The improvement of the energy performance of nearly 550000 residential units has been financially supported.
The new structure of the funding system following the ratio of the energy performance compared to a regular building has proven to be effective and comprehendable also for non-experts. For example an energy efficient house 70 (KfW-Effizienzhaus 70) uses 70 % of the primary energy of a regular building.
Post date: 17 Dec 2009
All over the EU, Social Housing organisations are increasing the energy efficiency of their housing stock, however there remains potential for further improvements.
To accelerate this process, experts from national and regional federations need a platform where they can learn from each others’ successes and mistakes, exchange advice, tips and experience on all issues related to energy use in social housing.
Post date: 10 Dec 2009
Post date: 27 Aug 2009
$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide—not including large hydro, according to the report. Of this $13.5 billion of new private investment went into companies developing and scaling-up new technologies alongside $117 billion of investment in renewable energy projects from geothermal and wind to solar and biofuels.
The 2008 investment is more than a four-fold increase since 2004.
Post date: 27 Jul 2009
Post date: 6 Jul 2009