On 1-2 July, ManagEnergy brought together representatives of the European Commission with leaders of completed and ongoing STEER projects—IEE-supported projects that promote sustainable energy use in transport (increased energy efficiency, new and renewable fuel sources, and the take-up of alternatively propelled vehicles) and strengthen the knowledge of local management agencies in the transport field.
ManagEnergy is coorganising four exciting networking meetings in October: two on cycling—in Venice and Copenhagen—and two in Brussels on the economics and financing of sustainable energy projects. To find out more and to register for these events, click on the links below:
Cambridgeshire County Council is taking a leading role towards a more sustainable public estate in the East of England, having launched the procurement process for an Energy Services Company (ESCo).
The 2014 edition of ManagEnergy's Directory of European Energy Agencies has just been published. This updated edition provides contact details of 426 agencies in 31 countries.
Investing in home renovation, a sustainable and inclusive solution
The recent study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel poverty problem. However, vigorous energy renovation measures of fuel poor homes can give a long-term answer to fuel poverty. Case studies of EU countries financing measures against fuel poverty indicate that - even though energy efficiency measures have proven to be the most sustainable solution to the fuel poverty problem - they receive lower funding compared to income and fuel price support schemes.
Six European networks of local and regional authorities have pledged renewed support to local action for energy security, in the form of a joint declaration.
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented by EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik.