An analysis of the vulnerability to gas supply disruptions concludes that Central and South East European (SEE) countries are facing a strategic choice. The latest BPIE report finds that Slovakia and Hungary face a severe risk, and Bulgaria a substantial risk to be unable to heat the national building stocks. The report presents a new Building Vulnerability Indicator and offers an alternative solution to mitigating supply risks through building renovation.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
This workshop, held in the framework of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016), will try to raise awareness on the refurbishment of buildings towards nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEB). It will take into account the rationale, legal obligations and national goals, available technologies, calculation methodologies for cost-optimality and benefits for the target groups.
Post date: 1 Jun 2016
The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) provides a combination of financing instruments, technical assistance and policy support to Western Balkans countries that help create a sustainable market for energy efficiency. The countries targeted are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.
Post date: 11 Feb 2016
WeBSEFF - the Western Balkans Sustainable Financing Facility is part of the EBRD's Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SEFF) family. It provides credit lines to partner banks in the Western Balkans to on-lend to businesses and municipalities wanting to invest in energy efficiency and small-scale renewable energy projects.
Post date: 11 Feb 2016
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Sep 2015
The BUILD UP Skills BEET project defines the path that needs to be followed by 2020 for the upgrade of skills and qualifications of the building workers for the practical application of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) measures that will allow FYR of Macedonia to meet its national energy targets.
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
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
FYR of Macedonia is doing a lot to improve its legislation on energy efficiency in order to meet the energy savings targets and commitments to the European Energy Community. The country's policy and legal framework on energy efficiency consists of: the Strategy for Development of the Energy Sector 2009-2030;the Strategy for Improvement of Energy Efficiency 2010-2020;the First National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2010-2012;the Energy Law (enacted in 2011); and numerous by-laws.
Post date: 4 Jun 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