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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

  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Tirana, 23-24 November 2010 23.11.2010

    NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency met in Tirana, Albania, on the 23-24th of November 2010. The meeting was devoted to the TF EE strategic planning based on the sum-ups of the Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS”. It gathered in total 14 participants. The main topics for discussions of the meeting were content and format of the Report, the project follow on steps, and TF EE evaluation process.

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  • Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans 21.09.2010

    A very supportive letter was received by the Director General of the European Commission's DG Enlargement Michael Leigh supporting the proposed extension of the Covenant of Mayors to the Western Balkans. Series of meetings were held with the European Commission units in Brussels as actions to promote further the extension. Representatives of DG Energy, DG Enlargement, the Local Adminstration Facility Program of TAIEX were visited to support the initiative and to lobby for opening of Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO) in the Western Balkans. With the support of Energy Cities, NALAS will become Supporting Sructure for the Covenant, as a step towards establishing of CoMO in SEE with IPA financial support.

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  • The First International Forum on Energy Management at Local Level 16.09.2010

    The Forum was organized by the Central European Development Forum (CEDEF). The organizer has launched several programs in energy efficiency area, with intention to work on public awareness of electrical energy consumption rationalization and its importance for the modern society. The event took place in Nis, Serbia, on the 16-17th September 2010. NALAS presented Study: EE Measures in SEE Municipalities and the Role of National Associations, with emphasis on the outcome – the Sofia Covenant of Mayors in Western Balkans Declaration and informed about upcoming NEXPO’11. Possibilities for further cooperation and dissemination activities were discussed with CEDEF.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Skopje, 12-13 May 2011 12.05.2010

    NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency met in Skopje, Macedonia, on the 12-13th May 2011. The meeting was devoted to the Task Force on Energy Efficiency forthcoming projects and activities in regards with Supporting Structures for the Covenant of Mayors (CoM), and included review and update of the Task Force’s Action Plan in view of synergy and better collaboration with NALAS Knowledge Managers (KM) appointed at the LGAs. It gathered in total 29 participants, including a number of the members of the KM Group. The main topics for discussions of the meeting were the main activities of the CoM Supporters, the upcoming UNDP project Think Globally Develop Locally, and the TF EE and KM follow on steps.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Budva, 27 April 2010 27.04.2010

    The TF EE members gathered in Budva on 27th April 2010. At this meeting, the Final Draft of the Report on the Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS” was discussed. Final amendments to the document were agreed. The format and content of the Report is made comparable, indicative and concrete. An Executive Summary and a full volume report are to be disseminated to NALAS members, their member municipalities and other institutions after the conclusion of the project on the 20th May 2010. Several project ideas were generated with a view to make impact in EE sector in regards with the Survey’s findings.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Tirana, 6 March 2010 06.03.2010

    NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency met in Tirana, Albania, on the 6 March 2010. The meeting was devoted to the TF EE strategic planning based on the sum-ups of the Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS”. The group achieved the meeting’s overall subjective to plan short-, mid- and long term. A project idea Think Globally Develop Locally for tackling climate change was presented to the TF EE by Ms. Clare Romanik of UNDP, the TF EE communicated the idea with the LGAs and CLO executive decision on its further implementation is expected.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Prishtina, 26 January 2010 26.01.2010

    Project Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS” started on the 26th of January 2010. The Briefing meeting for the experts implementing the Survey was held on the 4-5th March in Prishtina. Instructions on implementing the Survey were given in order to provide best quality of the Project results.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Skopje, 1 December 2009 01.12.2009

    NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency met in the capital of the Republic of Macedonia Skopje on the 1st of December 2009. It was the third and the last for the year 2009 meeting and it gathered in total 12 participants, including one new member of the Task Force – the representative of the association of the Republic of Croatia. The main topic for discussions of the meeting was the proposed by the ORF-E Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South- East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS”. Meeting was about exchanging opinions and looking at the energy efficiency measures and planning processes in the NALAS member states from different perspectives. Central point of the discussions was involvement of the member associations in the proposed Survey.

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  • Climate Neutral Cities Forum 23.09.2009

    “Climate Neutral Cities” was the title of the international forum held in Geneva from the 23rd to the 25th of September, 2009. The forum was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The motivation behind the forum was the significant potential available for reducing housing related greenhouse gas emissions across Europe, but also the accrued benefits of improved comfort, employment opportunities and fuel security of supply that can arise. Guest speakers examined the multidimensional approach of “Climate Neutral Cities”.

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  • Energy Community 9th Task Force on Energy Efficiency Meeting 28.06.2009

    NALAS participated in the Energy Community 9th Task Force on Energy Efficiency Meeting in Vienna on the 28th June. There was presented the full volume of the Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS” and the Covenant of Mayors in Western Balkans Sofia Declaration. As a result from the meeting, was recommended further, stronger cooperation between NALAS and Energy Community. A meeting of the Executive Directors was appointed to take place in the third quarter of 2010. Energy Community will support the initiative to extend Covenant of Mayors to IPA countries, and Energy Community Task Force members were invited to support it as it could be a very important step for fully involvement of the SEE local authorities in the promotion of energy efficiency (these decision were reflected in the official minutes from the meeting).

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