A recent analysis from BPIE on the vulnerability to gas supply disruptions concludes that Central and South East European (SEE) countries are facing a strategic choice.
International developments over the past few years have intensified the energy challenges facing Central and Southern European countries. The interruption of Russian gas supply via Ukraine, volatile global oil prices and divergent interests of State actors have renewed Europe’s concerns about its energy dependency.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
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
47th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
Post date: 2 Sep 2016
The GREEN BUILDING EXPO is an international exhibition and conference on sustainable buildings. The event's third edition will take place on 2-4 November 2016 at the BELEXPOCENTAR HALL, in Belgrade, Serbia.
The 2016 edition of the event intents to move the spotlight not only to the regional market, but also to a part of Europe that due to international activities and investments in the field of sustainable building, is interested in all innovative trends and sustainability and energy efficiency technologies applicable to buildings.
Post date: 6 Jul 2016
Cities switched on to the energy and environment challenge
Municipalities, energy agencies and technical experts met in Udine, Italy to learn from one another face-to-face and channel the knowledge generated by the CITyFiED project.
Post date: 11 Mar 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
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
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