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...

Time to act as global energy efficiency progress drops to slowest rate since start of decade

Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing – a trend that has major implications for consumers, businesses and the environment,...

Procredit Bank Macedonia secures EUR 1 million to finance energy efficiency in households

Procredit Bank Macedonia will on-lend funds to local households, housing associations and service providers planning to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the EBRD said on its website.   Possible investments will...

Restoring a Latvian treasure: the New Castle of Sigulda

The project is restoring what was once known as one of the most magnificent Writer’s Palaces in Europe, a unique example of national romanticism in Latvia. A total budget of over EUR 5 million has been made available for the work, of which...

New call for proposals for energy projects!

The EU-funded EU-Korea Climate Action project supports Climate Partnerships between Korean and European non-state entities who commit to implement climate actions in priority areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings,...

SEFIPA: A sustainable energy financing platform with high impact

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency project SEFIPA ended with impressive results. It supported real estate funds with a total volume of EUR 6.7 billion to apply sustainability criteria for their buildings portfolio.  SEFIPA established a...

A cooperative way to save energy

The project REScoop Plus has enabled a better understanding of how consumers change their energy consumption behaviour when they join a renewable energy cooperative, a so-called REScoop. A new online toolbox features coaching tools for...

OVERVIEW | Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: A State of the Art

Historic buildings can be considered the symbol of European cities, towns and villages; entire districts are a unique proof of the European cultural heritage. Currently, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75%...

Finnish official: ‘Heating is far from being just a local issue’

Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU...