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The movement towards energy efficiency financing continues to gather pace – and now the international passive house community are joining in. Taking place on 25 April, the Vienna Energy Efficiency Finance Forum kicks off the International Passive House conference week. “We’re aiming to make energy efficiency the new normal across the globe,” according to Rob… » read more

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Ambitious energy efficiency targets will require significant investment from the private sector. Public authorities are learning fast from innovative financing mechanisms the EU is putting in place to achieve this. Energy efficiency has traditionally been viewed as a public good financed by public sector grants. But the public purse can only do so much and… » 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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In light of the current economic situation, one way the public sector can invest in building energy efficiency is by using European Structural and Cohesion Funds, financial tools set up to implement the regional policies of the European Union (also known as Cohesion Policy). Structural Funds are made up of the European Regional Development Fund… » 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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Car-sharing in Dublin

Dublin city council, Ireland has licensed car-sharing company GoCar to operate 50 vehicles in 31 pay-and-display locations across the city. It is estimated that one vehicle in a car-sharing scheme could replace 15 privately owned cars driving in the city centre, lowering traffic and making public transport more efficient. A reduction in traffic will also… » read more

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What is being done in energy agencies to comply with Article 20 of EPBD? ManagEnergy takes a tour-de-table around Austria and Belgium-Flanders and Netherlands to find out more. Article 20 of the recast EPBD relates to the provision of information. Owners and tenants of building shall be provided with information on the different methods and… » read more

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans are strategic plans designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and surrounding areas for an improved quality of life. They are the result of an integrated planning and address all modes and forms of transport in cities and their surrounding area. Many different approaches exist to… » read more

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The Intelligent Energy – Europe project “ENNEREG – Regions paving the way for a Sustainable Energy Europe” has launched its Regions 202020 Inspiration Guide aiming to provide all the information you need to become a Sustainable Energy Region: The guide helps you to decide where to start and what to do next in your journey… » read more

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This year’s ManagEnergy Annual Conference— Towards EU2020 and beyond – local and regional actions —will be organised in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors and DG Energy. Traditionally among the most popular events of EUSEW, the ManagEnergy Annual Conference is aimed at a broad spectrum of energy actors, from local and regional authorities, to energy… » read more

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