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  • Originalpoto%c4%8dnik

    95 % of Europeans – protecting the environment is important

    Published on 22 Sep 2014

    Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik :

    "It is good to see such solid and widespread support for the protection of the environment, even in difficult times. People are particularly concerned about air and water pollution, chemicals and waste, and they feel that more must be done by everyone to protect the environment."

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    Barcelona wins prestigious Mayors Challenge prize

    Published on 22 Sep 2014

    Barcelona has been announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition that encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and that have the potential to spread to other cities. Barcelona will receive €5 million toward its proposal to create a digital and community ‘trust network’ for at-risk elderly residents.

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    Money for Renewable, Clean and Energy Efficient Innovations

    Published on 16 Sep 2014

    Renewable energy sources are a sub-theme addressed by the relatively recently founded European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) ‘KIC InnoEnergy’ (KIC stands for Knowledge and Innovation Community) and its office for Renewable Energies. Through its current call for proposals, launched on July 15th, 2014, it aims to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship chiefly within the field of sustainable energy.

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    People’s Climate Mobilisation on 21 September

    Published on 15 Sep 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action. 

  • Originalbike

    On your bike!

    Published on 15 Sep 2014

    This autumn sees a busy programme of events and activities for sustainable mobility - here's some favourites:

  • Originaltransparence

    European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting

    Published on 08 Sep 2014

    A new Code of Conduct to make energy performance contracting markets more transparent across Europe was recently published by the Intelligent Energy Europe-supported project Transparense.

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    MLEI triggers EUR 12 million for Solrød biogas plant

    Published on 08 Sep 2014

    The first investment project co-financed under the Mobilising Local Energy Investments strand of the Intelligent Energy- Europe (IEE) programme has come to an end triggering more than €12 million for the construction of an innovative CHP biogas plant. 

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    Electric dreams become reality for Cyprus

    Published on 03 Sep 2014

    The Electric Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has launched a new e-charge service for electric vehicles and a network of 15 charging stations, enabling owners of electric vehicles to charge their cars at any charging station and pay for charging on their household electricity bills.

  • Originalbike

    Portuguese city doubles cycle path length

    Published on 03 Sep 2014

    The city of Esposende on Portugal's north coast is spending € 840 000 to extend its bike path and give cyclists a seperate lane on the city's main street.

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    Watch: Financing Toolbox for Energy Saving Projects

    Published on 02 Sep 2014

    With the help of EC Network, ManagEnergy has made two new videos on financing for energy saving projects, part of its new Financing Toolbox series. One is on crowdfunding and crowdlending. The other covers energy performance contracting.

  • Originallowcaronhub

    Put local power in the hands of local people

    Published on 29 Aug 2014 Here’s a newsflash from MLEI project the Low Carbon Hub:
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    2014 European Energy Service Awards Ceremony, 8 October in Brussels

    Published on 26 Aug 2014

    To achieve the ambitious national and European energy efficiency targets, Energy Services are a core instrument. The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project European Energy Service Initiative 2020 shows examples of the development and success of energy services from all over Europe and honors outstanding efforts and achievements with the European Energy Service Award (EESA).

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    Register now for the Earth Hour City Challenge

    Published on 26 Aug 2014

    Registration for the Earth Hour City Challenge has been extended to 15 September, allowing ten extra days for cities to confirm their involvement. Run by WWF in collaboration with ICLEI and the Swedish Postcode Lottery, the Earth Hour City Challenge initiative celebrates cities and towns that are taking actions to create a greener, cleaner and more sustainable urban environment, while inspiring other cities to do the same.

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    Sustainable energy financing events in October

    Published on 26 Aug 2014

    ManagEnergy is organising three networking meetings 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:

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    How innovative is Europe?

    Published on 13 Aug 2014

    Eight out of ten jobs in the EU are created by small and medium-sized companies – but building them can be a challenge. Only 50% of start-ups survive the first five years.

    Although Europe includes five of the top ten most innovative countries in the world, as a region its innovation capabilities and overall competitiveness lag behind those of key competitor countries.

  • Originalcircleoflove

    Bristol Power Co-op's second share offer

    Published on 30 Jul 2014

    Bristol Power Co-op has now opened their second share offer. Here's what they have to say:

    'We've waited until we have homes ready for solar in south Bristol before promoting it. Now we have 10 homes ready to go, which will match what we did last year in Lockleaze. There are more in the pipeline, too, and we plan to do far better by putting free solar on 125 homes, which is why we are aiming for £500,000 with our share offer. '

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    Watch this new video about the Covenant of Mayors

    Published on 30 Jul 2014

    An informative, delightful introduction to the Covenant of Mayors and its work around Europe.

  • Originaleuropean_commission

    EUR 38 billion for Europe's low carbon economy

    Published on 14 Jul 2014

    All Member States are required to allocate significant shares of Cohesion policy funding to support the shift towards a low-carbon economy.

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    A recipe for sustainability: report from STEER event

    Published on 14 Jul 2014

    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.

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    Four events to consider in October

    Published on 11 Jul 2014

    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: