RETS Project Launch Conference, Sertã, Portugal

3rd February 2010

 

The Launch Conference, promoted by Sertã Municipality, had as key speakers, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy and Innovation José Carlos das Dores Zorrinho, the Civil Governor of the District of Castelo Branco Maria A. Lima Rodrigues Serrasqueiro, as well as, representatives from the twelve project partners.


Attended by over 140 local authority representatives, the participants were able to gain a broad perspective of renewable energy policies on a European and local level, through case studies and best practices shown by the speakers.
Following the conference the project partners came together in internal meetings and workshops to set-up and plan the project activities.
 

Programme

Morning
9.00      Reception of participants
9.30      Welcome, José Farinha Nunes, Mayor of Sertã
9.45   European context on Renewable energies policy and the RETS project history and objectives, Catherine Ledig, ADEC (Project coordinator), France
10.15    Renewable energies in United Kingdom: context and policies, Jon Fairburn, Staffordshire University, England
10.35    Renewable energies in Slovenia: context and policies, ENERGAP Energy Agency, Slovenia
10.55    Coffee break
11.30    Renewable energies in Germany: context and policies, Bernd Hess, IHK ZETIS, Kaiserlautern, Germany
11.50    Renewable energies in Romania: context and policies, Maria Rugina, ICEMENERG, Romania
12.10    Open debate
12.40    Morning session final address, Maria A. Lima Rodrigues Serrasqueiro, Civil Governor of the District of Castelo Branco

13.00    Lunch break

Afternoon

14.30    Renewable energies and the municipality of SERTÃ, José Farinha Nunes, Mayor of Sertã, Portugal
14.50    Renewable energies and WEST WALES, Jake Hollyfield, Wales Eco Centre, Wales
15.10    Renewable energies and the city of PÉZENAS, Phillippe Nicolle, Pézenas City, France
15.30    Renewable energies and the city of SITTARD-GELEEN-BORN, Ruud Guyt, Alderman of the city Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands
15.50    Renewable energies and the province of VARESE, Cesare Bottelli, Provincia di Varese, Italy
16.10    Coffee break
16.30    Renewable energies and the town of VECSÉS, Csaba SZLAHO, Mayor of Vecsés Town, Hungry
16.50    Renewable energies and the municipality of PINHEL, António Ruas, Mayor of Pinhel Town Council, Portugal
17.10    Open debate and Conclusions
17.50    Final closing remarks - Renewable energies in Portugal: context and policies, José Zorrinho, Secretary of State for Energy and Innovation, Portugal
18.15    End of Conference

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The Mayor of Sertã,José Farinha Nunes
The Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy and Innovation, José Carlos Zorrinho
The Civil Governor of the District of Castelo Branco, Maria Alzira Serrasqueiro
The Project Leader, Catherine Ledig

 

 

 

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Venue

Casa da Cultura da Sertã
Alameda da Carvalha
6100-730 SERTÃ
Portugal
T: 00351 274 809 010
www.cm-serta.pt