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Reducing energy use and small-scale electricity generation across Britain

The offering to business – CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme launched today aimed at saving public and private sector organisations around £1billion per year by 2020 through cost effective...

UK: Energy and Climate Committee presents report on fuel poverty

The Committee's report is a stocktake of performance in tackling fuel poverty and sets out areas of concern which the Committee want to see addressed in the new Parliament.  Paddy Tipping MP, Acting Chair of the Committee, said "one of the...

Energy Labelling Directive extended to energy-related products

The basis for the energy scale will remain the same, with products graded from A to G – matched by a colour scale from dark green for the most energy efficient to red for the least. All advertising including energy-related performance or...

Insulation made easy by Britain's top businesses

The ‘Insulate Today’ initiative will demonstrate this by: Working with Sainsbury’s Energy (a partnership between EDF and Sainsbury’s) to provide exclusive insulation offers to employees Investing in additional incentives to encourage...

Study on energy efficiency improvements at UK households presents final results: It’s easier to change than people think

A total of 100 households were challenged to do what they could to reduce their environmental footprint. They were selected to be nationally representative - including demographics, social groups and house types. Each household received...

Germany: Renewable energies are standing firm in the economic crisis

While electricity generation from conventional energy forms decreased in 2009, renewables remained stable - their share in electricity consumption rose further to 16.1 percent. In comparison with the previous year there was also a...

Deutschland: Erneuerbare Energien behaupten sich in der Wirtschaftskrise

Während im Jahr 2009 die Stromerzeugung aus konventionellen Energieträgern rückläufig war, zeigten sich die Erneuerbaren Energien stabil – ihr Anteil am Stromverbrauch stieg weiter auf 16,1 Prozent. Auch wurden im Vergleich zum Vorjahr...

Environmental Protection Agency issues second annual ranking of U.S. cities with the most energy efficient buildings

EPA first issued its ranking of cities with the most Energy Star labeled buildings last year. This year, Los Angeles remains in first place; the District of Columbia picks up second; Denver and Chicago move into the top five; and Lakeland...

London's energy busting Low Carbon Zones go ‘live’

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London's 10 Low Carbon Zones are now officially 'live', championing the latest energy busting technologies, trialling innovative ways to go green and helping people save money. Not only will this have...

European Commission, EIB support EUR 1 bn investment by cities, regions in energy efficiency, renewables

European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said: "This is an example of how an idea presented during last year’s Covenant of Mayors Ceremony is now a reality and having an impact on the ground. ELENA is a chance for cities and regions...

Renewable energy: forecasts show EU on track to meet 20% target

EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger informs of future directions for energy efficiency and renewable policies

Read the complete keynote speech here.

Intelligent Energy Europe: The 2010 call for proposals is open

Some € 56 million will be made available, supporting up to 75% of the eligible project costs. Any public or private organisation from the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Croatia can apply. Only online applications are possible....

German study on behalf of KfW bank: Energy saving potentials are not tapped in medium sized businesses because of lack of financial and human resources

Further information in German is available at: http://www.kfw.de/DE_Home/Presse/Pressearchiv/2010/20100224_34860.jsp

Studie von Prognos im Auftrag der KfW: Energieeinsparpotenziale bleiben im deutschen Mittelstand mangels Kapital und Personal ungenutzt

„Die Erschließung vorhandener Potenziale zur Energieeinsparung ist eine grundlegende Voraussetzung für die Erreichung ambitionierter energie- und klimapolitischer Ziele sowie für die internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der deutschen...

Stiftung Warentest bewertet Intelligente Stromzähler

Laut Gesetz hat jeder Verbraucher seit Jahresbeginn das Recht, von seinem Stromversorger den Einbau eines intelligenten Stromzählers zu verlangen. Für Neubauten oder bei größeren Sanierungen ist der Einbau seit Januar sogar Pflicht. Doch...

Intelligent Energy News Review of February 2010

Stay informed in 6 different languages about what's going on in the IEE projects at http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/library/newsreview_en.htm

European Re-Building Forum launch at EUSEW

Commenting on the Forum launch, Mr. Tom Vereijken – EPE President and Director Water at Grontmij said: "The Forum is a platform which enables the integration of expertise to accelerate the implementation of the estimated 38% cost-effective...

European funds to make Welsh homes more energy efficient

Mr Jones said, "Making homes more energy efficient is a key part in our ambitions to reduce Wales’ carbon footprint. I am delighted that for the first time we will be able to use European funding to help those who most need it make...

USA: Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy announce new steps to strengthen Energy Star

Consumers can feel confident in Energy Star because in 2009 alone, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved enough energy to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 30 million cars — all while saving nearly $17...