InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagas, Barcelona Activa and CEiiA have opened this month a new edition of Cleantech Camp, a training program aimed at business ideas or companies in the initial phase, in the clean energy sector. The promoters of the program seek to receive ideas for a selection of a maximum of 15 projects, which are preferably focused on promoting energy efficiency, the low-carbon economy as well as smarter and more sustainable cities.
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
European countries must thoroughly modernize their building stock. The EU directives envision raising the refurbishment rate to around 3%, representing an estimated 110 million buildings across the EU. However, several barriers exist that keep actual retrofitting rates far below envisioned ones, especially in southern countries. Retrofitting at the district level has been found to be an effective way to overcome the obstacles that prevent the retrofitting rate from rising above its current rate of 0.2% - 1.0%.
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
"Effective and trustworthy delivery and distribution systems will be central to ramping up energy efficiency investment and meeting increasingly urgent climate targets. Time to mainstream energy efficiency: it’s a seat belt, not a GPS system" writes Peter Sweatman (@ClimateSt).
Post date: 17 Jan 2019
The REVALUE project partners have delivered recommendations for key stakeholders on how best to ensure energy efficiency is included in the valuation process. There are long-term risk implications for low energy performance properties and the lending industry is beginning to recognise this. Here is a video summarising the recommendations and outlining the potential risks.
Post date: 7 Jan 2019
The report introduce AI as a generic term that refers to any machine or algorithm that is capable of observing its environment, learning, and based on the knowledge and experience gained, take intelligent actions or propose decisions. Autonomy of decision processes and interaction with other machines and humans are other dimensions that need to be considered.
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
After sharing the research conclusions, the REVALUE project partners took the opportunity to talk with some key stakeholders about the role of energy efficiency in the European housing sector, both now and moving forward.
1. An interview with Martin Schoenberg – Energy Efficiency Project Coordinator, UNEP FI
What are the trends and initiatives in the market that we should be paying attention to?
Post date: 17 Dec 2018
With a low rate of new building construction and an insufficient rate of existing building renovation, there is the need to step up the pace of building renovation with ambitious performance targets to achieve European Union (EU) climate change policies for 2050.
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
“We will co-finance the procurement and installation of biomass boilers and heat pumps by individuals with HRK 12 million. Depending on the location of the house, it is possible to get co-financing of between 40% and 80% of the project value, but not more than HRK 35,000 including VAT, to install a biomass system or up to HRK 45,000 for heat pump systems,” FZOEU Director Dubravko Ponoš said.
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Become a pioneer into innovation and join a unique opportunity for creative and imaginative people who want to step into the arena of professional green innovation.
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
Global energy demand grew by 2% in 2017 after two years of low growth. An increase in energy using activities across many countries, regions and sectors outweighed ongoing progress on energy efficiency. Global energy intensity fell by 1.7% in 2017, the smallest annual improvement this decade.
Post date: 24 Oct 2018