This zero emissions pathway webtool is the outcome of a year-long effort of deep analytical work and active stakeholder engagement. It builds on the model developed as part of the Carbon Transparency Initiative (CTI) by the ClimateWorks Foundation and has been extended and upgraded for Europe with the support of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), in consultation with other experts in the field.
Post date: 15 Sep 2019
Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week: Design Principles for (Local) Markets for Electricity System Services.
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
This World Green Building Week, we’re #BuildingLife and exploring how we can create a green, healthy and climate resilient built environment for all.
Post date: 2 Sep 2019
This third edition of the Responsible Housing Awards saw a record-breaking number of 87 submissions (an increase of 29% compared to 2016) across five categories from 16 countries.
The jury members had a tough decision at hand but in the end everyone is a winner in the responsible housing community. In this Handbook you may find out more about all 25 projects of the winners and the finalists.
Post date: 30 Aug 2019
Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990.
Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security.
Post date: 28 Aug 2019
Climate change is driving Europe to transform its energy sector. As we transition from a fossil-based to a zero-carbon economy in the next few decades, we will use more renewable energy, and the electricity we generate won’t come from a central plant. Instead, it will come from multiple, decentralised renewable energy sources that are near to load demands. But is the existing networking capable of hosting this increase in capacity? And how would the electrical grids of the future work?
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. In order to achieve this ambitious goals, public authorities at all levels need the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions.
Post date: 30 Jul 2019
With 'My2050' the Belgian government aims to encourage a debate with all citizens (and pupils of the 3rd degree secondary in particular) on how we can make our society evolve towards a low carbon society by 2050.
-an insight into the possible changes in the different sectors (transport, buildings, industry, energy supply and agriculture);
Post date: 18 Jul 2019
The energy transition is well under way. The digital transformation, new mobility approaches, new ideas for living in cities and the rising number of prosumers are examples of the ongoing energy transition.
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be missed.
By the end of 2019, the EU Member States will submit their final National Energy & Climate Plans, including targets for 2030 and strategies to achieve them.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019