Buildup Editorial team

To limit global warming to below 1.5˚C, net global anthropogenic carbon emissions must reach net zero by around 2040. This task in isolation is both daunting and challenging. However, broader concerns burden national responses to this crisis due to fears of supply disruption, economic instability and the need for greater energy security. In the face of multiple challenges planning for resilience has become an increasingly important global theme.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2019
Type: News

New rules making the EU's electricity market fit for the future and putting the consumer at the centre of the energy transition have been signed off by the European Parliament on 26 March; it is an important step in enabling the European Union and its Member States to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement commitments.
Post date: 27 Mar 2019
Type: News

Across the EU, 50 million families are living in energy poverty. Some lack access to affordable energy, whereas others occupy old, draughty buildings that cannot be easily heated. Many are living without lighting, appliances, heating and access to cooking facilities – everyday things that most of us take for granted. In these poor living conditions, people are more likely to develop respiratory problems, suffer from cardiac illnesses and have mental health issues.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2019
Type: News

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls.
Post date: 26 Mar 2019
Type: News

Many project promoters lack the skills and capacity to set up, implement and finance ambitious low-energy and clean energy building projects. This is why the European Commission has set up several tools to help project promoters finance the energy refurbishment of buildings. The ManagEnergy and FEDARENE webinar will focus on two of them: Project Development Assistance (PDA) and Home Renovation Services, both funded under Horizon 2020.  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: News

On 22 February, WorldGBC Europe responded to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on the development of the 'taxonomy' - an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities. This follows on from the Commission's legislative proposal on an EU taxonomy in May 2018.  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: News

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
Type: News

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2019
Type: News

The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont.
Post date: 20 Mar 2019
Type: News

By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Over the period from 2021 to 2030, the total amount of energy to be saved in the EU under Article 7 equates to more than three times the annual energy consumption of France, meaning that it will be a key contribution to meeting the EU 32.5% energy efficiency target and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
Type: Publication