Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC
ACERC is a think tank centre with focus in Albania energy market and its integration on 8th Regional Area & EU IEM. The ACERC mission aim to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and the effective integration as well as the efficient use of energy resources.
ACERC main activities profiles briefly consists in the release reports, articles and periodicals. In cooperation also with collaborates the offering of the activities that support capacity building of market actors, such as national and regional seminars, trainings and conferences. Initiatives completed by advocating in the energy sector promoting a forum called in Albanian School of Regulation.
Sonja van Renssen is joined by Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union), Morten Helveg Petersen MEP (ALDE – Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee) and Anders Marvik (Vice-President Statoil EU Affairs) to debate the question: “Where next for the Energy Union?
In 2 days of RENEXPO® Western Balkans 22nd - 23rd of April 2015 in Belexpocenter in Belgrade, on 1600m² we welcomed 60 exhibitors from 12 European countries. We had more than 300 conference participants attended on the GE-conference, Alterenergy-B2B Meetings, Alterenergy-Seminar and GIZ Straw Combustion-workshop organized during both days. Business meetings with exhibitors and investors took place, for which over 2.000 visitors were registered.
Trade fair topics presented were as follows:
Over 100 projects were discussed with investors from all over Europe regarding Wind-, Hydro-, PV-, Geothermal-, Biogas- and Biomass-Projects, as well as Energy Efficiency in buildings and Street lighting. For the first time a Recycling plant for Serbia found their business matching.
PPP-Projects were presented in the Open Forum by the ESCO experts in Serbia. Follow up meetings were initiated in the ESCO corner (Ministry of Mining and Energy Serbia, JKP Stambeno, Sun Energy Balkan, GGE, Tasic Law.
In the opening ceremony 100 VIPs were present - Government, Embassies, Institutions, Industry, Associations as well as the Alterenergy-Institutional and Ministries: Albania, Sweden, Finland, Deutschland, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Cypus, Greece, Denmark etc.
Have you missed the Vienna Forum on European Energy
Law, our recent policy event with the Energy Community Secretariat ?
Watch the event recordings
and introduction, Dirk Buschle | Energy Community Secretariat
speech, The Energy Community – the new pan-European energy governance, Helmut
Schmitt von Sydow | University of Lausanne
The Vienna Forum is a joint initiative between the Florence School of
Regulation and the Energy Community Secretariat
and is designed to highlight issues topical both for the EU and the Energy
This year’s Forum is divided into 3 sessions. In the first session,
representatives from the Commission, the Energy Community and academia discuss
the newly created EU’s Energy Union, its future role and its relevance to the Energy Community.
The second session centers on decarbonisation and renewable policies. In
particular, we discuss the
optimal design of RES support schemes and national experiences with certificate
The third session addresses law enforcement in the Energy Community. The
seminar closes with a roundtable discussion “Ukraine – an Energy Hotspot” bringing together energy regulators, investors, and
experts in foreign affairs, diplomacy and the EU-Ukraine
Jeremy Rifkin, Founder & President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, talks with journalist Rose O’Donovan (AGRA FACTS) about the shift towards the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ and theneed to develop a more sustainable and ecologically-based agricultural production system.
“Climate change is the elephant in the room and is the most important crisis we have to face” Rifkin states, underlining that “agriculture is responsible for one-third of all global warming emissions”. He floats the concept of the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ – whereby farmers better use technology to balance agricultural production output with their environmental footprint.
Rifkin slams the use of chemicals in farming and advocates financial incentives to encourage farmers to move into organic and ecological agriculture. Farmers must also be encouraged to produce energy on their farms for bio-converters, solar panels and wind turbines. To conclude, the best-selling author warns that our diets should be completely overhauled as “almost half of our food production is destined for animal feed” – one of the fundamental tenets in the food versus fuel debate.
EU &WBs / Albania Energy Broadcast is part of the Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC. The project is going under the direction of the Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD, that is also committed as the Executive Director and Legal Energy Market Advisor at the ACERC.
Main areas of the expertise of director covers the academic didactics, the applied research and legal strategic expertise in the EU energy law and policy for industry, government, international institution and interest groups with particular focus on the market design and related policy issues, concerning the promotion of a sustainable integration of energy market in the WBs.