TVE workshop sparks green fleets interest

March 2008: A training workshop was held on 28th March at the Berkshire College of Agriculture at Maidenhead as part of SUGRE, the European green vehicle fleets project. The aim of the 'LOwCO2MOTION' event, which was run by TV Energy, was to provide information and guidance to organisations with fleets on the range of alternative fuels and vehicles.

Participants from a range of organisations, many from the public sector, came from across the South East of England as well as the South West to learn more about this highly topical area. Speakers covered themes including the reasons for change, the introduction of ethanol-powered buses, through to the future of biofuels. Various vehicles were also on display for participants to view.

By kind permission of our speakers, copies of all the presentations are available to download at the bottom of this page.

More information about green fleets and the SUGRE project is available at www.greenfleet.info.

As part of their overwhelmingly positive workshop feedback, all the LOwCO2MOTION participants said that they would recommend another event of its kind.

New date for green transport workshop

October 07: TV Energy has re-scheduled the LOw CO2 MOTION workshop for Spring 2008 and opened it up to all types of organisations.

This will be the ideal opportunity to learn more about the green fuels and green vehicles, and discuss with the experts how vehicle fleet operators can reduce their CO2 emissions whilst saving money. The event will be useful for representatives from all public or commercial bodies that run or contract fleets, including local authorities and public service contractors.

The LOw CO2 MOTION workshop is organised in association with the SU:GRE Sustainable Green Fleets project (part of the EU's Intelligent Energy Europe programme).

For more information or to register interest in advance, please contact Sarah or Philippa at TV Energy on info@tvenergy.org or 01635 817420.

Latest European project win for TVE and partners

April 2007: TV Energy will be coordinating a €1.37m European Commission project on Energy Service Companies, involving TV Energy partners Oxford City Council and The University of Reading, in addition to 10 partners from three other European countries.

BIO-SOL-ESCO will address the opportunities locally and across Europe for energy service provision supplied by biomass and solar heat. Awarded by the European Commission's renewable energy support programme, Intelligent Energy Europe, the project is scheduled to start in mid-2007 in the UK, Austria, Croatia, Greece and Italy.

This adds to TV Energy's existing European collaborations: participation in the SUGRE alternative road fuels project and support to Irish participants in the Concerto urban renewables project HOLISTIC. More information on Intelligent Energy Europe is available at ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/index_en.html

TV Energy lends support as Dundalk walks the talk

January 2007: TV Energy has recently completed the latest stage of technical support to Sustainable Energy Ireland for a major energy project in Dundalk, north of Dublin. TVE assisted in finalising the design brief for a district energy scheme incorporating biomass CHP and boilers, in combination with a large wind turbine.

The resulting outline specification will enable potential energy services companies (ESCOs) to put forward their proposals to design, build and operate the project. The successful organisation will supply low-carbon heat and electricity to a mix of buildings in the town. This follows the successful TVE-supported application in 2006 to the EU Concerto programme. Concerto is providing significant funding for the integrated renewable energy demonstration in Dundalk and partner cities on the Continent.

SAVE Agencies Meeting in Rousse, Bulgaria

16th October 2003

The third meeting of ARGEM, MEA and TV Energy was held on the 16th October 2003 in Rousse, Bulgaria. Ivan Kalchev of MEA hosted the meeting which was attended by Francisco Ayala and Francisco Minguez of ARGEM, Spain and Patrick Cogswell, Cllr Royce Longton and Charlotte Bruton of TV Energy, UK.

The morning saw a meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Rousse, employees of MEA (Municipal Energy Agency) and other delegates from local organisations such as the University. After an introduction from Ivan Kalchev, presentations were given by Royce Longton who talked about the role of local government in the UK, Charlotte Bruton who talked about some of the work of TV Energy and Patrick Cogswell who talked about the barriers to progress in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Bulgaria.

Francisco Ayala then gave a presentation on the work conducted by ARGEM mainly in the field of solar energy but also in terms of increasing public awareness through the organisation of 'Energy Week' in Murcia.

An interesting discussion followed with the Deputy Mayor of Rousse who welcomed the concepts of energy efficiency and renewable energy and was pleased to see that Rousse was linked with two very active agencies. The work currently being carried out in Rousse to extend the current district heat network to include more municipal buildings and domestic properties in the centre of the city was commended and it was agreed that this work was an excellent example for increased energy efficiency for Bulgaria.

The afternoon's meeting was attended by the representatives of the three agencies. The main topic of discussion was the anticipated call for proposals for the first round of the Intelligent Energy for Europe programme (IEE). ARGEM had produced an extensive list of project ideas that were discussed and TV Energy gave a presentation on the scope of the programme.

TV Energy's Concerto bid was also discussed and ARGEM and MEA were invited to become Observer Communities.

The agencies decided to wait for the call for proposal for IEE before drawing up detailed plans for potential projects.

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