The event “The role of the renewable energy sources in the Mediterranean Region: from buzz to action”, promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea within the project MED-DESIRE, will be held during EnergyMED 2015 next April the 10th. The initiative is finalized to introduce to the private and public stakeholders the most recent financial, technological and regulatory developments on the renewable energy and energy efficiency issues underlining the opportunity and the barriers.
MED-DESIRE, co-funded by the European Union through the ENPI CBC MED Programme 2007-2013 for an amount of 4.192.000 Euro, aims at spreading energy efficiency, and in particular, solar energy across the Mediterranean area through the definition of innovative financial schemes and market stimulation tools. Its main priority is to remove barriers related to the legal, regulatory, economic and organizational framework of distributed solar energy technologies.
MED-DESIRE partnership is composed by nine partners from five countries: Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt. The partners involved in the strategic project are: Puglia Region - Regional Ministry for Economic Development - Industrial Research and Innovation Department (Lead Partner); the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea; ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development; the Andalusian Energy Agency (AAE); the Andalusian Institute of Technology (IAT); the Center of Energetic, Environmental And Technological Investigations - Solar Platform of Almeria (CIEMAT – PSA); the Tunisian National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME); the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) and the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA).
The event is addressed to stakeholders and business sector and will include contributions of Institutional Representatives: Puglia Region, Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, Tunisian National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME); International actors: UNEP-DTIE; Scientific and Technical Experts: CIEMAT PSA - Center of Energetic, Environmental and Technological Solar Platform of Almenia, ENEA, Politecnico of Milano; Stakeholders: Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RECREEE), Solar Energy Development Association (SEDA, Egypt); from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and Italy.