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...

Climate action in Latin America: EIB and EDPR support the development of renewable energy in Brazil

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will facilitate EUR 150m to EDPR Brazil, the local subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis (EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector, to support the development of wind and solar power generation plants...

The Minister for Communications announced the 57 successful applicants to the SEAI Communities grant scheme

This scheme will support these communities to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings in their local area, eliminating 34,676 tonnes of CO2 annually – this is the equivalent of taking more...

Open applications for PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme

The 4th and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you...

How flexibility markets can drive the energy transition

Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week...

RESTORE Newsletter #22 (August 2019)

#22 Newsletter includes:   -Application open to 4th CA16114 RESTORE Training School - The 4-day Autumn 2019 COST RESTORE Training School “Rethinking technologies for regenerative indoor environment” is...

Scaling up the Private Financing for Energy Efficiency – a huge necessity for upgrade of the current approaches

With the ending of EUSEW came along a number of benefits. Exchange of experience, reconciliation of opinions of the different stakeholders, announcement of innovations and other news, discussions on how to improve the attained results and...

OVERVIEW | Financing energy efficiency in buildings

The challenge The EC estimates that about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.   At the same time, only 0.4-1.2% of the building stock renovated each...

Shoppers ‘can’t afford’ energy efficient cars, homes - researchers

Less than 2% of properties sold in Ireland between January 2017 and October 2018 were A rated – the highest energy efficient rating for homes – despite many technologies available to upgrade homes. And just 11% of dishwashers and 14% of...