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Covenant of Mayors twinning programme: Cities, regions, provinces... Apply now!


The call for the twinning programme of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open! The programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The programme is open to all Covenant of Mayors signatories and Territorial Coordinators, as well as municipalities, provinces and regions that are not yet part of the Covenant of Mayors Community, under the condition that they join the initiative before their first…


Interesting presentations at the Innovative solutions of the public sector conference


  At the Energies POSIT’IF conference key note speakers present innovative financial instruments that are used for buildings energy renovation and they also show the role of local/regional public agencies/governments in the implementation of EE project. . . . Erika Honnay, GRE-Liège One Stop Shop structure to support local beneficiaries . . Raphaël Claustre, Énergies POSIT’IF 4 years refurbishing condominiums to low energy in the Île-de-France Region Andreas Piontek, European Investment Bank ELENA: supporting investments in…


Construction 21 Award - Discover the 150 candidates !


150 candidates from 19 countries in the Green Solutions Awards 2017! On March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France. This international competition for sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction. It aims to broadly disseminate innovation in order to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. The winners will be announced in Bonn, Germany, in November, during the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP23). 118…


Berlin Declaration of FEDARENE


On the 1st of June 2017, the members of FEDARENE during their General Assembly adopted the “Berlin Declaration of FEDARENE – Stand together for a united Europe. “We as members of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, would like to declare our clear and immovable commitment for a united and sustainable Europe. The European Union was established with the vision to ban the threat of war and ensure lasting peace and cooperation. Since that time, a comprehensive number of initiatives on improving social, economic, environmental and regional…


Berlin Declaration of FEDARENE - Stand together for a united Europe


This declaration is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE during the FEDARENE General Assembly 2017. All the FEDARENE members adopt the declaration “Stand together for a united Europe”.   Read the declaration


FEDARENE welcomes 4 new members!


During the General Assembly set in Berlin the first of June 2017, FEDARENE voted unanimously in favor of the entrance of 4 members in the FEDARENE members office.  SPL Energies Réunion – Gaëlle Gilboire                                                                               Gaëlle Gilboire Iis the main manager of the SPL Energies Réunion. She is very active on the questions concerning…


Energy Efficiency Watch Webinar: EU country reports


  Energy Efficiency Watch Webinar: EU country reports by Energy Cities & FEDARENE Agenda: Stefan Thomas, Wuppertal Institute: Presenting the 28 EEW3 EU country reports Serena Pontoglio, DGENER, European Commission: The EU Commission’s agenda on energy efficiency Luis Castanheira, ICP project: Benefits of ICP protocols in the implementation of NEEAPs Moderated by Kristina Dely, Energy Cities Description: The Energy Efficiency Watch project has been accompanying the implementation of the European energy efficiency policies since 2006. The project provides regular feedback from opinions of local and national experts and a thorough analysis of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) on…


Innovative solutions of the public sector financing of buildings's energy renovation


Final conference of the European project MLEI POSITIF organised by ARENE Île-de-France in partnership with Énergies POSIT’IF and FEDARENE. The event is organised in the framework of the EUSEW (European Union Sustainable Energy Week) in Brussels on 20 June 2017 afternoon. Location : Martin’s hotel – Quartz room – Boulevard Charlemagne 80 – 1000 Brussels   The aim of the conference is to present innovative financial instruments that could be used for buildings energy renovation and to show the role of local/regional public agencies/governments in the implementation of EE project. The conference will include : The innovative financial…


European Energy Service Award 2017 - Results


On the 31st of May stand the 2017 edition of the European Energy Service Award. The winners of the competition have been honoured within a high level award ceremony at Red Town Hall Berlin by Berlin’s Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises, Ramona Pop, CEO of Berliner Energieagentur (BEA), Michael Geissler, as well as jury member, Dr. Julije Domac (FEDARENE). Category „Best Energy Service Project“ Energy Performance Contacting Project at Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark: In cooperation with Siemens, eight buildings were equipped with a central building management system, the lighting was renewed, an energy management system was implemented, photovoltaic and wind power…


Think Local First: a building policy to deliver on EU renovation challenge


  Think Local First: a building policy to deliver on EU renovation challenge is a Publenef project event. It will take place during the EUSEW 2017 in Brussels. Aim: Designing an EU building policy framework centred on consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services to deliver on Europe’s renovation challenge Description: Consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services are the three leading forces, whose combined actions will enable Europe to deliver on its 2050 renovation challenge. Their manifold collaboration on the ground, in cooperation with other private and public stakeholders, is key to unlock widespread demand for renovation, ensure a just transition through…