The 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets as EU-wide targets for 2030 a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 level, and at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption. For the power system, this means a share of at least 45% of electricity demand generated from renewable sources (European Commission), compared to 27.5% in 2014 (Eurostat).
Post date: 16 May 2019
Sustainable building practice in Europe has to a large extent been led by green building certification schemes to date. These certifications cover hundreds of millions of m2 of building space and have achieved a high degree of market penetration in the non-residential sector of some European countries.
Post date: 8 Mar 2019
In January 2019 the European Commission published the third report on energy prices and costs in Europe. Published every two years, this most recent report finds that wholesale energy prices have fallen in recent years due to increasing competition on wholesale markets from greater amounts of renewable energy, improved interconnections and a more integrated internal electricity market.
Post date: 11 Jan 2019
This Guideline for Cost Benefit Analysis of Grid Development Projects is developed in compliance with the requirements of the EU Regulation (EU) 347/2013.
Post date: 22 Oct 2018
Adopted in the context of the Communication on “A renewed European Agenda for Research and Innovation – Europe’s chance to shape its technological leadership” and the input to the Leaders’ informal dinner in Sofia on 16 May 2018, this guidance document presents in a concise manner the fundamental aspects of innovation procurement: why it is important, who has interest in it and how it can be done.
Post date: 22 Oct 2018
This conference, which took place on 11 December 2017, was co-organised by the European Commission and the French Ministry of Ecological & Solidary Transition, in partnership with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the Clean Energy Ministerial.
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
This document offers summaries of the data on the progress made in financing and implementing the financial instruments for the programming period 2014-2020 in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council Situation as at 31 December 2015. The information in the summaries concerns cumulatively the years 2014 and 2015.
To download the document, please visit the relevant European Commission webpage at the link below.
Post date: 12 Jun 2017
The European Commission today presents a package of measures to keep the European Union competitive as the clean energy transition is changing the global energy markets.
Post date: 30 Nov 2016
On July 29th 2016, the European Commission released its guidelines for the promotion of NZEBs and best practices that, by 2020, all new buildings are NZEBs.
Nearly Zero Energy -or very low amount of energy requirements- Buildings (NZEBs) represent one of the key measures set by the European Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). The concept of nZEBs will apply from January 2021 onwards (from January 2019 for public buildings).
Post date: 3 Aug 2016
The European Commission has released its latest outlook on energy, transport and emission projections "the EU Reference Scenario 2016".
Post date: 21 Jul 2016