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  • Originalhow_innovative_is_europe

    How innovative is Europe?

    Published on 13 Aug 2014

    Eight out of ten jobs in the EU are created by small and medium-sized companies – but building them can be a challenge. Only 50% of start-ups survive the first five years.

    Although Europe includes five of the top ten most innovative countries in the world, as a region its innovation capabilities and overall competitiveness lag behind those of key competitor countries.

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    Bristol Power Co-op's second share offer

    Published on 30 Jul 2014

    Bristol Power Co-op has now opened their second share offer. Here's what they have to say:

    'We've waited until we have homes ready for solar in south Bristol before promoting it. Now we have 10 homes ready to go, which will match what we did last year in Lockleaze. There are more in the pipeline, too, and we plan to do far better by putting free solar on 125 homes, which is why we are aiming for £500,000 with our share offer. '

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    Watch this new video about the Covenant of Mayors

    Published on 30 Jul 2014

    An informative, delightful introduction to the Covenant of Mayors and its work around Europe.

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    EUR 38 billion for Europe's low carbon economy

    Published on 14 Jul 2014

    All Member States are required to allocate significant shares of Cohesion policy funding to support the shift towards a low-carbon economy.

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    A recipe for sustainability: report from STEER event

    Published on 14 Jul 2014

    On 1-2 July, ManagEnergy brought together representatives of the European Commission with leaders of completed and ongoing STEER projects—IEE-supported projects that promote sustainable energy use in transport (increased energy efficiency, new and renewable fuel sources, and the take-up of alternatively propelled vehicles) and strengthen the knowledge of local management agencies in the transport field.

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    Four events to consider in October

    Published on 11 Jul 2014

    ManagEnergy is coorganising four exciting networking meetings in October: two on cycling—in Venice and Copenhagen—and two in Brussels on the economics and financing of sustainable energy projects. To find out more and to register for these events, click on the links below:

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    Cambridgeshire County Council forges ahead with retrofit programme

    Published on 09 Jul 2014

    Cambridgeshire County Council is taking a leading role towards a more sustainable public estate in the East of England, having launched the procurement process for an Energy Services Company (ESCo).

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    Hot off the press: 2014 Directory of Energy Agencies

    Published on 30 Jun 2014

    The 2014 edition of ManagEnergy's Directory of European Energy Agencies has just been published. This updated edition provides contact details of 426 agencies in 31 countries.

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    Alleviating Fuel Poverty in the EU

    Published on 30 Jun 2014

    Investing in home renovation, a sustainable and inclusive solution

    The recent study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel poverty problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures of fuel poor homes can give a long-term answer to fuel poverty. Case studies of EU countries financing measures against fuel poverty indicate that - even though energy efficiency measures have proven to be the most sustainable solution to the fuel poverty problem - they receive lower funding compared to income and fuel price support schemes.

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    ‘Local actions are key to European energy security’

    Published on 30 Jun 2014

    Six European networks of local and regional authorities have pledged renewed support to local action for energy security, in the form of a joint declaration.

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    Ljubljana’s ’Vision 2025’ brings home Green Capital Award

    Published on 30 Jun 2014

    The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented by EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik.

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    Energy efficiency investment – join the EUSEW debate

    Published on 20 Jun 2014

    It’s all gearing up for EUSEW – a week packed full of events and debates on sustainable energy. One of the events bound to attract a crowd is DG ENER’s session on energy efficiency investments.

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    Bioenergy, promising sector with challenges ahead

    Published on 20 Jun 2014

    Bioenergy will play a crucial role in achieving the renewable energy targets by 2020. However, the production and consumption of sustainable bioenergy in any of its forms (solid, gaseous and liquid), is still facing non-technological barriers that are impeding its large scale market uptake in most EU Member States.

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    Renewable energy powers Scottish food & drink SMEs

    Published on 12 Jun 2014

    Highlighting the increasing number of Scottish food and drink companies powering their businesses using on-site renewable energy, trade body Scottish Renewables has launched an initiative to recognise a dozen companies which are leading the trend.

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    Cisco enters into Big Data partnership with three Danish municipalities

    Published on 11 Jun 2014

    The municipality of Copenhagen, Albertslund and Frederikssund have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco to develop the digital infrastructure of tomorrow: the Internet of Everything.

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    ‘A strong contribution from energy efficiency’ for 2030 policy package

    Published on 11 Jun 2014

    Commissioner for Energy Günther H. Oettinger spoke at the Eurelectric Annual Convention in London last week. Much of the speech (which can be found here) is regarding gas supply from Russia via Ukraine. Oettinger said

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    ManagEnergy Annual Conference 2014

    Published on 10 Jun 2014

    The 2014 ManagEnergy Annual Conference will be held on the morning of 24 June, the first session of the EUSEW 2014 High-Level Policy Conference. The session is jointly organised with the Covenant of Mayors and Smart Cities & Communities. 

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    European Electric Vehicle Congress: Call for papers closing 15 June

    Published on 27 May 2014

    Those interested in presenting at this year's European Electric Vehicle Congress, which will be held in Brussels from 2-5 December, can submit their abstracts for review by logging in here

    The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2014. 

  • Originalevbidence

    New IEE project to show economic benefits of sustainable transport

    Published on 26 May 2014

    The EVIDENCE Project, funded by the European Commission, seeks to collate the best evidence from around the world on the effects of Sustainable Urban Mobility/Travel Demand Management initiatives and measures. 

  • Originalsmartcities

    European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities

    Published on 20 May 2014

    The European Commission has recently published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document regarding the Invitation for Commitments under the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. Should you have any enquiries about it, the text is available online.