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Energy Efficiency

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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

  • 20th Session of the Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 Project 03.06.2009

    wwww The Energy Efficiency 21 project is a region-wide project to enhance trade and co-operation in energy efficient, environmentally-sound techniques and management practices. It is the successor of the Energy Efficiency 2000 Project that was launched in 1991 and is guided and monitored by a Steering Committee composed of delegates from national participating ministries and institutions, international organizations and donor agencies. This Steering Committee gathered at the UN Palais des Nations between 3 and 5 of June 2009 and discuss the progress of the current activities and the development of future project.

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  • Public local and regional action: for a new energy culture 29.05.2009

    This is a set of three documents debated and adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on 29 May 2008.

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  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Local Sustainable Development in the Western Balkans 18.05.2009

    ecnc The first Steering Committee’s Meeting of the Project “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Local Sustainable Development in the Western Balkans” was held on 18 May 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia. The project will be implemented by European Center for Nature Conservation in cooperation with Regional Environmental Center and its offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo. NALAS was represented at this meeting by Ms Sanja Zivkovic.

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  • First UNECE Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Housing, 21-22 April 2009 in Sofia 21.04.2009

    logo_housing The First Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Housing was organized to review and discuss challenges and opportunities for the ECE region in order to identify necessary policy measures, as well as to provide UNECE member States with policy guidance and suggestions on how to increase energy efficiency in the housing sector. The Workshop reviewed the economic, social and environmental impacts of energy efficiency in housing, considered current policies, solutions and barriers to effective policies, and discussed priorities that need to be addressed by international and national governments. NALAS was represented at this workshop by Mr Petar Gvero, member of the NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency.

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  • Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and The Role of National Associations and NALAS 24.03.2009

    eemeasures A network-wide assessment of the needs and potentials for joint activities of the member associations promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the local level has been compiled within the framework of a NALAS study. A total of 13 member associations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey participated in the study group, which was working under the auspices of the NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency. The study is available on the link below.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Budva, 18-21 March 2009 18.03.2009

    tfeebudva In March 2009, a very important conference took place in Budva, which gathered over 300 participants from the region to discuss energy. The "Regional Energy Security and Energy Efficiency" conference was organized by the Ministry for Economic Development of Montenegro and the German Development Cooperation - GTZ and gathered governmental representatives, various energy agencies, NGOs and companies to talk about the energy challenges in the region. This gathering of the Task Force was also used to continue the development of the Energy Efficiency project idea, now with concrete actions and partners.

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  • Energy Community Investment Conference on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 18.03.2009

    Energy Community Investment Conference on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy took place in Vienna on the 18th of March. The event was organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The objective of the Conference was to identify ways forward in terms of financing energy efficiency and renewable projects using innovative instruments, while drawing upon the experience of the European Union. Over 150 participants from 30 countries were represented at the forum.

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  • Energy Efficiency Conference in Vienna 18.03.2009

    Energy Community Investment Conference on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy took place in Vienna on the 18th of March. The event was organized by the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Over 150 participants from 30 countries were represented at the forum. NALAS presented to the conference the concept and first interim results of the currently ongoing multi-national cooperation study on “EE and RE measures in South-East Europe and the strategic role of NALAS and its member associations”.

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  • Leading EU research institutes launch the European Energy Research Alliance 04.01.2009

    Leading European energy research institutes have joined together to found the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), with the aim of speeding up the development of the new energy technologies that Europe needs if it is to address the triple challenge of climate change, energy security and competitiveness. Between them, the 10 institutes have an annual budget for energy research and development (R&D) activities of over EUR 1,300 million. Through the EERA, the institutes will design and implement joint, pan-European research programs and promote the sharing of world-class national research facilities. The first joint programs are scheduled for launch in 2009.

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  • Living Free and Easy 28.10.2008

    Hundreds of homeowners in California never worry about paying their electric bills on time. It's not because they are careless; it's because they live in new "zero-energy" homes that produce as much electricity as they consume. Zero-energy homes reduce energy demand by up to 70 percent using the latest energy-efficiency technologies, and generate all the electricity they need from photovoltaic solar panels. The term zero-energy home was coined by the Department of Energy (USA) as part of a program to create technologies for homes that would produce all of their own energy by 2010.

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