Local and regional energy actors: Register now for a wide range of sustainable energy events this June!

Originaleusew_logo During this year’s European Sustainable Energy week, local and regional energy actors will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, share experiences, and present their cases through a series of targeted events. The European Commission's DG ENER, EACI, the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme and ManagEnergy have organised a series of conferences, workshops and networking events addressing a variety of topics and needs. See below some of the key EUSEW events, and register now to attend!

 Tuesday 19 June 2012

Financing opportunities for Sustainable Energy in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2014-2020)

Financing sustainable energy investments is an issue of great importance, especially in the context of the current economic and financial crisis. The EU is therefore stepping up its efforts to provide more financing resources for sustainable energy actions. But for these resources to be effectively used, innovative ways to combine public and private financing need to be explored and mainstreamed. The conference will address how the EU intends to address the challenges of financing sustainable energy investments in the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020.   

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ManagEnergy networking event: One day just for ... National Networks of Energy Agencies & Energy Agency Directors

This one-day ManagEnergy networking event aims to reinforce the links between regional and local energy agencies and between National networks of energy agencies. Designed to be fully interactive, the event will give participants an opportunity to exchange experiences on key issues such as strategic programming and planning, sustainable energy financing, and co-operation programmes between agencies. See the day's programme.

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Wednesday 20 June 2012

ManagEnergy Annual Conference: Sustainable Energy Investments in Cities and Regions

This year’s conference will focus on sustainable energy investments, with sessions devoted to:

  • EU policy developments in the fields of sustainable energy and regional development
  • The Covenant of Mayors initiative as a political instrument for sustainable energy actions
  • Specific examples of European cities on the implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans
  • EU investment, financing and funding instruments (e.g., EEEF, ELENA, MLEI)
  • The recently launched Smart Cities and Communities Initiative
  • Technical support tools and services provided by ManagEnergy

See the programme.

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ManagEnergy networking event: Financial Instruments Speed Dating—meet ELENA, MLEI and EEEF

The objective of this event is to provide free access to, and direct information about, the technical assistance grant facilities and investment vehicles. Cities, regions, energy agencies, ESCOs, or any other project promoters from the public sector, or those acting on their behalf, will have the opportunity to talk to ELENA experts from the EIB, KfW and CEB, as well as desk officers responsible for the MLEI's project development assistance. Representatives of the European Energy Efficiency Fund will be available to meet with potential project promoters and discuss their investment projects.

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Intelligent Energy Europe workshop

This half-day workshop will involve EUSEW participants in discussion about the three intervention areas of the successor to the IEE II programme: supporting EU policies; building capacity; and triggering investments. The workshop is one of a series of important consultations organised in the next few months by ENER/EACI to prepare the market uptake activities to be supported in the period 2014-2020. The event will mark the launch of the public consultation on the successor to the IEE II programme.

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