Financing, socio-economics

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Canada-EU exchange webinar: Supporting Local Action on Energy Efficiency

What are the available tools providing technical and financial support for local action in building renovations? What can we learn from leading European and Canadian cities' experience and what do they need to reach their climate goals?...
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Targeting energy efficiency renovation to improve housing conditions of the most vulnerable

Avoiding social risks and ensuring the benefits.

Evidence points out that most vulnerable households face major challenges in the renovation of their homes. Lowest-income families live in most energy-inefficient homes, according to research by the Vlaams Steunpunt Wonen. This means that...
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Slovenia plans refurbishment for 74% of single-family homes, 91% of multiapartment buildings by 2050

Author: Vladimir Spasić

Source: Blakangreenenergynews.com

The energy renovation of buildings until 2050 envisages a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in the next ten years, and of CO2 emissions by 75% through 2050 from the 2005 levels.   The Government of Slovenia adopted a long-term...
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First 100 households in Sarajevo get subsidies to abandon coal in heating

Author: Igor Todorović

Source: Balkangreenenergynews.com

Within a pilot project for incentives for households in Sarajevo Canton to abandon coal and other solid fuels in heating, 77 beneficiaries were selected for subsidies to install certified units that use wood pellets and 27 applicants will...
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Position About importance of integration of two state initiatives: “Affordable Mortgage” and “Green Deal”

On January 27th , the Government of Ukraine approved a resolution on "Affordable Mortgages": the interest rate on loans was set at 7% per annum, which will operate under the program "Affordable Loans 5-7-9%".   The mechanism provides that...
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SENSEI Survey on Pay-for-Performance (P4P) schemes for energy efficiency measures

How can building policies facilitate the development of performance-based energy efficiency programmes, like Pay-for-Performance (P4P) schemes, in the EU? SENSEI has launched a survey to help P4P schemes’ replicability in Europe.   This...
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EuroPACE closing summit: Innovation 4 Renovation - Integrated home renovation programs putting the Renovation Wave into action

May 26th, June 2nd & June 9th- This summit will showcase the results of the EuroPACE project, and present cutting-edge programs which are helping to shape the European home renovation market. An emphasis will be placed...
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Consumers will only renovate their homes if it’s easy and affordable

Author: Monique Goyens

Source: euractiv.com

Consumers are willing and ready to play their part in the green housing transition, but they will need guidance and support along the way, writes Monique Goyens. Goyens is director general of BEUC, the European consumer organisation....