The Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino hosted the kick-off event of the ERRIN Energy Village, a wide range of events organized by ERRIN Regions within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week promoted by the EU Commission.

The seminar “Regions as Hubs for Innovation and Growth in Energy” took place during the event. Some ERRIN Regions also presented their best practices, policies and projects in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Miapetra Kumpula, Finnish MEP, member of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament opened the session. She highlighted the importance of sharing innovative solutions to tackle the climate change both at EU and at global level. These include reviewing the commercial trade emissions system, innovating and enhancing the access to funds for promoting renewable energies and, eventually, creating the Energy Union. The Union could leverage the possibilities to access wider markets for EU enterprises. MEP Kumpula reminded the need for new clusters focused on regional specializations and capable of effectively develop traditions and strenghts of each territory.

Angel Molina, University of Cartagena (Spain),  presented the Enering project. Developed in the framework of the Life programme, the project aims to implement the use of biomasses and solar panels in the Spanish industrial parks in order to reduce CO2 emissions and energy dependence - download here the presentation

Frederic Loeckx, Smart grids Flanders (Belgium), presented the Flemish platform for smart grids - download here the presentation 

Bruno Woeran, Technological Center of Merinova (Finland), outlined the main features of this private-public body, created to better connect and coordinate local stakeholders (University, enterprises, local authorities, research institutes) - download here the presentation 

Sara Verones, Agency for Water resources and Energy of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy)presented the on-going initiatives, policies and projects of the Province of Trento in the field of energy efficiency, renewable and low-carbon energies - download here the presentation

Julia Panny, Climate KIC, outlined the working groups and metholody within the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) Clima.- download here the presentation

To conclude, Kathrin Glastra, Heinrich Boell Foundation (Germany) highlighted the need for the enhancement of the dialogue with different stakeholders in order to reach, by 2030, the goal of producing thorugh renewable sources at least the 27% of the EU energy needs - download here the presentation 

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