ManagEnergy newsletter, Year-end Issue 2012


The new IEE call for proposals is open! €65 million available for funding in 2013

The European Info Day will take place in Brussels on 23 January. If you can’t attend on the day, you can watch a live internet broadcast of the event. You are advised to book early...More>> 

2013 ManagEnergy Award: Call for submissions!

A new round of ManagEnergy's annual award competition is now open - let the race begin! ManagEnergy invites local and regional authorities and energy agencies to submit their projects for the 2013 Local Energy Action Award. Share your accomplishments and show how they have contributed to a more sustainable Europe...More >>

Power to the People

REScoop and the emergence of the renewable energy cooperative in Europe

Best estimates put the number of renewable energy cooperatives in Europe somewhere around 1,200. In most countries no national federation of cooperatives exists. This makes producing an inventory of cooperatives that deal specifically with renewable energy a challenge. This is the goal of REScoop 20-20-20, a new IEE-supported initiative launched this past April...More >>

Ireland to take Presidency in 2013 

Ireland is due to take up the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2013. Ahead of this, ManagEnergy takes a look at what this island nation has done to progress towards sustainable energy...More >>

EIB provides EUR 155 million to support renewable energy investment in Ireland 

Renewable energy generation from onshore wind farms across Ireland will be significantly increased using a EUR 155 million loan to Bord Gáis from the European Investment Bank (EIB)...More >>

Structural and Cohesion Funds for sustainable energy investments

SF Energy Invest is a European project supported by Intelligent Energy-Europe that aims to trigger investments in sustainable energy by using the Structural and Cohesion Funds of the European Union, within the final phase of the programming period 2007 to 2013...More>>

Nantes takes Green Capital title for 2013; eight cities compete for title in 2015

In a prestigious awards ceremony in Brussels, Nantes has taken over the title of European Green Capital for 2013. Nantes is France’s sixth largest city, and has a metropolitan area comprising some 600,000 inhabitants...More>>

Update on EU energy performance contracting campaign

As reported in the previous ManagEnergy newsletter, DG Energy in cooperation with the EIB's PPP expertise centre (EPEC), ManagEnergy and the Covenant of Mayors is running an EU-Energy Performance Contracting Campaign to support Member States and market actors with rolling out a functioning energy services market...More>>

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