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District Heating Leaflet

Glasgow’s City Energy team has produced an information leaflet about District Heating in Glasgow to help provide information about District Heating and how it works, with examples from within Glasgow.

STEP UP Final Newsletter

Our final STEP UP Newsletter has just gone out to our subscribers.  The newsletter has information updating you on each city's progress, SEAP and recent events and achievements. Click here to view our newsletter.

Celsius Smart Cities Workshop- 16th September 2015

This interactive workshop will bring together excellence from several advanced European Smart Cities projects that will put forward their expertise and their project results on integrated planning, energy efficiency and district energy solutions, among others.

 Training sessions for the Baltic Learning Network developed by Riga have consisted of webinars, seminars and workshops for professionals.
For Riga, STEP UP project training events started in May 2014 with a seminar in Riga Council on the topic of “Riga Smart City Sustainable Energy Action Plan for 2014 – 2020”, presented by Maija Rubina, Director of Riga Energy Agency. 

Then followed several seminars and workshops, designed for professionals, all delivered on the topic of “Stakeholder Engagement: empowerment of stakeholders, access to technologies, good practices, learning from experience”. These seminars were organized by Juris Golunovs, Head of Energy Efficiency Information Centre of Riga Energy Agency.


 
 During spring 2015, three webinars were organised by Riga together with the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments:

Stakeholder Engagement: gaining political and stakeholder support for sustainable city planning
On March 18th 2015, this webinar was presented by Ilze Kukute from STEP UP partner Swedbank. The session provided information for participants on how to:
  • help improve understanding of the roles and resources required for sustainable city development
  • identify the most effective tools for communication and engagement throughout the SEAP process
  •  break barriers and improve face-to-face communication
  • improve skills in sharing achievements and challenges with other cities
  • enhance SEAP-related knowledge management
You can watch a recording of the webinar in full here  (available in Latvian only)

Enhanced SEAP: CO2 emission calculations and scenario building
On March 25th 2015, this webinar was presented by Gaidis Klavs, lead researcher from Institute of Physical Energetics at Riga Technical University. This webinar focused on increasing understanding of national CO2 emission trends in Latvia and of how emissions are calculated for a particular municipality, using practical examples from Riga as a case study. The aim of the session was for participants to leave with an enhanced understanding of scenario building, as well as energy and CO2 emission’s projection calculations.

You can watch a recording of the webinar in full here  (available in Latvian only) 

Business Models and Financing for SEAP Actions
The final webinar was directed by Ilze Kukute from Swedbank on 22nd April 2015. The session focused on raising awareness and understanding relating to public and private resources for financing SEAP actions. Through the webinar, participants became acquainted with the different types of business models which could be used for financing and implementing SEAP actions.

View the webinar in full here  (available in Latvian only)

A further seminar on the topic of “Innovative Projects: development of innovative projects” is planned for 16th July 2015, to be led by Inete Ielite.



 

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