We would like to invite you to join the first meeting of the Investor
Confidence Project (ICP) Europe Technical Forum on Tuesday 30th June
at 14:00 CET.
A pan-European helpdesk to support regions and cities in the regulation and integration in cities of shallow geothermal energy systems has been launched as part of the activities of the project REGEOCITIES supported under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the European Commission.
More than 300 participants attended a recent SUMP conference in Bucharest, indicating that the SUMP concept is gaining traction in EU member states. The next edition will be hosted by Bremen in early 2016.
With 2.8 tonnes CO2 per person annually, Copenhagen’s carbon emissions measured per capita is now one of the lowest among the European capitals.
The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are advancing well: 25 Member States are expected to meet their 2013/2014 national targets.
‘Energy transition and energy democracy – it can only happen at the local level,’ says Marie Donnelly, Director, New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the European Commission’s DG Energy. Ms Donnelly is joined by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Claude Turmes, Paolo Bertoldi and others at a key EUSEW event on 17 June at the Charlemagne: European cities driving the energy transition. Book your place now!
This conference will bring together local experts, politicians, industry representatives and researchers from three EU-funded projects, CELSIUS, STRATEGO and RESCUE, to discuss the potential of efficient district heating and cooling (DHC) solutions and to address the problems of fuel poverty, CO2 emissions and security of supply.
The Heat Under Your Feet is an initiative launched in May 2015 within the framework of the ReGeoCities project to disseminate information and awareness about geothermal heat pumps in Europe and to promote their use. Learn more about the campaign.
fi-compass Multi-Region Assistance (MRA) will provide EU funding to cooperation projects of at least two managing authorities from different EU Member States which aim at assessing the possible use of ESIF financial instruments in specific thematic areas of common interest. A first call for project proposals will be published soon.
Is urban regeneration a necessity? asks architect Miguel Ángel García.
Intelligent Energy Europe-funded projects the CASCADE, Conurbant, Covenant capaCITY, eReNet and LEAP projects combined forces to produce a report on how local sustainable energy action planning can be strengthened through peer-to-peer working.
Save the date! Tuesday, 26th May 2015, 09:00-14:00
The final deadline to nominate for the Roger Léron Award has been extended to 30th April 2015. Hurry up!
The Covenant of Mayors is organising a finance workshop on 29 April in Tallinn, Estonia for public authorities which have developed bankable project proposals or are in the process to do so.
16 & 17 June 2015
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
One of the biggest barriers to accelerating investment in energy efficiency is the lack of standardisation of the development process and documentation of energy efficiency projects.
By Jana Cicmanova, Energy Cities
On 24-25 March 2015 in Bratislava (Slovakia), Energy Cities together with the Slovak Union of Towns and Cities and its interest association CITENERGO co-organised a workshop on innovative financing and multi-level governance.
The Citizens' Energy Forum – an annual event designed to explore consumers' views and their role in a competitive, 'smart', energy efficient and fair EU energy retail market – has welcomed the EU's plans for Energy Union with citizens at its core.
Energy from renewable sources – solar thermal, solar PV, hydro – tide, wave and ocean, wind, geothermal and biomass – met 15% of the gross final consumption of energy in the EU in 2013, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.