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Join Open Discussion on Energy Efficiency

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The project RENSOL is approaching its closing phase that we will highlight by organizing a number of activities in the margins of the Turku Baltic Sea Days on 1-5 June 2014 and EU-Russia Innovation Forum: Green Growth Economy on 4-6 June in Lappeenranta, Finland. Closing phase implies assessment process, and hence Baltic Development Forum is planning to elaborate a short…

Debating Multi-level Transgovernance in Turku

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In the margins of the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the BSR TransGovernance will get attention among the stakeholders who will join Turku Baltic Sea Days’ events in the beginning of June. BSR TransGovernance project, co-funded by the BSR Programme 2007-2013 and led by the Swedish region…

How can we use the European Transport Corridors to stimulate economic growth?

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The BSR TransGovernance project, funded by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme, aims at providing models, tools, and approaches to a better alignment of transport policies in the Baltic Sea Region and thereby promote cross-border integration processes. At a workshop in Malmö 31 March 2014, case studies about transport related cross-border governance were discussed. The Öresund Region is seen as…

Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad – Rensol Project

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Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic Sea Region experience.  The seminar ” Finances – Authorities- Business”, that took place 11-12 March in Kaliningrad, addressed different financial mechanisms available for municipal and private initiatives when working with Projects in Energy Efficiency field . It was a jointly organised event by the Information office of the Nordic…

Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia

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Within the Rensol Project, Baltic Development Forum in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad and the City Council of Deputies of Kaliningrad are organizing a seminar on 11-12 March, in Kaliningrad, with the theme: Finances- Authorities – Business. Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic…

Attraction of US investments to the Baltic Sea Region

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Investment Promotion Agencies met in Warsaw on February 4th For the fifth time, Baltic Development Forum had invited all Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) of the Baltic Sea Region to boost attractiveness of the Baltic Sea Region through joint actions.  Together with the meeting’s kind host- Invest Poland, BDF had invited not only investment promotion professionals but also experts within the topic…

Energy Efficiency – International Seminar in Kaliningrad | RENSOL

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District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL Energy management is still a new notion for the Russian government and development of district heating in municipalities is crucial to raise awareness of energy efficiency and possibilities of adapting best available solutions from the neighboring Baltic Sea Region countries in the Kaliningrad region. On January 22, 66 participants gathered in Kaliningrad to discuss Development…

Workshop to Prepare an Urban Forum for Smart Cities in the Baltic Sea Region

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The SEED Money Facility-funded project “Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities (BUF)” held its concept development workshop on 19-20 January 2014 in Tartu, Estonia. The event gathered around 40 participants representing regional cooperation organizations, municipalities, businesses and research institutions from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Denmark and Sweden – all united in their interest of pan-Baltic cooperation and determination to develop…

Report now available: Guide to Financing Energy Efficiency in Russia – RENSOL Experience

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Russia is the world’s fourth largest energy consuming country with energy intensity several times higher than of the developed world. This provides a huge potential for Energy Efficiency (EE) savings. Tapping into this potential requires a substantial scaling of EE projects financing. According to various estimates around 230 billion EUR are needed to reach 40% reduction of energy intensity in…