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Data shortfall for assessment of building energy efficiency programmes

A recently published European Commission Report found that investments in energy efficiency are increasing. However, the report noted that there is limited information on the effectiveness of the different financial support measures, both at EU and...

Communication coming from the RENEWABLES sector may not be convincing enough.

Cognitive biases, dealing with negative publicity and creating meaningful brands, are some of the aspects described in a new scoping study from the IEA-RETD, giving some fascinating insight into how communications campaigns for renewables can be...

KredEx — Estonia's funding revolution

In 2010 KredEx also launched a grant scheme, which allowed eligible apartment buildings to receive up to 35% of the cost of their buildings’ renovation. The fund is administered to multi-apartment housing associations via two commercial banks,...

English local authorities team up to encourage energy efficiency

Green Deal allows consumers to make energy efficiency improvements to their buildings at no upfront cost. Repayments for renovation works, plus interest, are made through instalments on electricity bills over a maximum of 25 years. Electricity bills...

Commission moves forward on climate and energy towards 2030

Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy said: "We need to define our climate and energy policy framework for 2030 as soon as possible to ensure proper investment that will give us sustainable growth, affordable competitive...

OVERVIEW - ManagEnergy: Supporting Local and Regional Sustainable Actions

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! The work of ManagEnergy is organised around four pillars; the...

Public sector and local authorities priorities for IEE III in Horizon 2020

The objective of the consultation was to seek the view of relevant stakeholders given IEE's aim to support market deployment of sustainable energy measures to achieve the 20-20-20 targets.The public consultation was open from 20 June to 12 September...

Delivering on the Covenent of Mayors - 189 communities say 'YIMBY!'

Efforts are coordinated via the Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2008. Gérard Magnin, Executive Director of Energy Cities, spoke on behalf of the Covenant of Mayors at the networking event on 18 March.  He...

Enabling ESCO – the inside story from Cyprus, Portugal & Ireland

Miguel Feliz, ADENEHere in Portugal, the ESCO market in [government owned] public buildings is practically nonexistent. Until recently, the procurement rules for public authorities were not geared towards these kinds of...

Private sector to invest in €70 million energy efficiency fund

The €70m Energy Efficiency Fund is created using matching private sector investment to a minimum Fund value of €70m (with €35m from the Government). There is a “good degree of interest from the market” according to a government source, including...