District energy in cities - Unlocking the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
A new report, prepared by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), presents a worrying picture of the UK’s prospects for achieving its carbon targets in the building sector.
Post date: 12 Oct 2016
This report, prepared by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), looks into what emissions abatement current UK Government policy is set to achieve in the buildings sector for the 5th Carbon Budget (set as a total of 1,725 MtCO2e that can be emitted over the period from 2028 to 2032).
Post date: 10 Oct 2016
The Nordic edition of the International Energy Agency's (IEA)'s global Energy Technology Perspectives 2016, offering detailed scenario-based analysis of how the Nordic countries can achieve a near carbon-neutral energy system in 2050.
The report identifies opportunities for policy makers and the private sector in three strategic areas:
Post date: 29 Sep 2016
On 13 September 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced that 1,938 project proposals from 40 countries were received for the third cut-off of the SME Instrument Phase 1 this year.
Post date: 14 Sep 2016
The European project E2VENT is almost at mid-point. A new, clear and understandable 3 minute video summarizing the project is now available.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
“EU pathways to a decarbonised building sector” - How replacing inefficient heating systems can help reach the EU climate ambitions.
This report, focuses on the European residential heating sector in an effort to provide an answer to the question: “If the trend of modernisation of heating is accelerated, would carbon dioxide emissions from the heating sector decrease to such a level that can help achieve the EU 2030 climate targets?”
Post date: 19 Aug 2016
On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.
Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020 -the EU's research and innovation programme- the prizes will reward three innovative approaches:
Post date: 8 Jul 2016
A number of European NGOs have published two guides on the Energy Efficiency First principle: one explaining what it means and the other what governance structure is needed to realise it.
Post date: 21 Jun 2016
Ten near-term actions the European Commission should take to make Efficiency First a reality
“Efficiency First” (E1st) is the fundamental principle around which the development of the EU’s energy system should be designed. It means considering the potential for efficiency (including energy savings and demand response) in all decision-making related to energy, and prioritising efficiency improvements when they are more cost-effective or valuable than power generation, grids and pipelines and fuel supplies.
Post date: 21 Jun 2016