Energy Community Investment Conference on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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. One of the discussion panels touched the aspects of the role of municipalities and the civil society in facilitating development of infrastructure and investments in renewable energy, but also protecting environmental and cultural heritage. 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”, which is involving all 13 states of NALAS member associations and which is supported and co-financed by the GTZ Open Regional Fund Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies.