Mind-boggling ideas for a new energy culture – revealed during our Annual Rendezvous, 9-11 May 2012
By on 27 January 2012
There is an increasing number of voices favoring the need for shifting to a new energy culture in Europe. This transition is already ongoing and local authorities are both drivers and witnesses of it.
Energy Cities’ Annual Rendezvous from 9 to 11 May 2012 in Guimaraes (Portugal) will focus on
- Cultural roots: How and why do energy use and management diverge from one country to another?
- Money for the energy transition: do mind-boggling ideas receive mind-boggling financing?
- The energy transition, an opportunity for local economic development: what is your strategy?
A plethora of mind-boggling ideas on how to consume energy locally and efficiently are being put into practice each and every day.
At this occasion, Energy Cities will open the debate on its "Rio+20 proposal", a list of practical recommendations for a successful energy transition. Numerous local and regional energy actions prove that by re-organising a neighbourhood, city and region we are able to meet numerous challenges simultaneously. These include reducing energy costs, creating new jobs, re-inventing democracy, living together in harmony, improving social conditions, improving economic competitiveness, etc.
Our conference is much more a meeting place than a traditional seminar with:
- Interactive sessions rather than one-sided presentations
- Down-to-earth experiences rather than academic speeches
- The ideal framework for fruitful networking
Each year, the Energy Cities Annual Rendezvous brings together local authorities, national and regional authority representatives, academics and companies to play an active role in shaping the energy future of our cities. Be part of it in 2012!
Meet you in Guimaraes on 9-11 May!
More info, programme and registration