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The NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency addresses the increasing issues with energy in South East Europe. As energy efficiency is an interdisciplinary field, this task brings together energy experts, municipal energy managers, mayors and other professionals who contribute together in mitigating the energy problems by proposing changes in the legislation, collecting best practices, encouraging better use of the available energy and employing renewable sources of energy.

Latest Task Forces

  • Conference Biodiversity Goes Local 25.09.2013

    SEEAP From 25-26 September 2013, NALAS took part in the Conference Biodiversity Goes Local 2 that was organised by ECNC–European Centre for Nature Conservation, together with its project partner Regional Environmental Center (REC). The Conference was in the framework of the project ‘A Local Biodiversity Action Planning Network in the Western Balkans – SEEBAP II’ , funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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  • Matchmaking for a Greener Europe 25.09.2013

    MM_SEE As part of the Matchmaking Platform within the NEXPO International Municipal Fair, held in Rijeka and Opatija, Croatia, from 25-27 September 2013, NALAS conducted a Needs Assessment, to determine the needs of the South-East Europe (SEE) municipalities and the business sector in the area of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, as well as their matchmaking priorities.

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  • The Serbian Covenant of Mayors Signatories held their second meeting and signed NALAS petition for Covenant of Mayors Office in SEE 17.04.2013

    Niszaweb The second meeting of the Serbian Covenant of Mayors Club was held in the City of Niš on 17 April 2013, with the presence of the Minister of Energy, Sustainable Development and Environment, Ms. Zorana Mihajlovic, Mr. Djordje Stanicic, the Secretary General of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities in Serbia and Ms. Milena Garthley from NALAS. The second meeting of the Serbian Covenant of Mayors Club was held in the City of Niš on 17 April 2013, with the presence of the Minister of Energy, Sustainable Development and Environment, Ms. Zorana Mihajlovic, Mr. Djordje Stanicic, the Secretary General of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities in Serbia and Ms. Milena Garthley from NALAS.

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  • In-depth Review of Energy Efficiency Policies and Programmes of Croatia (2005) 09.05.2012

    Croatia is adapting its energy legislation to relevant EU Directives, also in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. While specific legislation and regulation in these areas have been initiated, many of the proposals still await adoption and implementation. Based on the findings of the review team, this report provides a series of recommendations to the government of Croatia, which - in addition to general recommendations - relate to areas like: energy efficiency policies, strategies and programs; the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks of energy efficiency; energy market and prices; energy efficiency funding and fiscal policies; specific programs and instruments; co-generation, district heating and renewables; data collection and monitoring; information and awareness, and energy efficiency and environmental policies.

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  • Building Regulations: Energy efficiency requirements for new dwellings 01.05.2012

    In the recent Energy White Paper the UK Government signaled its intention to significantly reduce energy use in buildings as an important element in its climate change strategy, and its approach to securing energy supplies in the future. The minimum energy efficiency requirements in the Building Regulations are one of the mechanisms through which these reductions are to be achieved. This is a forward look at

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Prishtina, 15-16 February 2008 16.02.2012

    cimg4653 The Task Force on Energy Efficiency is the newest NALAS expert group. Its first meeting was held in Prishtina between 15 and 16 February 2008. The Association of Kosovo Municipalities is the host of this task force. Being a rapidly increasing issue in the region, this group will try to mitigate the energy problems by proposing changes in the legislation, collecting best practices, encouraging better use of the available energy and ;employing renewable sources of energy.

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  • Climate Change and Energy package 23.01.2012

    On 23rd January 2008, the European Commission presented the Climate Change and Energy package. It is based on the decisions taken by the Heads of States during the European Council of March 2007. By 2020, the European Union should reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, increase its energy efficiency by 20%, achieve 20% of renewables in overall EU energy consumption including 10% of total vehicle fuel consumption covered by bio-fuels.

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  • Western Balkan municipalities show that biodiversity-led planning can deliver true sustainable development 14.10.2011

    Friday 14 October 2011 saw the successful closing of the two-day international conference ‘Biodiversity goes local’, held in Budva, Montenegro. The aim of the conference was to further enhance local biodiversity actions in Southeastern Europe, with a focus on the Western Balkan region. The conference brought together almost 100 participants from local communities of countries in the Dinaric Arc region, governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and various experts, who engaged in lively discussions and exchange of views, experience and expertise. NALAS was represented at this conference by Ms Sanja Zivkovic

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  • Energy Cities RendezVous 06.04.2011

    energycitiesdoittogether On 6 - 8 April 2011 Energy Cities gathered political decision-makers, technical representatives, companies and academics for its Annual Rendezvous 2011. Energy Cities and the hosting City of Zagreb want to encourage European local authorities to “Do It Yourself…together”: each city has its own energy challenges and skills, but only by teaming up with others it will be well prepared for an unpredictable 21st Century.

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  • Energy Cities' opinion about the Energy Efficiency plan 2011 08.03.2011

    energy_efficiency_plan_2020-5da89 Energy Cities, the European Association of "local authorities inventing their energy future", published today its opinion about the Energy Efficiency plan 2011, released by the European Commission on 8 March 2011. According to Energy cities, after the Fukushima nuclear accident and the new increase of oil energy prices, time for postponing urgent decisions is definitively over. It’s really time to go towards a decentralised, democratic, responsible energy system that citizens can understand. Such a system calls for greater involvement of local authorities in energy policy making and implementation so as to give a more significant place to decentralised policies based on energy efficiency, energy savings and the use of local renewable energy and heat recovery.

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