The demand for energy across the globe continues to grow. Cities account for approximately two thirds of energy consumed worldwide and 70 % of the greenhouse gas emissions related to people. Energy prices have experienced nothing but growth for years now. Even in places where prices for electricity and heating appear low from a customer standpoint, subsidies actually end up footing the bill in many cases, which are in turn covered by national budgets that are funded by tax payers.
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Covenant of Mayors: A Climate Protection Initiative by European Municipalities – Experiences, practical examples, successful approachesType:PublicationPublication date:Objective:
Over the last several years, municipal energy and climate protection management has become a central working area within German development cooperation. Municipalities are faced with immense and multi-faceted challenges: increased spending on energy is a strain on the inhabitants as well as public budgets. As a result, many municipalities are witnessing growing engagement in the area of climate protection.
Removing Barriers to Residential Energy Efficiency in Southeast Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent StatesType:Publication
The document exposes the findings from the workshop entitled "Removing Barriers to Residential Energy Efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe" (on February 6-7, 2006 in Kiev, Ukraine), specifically the opportunities and recommendations for overcoming those barriers in the countries of Southeast Europe and the CIS.
A study of this project
Study of Potential for Energy Efficiency Retrofits of Residential Buildings City of Uzhgorod UkraineType:Publication
Results of the study of the potential for energy efficiency retrofits of residential buildings
Tentative List of Speakers for REEEP Workshop Removing Barriers to Residential Energy Efficiency in Central & Eastern Europe Implemented by Alliance to Save EnergyType:Publication
Tentative List of Speakers for the REEEP workshop
A study of this project
Visit by Russian and Ukrainian Building Officials and Scientists to Advance Energy Efficient Building CodesType:Publication
Visit planning of Russian and Ukrainian building officials and scientists in the US.
Guidelines for Financing Municipal Energy Efficiency Projects in the Commonwealth of Independent StatesType:Publication
These guidelines serve as a starting point for choosing the appropriate type of financing mechanism that will provide the resources necessary to implement municipal energy efficiency projects.
List of partcicpants during the Forum.