Several Mediterranean islands are not connected to the main electricity grid yet meaning that independent local grids cater for their power requirements, mainly using imported fossil fuels whose resources scarcity, especially during the high-demand summer months, is a significant challenge. Seasonal variability in power demand, fuel price volatility, as well as a growing tourism development, impose some additional complexity.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.
The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
The EU funded CITYOPT project (Holistic simulation and optimization of energy systems in Smart Cities) aims to make cities smarter through applications and guidelines supporting efficient planning, detailed design and operation of energy systems in urban districts. The specific target is to engage users with the new CITYOPT applications, create new partnerships connecting city leaders and stakeholders and create new business models for decision support systems for energy efficient neighbourhoods.
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Organised by the DHC+ Technology Platform within the H2020 PLANHEAT project, Sustainable Cities– Towards Zero-Carbon Heating & Cooling
offers you the unique opportunity for exchange with fellow municipalities committed to decarbonising their heating and cooling systems.
Post date: 19 May 2017
In this two-day conference – in cooperation with the European city network EUROCITIES – The following topics will be discussed with international decision-makers, experts on city development and city administration. Europe’s cities are growing. The efficient use and supply of energy play a major role in meeting the challenges of increasing urbanization and in developing a smart and sustainable future. Therefore politics, urban planning and the economy are requested to implement smart energy strategies, instruments and financing tools in order to master the challenges lying ahead.
Post date: 18 May 2017
IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.
The main objectives of the project are:
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Campuses and districts are growing trend in the zero net energy (ZNE) marketplace. This webinar will examine the opportunities offered by large-scale developments including real-world examples from projects in Pittsburgh and Denver. Challenges presented by dense, urban environments will be spotlighted with analysis and recommendations for siting renewables or, in cases of limited rooftop space, prioritising off-site renewable energy options for achieving ZNE.
Thursday 23 February 2017
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
STRATEGO (“Multi level actions for enhanced Heating and Cooling plans – STRATEGO”) is a European co-funded project developed in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme with the overall aim to support local and national authorities in the implementation of more efficient heating and cooling solutions.
More specifically, the purpose of the project was to:
Post date: 16 Dec 2016