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Robert Hassink has been invited to the RSA Global Conference in China 2018

Feb 13, 2018

Robert Hassink will be one of the  plenary speakers at the RSA Global Conference in China. It will take place in Beijing from the 29th of June 2018 to the 1st of July 2018. Click here to find out more conference details.

Bürgerschaftliches Engagement für die Energiewende im Ostseeraum stärken

Dec 21, 2017

Lesen Sie hier die Pressemeldung der CAU über das von der Europäischen Union geförderte 'Co2mmunity' Projekt.

 

Ansprechpartner: Gerlind Wagner-Vogel und Dr. Fabian Faller

 

Power to the people: Interview with Fabian Faller

Nov 29, 2017

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

On November 24th, 2017 project coordinator  Fabian Faller gave an interview, in which he explained the Co2mmunity project and his personal motivation to work in the context of Interreg.

Read the interview  here.

 

 

Project kick-off: CO2MMUNITY

Nov 17, 2017

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

Fabian Faller, and Gerlind Wagner-Vogel, hosted the official launch of the CO2MMUNITY project at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Germany, on November 16th and 17th, 2017

Find out further information about the project here.

 

 

Robert Hassink recently joined the editorial board of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

Aug 02, 2017

Robert Hassink recently joined the editorial board of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society - More information
Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

Project: Co2mmunity. Co-producing and co-financing renewable community energy projects

Jul 18, 2017

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

Further information here.

Principal Investigators:

Fabian Faller, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Germany

 

Sponsor:
INTERREG BSR (Baltic Sea Region)

 

What is community energy?

Community energy (CE) projects offer enhanced production of renewable energies (RE) from local sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, geothermal) through active participation of local communities. Together, citizens co-finance, co-develop, and co-operate RE plants, and foster sustainable energy distribution, like local heating networks or biogas filling stations. Through active communication, transparent decision-making, and local benefit sharing CE projects have high social acceptance. Consequently, fostering CE projects is highly promising for increasing the share of RE in the BSR.