Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
In June 2015, the Albanian Government reached a loan agreement with the German Government for a project that aims to increase the efficiency in the energy sector in Albania. The EUR 40 ml loan from Germany will be allocated by a German bank, say official sources. The project, which is called “Energy efficiency”, will function through the banking system and will offer loans for solar panels.
Post date: 24 Jul 2015
In July 2015, the Government of Albania announced the opening of power exchange, in an effort to liberalise the electricity supply market and other energy sources in the country. The decision follows the voting of the new Bill on the Sector of Electricity. Furthermore, legal amendments will be made in order to create a new market model.
Post date: 24 Jul 2015
On 12 May 2015, the Energy Community Secretariat submitted to the attention of the Ministerial Council three Reasoned Requests as the next step in the dispute settlement cases against Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Post date: 2 Jun 2015
Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy. However, they have been struggling to mobilise capital in order to fund and bring projects to fruition. It is estimated that EUR 2.3 billion is required to finance regional renewable projects of common regional interest (Energy Community, 2013).
Post date: 28 May 2015
FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st edition of the Roger Léron Award. The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge persistency and a proactive approach, bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe.
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Final deadline to apply for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to 16 March 2015. The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are the EU reference prize for sustainable energy projects in Europe.
Post date: 3 Mar 2015
The 3rd edition of the Green Building Solutions Awards
powered by Construction21 promises to be exceptional, especially with the International Conference for Climate coming up in December in Paris. And, in addition to the 9 countries currently covered by the network*, the competition will open to new partners from around the world.
Post date: 2 Mar 2015
EuroACE's press release following the launch of the European Union Energy Union framework. The release of the Energy Union framework acknowledged the need for improvement of the building stock in the EU. With the building sector accounting for 61% of the EU's gas imports and construction accounting for 9% of EU GDP, buildings count as a 'big thing'.
Post date: 27 Feb 2015
One of main goals of the Sophia project is to make some of the existing top-class PV Research Infrastructures available for the benefit of the whole European photovoltaic community.The project provides European researchers and companies with the opportunity to develop their own research projects through the Transnational Access (TA) to the Sophia consortium's Research Infrastructures (RI) – free-of-charge and supported by the European Commission. KUBIK by Tecnalia is one of the Research Infrastructures that participates in the SOPHIA project.
Post date: 21 Jul 2014