Energy policies

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The Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission allowances from the EU's Emissions Trading System. The Innovation Fund will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage.
Post date: 8 Lug 2020
Type: News

Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.   Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic recovery efforts. Doing so will create jobs, reduce energy bills, stimulate SMEs, support electrification and reduce GHG emissions.  
Post date: 7 Lug 2020
Type: Publication

For the past 15 months Eurac Research has been offering extensive advice to the Ukrainian government on promoting sustainable development and renewable energy. The consultancy, implemented by an Italo-Austrian team, included the Austrian Energy Agency, Austrian Environmental Agency, Eurac Research Institute for Renewable Energy and was coordinated by E-Control.
Post date: 6 Lug 2020
Type: News

The venticool platform was inaugurated in September 2012 to increase awareness on ventilative cooling and to foster exchanges in the field. From 2013 to 2019, venticool was the main communication and dissemination partner of IEA-EBC Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling and hosted the combined venticool-EBC annex 62 website.
Post date: 3 Lug 2020
Type: News

The webinar “Back home. How global crisis will change the places where we live” organised by the CyprusInstitute, Project Partner of ZERO-PLUS, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Cyprus Ambasciata d' Italia a Nicosia - Embassy of Italy in Nicosia, was successfully completed on June 10.  
Post date: 3 Lug 2020
Type: News

This Paper sets out the initial EuroACE views in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 8th June on its Roadmap on the Renovation Wave. A more detailed and extensive response will be published in the framework of the upcoming Public Consultation on the topic.  
Post date: 2 Lug 2020
Type: Publication

This Addendum Paper sets out the EuroACE interim position on the topics of section 5.3 of the Commission Public Consultation on the 2030 Climate Target Plan, i.e. questions related to the proposal to extend the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to the building sector.  
Post date: 2 Lug 2020
Type: Publication

[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First    
Post date: 1 Lug 2020
Type: Publication

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency newsletter is out!   Here are the contents:   News:  
Post date: 1 Lug 2020
Type: News

We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating green building renovation to support economic recovery, to support our health, to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.   A recent survey of hundreds of central bank and national finance department officials found that retrofitting buildings was one of the top ways to stimulate growth and cut carbon emissions. A review of 35 building retrofit programs found an average of 19 jobs created per €1m investment.
Post date: 30 Giu 2020
Type: Publication