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Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?

The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities. After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?   The so-called "nature-based solutions" (NBS) are the latest trend in the...

Energiewende twinning towns: sharing knowledge and experience. Apply now!

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...

Romanian regulator permits excess electricity sale by prosumers

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.  ...

World Sustainable Energy Days 2019

Efficiency and renewable energy are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition that serves the needs of citizens, economic development, and the environment.   The World Sustainable Energy Days connect...

Find out about the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat!

On 6 June 2018, Director General Dominique Ristori announced the creation of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. The announcement was made in the presence of the Members of...

What can we learn from new trends in the construction sector

The European construction sector is crucial to the European economy as it provides 18 million direct jobs and contributes to about 9% of the EU's GDP. Furthermore, drives economic growth and offers solutions for social, climate and energy...

The Green Solutions Awards 2018: time-lapse and videos of the ceremony

Nine winners whose climate solutions reduce greenhouse gas emissions emitted by the construction industry were rewarded during the International Green Solutions Awards 2018 ceremony. But this event was also an opportunity for professionals...

On the road towards liveable cities

On November 29, 2018, the representatives of STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Trento organised their 1st Stakeholder Workshop on how to tailor technical solutions electric mobility, according to the local needs   By the end of...

EU Commission’s survey on architects’ activities in the field of energy renovation and nearly zero energy buildings

In order to inform its future policy-making, the European Commission is currently conducting a survey across Europe on architects’ activities with respect to energy renovation and nearly zero energy buildings (nzeb). The survey shall...

Towards zero – a targeted approach

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report gave a stark warning that current pledges from governments are not enough to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. In order to avoid this, we need to be aiming for a maximum...

TAIWAN - Bamboo Pavilion / ZUO STUDIO

Green building materials from Taiwan. Bamboo Pavilion, located in the fourth area of Fengyuan Huludun Park, is an exhibition hall sponsored by Taichung Real Estate Development Association.   The materials used are all native species from...

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum 2019 – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions.   The initiative now gathers 7,000+ local and regional authorities across 57 countries drawing on the strengths of a worldwide multi-stakeholder...

The 2018 Building Action Symposium in videos

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) is an alliance of 110 members representing 26 countries, 4 public agencies, 21 private corporations, 11 intergovernmental organizations, 38 non- governmental organizations and...

REMOURBAN continues to be firmly among global smart city community at the Smart City World Congress in Barcelona

A REMOURBAN team joined other pioneering projects in Barcelona for this year's edition of Smart City Expo World Congress on 13-15 November.   It was certainly not the first time REMOURBAN has attended this world-level event. As smart...

Bioconstruction: beyond hempcrete

Today whoever decides to invest in biobased buildings is a pioneer in the construction sector, as it is still a niche market. But latest research about industrial hemp materials have developed products that may be more competitive   One of...

COP24: Distributed ledger technology could help enact Paris Agreement

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to efficiently and transparently measure, track, and report on carbon emissions, making it a useful tool for enacting the Paris Agreement, according to the COP24 session “Unleashing the...

Buildings as material banks – A pathway for a circular future

The Horizon 2020 EU-funded project BAMB – Buildings as Material Banks - brings 15 partners from 7 European countries throughout Europe together for one mission: Enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular...

The Green Solutions Awards 2018 Winners Gala in Katowice

Watch the introduction of the #GreenSolutions Awards 2018 Winners Gala, held in Katowice during COP24, on December 6th at the University of Silesia. Nine winners - buildings, districts and infrastructures - and fourteen mentions were...

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Info Day

Why not plan ahead and get informed on Energy Efficiency funding opportunities for 2019? With €112M available in the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2019, with deadline in September 2019, there are opportunities to fund market...

European Energy Service Award 2019: Submit your sustainable energy project!

Are you an innovative and highly qualified energy service provider or promoter? Have you implemented a successful and pioneering sustainable energy project? Then apply to the European Energy Service Award (EESA) 2019!   The ...