Financing, socio-economics

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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 to be effective and comprehendable also for non-experts. For example an energy efficient house 70 (KfW-Effizienzhaus 70) uses 70 % of the primary energy of a regular building.
Post date: 17 dec 2009
Type: Nieuws

All over the EU, Social Housing organisations are increasing the energy efficiency of their housing stock, however there remains potential for further improvements. To accelerate this process,  experts from national and regional federations need a platform where they can learn from each others’ successes and mistakes, exchange advice, tips and experience on all issues related to energy use in social housing.  
Post date: 10 dec 2009
Type: Onderwerp

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 City Council, Gentoo Sunderland, British Gas, B&Q UK and Stroud District Council have been chosen to deliver individual projects in the first ever UK trials. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said:
Post date: 9 dec 2009
Type: Nieuws

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 to local sustainable energy demonstrated by Rostock today as the 1000th signatory of the Covenant,” says Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. “The number of communities now involved is a clear indication of the strong belief in tackling climate in a coherent way at local level.”
Post date: 9 dec 2009
Type: Nieuws

“This loan is part of the European Investment Bank’s continued strong commitment to promoting economic development across South Africa. Working closely with FirstRand Bank to increase electricity generation capacity and promote use of renewable energy will make a key contribution to sustainable growth in the country” highlighted Plutarchos Sakellaris, EIB Vice-President responsible for activities in South Africa.
Post date: 1 dec 2009
Type: Nieuws

“By passing the municipal sustainable energy loan program bill during the extraordinary session, we are putting New York municipalities in a position to compete for $454 million in federal stimulus funds,” Congressman Israel said. “PACE programs will save home and business owners money, create new sustainable green jobs, bring clean energy companies to the State to compete for our business, and help wrench New York out of this painful recession.
Post date: 26 nov 2009
Type: Nieuws

For further information go to RES-LEGAL.eu or RES-LEGAL.de. The website also contains a search function and a glossary.
Post date: 11 nov 2009
Type: Nieuws

The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) template is the first step in providing practical support to the Covenant Signatories. The SEAP template will help the signatories to structure their actions and measures, and to follow up implementation. At the same time the template is a valuable tool for collecting key information from the Sustainable Energy Action Plans, and thus encouraging exchanges of experience.
Post date: 19 okt 2009
Type: Tool