South East Energy Agency hosted FEDARENE General Assembly

South East Energy Agency was honoured to host the FEDARENE General Assembly in Kilkenny on June 13.

Policy makers from all over Europe, gathered at the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, to participate in an engaging workshop. The workshop, entitled ‘Multi-level Governance Dialogue in Times of Crisis’, was organised by the Covenant of Mayors Europe, a key European initiative with 9000+ signatories. The signatories include many Irish local authorities.

The workshop fostered a productive exchange of perspectives and learnings regarding recent developments in the field of energy. There was a specific focus on improving policy feedback loops to expedite the energy transition, empowering local and regional authorities to accelerate the energy transition.


Esteemed speakers included newly elected Mayor of Kilkenny Joe Malone; Julije Domac, President of FEDARENE; Councillor Andrew McGuinness, Member of Kilkenny County Council; John Carley, Chair of South East Energy Agency; Sandra Benčic, Member of Croatian Parliament; Vlasta Krmelj, Director of regional Energy and Climate Agency of Podravje in Slovenia; and Piergabriele Andreoli, Director of Modena Energy and Sustainable Development Agency.

South East Energy Agency

South East Energy Agency, a not-for-profit organisation, is the energy agency for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. It works to support regional actors to plan much-needed low-carbon energy infrastructure development and to deliver energy saving projects at the local level for the local authorities, communities, businesses and individuals in the South East.

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Pictured at the FEDARENE General Assembly in Kilkenny were (l-r): South East Energy Agency CEO Paddy Phelan, Minister John McGuinness, Mayor of Kilkenny Cllr Joe Malone, Cllr Andrew McGuinness (Kilkenny County Council), and Croatian Parliament Minister Sandra Benčić.