FolkeNews: May 2024

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Folkecenter’s General Assembly

Folkecenter’s yearly General Assembly will be held at Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (Kammersgaardsvej 16, 7760
Hurup), in the SkibstedFjord building, on 22 June 2024 at 14:00. Lunch, from 12:30 will be provided.

In order to have the right to participate to the General Assembly, you should be up to date with the membership fee. Payment can be done via bank transfer (Merkur Andelskasse reg. nr. 8401 konto nr. 0001079 575), MobilePay (79 906. Subject: FC Support group) or Paypal.

Please, note that the deadline for registration for the General assembly is 20 June 2024, 12:00 CEST. Registration should be done to Jane Kruse (jk@folkecenter.dk or +45 40 60 45 51)


POEASE: Final Conference

Two years have gone by and we are now approaching the end of the POEASE project. During this period, together with our partners from Greece, Spain, Irelands and Germany, we made some research regarding the challenges connected with digital education within the ATVET sector (Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training).
The results of the research were then taken into consideration to develop a number of educational modules, which we hope will be very relevant for our audience.
The modules have the form of short online courses and cover a wide range of topics: from digitalization tools to notions on precision agriculture and on medicinal aromatic plants (just to mention some).
Despite being developed mostly for the ATVET sector, these courses will be made available for free for everyone interested.

POEASE project - Folkecenter

The project, findings and developed modules will be presented at the final conference, which will take place on Thursday 20 June at Nordic Folkecenter, at 10:00 (both in presence and online). Participation to the event is free of charge, but we kindly ask participants to register on http://www.folkecenterevents.net/
We hope to see you there!


Education Approved!

In the project, Operation techniques in renewable energy under Arctic conditions, Ingerlatsinermut issittumi piujuaannartumik nukissiuteqarnermut tekniker we have worked on developing innovative teaching material that supports and disseminates competences related to the use of renewable energy in the Arctic.

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Education, Culture, Sports and Church in Greenland (Ilinniartitaanermut, Kultuureqarnermut, Timersornermut Ilageeqarnermullu Naalakkersuisoqarfik) have approved the education program “Arctic Supply Operator” without comments.

Partner organizations in the project are Nukissiorfiit, Greenland’s Energy Company – Greenland’s Technical School KTI – Svalbard Folkehøgskole, Norway – Herningsholm Erhvervsskole, Denmark – and Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark.

More about this in the next newsletter, and soon on the webpage.


The Thy Case in Mission Green Fuels

As part of Nordic Folkecenter’s participation in the sub-project DEEP (Designing Community Collaboration for Sustainable Energy Parks) in the project Mission Green Fuels, the Thy Case is included as an good example.

On the inclusion of the Thy Case in the project, we have established a collaboration with Thisted Municipality, which will contribute to the Thy Case being presented and promoted rightfully in the projects.

The Thy Case

The Thy Case is built on three cornerstones:

A clear division of the municipality’s area into negative areas, neutral areas and positive areas:
– Negative areas (2/3 of the municipality) are typically covered by protection considerations and energy installations cannot be erected here.
– Solar cells and wind turbines can be set up in neutral areas (1/3 of the municipality). The projects must be citizen-driven, or there must be support for the project in the local area.
– Positive areas are called energy zones. Biogas, pyrolysis, Power2X, solar cells and wind can be installed in the six energy zones. The energy zones make up 1.5% of the municipality’s area, are between 100 and 430 hectares and are strategically located in relation to urban and business areas as well as the road, electricity, gas and district heating networks.

Political criteria that are used as a yardstick when decisions have to be made about the construction of energy plants and zones in the municipality:

– 50% of the renewable energy plants’ ownership must be offered to the local community and must remain local.
– The neighbors of renewable energy plants must be fairly compensated.
– Sustainable energy plants must contribute to nature improvement and afforestation. For every 10 MW, one hectare of nature must be created.
– The aim is that renewable energy plants fit into the landscape and valuable landscapes are preserved.
– RE plants must have documented broad support in the local area

Energy associations in the municipality are a fundamental voice for the local communities, which contribute to solid cooperation in connection with the construction of energy plants.

Furthermore, it is a principle in the Thy Case that when it is undergoing, the application for the construction of a energy plant is not processed further.

Click here to read more on Thisted Municipality’s website, where you can also see a map of the division of the municipality’s land.

About Mission Green Fuels

The MissionGreenFuels partnership aims to contribute significantly to achieving the climate goals for 2030 and 2050 and to support Danish research, innovation, growth and export potential within green fuels.

The partnership consists of several projects, and Nordic Folkecenter has until now participated in the COMON project, which has focused on involving local communities in the transition to green fuels. And over the next two years, we will participate in the DEEP project, where the goal is to create a holistic model for the development of energy parks, where local communities and considerations about biodiversity and nature conservation are included in the process. And precisely in this connection, it is extremely relevant to highlight the Thy Case as a good Danish case.


Event: Nordisk Folkecenter for Vedvarende Energi på Green Future Thy

Solen skinnede fra en skyfri himmel d. 19. maj 2024, hvor Nordisk Folkecenter for Vedvarende Energi deltog i arrangementet Green Future Thy. Eventet var arrangeret af VisitNordvestkysten, og løb af stablen på Besøgscenter Østerild. Omtrent 2000 gæster kiggede forbi, og de kunne prøve alt fra at tegne på en møllevinge, bygge lego-vindmøller og lad sig føre op i 100 meters højde.

Med i Nissanen havde vi pakket bøger, solcelledrevet helikoptere og vindmøller, tusser, stempler og badges, som gæsterne kunne prøve kræfter med.

Økærvingen fra 1976, som vi også havde med, blev tegnebræt – først for de yngste gæster, og senere også for de voksne, som fandt det hyggeligt at tage et spil “kryds og bolle” på en møllevinge, der næsten er 50 år gammel.

Nordisk Folkecenter for Vedvarende Energi havde inviteret Thyholm US Truck, THYmøllen og Wave Star til at stå med os, og det blev en dag hvor vi sammen med dem og gæsterne kunne nørde VE-løsninger samt opleve seje fjernstyrede mølletransportere og følgebiler.

Alt imens der blev tegnet, produceret badges, bygget små solcelledrevne vindmøller og solgt bøger, var der også plads til at vi kunne prøve os med nogle af de andre aktiviteter på pladsen, herunder serveringerne fra Vild Is samt en tur op i BMS liften i 100 meters højde.


Current Trainees at Folkecenter

Côme Constantin de Chanay trainee Folkecenter

Côme Constantin de Chanay
General Engineering
France

Margaux Roudaut

Margaux Roudaut
Informatics & Cybersecurity
France


PV Panels in Folkecenter

Sebastian’s PV System

33.9 kWh

Total energy produced in May:

164 kWh

Total energy produced in 2024:

409 kWh

Total energy produced from 2020:

3681 kWh+

Total CO2 saved from
2020:

3670 kg+

PV-Sebastian-May-2024

The system was installed in May 2020 by Sebastian Salcebo Alba


E-mobility in Folkecenter

E-mobility Folkecenter May 2024_EN

Total CO2 saved: 11545 Kg


Upcoming Events

Folkecenter's events

22 June 2024

Nordic Folkecenter’s General Assembly

Mark your calendars on 22 June 2024 at 14, where Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy’s general assembly is taking place.

To be entitled to vote for members of the board at the general assembly, you must be a member of the Folkecenter’s support group.

You can register here: https://www.folkecenter.eu/pages/Membership.php

Great Green Wall Folkecenter

30 May 2024, 12:00 CEST

Join us for a webinar that will shed light on the inspiring “Great Green Wall” project in Africa. This innovative project aims to combat climate change, soil erosion, and biodiversity loss by creating a belt of forested areas across various regions of Africa.

During the webinar, experts and practitioners from our partner organizations in Mali and Uganda will present the main principles, objectives, and achievements of the “Green Wall” project and also tell about their own practice in fostering biodiversity through planting trees. We will hear about the project’s development first-hand – from people who are active and involved in it.

We will also examine the challenges encountered in the implementation of this ambitious initiative and discuss the importance of sustainable development for the future of the African continent and its pioneering meaning for countries on other continents.

The language of the webinar is English.

European Parliament
Picture: Diliff, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

6 Juni 2024, 16:00-18:00

Vælgermøde: Byg vores EU-Parlament (DA)

Pak arbejdshandskerne, de gode spørgsmål, tænd for ørerne og vær med til at bygge vores EU-Parlament, når Nordisk Folkecenter for Vedvarende Energi indbyder til vælgermøde om forventninger til klima-, miljø- og energipolitik i fremtidens EU.

Ved vælgermødet kan du møde tre EU-Parlamentskandidater, heriblandt Barikan Solecki fra Moderaterne. De to sidste kandidater præsenteres på vores Facebookprofil, så klik dig derind og tryk følg 👍

Vælgermødet afholdes i Skibsted Fjord Bygningen på Kammersgaardsvej 16, 7760 Hurup Thy d. 6. juni 2024, kl. 16-18. Vi serverer kaffe, kage og god debat.

Det er gratis at deltage ved arrangementet.

POEASE project - Folkecenter

22 June 2024

POEASE – Final Conference

Two years have gone by and we are now approaching the end of the POEASE project.

We are eager to show you the results achieved and to make you meet the POEASE partnership. The final conference will be the perfect occasion for that: you are welcome to join us both in presence and online to find out about the the FREE material developed during the project.

Participation is free, but kindly request to register, so that the organization of the logistics is easier.

9 International Conference on Small and Medium Wind Energy

24, 25 + 26 September 2024

9th International Conference on Small & Medium Wind Energy

The 9th edition of the Small wind conference will take place on 24-25 September 2024 and again icat will be in a blended format, both online and in presence. You can already register on folkecenterevents.net.
If you would like to be a speaker, please send your proposal by June 7th, 2024.
In case you are interested in sponsoring the event, please get in contact with Daniele Pagani (dp@folkecenter.dk).