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RENSOL: Mission completed?

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After 31 months the project “Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast” (RENSOL) is ending and Baltic Development Forum, who led the implementation work through almost three years, has stories to tell and deliverables to be proud of. RENSOL builds on earlier initiatives in the energy field; reports as well as open dialogues on energy issues at several…

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Baltic Development Forum at Business Forum in St. Petersburg

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“The business of business is business – not international affairs”. This is one of the key points transpired from the Northern Dimension Business Council meeting that took place in St. Petersburg 3 April 2014. Business leaders from all over the region see a clear need for re-establishing trust due to Russia’s role in the current crisis in Ukraine. Nevertheless, most…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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International Seminar in Kaliningrad 22 January on Development of District Heating in Municipalities | RENSOL

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Within the Rensol Project, Baltic Development Forum is organizing an International Seminar – Development of District Heating in Municipalities 22-23 January in Kaliningrad. The purpose of this seminar is not only to discuss district heating, but also to ensure further multiplication of Rensol’s results. The seminar is organized together with the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad, and…

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Report on Nordic solutions to improve energy efficiency in buildings – now available!

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Applying Nordic Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast Baltic Development Forum acts as the Lead Partner of RENSOL project, “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast”. The project was started with the identification of feasible energy efficient and renewable energy solutions in Nordic countries that could also be adapted to Kaliningrad region. Possibilities to improve housing energy…

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Successful Energy Round Table Meeting in Kaliningrad 4 June 2013

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Banks and IFIs are ready to finance energy efficiency project in Kaliningrad: Regional partner countries also ready to achieve results. Within the Rensol project, Baltic Development Forum and Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad, organised 4 June a Round Table meeting on financing models for energy efficiency projects in Kaliningrad, Russia. The meeting took place in connection with the V…

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Financing models for energy efficiency in Russia: Do we have a magic formula?

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The Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Baltic Development Forum is organising a Round Table discussion “Financing Energy Solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast”, which will take place 4 June 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the beginning of June, Kaliningrad region has particular…

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Russian soft power and the environment of the Baltic Sea

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Last Friday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated and tweeted that “The Baltic States’ priority for the 21st century — the environment”. “The steady development of the Baltic region can only be ensured if environmental goals are pursued in conjunction with economic and social aims”, Medvedev continued before the opening of the High-level Conference of the Baltic Sea States on…