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    Investor Confidence Project to launch in Europe

    Published on 22 Oct 2014

    The Investor Confidence Project works to enable a viable market for Investor Ready Energy Efficiencytm renovation projects by streamlining transactions and increasing the reliability of projected energy savings. This ICP system helps standardize energy efficiency project origination, enabling more consistent outcomes and reliable reporting.

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    EPBD stakeholder meeting: Training and NZEB

    Published on 22 Oct 2014

    The Concerted Action EPBD brings together the national authorities implementing this legislation, and other bodies appointed and entrusted by them to do so. It fosters exchange of information and experiences amongst representatives designated by all 28 Member States plus Norway. 

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    Smart energy start-up links to circular economy

    Published on 17 Oct 2014

    New appliance-leasing system, Bundles, offers consumers access to high-quality white goods and increased energy awareness, helping them to use less energy, create less CO2, and contribute to a circular economy.

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    ‘No room to use energy supplies as a political instrument’

    Published on 15 Oct 2014

    "If energy markets are well connected and common rules are in place there's not much room left to use energy supplies as a political instrument. With proper price signals and sufficient infrastructure, energy is produced where it's cheapest and sent to where it is needed. All this translates into secure energy supplies all over Europe and lower bills for consumers."

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    Watch: Innovative financing for energy efficiency and renewables

    Published on 09 Oct 2014

    If you missed it yesterday, don't worry, you can watch a recording of the entire event here:

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    Hot off the press: Local sustainable energy good practices 2014

    Published on 07 Oct 2014

    Just in time for EU Open Days - here's the brand new ManagEnergy Good Practice brochure featuring the best of local and regional sustainable energy action.

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    Just the facts ma’am: EU energy in figures

    Published on 03 Oct 2014

    The essential guide: to keep up with the permanent transformation of the energy sector in Europe we need to have a continuous supply of accurate and up-to-date data. Here’s how.

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    Join the MAYORS in ACTION coaching programme!

    Published on 02 Oct 2014

    Covenant of Mayors supporters from across Europe are invited to participate in a tailor-made twinning programme on strategies for evaluation of SEAPs, methodologies for implementation, methods for triggering financial opportunities and improved communication strategies.

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    Multi-Level Governance in Sustainable Energy Planning

    Published on 30 Sep 2014

    COOPENERGY has finished selecting sixty best practice examples of how local and regional authorities across Europe are collaborating to deliver sustainable energy

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    95 % of Europeans – protecting the environment is important

    Published on 22 Sep 2014

    Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik :

    "It is good to see such solid and widespread support for the protection of the environment, even in difficult times. People are particularly concerned about air and water pollution, chemicals and waste, and they feel that more must be done by everyone to protect the environment."

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    Barcelona wins prestigious Mayors Challenge prize

    Published on 22 Sep 2014

    Barcelona has been announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition that encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and that have the potential to spread to other cities. Barcelona will receive €5 million toward its proposal to create a digital and community ‘trust network’ for at-risk elderly residents.

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    Green-Schools Travel urges parents and students to rethink their commute

    Published on 17 Sep 2014

    Following a summer of outdoor activities and traffic-free roads, Green-Schools Travel is urging parents to choose active and sustainable modes of transport for the school run. Each year the programme works with schools in rural and urban settings to encourage walking, cycling and scooting to school along with options such as Park ‘n’ Stride, carpooling and using public transport.

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    FEE establish Environmental Education Principles

    Published on 17 Sep 2014

    FEE Environmental Education Principles are now finally a reality. Members of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) established the principles through a process of debate and correspondence over many months. Watch a video about it here.

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    Money for Renewable, Clean and Energy Efficient Innovations

    Published on 16 Sep 2014

    Renewable energy sources are a sub-theme addressed by the relatively recently founded European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) ‘KIC InnoEnergy’ (KIC stands for Knowledge and Innovation Community) and its office for Renewable Energies. Through its current call for proposals, launched on July 15th, 2014, it aims to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship chiefly within the field of sustainable energy.

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    People’s Climate Mobilisation on 21 September

    Published on 15 Sep 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action. 

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    On your bike!

    Published on 15 Sep 2014

    This autumn sees a busy programme of events and activities for sustainable mobility - here's some favourites:

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    European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting

    Published on 08 Sep 2014

    A new Code of Conduct to make energy performance contracting markets more transparent across Europe was recently published by the Intelligent Energy Europe-supported project Transparense.

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    MLEI triggers EUR 12 million for Solrød biogas plant

    Published on 08 Sep 2014

    The first investment project co-financed under the Mobilising Local Energy Investments strand of the Intelligent Energy- Europe (IEE) programme has come to an end triggering more than €12 million for the construction of an innovative CHP biogas plant. 

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    Electric dreams become reality for Cyprus

    Published on 03 Sep 2014

    The Electric Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has launched a new e-charge service for electric vehicles and a network of 15 charging stations, enabling owners of electric vehicles to charge their cars at any charging station and pay for charging on their household electricity bills.

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    Portuguese city doubles cycle path length

    Published on 03 Sep 2014

    The city of Esposende on Portugal's north coast is spending € 840 000 to extend its bike path and give cyclists a seperate lane on the city's main street.