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ManagEnergy had a very busy EUSEW 2013 co-organising four events, meeting new contacts from all over Europe and distributing the newly published 2013 Energy Agencies Directory and Energy Agencies Map. The main theme of EUSEW 2013 was financial mechanisms, innovative financing and the need to change political will into investment to ensure Europe meets its… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor

There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of European building stock. Buildings account for 40 percent of total energy consumption in the European Union. Nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs), a new generation of low energy buildings, with integrated renewable energy sources, increased levels of comfort and limited environmental impact, will play a… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor

Bath and North East Somerset Council are the first local authority in the United Kingdom to convert all main road lights to LED Technology. Bright white LEDs provide clearer and better illumination than traditional street lighting, improving conditions for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. Each lamp contains more than 80 tiny bulbs, which have a life… » read more

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In the UK, awareness of climate change and its relation to energy supply is at an all-time high. The current technological and legislative context offers significant financial incentives for the expansion of renewable energy systems. This has created an attractive environment for shared investment in and ownership of renewable energy technologies. In April 2013 ManagEnergy… » read more

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A recently published European Commission Report found that investments in energy efficiency are increasing. However, the report noted that there is limited information on the effectiveness of the different financial support measures, both at EU and national level. Few member states have provided details on the effectiveness of national support measures, making it difficult to… » read more

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Beyond 2020

Already Brussels is looking beyond 2020 for its climate and energy targets, with the European institutions in recent weeks endorsing 2030 goals and opening public consultation on the 2030 policy framework. Leading questions include – what type, nature and level of climate and energy targets should be set for post-2020? How can coherence between different… » read more

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The final results of the public consultation on INTELLIGENT ENERGY – EUROPE III IN HORIZON 2020 have been published on the DG Energy website, with responses identifying the public sector and local and regional authorities as priorities in the next funding period. The objective of the consultation was to seek the view of relevant stakeholders… » read more

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Enabling ESCO – Ireland

What can be done to encourage ESCO take-up in an early stage market? ManagEnergy asks Stjohn O’Connor from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland. Stjohn O’Connor, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland Ireland has an underdeveloped market for ESCOs generally. Within the public sector there has been relatively few… » read more

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What can be done to encourage ESCO take-up in an early stage market? ManagEnergy asks Miguel Feliz in the national energy agency ADENE, Portugal. Miguel Feliz, ADENE Here in Portugal, the ESCO market in [government owned] public buildings is practically nonexistent. Until recently, the procurement rules for public authorities were not geared towards these kinds… » read more

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First launched in 2008, RE:FIT is the Mayor of London’s award-winning scheme to provide a commercial model for public bodies wishing to achieve substantial financial cost savings, improve the energy performance of their buildings and reduce their CO2 footprint. Honoured by ManagEnergy in the 2011 Local Energy Action Award, the scheme has now been rolled… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor