The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) contains a vision for 2050 for the buildings stock in the EU – it will have to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised, reaching cost-effective nearly zero energy levels. As a result, it is time for action and the Member States will need to be armed with all the right tools and resources to achieve this challenging and necessary vision.
Post date: 19 Jul 2018
The new Compete4SECAP project, or C4S, is building on resources developed in previous projects such as 50000&1 SEAPs working on the topics of energy management and action plan standards and the Save@Work project that organised municipal energy-saving competitions.
Post date: 11 Apr 2018
EMPOWERING is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which contributes to the shift of seven EU regions toward low-carbon society by enhancing the capacities of municipalities and regional representatives to shape integrated energy strategies and plans. The project contributes to bridge the gap of skills needed to plan energy measures in the new 2030 framework for Climate and Energy Policy in terms of GHG emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project PUBLENEF (Support PUBLic Authorities for Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies) aims to assist European Union Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency) and empower them to make use of the best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at the national, regional and/or local level.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project financed by the Interreg Med Programme under Specific Objective 2.1 (“to raise capacity for better management of energy in public buildings at transnational level”).
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Think local first: designing an EU building policy framework centred on consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services to deliver on Europe’s renovation challenge
Post date: 30 May 2017
Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges
The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low Emissions Development (LED) Solutions for their cities.
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
After nearly two years of collaboration between ten partners from four countries, the end of FosterREG project is near. The project is funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649846, with the closure date coming up on 31 May, 2017.
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Some examples in Europe show that cities running their own energy company can lower the energy bill for citizens
Across Europe, town and city councils are becoming increasingly interested in energy decentralisation, i.e. in producing power closer to where it is consumed.
Those municipalities that have already experienced this say the model is one of the best ways of fighting pollution and reducing energy costs for citizens. Heidelberg is one such city in Germany, with its long-running energy company.
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
PAPIRUS e-learning course on Public Procurement of Innovation released!
Post date: 6 Sep 2016