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[Urban Chronicles 2.0 #07] Climate risk: towards a real awareness of financial actors?

In order to accelerate the financing of the ecological and energy transition, article 173 of the law relating to the Energy Transition for Green Growth (TECV) of 17 August 2015 imposes for the first time in France ESG and Climate reporting...

Facebook powers Oregon data center with 100% renewables

Facebook has signed a new deal to ensure one of its main data centers uses 100 percent clean energy. The data center in the small town of Prineville, Oregon has been operational for the past seven years, and was Facebook’s first one. It is...

BTA Climate KIC launches a survey to assess buildings markets across Europe

Building Market Briefs (BMB) is a Climate-KIC initiative that aims to collect and generate analysis on the building sector to encourage low carbon investments. As part of the global shift towards a low-carbon economy and a restructuring of...

Call for papers – 2019 World Sustainable Energy Days

Energy 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. Achieving a smart, socially fair and sustainable...

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

For the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help...

The New Energy Challenge: apply from June 4 to July 23, 2018!

Shell Ventures, YES!Delft and Rockstart believe a meaningful energy transition can only be made with breakthrough innovation and integrated technologies that are effective, scalable and profitable. That is why the New Energy Challenge 2018...

Spain hits 45% renewable power in first half of 2018

Spain’s transition to a low-carbon economy is making strong progress with almost half of all power now coming from renewable energy. Fresh data from Red Eléctrica de España, the country’s energy operator, shows that 45.8 percent of all...

The General Journal of Europe launches a dossier on energy with FEDARENE

With this special dossier, the “General Journal of Europe” aims to promote regions, energy and environmental agencies, community associations and their members as well as all decision-makers. It wishes to highlight innovations, exchanges...

The EU and China deepen ties on combating climate change

The EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to addressing climate change as one the most significant threats to humanity. Political leaders came together at the 20th EU-China summit, held in Beijing this week, to seek new ways the...

Clean energy, urban farming and sustainable housing hacked at urban solutions conference

Clean energy, urban farming and sustainable housing were the hot topics being tackled at this year’s Copenhagen’s Clean Energy Hack. The event, part of the Nordic Clean Energy Week 2018, brought together 50 students to work on climate...

Germany powers through 2018 with 42% renewables record

Germany has set a new record for renewable power production during the first six months of 2018. 113 terawatt hours of electricity was generated by all renewable technologies, mainly consisting of biomass, wind and solar energy, and...

Transforming Academic Research into more tangible actions for Smart Cities

Three research institutions from the STARDUST consortium shared their insights with a network of Spanish universities as to how Smart Cities can act as exemplary figures for replication to their regions   From the 27th to the...

Greenbuild Europe 2019: become a member of Program Working Group

Greenbuild Europe, Human X Nature is the flagship event for sustainability professionals: Greenbuild Europe is the premier annual conference for European green building professionals. Attendees worldwide across a variety of industries—...

BTA initiative to help innovators to tackle European markets

To take on the challenge of delivering low carbon buildings all over Europe, stakeholders need comparable, pan-European data to support their efforts and target the right niches. Although many reports exist from one country to another, the...

Energy storage in Europe increases by 49% in one year

New industry data has highlighted the strong growth in electrical storage in Europe over the past year. The European Energy Storage Association and consultants Delta-ee released the figures, which are pooled from the trade body’s member...

How to avoid Greenwashing as much as possible?

Today, the financial sector is making increasing use of more responsible economic and financial tools in favour of social and environmental issues. But how can we ensure that public and private actors do not use these new tools only as a...

Romania moves to not tax prosumers feeding surplus energy into grid

The Romanian parliament has adopted a law enabling prosumers with small renewable energy systems to secure self-consumption and deliver surplus energy to the grid without having to obtain any authorization or pay taxes on the energy, the...

Commission welcomes Parliament committee votes on Clean Energy Package

The European Commission welcomes today’s strong endorsement by the European Parliament of three key proposals of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2016). A joint meeting of the...

Become a mentor for the PROSPECT programme

PROSPECT aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience on innovative financing schemes used to implement sustainable energy and climate plans, especially within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. By...

URBAN GreenUP has released a NBS catalogue

The document provides a detailed description of the green urban interventions implemented by the project   URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website...