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Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Stakeholder event with the Regions4GreenGrowth

08/12/2014 - Manchester (United Kingdom)
At the request of colleagues from the Regions 4 Green Growth project Manchester extended an invite to the first consultation event of the Greater Manchester Climate Change Implementation Plan.
 
The first day was a workshop specifically for partners within regions 4 Green Growth. The second day was run in partnership With GM delegates who were invited from a range of partner organisations that included Local Authorities, the universities, private sector, energy providers and representatives of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board.
 
The afternoon of the 4th December, as [...] More »

Regions4GreenGrowth provides recommendations on how to boost investments in RES & EE

06/11/2014 - Maramures (Romania)
Baia Mare, Maramures (RO), 2 October 2014 
 
 
“The European Union (EU) aims to get 20% of its energy from renewable sources (RES) by 2020, as well as to cut 20% of Europe's annual primary energy consumption”. (Source: EC website.) 
 
The stakes are high, but unfortunately, the fact is that public and private stakeholders willing to invest in sustainable energy hardware and infrastructure often have difficulties attracting financial means to support their investments. The private financial sector is often hesitant to invest in sustainable energy and while public funding is an [...] More »

Regions4GreenGrowth Final Conference at Maramures County Council

03/10/2014 - Baia Mare (Maramures County Council) (Romania)
The Final Conference of the project "Regions for Green Growth " was held today, the 2nd of October 2014 at Maramureş County Council. The aim of the Conference: getting to know the activities and results achieved under the project, the good practices presented by partners, as well as news about the next interregional cooperation programme of the European Commission.
 
The event welcomed the presence of all the partners involved in the project: the province of Flevolant (NL, leading partner), regions of Norrbotten and Vasternorrland (SE), Prahova, Energy Agency CJ Maramureş, the [...] More »

The Region of Valencia EU Office presents the Regions 4 Green Growth Project in the Assembly of European Regions

26/06/2014 - Brussels (Belgium)
In the context of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and the General Delegation of Quebec (Canada) organized the 25th of June a conference to deal with different energy and climate policies considered as best practices in the European Union.
In the event, there were participants of different regions and institutions such as the County of Värmland (Sweden), the Province of Noord-Brabant, (Netherlands), the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission(DG ENTR) , the International Institute for [...] More »

The DIO concept implemented in Prahova County

13/06/2014 - Prahova (Romania)
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Agency Ae3R Ploiesti – Prahova decided to implement a DIO pilot in Prahova County, based on the same tool used by the Flevoland experts to finance energy projects in their region. The DIO is supposed to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy, which will lead to a more rapid economic development of Prahova County.
 
The implementation of DIO is widely supported by Prahova County Council and Ploiesti City Hall, the public authorities being involved in projects promoting energy efficiency and use of energy from renewable energy [...] More »
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