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At today's renovation rate of around 1% of buildings per year, a timely transition of the EU building sector towards climate-neutral levels by 2050 cannot be ensured. To accelerate energy efficiency investments in this area, the European Commission has intensified its efforts in recent years, with specific calls to strengthen the existing financial framework, increase funding levels, diversify types of financial models and explore new supporting mechanisms.
Post date: 4 fév 2020
Type: Publication

The European Union is the first to become carbon neutral by 2050 in the world. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - will mobilise public investments and unlock public funds through EU financial instruments which will lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.   Complementing other initiatives announced under the Green Deal, the European Green Deal Investment Plan is based on three dimensions:  
Post date: 4 fév 2020
Type: Actualité

The production and use of energy across economic sectors account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency (EE) must be prioritised. If we all want to go towards electrification, digitalisation and all the necessary elements that a successful and just transition entails, we need to cut radically our energy demand, by half by 2050 in comparison to 2005, says the Commission.  
Post date: 3 fév 2020
Type: Actualité

As a high-level group of CEOs, academics and politicians gathered in Brussels last week to discuss the future of the glass industry, they recognised how glass is a material which is used everywhere, from smartphones to cars, from ovens to buildings. The reason glass is everywhere is because as a transparent material, it serves a unique function for which mankind has found no substitute. This could make the sector a low-hanging fruit in lowering Europe’s emissions.  
Post date: 3 fév 2020
Type: Actualité

European leaders agreed in December that Europe would adopt a net-zero emission target for 2050 which would be put into legislation in March of this year. The European Commission issued a list of initiatives to respond to the ambitious goal of reaching carbon neutrality for all. This includes a "renovation wave" whose details will be clarified at the end of 2020.  
Post date: 3 fév 2020
Type: Actualité

The project BIPV meets History aims at creating new business perspectives for the building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV) industry in the renovation of historic buildings in the transnational area between Italy and Switzerland. This project will meet the requirements of local, national and European policies while respecting the heritage and landscape values of the territory.
Post date: 21 jan 2020
Type: Lien

SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable, secure and inclusive energy system in order to reach carbon neutrality before 2050.  
Post date: 21 jan 2020
Type: Lien

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement and glass. This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks.  
Post date: 14 jan 2020
Type: Publication

Digitalisation of the economy is one of the priorities set by the European Union (EU). The Strategy for a Digital Single Market, developed by the European Commission (EC) in 2015, outlined the path for the EU to build the right digital environment. The aim is to maximise the growth potential of the digital economy in Europe and to ensure European industries are at the forefront of developing and exploiting digital technologies of the markets of the future.  
Post date: 13 jan 2020
Type: Publication

On 1 January 2020, the Electricity Regulation EU/2019/943 entered into force. An important part of the new electricity market design, agreed under the Clean energy for all European’s package, the regulation establishes the fundamental principles for an efficient electricity market.  
Post date: 10 jan 2020
Type: Actualité