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Energy Efficiency


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

  • What You Need to Know About Energy 12.05.2008

    energybooklet-2 The Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Research Council recently published a 32-page booklet entitled What You Need to Know About Energy. Geared to a general audience, the booklet is the first in what will be a series of informational booklets designed to engage readers in current topics in science, engineering, and medicine. The series is part of the National Academies’ Communications Initiative.

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  • Towards Europe’s sustainable energy future... Local authorities are ready to act! 07.05.2008

    BIL_0011 Almost 200 experts, energy managers, mayors and local government employees gathered in Cork early April to discuss serious challenges on our small planet - greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and use of renewables in overall EU energy consumption. This was the 13th annual Rendezvous organized by Energie-Cites, the association of European local authorities for the promotion of local sustainable energy policies, and the Cork County Council. In addition to the conference, a final conference of BELIEF and a BISE coordinators meeting also took place to present on-going activities and develop new energy projects.

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  • Local Renewables Initiative 06.05.2008

    LocalRenewablesInitieative With the LocalRenewables Initiative, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability supports and strengthens local governments which promote the generation and supply of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the urban environment. The focus is on the roles and responsibilities of local governments as the driving force for innovation and investment in their communities.

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  • Eco-buildings Conference : how buildings can reduce energy consumption? 07.04.2008

    qqqq How do Eco-buildings contribute to reduce energy consumption? This will be one of the main themes of the second symposium of Eco-buildings Projects, organized by the European Commission together with the city of Stuttgart, on 7-8 April, in Stuttgart. The conference will offer various presentations dealing with the lessons learned from the Eco-buildings projects. Speakers will include the mayor of Stuttgart and vice president of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions Wolfgang Schuster; representatives from The European Commission and Parliament; as well as experts in the field of sustainable architecture. The building sector is at present responsible for more than 40% of EU energy consumption declares Mayor of Stuttgart Wolfgang Schuster. There are technologies under development, which could substantially improve the energy performance in buildings. This is what Eco-buildings projects want to show.

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  • European Climate Conference in Rovigo, 2-4 April 2008 03.04.2008

    rovigo_conference “Small and medium sized communities are called on to vigorously engage in climate protection, and build on Local Renewables best practice. It is time for radical change.” This is the main message from the European Climate Conference “Climate protection and Renewable Energy: Medium and Small Communities facing the challenge” held in Rovigo, Italy during 2 - 4 April 2008. The NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency was represented at the conference by Ms Ada Ilia from the Association of Albanian Municipalities and Mr Sazan Ibrahimi from the Association of Kosovo Municipalities.

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  • Display® Campaign 02.04.2008

    display_logo The European Display® Campaign is a voluntary scheme designed by energy experts from 20 European towns and cities. It is aimed at encouraging local authorities to publicly display the energy and environmental performances of their public buildings using the same energy label that is used for household appliances. The idea is to engage citizens and make them more conscious of their energy consumption in order to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and achieve financial savings.

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  • Energy community 25.10.2007

    The Energy Community is a process that aims to extend the EU internal energy market to the South East Europe region. For this purpose the TREATY ESTABLISHING THE ENERGY COMMUNITY was signed on the 25th of October in Athens. The task of the Energy Community is to organize the relations between the Parties and create a legal and economic framework in relation to Network Energy. The main goals are to create a stable and regulatory market framework capable of attracting investment; to create a single regulatory space for trade; to enhance security of supply; to improve the environmental situation and to develop electricity and gas market competition on a broader geographical scale. The main institutions established or being established to oversee the process are the Ministerial Council, the Permanent High Level Group, the Regulatory Board, the Fora, and the Secretariat. Donors play also an important role given the considerable investment needed in the region.

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