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12 country reports on impact, compliance and control of EPBD available

Included countries are: the Netherlands Greece Spain Germany France Denmark Belgium Poland Norway Italy Finland Lithuania

Updated version of EU Commission's Statistical Pocket Book 2010 on Energy Data and Emissions Data available

Contents of the energy data include: a glossary average calorific values, energy content conversion factors methodology for the calculation of EU-wide average fuel prices indicators EU-27 gross inland consumption import dependency:...

55 nations pledge to cut emissions under Copenhagen Accord

Industrialised countries listed their mid-term targets to cut emissions: http://unfccc.int/home/items/5264.php Developing countries communicated information on their nationally appropriate mitigation actions: http://unfccc.int/home/items/...

Two new European financed projects to facilitate adoption of Energy Performance Contracting in Europe

EESI - European Energy Service Initiative (EESI)Energy performance contracting (EPC) is a proven and cost-efficient instrument for tapping existing energy saving potentials in the buildings sector. For harvesting these...

A report on fuel poverty to the French Government

The number of French households concerned by fuel poverty is estimated to 3.4 millions, including 425 000 households most exposed. The fuel poverty affects primarily rural zones and small towns. The consequences are environmental (risk of...

Registration to European Sustainable Energy Week 2010 is now open

Organised by European Commission's Directorate General for Energy, the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, the European Institutions, major energy actors and private companies, the EUSEW is the key annual event of the...

US President Obama sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for federal operations

Actions taken under this Executive Order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term savings, build local market capacity, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in clean energy industries....

IEE European Info Day fully booked

You can watch a live internet broadcast of the plenary session in the morning on your computer at http://scic.ec.europa.eu/str/basic/chargasp/ Access is free and do not require prior registration.

Obligatory civil liability insurance for experts issuing EP certificates in Poland

Display “Towards Class A”: The European Award for creative communication campaigns in buildings

No matter the means, messages or materials to be used. What really counts is the applicant’s commitment and originality in communicating the topic to building users and the public. The six finalists will be invited to personally present...

A new American standard for the design of high-performance green buildings

The energy efficiency goal of Standard 189.1 is to provide significant energy reduction over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. It offers a broader scope than Standard 90.1 and is intended to provide minimum requirements for the...

German minister for environment presents key points for the new feed-in tariffs for PV generated energy

Further information on the background of the planned reduction, but also on the planned adjustment of the tariffs can be found (in German) at:http://www.bmu.de/erneuerbare/energien/doc/45543.php

Call for Case Studies for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award 2010

The winning project will be selected by a jury with representatives from Energy Agencies, the industry and Cities. Besides having a chance to win the Local Energy Action Award, submitted Case Studies have the opportunity to be: -...

Online training helps small UK businesses to cut energy use with a single click

BUILD UP at the ASHRAE conference in Orlando

Further information is available on the ASHRAE conference website at: http://www.ashrae.org/events/page/2478. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating,...

Canada's economic action plan: Investing in clean energy projects

The Clean Energy Fund is investing nearly $1 billion in technology development and demonstration. Total investments under the Clean Energy Fund for large and small demonstration projects are benefiting Canada's economy by leveraging nearly...

Saving household energy with your cell phone

Each device is given a power plogg, which is a small adapter located between the power plug and the power outlet. It reports the power consumption on any given time to a PC via a radio signal. People can tell which device is guzzling the...

German poll says economic crisis decreases investments in energy efficiency

California will require mandatory inspection of energy systems in non-residential buildings

Country reports on impact, compliance and control of EPBD