The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
This book draws on the author’s experience over almost three decades in hundreds of energy and resource-efficiency programmes for large multinationals, public institutions and small organizations around the world, illustrating why some programmes fail and to help readers avoid the most common mistakes.
This book sets out proven ideas and methods which will enable organizations to achieve Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears.
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
European Industrial Energy Efficiency good Practices platform: the platform dedicated to energy efficiency "Good Practices" in the main industrial sectors.
EU-MERCI project, aimed at fostering and facilitating the implementation of energy efficiency projects in the manufacturing industry sectors by selecting and disseminating technological and policy best practices.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
EU-MERCI stands for EU coordinated MEthods and procedures based on Real Cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in the Industry.
Its main aim has been to provide industrial enterprises and policy makers with best practices and tools to increase the competiveness of the EU industry by improving the efficient use of energy.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
The Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (the EED or the Directive), adopted in 2012, forms a key part of the EU's overall climate and energy legislative package, laying down the foundation for actions to be taken in order to help realise the energy efficiency potential of the European economy. All EU Member States are required to implement policy measures that improve energy efficiency at all stages of the energy chain from production to final consumption.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
The project EFFECT4buildings develops in collaboration with public building managers a comprehensive decision-making support toolbox with a set of financial instruments to unlock the investments and lower the risks of implementing energy efficiency measures (retrofitting, upgrading and deep renovation) in buildings owned by public stakeholders.
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Post date: 21 Feb 2019
The “One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings” report is the exploratory review of case studies of past and current one-stop-shops (OSS) with a primary focus on the EU Member States. One-stop-shops are transparent and accessible advisory tools from the client perspective and new, innovative business models from the supplier perspective.
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagas, Barcelona Activa and CEiiA have opened this month a new edition of Cleantech Camp, a training program aimed at business ideas or companies in the initial phase, in the clean energy sector. The promoters of the program seek to receive ideas for a selection of a maximum of 15 projects, which are preferably focused on promoting energy efficiency, the low-carbon economy as well as smarter and more sustainable cities.
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
European countries must thoroughly modernize their building stock. The EU directives envision raising the refurbishment rate to around 3%, representing an estimated 110 million buildings across the EU. However, several barriers exist that keep actual retrofitting rates far below envisioned ones, especially in southern countries. Retrofitting at the district level has been found to be an effective way to overcome the obstacles that prevent the retrofitting rate from rising above its current rate of 0.2% - 1.0%.
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
"Effective and trustworthy delivery and distribution systems will be central to ramping up energy efficiency investment and meeting increasingly urgent climate targets. Time to mainstream energy efficiency: it’s a seat belt, not a GPS system" writes Peter Sweatman (@ClimateSt).
Post date: 17 Jan 2019