Ministers representing the International Energy Agency’s 29 member countries unanimously endorsed the rapid steps Mexico was taking to become the next member of the IEA, expanding membership to Latin America and providing a major boost for global energy governance. Full article…
The EBRD, the European Union (EU) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance have launched a joint programme to support energy efficiency investment in the residential housing sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EBRD has committed a total of €17 million to Unicredit Bank Mostar, Unicredit Bank Banja Luka and Sparkasse Bank, which the banks will use to on-lend to clients investing in energy efficiency projects in residential buildings.
ATHENS – Greece has made noticeable progress with its energy-sector reforms in recent years. The country moved forward on plans to restructure state-owned companies and liberalize electricity and gas markets, an impressive programme that will lead to more competitive and financially viable energy markets offering choices and low prices to consumers, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest in-depth review of Greece’s energy policies. Full article…
Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE), has added major new features to its energy planning tool. The Pan-European Thermal Atlas (Peta4), a free interactive online map, assesses heating and cooling demand, efficiency, and supply across Europe, supporting cities and industry in their efforts to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector.
EIT InnoEnergy, celebrated a record year after welcoming more than 700 visitors to the RAI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for its annual innovation event, The Business Booster (TBB)
25 October 2017, Brussels: Today the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) sent a letter to the 28 Energy Ministers of the European Union to call for support for an ambitious revision of the Energy Performance for Building Directive.
This report summarises the presentations and discussions made during a workshop on ‘Energy Poverty’ organised on 9 November 2016 by Policy Department A for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). The invited experts provided an academic perspective on energy poverty landscapes in the European Union and presented results of two studies on energy poverty commissioned by the ITRE Committee. The presentations and proceedings of this workshop should support the ITRE Members in their evaluation of the related legislative proposals in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package.
The meeting will focus on a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy.