An-Najah's Energy Research Center Organized Workshop on “Financing schemes of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Public Buildings in Palestine”
On Thursday, June 17, 2021 , the Energy Research Center (ERC) at An-Najah National University held an online workshop about the existing financing schemes and means of accelerating energy transition in Palestine. The workshop was organized for the representatives of local universities , students , energy agencies and companies operating in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency field.
The event aimed to investigate opportunities, innovative tools and financing schemes to foster energy retrofitting in the university buildings within the MedEcoSuRe project activities.
During the workshop, the challenges and opportunities of financing schemes of renewable energies in Palestine were outlined. Also, the event included discussions about several topics, including SWOT analysis and renewable energy assessment in Palestine, the importance of financing schemes for the replicability of the project actions, barriers against diffusing renewable energies in the West Bank, and existing financing schemes of EE&RE in building for each local context (EPC, Grants, Fiscal incentives, etc…) in Palestine.
The workshop was finally concluded with an open discussion with the participants, who shared different ideas for future events.
A cross border conference will be held on 29June, 2021 through which each partner country will present the results and best practices of the local workshops, with the aim of triggering a debate about local specificities on existing financing schemes and opportunities to accelerate the energy renovation of universities' buildings.
The Med-EcoSuRe (Mediterranean University as Catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation) is a project funded by the European Union, under the ENI CBC MED program. The program is managed by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy) and aims to promote cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean region.
Visit Med-EcoSuRe website to get further information about the actions implemented with the aim to reduce the energy consumption and enhance the energy efficiency of university buildings.