A new report by international Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) shows for the first time the scale of blended concessional finance to support transformative investments in challenging markets and deploy private sector funds to achieve the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainability Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pour atteindre les objectifs européens et économiques, les collectivités locales ont leur rôle à jouer en matière d’efficacité énergétique (rénovation urbaine, mobilité, énergie biomasse, etc.). Le projet RenoWatt évolue dans ce sens et s’ouvre à toute la Wallonie, avec le soutien du programme européen ELENA et de la Banque européenne d’investissement. Explications.
Lors du Congrès Régions de France, dont la 14ème édition se déroule à Marseille, Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-Président de la BEI et Renaud Muselier, Président de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Député européen, ont signé un contrat de financement d’un montant de 150 millions d’euros pour la rénovation et la modernisation des lycées du territoire.
Find out how a big Romania energy efficiency programme to renovate Soviet-era apartment buildings in Bucharest helps in the fight against climate change.
On 26 September, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) officially launched the start of a new Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) for Serbia that will provide loans to households for energy efficiency improvements. The GEFF, established with the support of the Energy Community Secretariat, will help Serbia to put measures under the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives into action.
How to benefit from Energy Performance Contracting? More than 800 facilitators in 9 European countries now know the answer thanks to the European Energy Service Initiative (EESI 2020).
Belgium smart city infrastructure brings new life to a Wetteren’s old center.
In the years 2013-2016, the EU funded EURONET 50/50 MAX project involved more than 99,000 students, 7,000 teachers and 100 city councils from 13 countries working together to save energy. Most of the participating schools and public buildings managed to reduce electricity and/or heat consumption.
The PEAKapp project funded under Horizon 2020 encourages energy saving based on competitive human nature while also facilitating the consumption of clean and low-priced electricity from the spot market for household customers. It connects consumers to social media and inspires them through gaming. A unique ICT-to-Human ecosystem triggers lasting energy savings through behavioural change and continuous engagement.
Europe uses natural resources unsustainably and the European Union has put in place policies on circular economy and bioeconomy in response. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report argues that implementing these two concepts in tandem, by applying specific design principles within a systemic approach, would improve resource efficiency and reduce environmental pressures.
Yerevan schools are dilapidated, but a big renovation grant from European donors for 150 Armenia kindergartens will make them more energy efficient—and safer for the children.