EC - European Commission

Following the European Commission’s proposal for a heating and cooling strategy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) coordinated a consortium - consisting of  the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE), TEP Energy GmbH,  the TU Vienna Energy Economics Group, Observ’ER energies renouvelables.org and the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy strategies (IREES)- to support the Commission with scientific studies and further develop its proposal for a heating and cooling strategy.  
Post date: 31 Mar 2017
Type: News

For a sustainable, safer and more competitive Europe     In November 2016, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for all Europeans package, providing proposals designed to show that the clean energy transition is the growth sector of the future, and to keep the European Union competitive as the clean energy transition is changing global energy markets.  
Post date: 31 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

As part of the proposals released by the European Commission on November 30 2016, the introduction of a ‘smartness indicator’ is foreseen.   With respect to the features of this smartness indicator, the following description is provided:   A smartness indicator will reflect the ability of buildings to:  
Post date: 1 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

On 1 February 2017, in line with its commitment to report annually on the state of the Energy Union, the European Commission published its Second State of the Energy Union Report. This report looks at the progress made since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union report in November 2015.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS     This European Commission report, accompanying the 2nd Report on the State of the Energy Union, describes in detail progress made in the area of renewables in the European Union.  
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

2016 assessment of the progress made by Member States in 2014 towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU as required by Article 24 (3) of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN  PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services – Key outputs from the Streetlight-EPC project  
Post date: 20 Jan 2017
Type: Event

Energy poverty is a major challenge across the EU, and has its root in low incomes and energy inefficient housing. The winter package presents a new approach to protect vulnerable consumers.   The Commission's energy efficiency proposals ask Member States (MS) to take energy poverty into account, by:  
Post date: 16 Jan 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

  On 22 December 2016, the European Commission appointed the  members of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance. The Group, which will start meeting as of January 2017, comprises 20 policy leaders from civil society, the finance sector and academia.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2016
Type: News