Based on DECC’s 2050 Pathways project, the report looks at the UK’s energy policies from the perspective of those people who will have to live with those decisions for their entire adult lives. The report was drafted by young people aged between 16 and 25 who visited power stations, nuclear plants and projects promoting renewable energy sources to investigate the issues at first hand and met with experts, industry, pressure groups and innovators, to look at how we keep the lights on in 2050 while reducing carbon emissions.
Post date: 8 Dec 2010
The overall objective of the action has been to contribute to increased energy knowledge by addressing the world’s most important target group – namely our children. They will meet the climate and energy supply challenges when they become adults. The work done with the Kids4Future project can be valuable to give European children both the knowledge and the engagement to contribute to a sustainable future. At the core of the action are a joint visual profile and one brand. The platform is a universal energy story, called the story of the Rainmakers.
Post date: 25 Nov 2010
Over the weekend of September 11th and 12th you are invited to visit some of these homes, benefit from the householders experience and find out more about how these changes have been achieved. The 52 open homes are clustered in various neighbourhoods around Bristol. Each neighbourhood has a designated hub such as a cafe, faith centre or library where maps and more detailed information on the homes will be available.
Post date: 10 Sep 2010
The housing sector currently accounts for 40% of Europe's energy needs. The lack of energy conservation in this sector is believed to be partly due to energy prices and voluntary regulatory measures.
Both European research initiatives support the need for change in energy use and services across consumer and industrial groups, and are headed by Finnish institutes working in collaboration with a number of researchers from Europe and abroad.
Post date: 25 May 2010
Post date: 17 May 2010
The European Display Campaign is a voluntary scheme designed by energy experts from European towns and cities. When started in 2003 it was initially aimed at encouraging local authorities to publicly display the energy and environmental performances of their public buildings using the same energy label that is used for household appliances. The Display Poster is available in 26 languages.
Post date: 13 May 2010
Brussels, 24 March 2010 – ‘Achieving intelligent energy in cities by
speaking the same language’ was the theme of the event jointly organised
today by the Architects Council of Europe and the European Concrete
Platform. The two organisations also launched the results of the
‘Common Language’ project.
“There is a need for a holistic approach to sustainable construction
and we have thus aimed to show leadership in this field” stated Selma
Harrington, President of ACE.
Post date: 16 Apr 2010
Further information in German is available at: http://www.kfw.de/DE_Home/Presse/Pressearchiv/2010/20100224_34860.jsp
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Post date: 10 Feb 2010
No matter the means, messages or materials to be used. What really counts is the applicant’s commitment and originality in communicating the topic to building users and the public.
Post date: 28 Jan 2010