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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...

Deutschland: Kleinfeuerungsanlagenverordnung tritt am 22. März 2010 in Kraft

Die Regelungen im Einzelnen: Die 1. BImSchV sieht anspruchsvolle Emissionsgrenzwerte für Staub vor. Diese können von neuen Feuerungsanlagen, die üblicherweise im häuslichen Bereich eingesetzt werden, wie Heizungen, Kaminöfen oder...

EU Sustainable Energy Week: Decarbonising our energy

Commissioner Oettinger will kick of the event today, 23 March, with an opening speech "Europe 2015 and beyond". The European Sustainable Energy Week running from 22 to 26 March 2010, will feature nearly 90 events in Brussels and some...

Energy-efficient Alpine communities and Alpine towns

Other Alpine communities to receive the European Energy Award® - Gold include the communities of Virgen/A, Wolfurt/A, Lucerne/CH and St. Johann im Pongau/A. A total of 28 communities have been awarded "Gold", the highest category. These...

Executive summary report of the interim conclusions of the EPBD Concerted Action now available

The CA EPBD (2007 – 2010) is organized around 5 Core Themes (CTs): Certification of Buildings, Inspections of Boilers and AC systems, Training of Experts, Procedures for Characterization of Energy Performance, and Information Campaigns....

UK: A consultation to make better use of energy performance certificates and data in England and Wales

In particular, this consultation seeks views on proposals for: making better use of the energy performance data by extending and managing access to registers; enabling local authorities to use EPC data to support development of wider...

New EU-funded project targets 'home-made energy'

The system is based on concentrated solar power technology, in which parabola-shaped troughs concentrate the sun's rays on to a receiver that converts the solar energy into heat. A tracking mechanism allows these devices to follow the sun...