The International Energy Agency and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy efficiency collaboration. Mr Zhang Yong, Vice Chairman of the NDRC, and Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director signed the agreement at the IEA headquarters in Paris today.
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.
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.
Five countries, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, Spain, have put their efforts together to develop a project to help tackle energy poverty.
Horizon 2020 project Premium Light Pro has been working since 2016 to support the uptake of LED lighting systems among public authorities and private companies across nine EU countries.
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.
The European Commission welcomes today’s strong endorsement by the European Parliament of three key proposals of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2016).
5 days, 64 sessions, 2,540 on-site participants, 40 organisations hosting their own stands and 420 Energy Days taking place in 28 countries. The 13th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week has been a real success also thanks to the active participation of many EU-funded projects managed by EASME.