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  • Energy Cities General Assembly at ICCA 2019


    On May 28th 2019 Prof Lowitzsch of European University Viadrina (EUV) was invited to present SCORE and "Renewable Energy Communities under the EU 2018/19 Clean Energy Package- A Challenge for Municipalities" at the Energy Cities General Assembly, held parallel to the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA19) in Heidelberg, Germany. At the ICCA19 Prof. Dr. Lowitzsch moderated a workshop on "Cooperatives and Consumer Stock Ownership Plans (CSOPs)" with Andreas Gißler from the Heidelberg Energy Cooperative and Jaroslav Klusák, energy manager of SCORE beneficiary the Czech City of Litoměřice as the main speakers.

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  • 7th Int. Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues 2019


    On 23 and 24 May 2019, Prof Lowitzsch from the European University Viadrina (EUV) was given the opportunity to speak at the International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2019) in Paris. The content was a result from a collaboration with Junaid Alam Memon from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and Satyendra Nath Mishra of the Xavier University Bhubaneswar, India. In the context of including SCORE, a presentation was held with regards to “Harnessing Consumer (Co-)Ownership in RE in the Asian Energy Transition- Consumer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP) Financing as an Inclusive Low-Threshold Participation Model for Pakistan and India”. It has been a great pleasure to work together across borders while sharing a common goal and to be able to undertake action beyond Europe.

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  • SCORE at the ENERGY ALLIES Workshop


    On 1 and 2 April 2019 we took part in the Energy Allies event in Nantes, France. The event was organised by the German Marshall Fund and Energy Cities. With local governments in the U.S. and Europe rallying to respond to the devastating effects of climate change, the organisers of this event proposed a dialogue on local energy transitions between civil society organisations of cities on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • SCORE meeting with progressive Polish cities


    On 30 March, representatives of several Polish cities, which follow a progressive policy with respect to the energy transition met in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland. Prof Lowitzsch of European University Viadrina was invited to the meeting where he presented SCORE - in particular the pilot project in the Polish city of Slupsk and the application of the Consumer Stock Ownership Plan in a local homeless shelter.

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  • Developing Action Plans for our Pilots - the SCORE Partner Exchange Workshop


    From 19 to 20 March, all SCORE partners gathered in Frankfurt (Oder) for a two-day workshop on the development of action plans for the pilots. The workshop had been jointly organised by Climate Alliance and the project coordinators at European University Viadrina. All partners were united by the aim to integrate citizens into the production of renewable energies. During the workshop, the representatives from the three pilot regions in Poland, Italy and Czech Republic shared their practical experiences.

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  • SCORE Steering Committee Meeting


    On 19 March 2019, the SCORE Steering Committee met to discuss the project management of SCORE. During the meeting, the progress from the first year of SCORE was presented. Furthermore challenges and issues were identified.

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  • Słupsk Pilot Visit


    From 20 to 22 November, Prof Lowitzsch and Ms Kelso (advisory board) travelled to Słupsk, Poland, to see the progress of one of the three pilots of the SCORE project. Following the local elections in October, they attended the ceremony in honour of the newly-elected mayor Krystyna Danilecka-Wojewódzka, who succeeds Robert Biedroń in office.

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  • Climate Alliance International Conference 2018


    In 2018, Climate Alliance organised its annual international conference under the motto „Connecting Cities: Local Solutions for Global Challenges“ in Barcelona, Spain. The SCORE general approach and one of its pilot projects were presented during the conference.

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  • Italian Pilot Visit


    From 18 to 20 June, Professor Jens Lowitzsch and his research assistant Felicia van Tulder of European University Viadrina (EUV) visited Turin and the Susa Valley to kickstart the Italian pilot project.

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  • Polish Pilot Visit


    In mid-July 2018, SCORE-coordinator Prof Lowitzsch from EUV visited the Polish pilot region, the city of Słupsk, for the first time.

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