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BiogasAction - Denmark Intervention report


  Biogas development in Denmark The Danish biogas industry has in recent years seen a major progress. The improved framework conditions is one of the reasons, partly as a result of a long-term commitment from the industry itself, as well as an increased focus on renewable energy and out phasing fossil fuels. At this moment 154 biogas plants are in operation in Denmark, producing biogas equivalent to 1.2 TWh /year. Animal manure is the most important biogas feedstock, with a high future potential. Roughly 7% of the produced animal manure is today supplied to biogas plants, but…


Financer la rénovation énergétique du patrimoine des collectivités - ARENE


  L’ARENE est l’un des treize partenaires du projet européen PUBLENEF qui se déroule de mars 2016 à février 2019. L’objectif est d‘aider les collectivités franciliennes à mettre en œuvre des politiques d’efficacité énergétique : à partir de l’analyse de leurs besoins et de l’identification des pratiques et des outils permettant d’y répondre, les collectivités seront accompagnées pour mettre en œuvre des feuilles de route efficacité énergétique. Ce projet comprend deux axes : Favoriser la prise de conscience et apporter des connaissances à travers l’organisation d’ateliers et de…


FEDARENE Position Paper - Proposal for the Renewable energy sources Directive


  This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, and is in response to the proposal for the Renewable energy sources Directive, released on November 30th 2016.   Read the Position Paper


Follow-up on the Covenant of Mayors workshop in Bucharest - 7 November 2017


  More than 70 participants joined the ´Energy Transition and Climate Mitigation : Local strategies and Support Policies´ workshop The videos and the presentations of Covenant of Mayors workshop organised in Bucharest (Romania) are now available online for anyone to use. This workshop was the opportunity to explore synergies between the national energy and climate strategies and the Covenant, to discuss the new development of the initiative and to share knowledge and tools on mitigation and adaptation issues. More than 70 participants were involved in…


ARENE Ile-de-France organises a conference on solar energy - 19 December 2017


  ARENE Ile-de-France is organizing a conference on solar energy in Île-de-France on Tuesday 19 December 2017 morning. The conference will start at 9 am and will take place in Halle Pajol, in Paris (France). The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss around the development of this sector in the Ile-de-France region. The event is focused to elected officials, community agents and solar industry actors and will be an opportunity to represent this sector, to discuss the technical and regulatory novelties and to focus on Paris region’s experience.  Conference details:


BiogasAction Webinar - The Use of Biomethane in the Transition to a Clean Transport


Regional and Local authorities along with their implementing agencies have taken on the development of the European biogas/biomethane sector by focusing on removing the non-technical barriers and by creating better frameworks for the widespread production of biogas and biomethane. The BiogasAction H2020 project is supporting this momentum in 9 European regions and the increase of biomethane use in the transport sector has been a clear focus for some of these regions. Policy makers from all levels have started recognising the use of biomethane as a means to…


Webinar on Financing Home Renovation in Europe


Discover and discuss innovative approaches to tackle the challenges of financing home energy improvements in Europe during a webinar, organized on 21 November at 11:00 CET, with presentations from the European Commission and two examples of one-stop-shops in France and in the Netherlands. Advance registration necessary. Date: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 Time:  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CET Programme: Webinar on Financing Home Renovation in Europe The discussion will open with an introduction by Timothée Noel, from the European Commission (DG Energy). Francoise Refabert…


Policy proposals and measures for sustainable transport in Nicosia - Cyprus Energy Agency


  Cyprus Energy Agency and Climate-KIC released the policy proposals and measures for the sustainable transport in Nicosia. The white paper of “How can we ensure sustainable transport and mobility in wither united Nicosia region by 2030?” analyses the current situation of the region, the vision of the stakeholders, the goals and the policy recommendations.   Read the white paper here   You can watch the video of the workshop organized at 12-13 December 2016 to discuss the issue:  


Cyprus Energy Agency organises a training workshop on innovative financing schemes for energy sustainability of local authorities


    Cyprus Energy Agency and Strovolos Municipality organise a training workshop on innovative financing schemes for energy sustainability of local authorities. The Enhancing Local Authorities Capacity workshop will be held in Nicosia on the 17th of November 2017 with invited distinguished speakers form Cyprus and abroad. The seminar will be held in English and will take place in the Cultural Center of Strovolos. EU Local Authorities confirm their commitment to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Despite their commitment to a sustainable future,…


The Covenant of Mayors workshop in Bucharest - 7th of November 2017


The videos and power-point presentations of the Covenant of Mayors workshop on 7 November 2017,  in Bucharest (Romania), are available. You can access now to all the information and pictures of the “Energy transition and adaptation to climate change: Local strategies and policy support” workshop here. Many cities in Romania committed to the European initiative “Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy” showed willingness to put in motion energy transition, but also not all fail to act. In fact there are few cities that have developed plans to adapt to climate…