After the price shocks that we experienced at the start of the heating season, as well as announcements of new prices, energy efficiency becomes one of the areas where a significant increase in interest has been recorded. The best example is theÂ successful Energy Efficiency Knowledge Days held on 10 and 11 Â of November in Livno
After the price shocks that we experienced at the start of the heating season, as well as announcements of new prices, energy efficiency becomes one of the areas where a significant increase in interest has been recorded.
The best example is theÂ successful Energy Efficiency Knowledge Days held on 10 and 11 Â of November in Livno organized by USAID EEEÂ project. Energis attended the EE Knowledge Days and presented a new concept ofÂ promoting energy efficiency, which we shall speak in the future.
Energisâ€™ concept of promotingÂ energy efficiency is based on an interactive and personalized approach toÂ energy efficiency measures, which would allow individuals to choose exactlyÂ which of the energy efficiency measures need to be implemented and how toÂ profit from them.
Energis.ba has won theÂ WebAward.me prizes for the best green site in 2011 at the national selection ofÂ the best web sites in BiH, which is held this year for the third time.
Along with other winners,Â Energis attended the award ceremony November 21st in Chamber TheaterÂ 55 in Sarajevo. This award is an encouragement to the Energis.ba team toÂ continue working on developing the site, with the aim of facilitating access toÂ information on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment inÂ Bosnia and Herzegovina.
SEE Sustainable Energy Regional Networking
The two actions before theÂ end of the month were directed towards empowerment of NGOs, but also the stateÂ of BiH in the field of energy efficiency. The first activity is a conferenceÂ “SEE Sustainable Energy Regional Networking”, which has gathered all significantÂ NGOs to discuss the potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy inÂ various fields with emphasis on transport. The conference was held in BanjaÂ Luka on November 25-26 and was organized by the Centre for Environment, GreenÂ Action and Front 21/42.
Intelligent Energy Europe
The second activity was aÂ round table on the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Intelligent EnergyÂ Europe (IEE). Intelligent Energy Europe is a key European initiative on energyÂ efficiency and renewable energy which is responsible for the supervision andÂ co-financing projects that help achieve the EU 20-20-20 targets. A large numberÂ of projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources inÂ BiH are not enforced because the shortage of funds for their financing.
BiH’s membership in theÂ program Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) opens the possibility of access toÂ financial resources to implement these projects. Special needs for financingÂ projects stems from the fact that a number of municipalities (13) in BiH signedÂ the Covenant of Mayors of European cities (Covenant of Mayors). As a result ofÂ access to this Agreement, the municipalities have prepared Sustainable Energy ActionÂ Plans (SEAP) and assumed an obligation to improve energy efficiency by at leastÂ 20%, increased use of renewable energy to 20%, and reduce GHG emissions by 20%Â by 2020 . BiH’s membership in the IEE program would help to bring about theÂ necessary funds to finance projects in the defined strategic documents such as
the municipal action plans for sustainable energy.
All activities in NovemberÂ showed that a greater number of different institutions began to take anÂ increasingly active approach to energy efficiency. Activities may not beÂ related to the implementation itself, but they are necessary as a basis for theÂ actual implementation of energy efficiency measures. Finally, the alignment of attitudesÂ about energy efficiency and forming fronts of organizations, institutions andÂ individuals that will work intensively in the future on the implementation ofÂ energy efficiency and renewable energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.