Financing, socio-economics

Call for sessions at EUSEW 2020 - extended until 27 January

Did you add energy goals to your New Year’s resolutions list? Why not start 2020 off by sharing them at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)?    EUSEW 2020 will be an extremely special week-long event, running from 22 to 26 June...

New electricity rules enters into force

On 1 January 2020, the Electricity Regulation EU/2019/943 entered into force. An important part of the new electricity market design, agreed under the Clean energy for all European’s package, the regulation establishes the fundamental principles for...

German poll says economic crisis decreases investments in energy efficiency

New tariffs in France for electricity produced from renewable energy sources

Additional information for other renewable energy sources: The solar photovoltaic ground facilities will still benefit from a tariff of 0.314 €/kWh. In addition, for solar PV ground facilities of more than 250 kWpeak, the price will now...

Registration for the IEE European Info Day (Brussels, 3 February) is open

Languages: Presentations will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translation into French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.Date: 3 February 2010 Place: Charlemagne Building of the European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170,...

European Commission and European Investment Bank launch European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) facility

Urban areas represent around 70% of the energy consumption of the EU yet the potential for sustainable energy related investments remains largely untapped. The ELENA facility aims at helping cities and regions implement viable investment...

EIB partners with KfW, others, to launch South East Europe Energy Efficiency Fund

The Fund will invest in Southeast Europe and Turkey, namely in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. It aims to contribute to the economic and...

Energy efficiency for new and existing buildings: record in German funding in 2009

The improvement of the energy performance of nearly 550000 residential units has been financially supported. The new structure of the funding system following the ratio of the energy performance compared to a regular building has proven...

UK Energy and Climate Change Department starts 'Pay as you save' pilots for refurbishment of homes

Homeowners in Birmingham, Sunderland, London Borough of Sutton and Stroud will be testing out new ways to finance whole house energy makeovers under the Government’s £4m Pay As You Save scheme. Following an open competition, Birmingham...

Number of signatories to Covenant of Mayors reaches 1000

This milestone marks ten months of exceptional growth for the Covenant of Mayors’ initiative, as the number of local authorities participating has almost trebled since the first signing ceremony in February 2009. “I welcome the commitment...