European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises prepared a guide that gathers more than 60 good practices meant to support a clean energy transition in the CESEC region. It was launched at the Sustainable Energy Investment Forum that took place on 28 June in Sofia, followed by the CESEC High Level Group Ministerial meeting on 29 June. The good practices presented in the guide are the results from projects supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe and Horizon 2020 programmes addressing key energy efficiency areas of relevance for the CESEC region.
The projects provide examples of actions that have already or are expected to have a significant impact in the targeted regions, as well as best practice methods that could be replicated in the future. The guide also includes a short country-by-country analysis, which provides an overview of the key energy efficiency indicators, such as energy consumption trends concerning primary and final energy consumption, and energy intensity levels per sector of activity (industry, transport, residential and services).
Good practice example projects were grouped into the following topics:
- energy performance of buildings,
- efficiency of district heating and cooling networks,
- energy poverty,
- investments in energy efficiency,
- energy efficiency in industry and business and
- engagement of stakeholders at all governance levels to support energy efficiency.
Read the publication online here.
 Central and South-Eastern European Energy Connectivity (CESEC) initiative brings together nine EU Member States – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, and eight Energy Community Contracting Parties – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine