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Profitability and sustainability go hand in hand with the Amsterdam Investment Fund; a network of financing tools that is propelling the city towards energy transition. Four years ago, Amsterdam chose to sell its shares in NUON, a former local utility company. Its next move would change the future of the city and produce a paradigm-shifting… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor

Crowdfunding of renewable energy projects is growing fast in Europe. If this grassroots movement gets organized in time to access the big money available in the next round of cohesion funding, it could have far reaching effects on the European energy sector. In recession era Europe, much talk is of ‘innovative’ or ‘alternative’ financing for… » read more

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ManagEnergy capacity building workshops have primarily focused on energy performance contracting in 2012-2013, in support of DG Energy’s campaign. Nils Daugaard and Ezgi Basar report from the campaign trail and compare market success factors. For outsourced energy services, Czech Republic is considered a frontrunner in Europe, the Croatian market is still in an early stage… » read more

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ManagEnergy caught up with Claudia Carani of the Modena Energy Agency (AESS) at its recent capacity building workshop in Sardinia where she described recent developments in the municipality’s €54 million ELENA-funded energy efficiency project. The city council of Modena joined the Covenant of Mayors in January 2010. The city developed a Sustainable Energy Action Plan… » read more

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The objective of the ENNEREG project wasHow can regions contribute to fulfilling the EU’s sustainable energy policy goals? The project, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, ran for 3 years from 1st May 2010. ENNEREG developed and implemented regional Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) to steer the sustainable energy process in the following regions:… » read more

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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

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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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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

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Wednesday 23 January was Intelligent Energy Europe Info Day 2013. This year’s call, which has a total budget of €65 million, is open until 8 May 2013. This year, Info Day was busier than ever as the funding rounds become ever more competitive. Many participants were swapping project ideas and business cards, as finding the… » read more

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So the new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is official, and Member States will have to comply with the provisions of this directive within 18 months from its entry into force. Hopes are high for the successful implementation of the directive and the consequent energy savings – but so much depends on local and regional action… » read more

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