The climate emergency is one of the most talked about and vocalised issues the population of the Earth currently faces with climate strikes now being a weekly occurrence and with a regular spot on the 6 o'clock news, it's no surprise that mitigation against climate change is high on the policy agenda.
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues.
Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
You should join WDBE because:
- Meet top talent from the public and private sector: decision makers, researchers, influencers, legislators etc. WDBE is a place of discussion and a place of action!
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
This Spring 2019, STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere networked with various local stakeholders in order to develop the different STARDUST smart urban solutions within the city.
On March 2019, the City of Tampere organised two open events.
Post date: 27 Aug 2019
The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP) organises the event 100% RHC for a Sustainable Future, the opportunity for RHC experts to learn, network and present their RHC innovative projects.
The RHC ETIP gathers industry representatives, researchers and policy makers to network and exchange their expertise on RHC innovative projects, challenges and opportunities to thrive in the long term.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
The Digital Excellence Forum will start with a plenary debate on “Partnering for Digital Excellence”. Partnerships are a strategic implementation mechanism to align research agendas, leverage investments at European and National levels, and mobilise private co-investment from industry. This plenary session will be an opportunity to listen to European leaders debating about key challenges that Europe will face in the coming decade and how European programmes catalyse investments in shared R&I goals.
Post date: 9 Aug 2019
HOLISDER is an EU project testing innovative models to incease the impact of flexible energy services by addressing the relationship between ESCO’s, demand response aggregators and end-users.
Project objectives are to be achieved by the deployment of end-user technologies for consumer empowerment.
Post date: 7 Aug 2019
ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.
The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies.
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is undeniably high.
And while many EU funded projects aim at the same goal, namely bridging the gap between the supply and demand in the energy retrofit market, how market-responsive are they?
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Today, over 20 countries from the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) Europe Regional Network (WorldGBC Europe) have published a manifesto, A Sustainable Built Environment at the Heart of Europe’s Future urging European decision makers to recognise the vital role that the built environment sector plays in delivering a climate neutral Europe.
Post date: 27 Jun 2019