Financing, socio-economics

After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA expects renewable capacity additions to grow by almost 12% this year, the fastest pace since 2015, to reach almost 200 GW, mostly thanks to solar PV and wind. Global solar PV additions are expected to increase by over 17%.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: News

Piraeus is the second leading Greek bank to confirm participation with the scheme, after the National Bank of Greece.   Piraeus Bank will identify and invest in new clean energy projects including wind farms, photovoltaic installations, biomass and biogas plants, and hydroelectric power stations. New investment to improve energy efficiency in the public and private buildings will also be examined, the EIB said in a press release.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: News

2019 kicked off with a pipeline full of opportunities for institutional investors. Some real estate deals have been on hold since last year and have been waiting for someone to seize the opportunity; others have been waiting for timing and conditions to be defined. The trend is caracterized by private equity funds which continue to buy strategic assets in order to enhance their portfolios whilst trying to commercialize already held assets to regain liquidity and maximize their total returns.
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

The Summit will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier, resilient and inclusive future.   Why Copenhagen?
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
Type: Event

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute. Both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional infrastructure planning.  
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Type: News

The final conference of ENERJ on September 11 in Thessaloniki brought together the partners of this Interreg MED project with a group of national and international experts to review the results obtained and put them into the larger perspective of the energy transformation in the Mediterranean.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: News

The G20 Energy and Environment Ministers, met in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, on 15 and 16 June 2019, to discuss energy transitions and global environment for sustainable growth.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

The stated aim of the H2020-funded REVALUE project was “to lead the development of appraisal norms and standards that recognise the value of energy efficiency in social and private residential real estate.” The project ran for an extended period from 2015 until 2019 and utilised a number of research methods; it also sought to interface not only with some other projects working in similar areas but with the key stakeholder group
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

We spoke to some experts in the field to find out what needs to happen for Europe to become carbon neutral.   1. It will affect everyone from individuals to industry. According to Dr Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s climate knowledge and innovation community, which supports innovation for climate action, there are a wide number of areas that will need to be changed in order to reach near-term goals of total decarbonisation.  
Post date: 16 Sep 2019
Type: News