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Energy Efficiency
Medener gives access to economic news related to energy transition in the Mediterranean: low carbon technologies, renewable energies, wind, solar, photovoltaic, hydraulic, energy efficiency in buildings, green jobs, public energy policies... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Greece, Palestine, Jordan.

Energy transition facing a world crisis - 07/17/2020

A recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has set alarm bells ringing. Published at the end of May, the document states “The Covid-19 pandemic is having a widespread and sometimes dramatic effect on investment in the energy sector. Covid-19 is a huge blow for the energy system, but the response also provides an opportunity to orient the energy sector in a more resilient, safe and sustainable direction.” Version française

Tunisia on course for housing energy efficiency - 04/30/2020

Thermal efficiency regulations for collective housing, energy labelling for appliances, programmes to increase the energy efficiency of roofing, lighting and refrigerators, the introduction of an écoBAT building energy performance certificate, the disclosure of buildings’ thermal and energy efficiency ratings for rentals or purchases, there is no shortage of schemes either underway or in the pipeline. Version française

Algeria toughens its energy efficiency policy - 03/20/2020

The renewable energy issue is a national priority in Algeria. The APRUE is striving to do the same with energy efficiency, since the agency estimates the potential savings in the residential sector at 36% of its total energy consumption. Version française

Algeria wants to improve monitoring of household appliance efficiency - 02/10/2020

Algeria has a legal framework encompassing household appliance efficiency, but inspections are still too infrequent. The APRUE is attempting to put in place effective measures. Version française

Morocco boosts home energy efficiency measures - 01/24/2020

Interview with meetMED project manager Matteo Barra. MeetMED is a two-year, European Union-financed project managed by the MEDENER, officially launched in May, 2018, at the Union for the Mediterranean’s headquarters in Barcelona. Version française

MeetMED halfway - 10/29/2019

Interview with meetMED project manager Matteo Barra. MeetMED is a two-year, European Union-financed project managed by the MEDENER, officially launched in May, 2018, at the Union for the Mediterranean’s headquarters in Barcelona. Version française

Algeria committed to energy efficiency - 03/27/2019 - Gérard Tur

By 2030, Algeria expects to save the equivalent of more than 73M tonnes of oil, thanks to a series of energy efficiency measures. Version française

Three trophies for adapting to climate change - 01/31/2019 - Gérard Tur

Local authorities and central government agencies, state universities and NGOs from the Mediterranean region have until 20th March to send in their entries for the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards. Version française

“We need less dogmatism and more pragmatism” - 09/21/2018 - Interviewed by Gérard Tur

Dario Chello, president of the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management (MEDENER), is calling for a change of tack with regard to energy efficiency in Southern Mediterranean states. Version française