Brussels, Wednesday 20 June 2012
Aimed at energy agencies, public authorities and energy actors with a local and regional focus, the ManagEnergy Annual Conference hosted high-level speakers from the European Commission, the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, and cities and energy agencies across Europe.
This year's conference focused on sustainable energy investments, with sessions and speeches devoted to:
One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation of this year's finalists for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award, an annual competition that recognises outstanding projects in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency at the local and regional level.
Photos and presentations of the candidates and winner can be found below or in more detail on the award page.
ManagEnergy award presentations
Ms Marie Donnelly, European Commission,DG ENER, Director
Securing local political commitment through the Covenant of Mayors
Development assistance for investment projects
Smart Cities & Communities Initiative
Overview of ManagEnergy
Mr Patrick Lefèbvre (ManagEnergy)
Overview of Covenant of Mayors
Ms Kristina Dely (CoMO)
Mr William Gillet, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, Head of Unit for Renewable Energy
Clockwise from top: William Gillet, Head of Unit for Renewable Energy at EACI, opening the conference; Rudolf Niessler, Director at DG REGIO; Thomas Wobben, Director of Horizontal Policies and Networks at the EU Committee of the Regions; and Marie Donnelly, Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation and Energy Efficiency at DG Energy
Søren Hermansen of Samsø 2.0, trophy in hand, offers a few inspirational words after receiving the winning certificate for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award competition.
Left: Inga Kreicmane of the Zemgale Regional Energy Agency receives a certificate on behalf of the Energy Efficiency Measures in Multi-Residential Buildings intitiative, one of three finalists for the 2012 ManagEnergy Award. Right: Charlotte Cade receives a certificate on behalf of Community Power Cornwall, the other finalist for the 2012 ManagEnergy Award.
A selection of photos from the day's three main sessions. Among other things, specific local examples of SEAP preparation and implementation were highlighted, investment and financing instruments were showcased, and technical support tools were presented.