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In conversation with BUILD UP, Rod Janssen, long-term consultant to the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) talks about the Recast EPBD, low energy buildings and the need for strong leadership on energy efficiency.   What was eceee’s involvement in the EPBD and the Recast EPBD? Firstly, eceee closely followed the approval process… » 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

Posted by Clare Taylor

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

Posted by Clare Taylor

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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ManagEnergy talks with Stuart Broom at the EIB’s European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC) about energy performance contracting and what local authorities need to do to get energy efficiency projects ready for the next funding period. Could you tell us about EPEC’s work, especially how it relates to investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy? EPEC… » 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

Posted by Clare Taylor