The REScoop 20-20-20 project is holding its final conference later this month. Outputs from the project, including the Handbook on investment schemes for REScoop [renewable energy cooperatives] projects, are paving the way for large scale community power schemes.
WARSAW—ManagEnergy held a workshop in the Polish capital this week for the future advisers of the county's new national energy advisory service. The event was organised with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), the main architects of the advisory service.
Brussels, Belgium, 26 February 2015
Today, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) launched its final report “Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy: How to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments”.
The IEE project ‘Streetlight-EPC’ has produced three documents for a practical step-by-step guidance to municipalities and ESCOs on financing streetlight refurbishment through EPC: a guide, a checklist, and FAQs.
BUILD UP is the European portal for energy efficiency in buildings. It raises the awareness of the energy saving potential in buildings and connects building professionals with local authorities.
The portal offers news, events, case studies, publications and webinars on the effective implementation of energy-saving measures in buildings.
BUILD UP encourages professionals from across the EU to post and share their best practices. To make the portal work better, the portal invites its users to fill in a survey.
The S3 Platform is looking for examples on successful interregional and transnational R&I partnerships implementing past and current innovation strategies (for smart specialisation) in order to set a base for shared learning and to facilitate better connectivity between the R&I partners in different countries and regions.
Over in Ireland, the One good idea project rang in 2015 with a simple and effective idea for helping schools to keep energy awareness up throughout the year, one idea at a time. The One good idea school calendar features details of one inspiring energy-saving project every month along with an energy-saving tip, so that kids and teachers are reminded to stay energy aware as the year goes on.
Energy Awareness campaigns have to enter the world of tomorrow’s citizens if they are going to be effective, so running focus groups with young people helps project developers to create campaigns that work.
The Energy Union Conference of EU energy ministers took place on 6 February in Riga, Latvia.
IEA-RETD recently launched the FIN-COMMUNITY tender.
Wildpoldsried began its energy transition back in 1997 – and today it produces twice as much electricity as it consumes. The village is experimenting with a smart grid, required for a successful transition to a low carbon society.
The deadline for projects registering to participate at the International Environment and Sustainability Project Olympiad (INESPO) Awards is coming up this February. Across the world, child-lead projects are now being selected by their countries to compete in the international final. The scope and standard of these projects reveals the enthusiasm and savvy of today’s kids striving for a sustainable world.
For many Euronet Max 50/50 schools across Europe, 2015 will mark the last stretch for the project; the third, and biggest wave of fifty/fifty -concept school energy-saving initiatives to be launched in Europe
For those dedicated to energy education, Christmas was not a chance to take a break, but a prime opportunity to spread energy information and promote good habits.
Not content to leave the future of their planet in the hands of their elders, 60 members of Young Friends of the Earth Europe met in Brussels this month parallel to the UN climate talks (COP20) in Lima, to follow the discussions and take action against climate change.
The European Commission’s DG Energy commissioned the EmployRES-II project to quantify the positive effects of renewables.