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Roger Léron Award 2017 - 3rd Edition


Roger Léron Award- 3rd edition Acknowledging a persistent contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and/or local level in Europe . The Roger Léron Award aims to acknowledge impressive contributions from an individual to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe (not a single project). Indeed, regional and local levels of governance play a central role in energy and climate issues, through their responsibility for many policy areas (energy, transport, housing,…), their proximity to citizens,…


Publenef - Press Release - May 2017


May 2017, find out the report of the project and the new roadmaps of all of its members. Download the press release HERE


Castilla Y León presents its regional Heating and Cooling strategy for thermal renewables


Castilla y León participates in the Fifth meeting of the Energy and Managing Authorities (EMA) Network which brings together representatives of public energy authorities with representatives of Cohesion Policy Managing Authorities dealing with energy in order to discuss how to make the best use of Cohesion Policy funding to promote energy efficiency, renewables, smart energy infrastructure, and research and innovation. During the event, the Ente Regional de la Energía de Castilla y León will will show the steps that has followed the region for developing a Heating & Cooling strategy for promoting the thermal renewable energies. The Fifth meeting of the…


Energy Efficiency Watch Webinar: Energy Efficiency Recommendations - Focus On Financing


The 2016 Clean Energy for all Europeans package of the EU Commission has reinforced the position of energy efficiency policies in the EU’s political agenda. One of the three key objectives of these proposals is to “put energy efficiency first” in the EU’s energy and climate legislations. European policymakers consider energy efficiency to be crucial in reaching the EU’s long-term energy and climate targets. It is in this defining period that the Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) project has launched a series of webinars, in order to assess the state of play of…


FEDARENE Position Paper - Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives Revisions


This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE and is in response to the proposals of revision of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives, announced on November 30th 2016. Read the Position Paper


Open Call: Become a Biogas ACTION replication partner


Open Call: become a Biogas ACTION replication partner   The ambition of Biogas ACTION is to serve as a vehicle for an unbiased and rapid development of the European biogas / biomethane sector and thereby contribute to the EU 2020 targets by focusing on removing non-technical barriers to widespread production of biogas from manure and other waste. Central driver is vertical by the cooperation betweeen different policy levels at EU, national and regional level and horizontal by the replication in different regions in the EU. If you would like to participate in a joint exchange with one…


Webinar - What prospects for European Energy Efficiency Policies – Findings from the Energy Efficiency Watch


On the  28th of March 23017, a webinar was held in the framework of the EEW3 project where speakers discuss the progress in energy efficiency policies in the EU28 as well as the new prospects opened by key proposals of the Clean Energy Package. Over the last 10 years, the importance of energy efficiency in European policy has steadily increased. Today, energy efficiency is a key element on the EU’s political agenda. Policy makers are progressively recognising energy efficiency as a suitable means to address the triple challenge of economic…


Wave energy in the Basque Country


EVE launched in February 2016 the OPERA project (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Costs). Within its framework, open-sea operating data from on offshore trial will be gathered, analyzed and shared, to validate and de-risk several industrial innovations for wave energy, taking them from a laboratory environment to a marine environment, opening the way to long term cost-reduction of over 50% . With an infrastructure  situated 15 km from Bilbao, located off the coast of Bizkaia, the Region takes advantage of the main energy resources available: wind and waves. The project focuses on 4…


The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been released!


Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment. These measures can then be built in to sustainable energy policies and plans, and their national and local implementation progress can be monitored periodically. . The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been developed for: Public Authorities that are seeking better access to local, accurate energy data within their territory for use in sustainable energy planning; Energy Planning Facilitators wishing to…


Biogas Action Brochure on Best Regional-Integrated Biogas Plants


This brochure contains information on the ten most interesting biogas plant projects of the Biogas Action project countries, providing the reader with technical data for each plant as well as background information concerning the start-up conditions. The brochure offers a detailed analysis of the current situation and the environment in which the project was drawn up. It also explains the driving forces behind the project’s conception and the construction of the plants, and outlines the obstacles faced, along with the involvement of the municipality and the residents of the area around each biogas plant. The…