders to SHARE Energy Data to improve sustainability!

  • Support knowledge transfer and replication in other European regions;
  • Holistic approach to sharing energy data between utilities and industry to improve public authorities’ access to energy data for a better design and monitoring of SEAPs;
  • Actively demonstrate energy data exchange collaboration models that are currently ‘in action’ in the twelve European partner regions;
  • Real time data available on the Regional Energy Observatory http://energyhub.ie/, which through the partners’ collaboration will be constantly evolving and improving the Observatory dashboard information for all;
  • Effectively mobilise public authorities and energy data providers in a win-win partnership.

Peter Keavney Chairperson AIEA stated “Data4Action could kick-start climate change energy data collection to hit 2020 targets. Bottom up data collection is key to this process”.

It was also highlighted that the Data4Action  project could be beneficial to all local regions.

Powerpoint Presentation: Data4Action-Presentation-PP.pptx (197 downloads)

By CKEA