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Deutschland: Impulse für moderne Messgeräte bei Strom und Gas ("Smart Meter")

Die Bundesnetzagentur hat im Rahmen ihrer Untersuchung Gutachten eingeholt, Interessengruppen, Unternehmen und Wissenschaftler konsultiert sowie eingehende eigene Analysen angestellt. Zusammengefasst gelangt sie zu folgenden Empfehlungen:...

Intelligent Energy Europe - National Info Days 2010: Information and advice in your country

Get detailed information on the call for proposals and meet experts from Brussels in your town! Further information on locations and dates at: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/events/ninfodays_en.htm.

US: Energy efficiency proposals could create 333,000 jobs in 2010

“The energy efficiency programs in these proposals would create jobs because energy efficiency improvements are labor intensive and net job creators. These programs would produce more construction and service-sector jobs than those energy...

UK: Green overhaul for planning system to cut emissions and bills

Proposals for the new climate change planning policy will ensure new developments are built in the right places, utilising sustainable sources of energy and encouraging the installation of electric car charging points. To help councils,...

National winners of GreenBuilding programme in Croatia

The categories and the respective award winners are as follows: Most efficient new building – University library in Split Most efficient refurbishment – Office building HEP DP Elektra Koprivnica Best integrated design and energy concept...

New York: $40 million in stimulus funding for state energy program projects

The projects, which were competitively selected through the State Energy Program, represent the program's second round of funding that will total $74 million. Additional awards are expected to be made before the end of the year. Measures...

BREEAM awards for the 16 best sustainable buildings in 2009

The Award winners are: BREEAM Bespoke - awarded to the new  Bletchley Leisure Centre, a key element in the regeneration of Central Bletchley, designed by Holder Mathias Architects and constructed by SDC for Milton Keynes Council. The...

Germany: Greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 8.4 percent in 2009

Klimaschutz in Deutschland: Treibhausgas-Emissionen im Jahr 2009 um 8,4 Prozent gesunken

Bundesumweltminister Norbert Röttgen sagte hierzu: "Der Rückgang der Emissionen liegt vor allem an der Wirtschaftskrise. Unser Ziel heißt jedoch Wachstum durch Klimaschutz. Deswegen werden wir den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien und die...

Germany: Record in funding of renewable energies for heat generation in 2009

Deutschland: Förderrekord im Jahr 2009 bei Erneuerbaren Energien im Wärmebereich

Rund 80 Prozent der Förderdarlehen im KfW-Programm Erneuerbare Energien (Premiumvariante) gingen an kleine und mittlere Unternehmen. Darüber hinaus stellte das BMU  den Investoren rund 96 Millionen Euro an Tilgungszuschüssen zur Verfügung...

Energy performance contracting providing 35% reduction of energy consumption in 14 secondary schools in Alsace (France)

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2010 - Events organised by IEE-supported projects

Events include: Energy efficiency in SMEs - opportunities, obstacles and needs Future cities = heat pump cities? Rational use of energy for space heating, current and future situation Acceptance of biogas as a secure and sustainable...

One European standard to measure space in buildings

New green strategy will overhaul Britain's homes

The new strategy will help people make smarter use of energy in homes, making it easier to take action and reduce bills. Installing some technologies, such as solid wall insulation, could see energy bills cut by £380 a year (average...

The results are in: 2010 Winter Games set a record for energy efficiency

The total energy savings recorded by the Venue Energy Tracker were 906 MWh.  That’s enough energy for Canadian Olympic hockey team member and Gold medalist Katie Weatherston to play 1.7 million full games or Canadian Olympic Ski-cross team...

EU Commission adopts biomass sustainability report

Günther Oettinger, Commissioner responsible for Energy, said: "B iomass is one of the most important resources for reaching our renewable energy targets. It already contributes more than half of renewable energy consumption in the EU,...

Londoners doing more than ever to address impacts of climate change

The report is broken down into nine key themes as follows: Flood risk • The Thames Barrier has been raised 114 times to protect London from tidal and fluvial flooding since it became operational. Closures are becoming more frequent with...

Jüdisches Museum Berlin setzt beim Energiesparen auf Contracting

Im Fall des Jüdischen Museums Berlin steht der zukünftige Contractor vor besonderen Herausforderungen: Zu den Gebäuden zählen neben dem barocken Altbau der von Daniel Libeskind entworfene zickzack-förmige Museumsneubau sowie der ebenfalls...

KfW-Award: Endspurt für deutsche Bauherren mit Mut zur Lücke

„Die eingereichten Beispiele können dazu beitragen, andere für die Möglichkeit eines Ersatz- oder Neubaus in einer innerörtlichen Baulücke zu begeistern", sagt Dr. Axel Nawrath, Vorstand der KfW Bankengruppe und betont: "Obwohl das Wohnen...