energy transition

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State and regional governments are in a unique position to drive innovative and ambitious climate and clean energy policies around the world. The Climate Group brings these governments together to make sure the best ideas are spread further, faster. These governments make up the Under2 Coalition, which has over 200 signatories and endorsers globally. The coalition is driven by state and regional governments committed to s   upporting the efforts of nations and delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement, to keep global temperature rises to under 2°C.
Post date: 30 Jun 2018
Type: Link

In the end of July 2017, the German law on the promotion of tenant electricity (Gesetz zur Förderung von Mieterstrom) entered into force. With this law, tenants shall benefit from the energy transition. In fact, the law promotes landlords or system operators.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

For many years now Member States have engaged in energy transition. This long experience has shown that conventional financing is not enough and financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. For this reason, access to attractive and adequate financing products from the market is needed.    
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Set up by the city of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1995, Internal Contracting (Intracting) has already allowed the municipality to implement over 350 energy efficiency measures in public buildings, equipment and facilities generating financial savings of EUR 22 million. Intracting enables the municipality to finance multiple investments aimed at energy savings without being bound to an external contractor. In this process a technical department or a municipally-owned company (‘the client’) submits an energy-saving project.  
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

"Low carbon energy transition? Together it is possible"     This two-day event, which will take place on 19 and 20 October 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic, gives energy stakeholders from government, research, NGOs and business from more than 10 countries of Central and Eastern Europe the opportunity to collaborate towards sustainability.  
Post date: 11 Sep 2017
Type: Event

Energy positive sewage treatment plants - A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This corresponds roughly to the capacity of 12 large power plants. Due to the currently used technologies and the associated energy loss in the individual process steps, sewage treatment in Europe instead consumes primary energy of more than two power plants.  
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Event

The energy transition – a great piece of work Innovation Through Research Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency: Projects and Results of Research Funding in 2015  
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Unter dem Titel „Wissen macht Wandel“ nahm die Brodowin-Grundschule in Berlin Alt-Hohenschönhausen am Wettbewerb Berliner Klima Schulen 2017 teil. Seit Anfang Juli steht fest, die Schule hat den Wettbewerb gewonnen und erhält die 5.000 € für den Gewinnerbeitrag. Insgesamt wurden 11 Projekte mit Preisen im Gesamtwert von 13.500 € ausgezeichnet. Berlins größter Schulwettbewerb zum Klimaschutz wird sein neun Jahren vom Land Berlin und der GASAG AG ausgeschrieben.  Die Schüler der 4. und 5.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News

The programme will focus on accelerating clean innovations as a driver of success for the energy transition. With over 160 energy innovations from which 50 are related to buildings, it is the innovation meeting point for the construction industry. This year, a demonstration area, showcasing the clean innovations that are ready to be transferred will be featured for the first time. As well as more about cutting edge technologies in the pitching sessions, and valuable networking opportunities with the people that are making a difference in the energy panorama in Europe.
Post date: 13 Jul 2017
Type: Event

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) contributes to the common objective of the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to well below 2°C  
Post date: 11 Jul 2017
Type: Link