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NGO Sustainable Energy Seminar & Guided Tour
October 6-8, 2010, New WISE Center, CAT, Wales, UK

Program & Proceedings:

Date: October 6-8, 2010
Venue: Centre for Alternative Technologies (CAT), Wales, UK

Once more we invited our members to take part on an exciting European seminar. This year it was at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales. We were glad to welcome 32 participants from 13 European countries. The event took place at the new WISE centre, where the building construction has just been finished. The full name of WISE is Wales Institute for Sustainable Education.

The seminar was organised by INFORSE-Europe and CAT, which is member of INFORSE-Europe. It was supported by the EU DG Environment's Civil Society Support, AirClim and FoE Norway.

Just before the INFORSE-Europe Seminar, there was a Low Carbon Societies Network Seminar on October 5, 2010. Program and Proceedings can be seen at the Low Carbon Societies Network Website.

Date: October 6, 2010 Time: 9.00 - 17.30
INFORSE-Europe Activities Right Now in October 2010

by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator / VE Denmark
Program pdf pdf-file, 1.3 MB

Introduction to CAT
Paul Allen

by Paul Allen, Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), UK
Program pdf pdf-file, 19.9 MB

The Ever Decreasing Fossil Resources: Peak Oil, Shale Gas, Dirtier Fuels etc.

by Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator / FAE Slovakia
Program pdf pdf-file, 1.3 MB

Sustainable Energy Best Practice
Marian Mandru

A Romanian Project: Centre for Traditions and Rural Sustainable Development
by Marian Mandru, Prietenii Pamantului / CAN-RO, Romania
- Presentation
Program pdf (pdf-file, 2.1 MB)
- more Pictures
Program pdf (pdf-file, 25.3 MB)

Iryna Malysheva

The Activities of the Ukrainian National Environmental NGO MAMA-86
by Iryna Malysheva, MAMA-86, Ukraine
Program pdf pdf-file, 919 kB

Educational Projects of ECOSERVEIS
by Marta Garcia, ECOSERVEIS, Spain
Program pdf pdf-file, 2.1 MB

Andriy Martynyuk

Ukrainian Current Climate Policy and International Workcamps
by Andriy Martynyuk, NGO Ecoclub, Ukraine
Program pdf pdf-file, 835 kB

International Training Program of Skilled Persons (SIRET)
by Ursel Beckmann, INFORSE-Europe Chair / Ecological Housing, Germany
(more information will soon be here)
Pete West

Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive
by Pete West, Dorset Council County, UK
Program pdf pdf-file, 595 kB

Introduction to Wales and UK Energy and Climate Policy and Issues
Martin Kemp

by Martin Kemp, CAT, UK
Program pdf pdf-file, 446 kB

Date: October 7, 2010 Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Gunnar Boye Olesen

Overview and New EU Energy Policies
Program pdf pdf-file, 170 kB
Program pdf pdf-file, 1.6 MB
Energy Poverty
Program pdf pdf-file, 191 kB

by Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator / VE Denmark

Emil Bedi

Guidelines on Use of Structural Funds
by Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator / FAE Slovakia
(document will be published in December 2010 here)

Dorthe Wolfsgruber Jensen

Introduction to the INFORSE-Website containing EU-Policies
by Dorthe Wolfsgruber Jensen, INFORSE-Europe Trainee

Launch of Climate Change Strategy of the Welsh Assembly Government (more information here)

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales

Jane Davidson, Minister for the Environment of Wales

John Harries, Chief Climate Scientist

Steve Howard, CEO of the Climate Group

Working Groups
DiscussionXGunnar Boye Olesen

EU Policies:
What can NGOs and INFORSE do?

Building Solar Models

Practical Activity:
Building small moving models powered by a small solar cell for developing educational programs
(more information and teaching materials coming soon)

Date: October 8, 2010 Time: 9.00 - 17.30
Future INFORSE-Europe and NGOs Activities for Sustainable Energy 2011

Educational Program SPARE
by Olga Senova, Friends of Baltic, Russia
Program pdf pdf-file, 3.1 MB

...picture coming soon...

Educational Programs at CAT
by Ann MacGarry, CAT, UK
(pdf-file coming soon)

Detailed Tour of Technologies at CAT Site

by Jaise Kuriakose, engineer at CAT, UK
(more pictures here)

EcoDyfi – Introduction to Sustainable Technologies in Use in the Local Area
XPaul Allen

by Paul Allen, CAT, UK
(pdf-file coming soon)

Download Program: October 6-8 (62 kB word.doc)
Program and Proceedings of the October 5 Event can be seen at the Low Carbon Societies Network Website.

The Event on October 6-8 was organised by the NGO network INFORSE-Europe and was supported by DG Environment Civil Society Support in 2010.
The Event on October 5 was organised by the Low Carbon Societies Network, which is an EU FP7 Project in 2009-2011.

See: Proceedings of the Seminar at CAT in 2009.

Click on the group photo to see pictures and Proceedings from Seminar at CAT in 2008. Group of Energy 21 Seminar 2008 at CAT