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The Horizon 2020 ENERFUND project, implemented by fifteen organizations from the EU MSs, including t...
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The overall objective of the QualitEE project is to scale up responsible investment in energy effici...
Overview: Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy (SHAPE-ENERGY) is a...
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The overall objective of the QualitEE project is to scale up responsible investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector, increase the trust of clients and financial institutions in energy service providers, thereby reducing the complexity of energy efficiency services as well as taking major steps towards standardization. This objective will be achieved by implementation of national certification frameworks for energy efficiency services. A set of technical and financial qua...
Overview: Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy (SHAPE-ENERGY) is a €2 m investment through the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Specifically, it represents a new European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities (energy-SSH). Energy-SSH has played less of a role to date in shaping (European) energy policy than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In funding this project, the European Commission is supporting better i...
The main objective of EU-MERCI is to grow the energy efficiency in the European industry, by exploiting and expanding the opportunity offered by the Efficiency Obligation Schemes and/or Alternative measures imposed to the Member States (MSs) by the 2012/27/EU Directive and, specifically, by the Art. 7 of the EED: “Energy efficiency obligation schemes”. To this extent, EU-MERCI will identify best practices of implementation of energy efficiency projects, drawing from the experience of tho...
MEDEAS project aims to help policy makers and stakeholders to rank priorities in the promotion of renewable energy technologies in order to achieve a social and economic low carbon transition in Europe. Today's information provided by energy analyses and forecasts remain sketchy and often are based more on energy supply and price rather than being based on integrated approaches that account for the welfare of the European Citizens. The project aims to close the gap between policy makers and...
HERON aims at facilitating policy makers of multi-level governance in EU, to develop and monitor energy efficiency (EE) policies in building and transport sectors, through forward-looking socio-economic research in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Estonia, Serbia, UK. The project objectives are: The impact of socio-economic and institutional factors on implementing energy efficiency policies and measures; Development of energy-efficient pathways to the horizon 2030...
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is generally looked upon favourably, but its implementation can be complicated and lengthy. The reason lies mainly in the procurement law provisions and the long-term and complex contracts, which impede a real breakthrough in the spread of the EPC methodology. The other main barriers for the implementation of EPC in SMEs are: Too high transaction costs for procuring energy services; Too small investments and project sizes; Too difficult...