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Europe’s sustainable transition is placing  green technologies at the forefront of that change.
The 2015 edition of EE & RE and Smart Cities (11-13 March, Sofia, Bulgaria) promoted the excellence of these solutions and inspired key figures in Bulgaria and SE Europe to implement them in reality.
 
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EXHIBITIONS
Direct exhibitors from 14 countries. The number of newcomers has increased vastly due to the growing interest towards bioenergy, energy efficient equipment, smart building automation and transport systems.
The Bulgarian-Norwegian stand presented activities of the member companies of both clusters: the Black Sea Energy Cluster and the NCE Smart Energy Markets. The stand was one of the most attractive at the exhibition because of the demonstration of ultralight aircraft DAR - Solo, which is produced by the Bulgarian company "airplane DAR" Ltd.
‘Made in Bulgaria’ Innovations: street lighting management system, vertical axis wind turbine
generator, mobile ticketing service for public transport, high-tech production line of  photovoltaic modules.
Visitors: managers and experts from 37 countries
 
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MESSAGES AND CONCLUSIONS FROM THE CONFERENCE
 
 
 
‘There could be no sustainable cities without sustainable heat. No better solution than district energy. Cities/Communities engagement is key’
Eloi Piel, Head of Policy & European Affairs, Euroheat & Power
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‘The most sustainable energy is saved energy. Let’s transform our building stock into energy savers! There is an increasing trend to develop factory-made durable high quality building envelope elements combining high insulation level, high air-tightness and rapid construction.’
Oliver Loebel, PU Europe 
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‘During the new programming period 2014-2020 SEE countries  are urging investments in low footprint solutions in power engineering and cities in SE Europe. An operational Programme “Regions in Growth” is being implemented
in Bulgaria.
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‘The City of Tomorrow will be a hybrid energy storage system that links all storage media virtually to each other and balances them out. According to Deutsche Bank, the European storage market shows an average annual growth of 60% until 2020. Storage is indispensable. Stronger storage systems will be implemented outside Germany as of 2017.’
Markus A.W. Hoehner, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance
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'No time for bureaucracy. Architectural profession is delivering responsible design and energy savings are an investment for the future.
Luciano Lazzari, President of the Architects’ Council of Europe 
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‘The Wi-Fi Come back. Increased adoption and use of mobile devices is causing significant growth in wireless traffic. The existing  infrastructure cannot meet the demand for capacity. Wi-Fi is an attractive solution to increase capacity.‘ Udi Segev, Alvarion, Israel
  
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The Covenant of Mayors: unprecedented success ... 6,257 signatories  - 24 in Bulgaria; ... 4,463 Sustainable Energy Action Plans adopted - 21 in Bulgaria
Kristina Dely

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