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Get Smart! Attend the Local Renewables Conference, 2012

25-26 October 2012, Freiburg, Germany

Share, explore and exchange on how smart grids can be shaped in European cities and towns, optimising local and regional renewable energy sources. Find smart solutions to ensure energy security, stabilise prices and local jobs, supporting local sustainable development. Implement the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to work on the development of a low-carbon and 100% renewable community.

The Local Renewables Conference 2012 is part of a series of events launched in 2007 to explore the different sources of local renewable solutions in order to promote sustainability at a regional and local level. The conference will focus on the combination of locally generated renewable energy, smart grids and smart end-users, looking at examples of urban-regional cooperation approaches adopted to find funding, connect energy supply to demand points and overcome the challenges of minimising energy loss in the systems. The event will highlight the interconnection and need for close cooperation between cities and regions to achieve the vision of an efficient central management of the decentralised production of energy.

Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Energy performance is one of the 12 environmental indicators used to assess cities that are applying for the European Green Capital Award. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the 2012 European Green Capital, and it has a number of priorities in terms of energy performance, including saving power in new buildings and restoration projects, the urban generation of renewable energy from infrastructure and buildings and reducing consumption by rationalizing energy use and implementing more eco-efficient technologies such as district heating.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here

For more information on Vitoria-Gasteiz, the 2012 European Green Capital click here



For more information please visit the Conference Website:

Registration will open in early May 2012 at:

The conference is being run by:

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg

Tel.: +49-761 / 368 92-20
Fax: +49-761 / 368 92-29