Buildup Editorial team

In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.   The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The EU's target is to obtain 20% of energy in gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: News

In 2017, energy consumption in the European Union (EU) continued to increase for the third consecutive year, thus moving away from the energy efficiency targets. Primary energy consumption amounted to 1,561 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), while final energy consumption reached 1,222 Mtoe. Compared with last year, both levels increased by around 1%.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Type: News

As one of the largest energy distribution companies in Slovenia, Energetika Ljubljana manages two of Slovenia’s largest infrastructure systems for remote energy supply: the Ljubljana district heating system and the Ljubljana gas distribution system. Its district heating system is one of the most environmentally friendly energy supply systems in existence but is still subject to heat losses and other challenges inherent to the distribution of hot water for heating.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News

The European Commission’s latest reports on gas and electricity markets, which cover the third quarter of 2018, contains a wide range of data about supply and usage of electricity and gas in the EU.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

In 2017, 8 % of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %), and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.   The situation in the EU Member States varies. The largest share of people who said that they could not afford to keep their home adequately warm was recorded in Bulgaria (37 %), followed by Lithuania (29 %), Greece (26 %), Cyprus (23 %) and Portugal (20 %).  
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News

BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News

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
Type: News

Over the next three months, the EIB will engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including shareholders, industry associations, civil society, and the private sector to develop a new energy lending policy that supports EU 2030 energy policy and climate targets.   Dialogue with stakeholders will reflect on recent EIB support for energy investment and consider key trends and investment challenges currently facing the sector.  
Post date: 24 Jan 2019
Type: News

The project “Energiewende twinning towns” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Renewables Energies Agency and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. It aims at deepening or initiating exchanges between cities or communities that intend to cooperate in the renewable energy field.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Type: News

The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved 3 orders that facilitate the commercialization of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by prosumers in facilities with a maximum installed capacity of 27 kW.   These orders provide the regulatory framework to ensure that end-consumers can be consumers and be paid for electricity supplied to the grid, ANRE said on its website.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Type: News