Smart urban municipalities/cities and energy efficient industries

Smart urban municipalities/cities and energy efficient industries

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Smart urban municipalities/cities and energy efficient industries Tirana, 7 June 2018 In cooperation with the Association of Local Autonomy of Albania and the Association of Albanian Municipalities, the Royal Danish Embassy Croatia – The Trade Council for Albania has inviting the representatives of the Albanian municipalities/cities and business community to a thematic business event called “Smart urban municipalities/cities and energy efficient industries”. The event held at the Rogner Hotel Tirana (Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit) on Thursday, 7 June 2018. The goal of the event was to inspire and support smart and sustainable development of municipalities/cities. For that purpose, two of the most profiled mayors of Danish smart cities have shared the best practice on their own examples from their own communities. The program consisted of thematic panel discussions with Danish…
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Albanian Smart Support Measures Posted in Improvement of Sustainability

Albanian Smart Support Measures Posted in Improvement of Sustainability

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Albanian Smart Support Measures Posted in Improvement of Sustainability by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 25th December 2016 The status in promotion of renewable energy in the Energy Community, as included in the 2016 Implementation Report, shown that the transposition and implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC is still an issue in almost all Contracting Parties. The deadline for the submission of the Second National Progress Report in the promotion of energy from renewable sources 2014-2015 for the Contracting Parties as a legal obligation in accordance with Article 15 of Ministerial Council Decision 2012/04/MC-EnC is for the 31 December 2016. Actually, a feed-in tariff is currently applied only to small HPPs (below 15 MW). The new draft Law on Renewable Energy adopted in 22 December 2016 has introduced marked-based support schemes…
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Albanian prospects towards smart development

Albanian prospects towards smart development

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Albanian prospects towards smart development Dr. Lorenc Gordani, 5 April 2018 Albania is part of the global efforts to address climate change on the promote the transition to low carbon economies worldwide, including those taken in framework of Western Balkans region (WB6). Early the country has adopted an Integrated Planning System (IPS) to provide a set of operating principles for facilitating coordinated, coherent and integrated government policy planning. On above, the new Albania’s Power Sector Law and followed legislation in sustainable energies has provided direction for long-term planning in the energy sector that reflects the development goals of the country. The new Res law has putted the objectives for the energy sector achieving a 38% target. This will also help to reduce energy dependency on imports to 65% in 2020…
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EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania

EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania

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EBRD confirms its commitment to the solar energy sector in Albania, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 6th January 2018 The landscape of the Albanian solar sector has recently seen introduce of the important developments. The country is at a pivotal moment on deciding its optimal strategy for achieving a future with reduced carbon emissions and sustainable power sources. In framework of the Western Balkans (WBs) region - encompassing the European Union (EU) member states - Albania has adopted from 2012 the near-term renewable energy 38% targets for 2020. According to a last updates referred in the Monitor interview of the EBRD Director in Albania, Matteo Colangeli, it is confirmed that the competitive process for the first photovoltaic plant will take place this year. "Lastly, we are committed to assisting in the development…
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Solar Energy Industry of Central and Eastern Europe, 11-12 April 2017, Ukraine

Solar Energy Industry of Central and Eastern Europe, 11-12 April 2017, Ukraine

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6th International Conference and Exhibition “Solar Energy Industry of Central and Eastern Europe” CISOLAR-2017, 11-12 April 2017, in Odessa, Ukraine CISOLAR-2017 will become a new stage of the fast development of the emerging solar energy markets of Europe. On April 11-12, 2017, the main business event for emerging solar energy markets of Europe CISOLAR-2017 will be held in Odessa (Ukraine). CISOLAR-2017 is the 6th International Conference and Exhibition “Solar Energy Industry of Central and Eastern Europe” and will cover not only the fast growing Ukrainian pv market, but also the other promising markets of the European region, such as  Balkan countries, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. Today, Ukraine is one of the most attractive markets for solar energy industry development in Europe. According to ambitious plans of foreign and local…
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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency

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Improve the Governance for Energy Efficiency WB6 Sustainability Charter Monitoring Report Energy Community Secretariat March 2018 Removing legal and regulatory barriers through amending or developing new legislation that will enable and promote ESCO (“energy service companies”) contracts, thus developing energy services markets (June 2017) The 2nd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan was adopted in December 2017, albeit with considerable delay. The plan includes measures to support the development of model contracts and the market for energy services. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Law introduced the ESCO concept and energy performance contracting. However, the adoption of the by-law to introduce ESCO market procedures and model contracts, and establishment of the energy efficiency fund to support ESCO projects in the public sector are still pending. The model contracts and legal gap analysis have…
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Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market

Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market

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Photovoltaics an alternative to unlocking the energy market Author: Dr Lorenc Gordani Published, 9th April 2018 The recent interventions of the ministry and regulatory authority of the energy have already opened the way for the network to receive energy input produced by businesses and households through distributed resources based on the net metering scheme. To enable the above challenging process, the commercial and technical issues regulations remain essential. The main reason why many countries liberalized their power sectors and unbundled vertically integrated utilities was to introduce competition in the generation sector as well as to attract new investors in this activity. However, this process has been followed with different speeds, and the need to find a model is faced by hundreds of experts from across the globe over the past…
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