energy policy

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third meeting of the Joint Task Force.
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Energy efficiency is the best investment in sustainable energy that has multiple benefits. Yet, its vast potential is not realised. What are the challenges – as it’s seen by the industry? How can regional and local authorities can foster such investments? What are the financial hints and tricks to make a project attractive for those who finance it? This webinar aims to discuss these questions among others and assist those considering to draft and implement ambitious local and regional EE policies and actions. Agenda:
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Event

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index tool, produced in partnership with Oliver Wyman, ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: Energy security, Energy equity (accessibility and affordability), Environmental sustainability. The ranking measures overall performance in achieving a sustainable mix of policies and the balance score highlights how well a country manages the trade-offs of the Trilemma with "A" being the best. Use this interactive Index to assess the sustainability of national energy policies.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
Type: Tool

The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be compatible with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in the long-term planning for the mid-century mark. By developing their 2050 roadmaps, these cities are designing clear pathways to transform their societies to become resilient and resource-efficient, running entirely on clean energy sources, renovating buildings and providing social and economic wellbeing to their citizens.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

This guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost. It is designed for use by anyone new to carbon saving (especially in smaller businesses) and recognises that not everyone has the time or resources to undertake a full carbon management programme. This guide can be used on its own or as an introduction to the many sector and technology specific publications in the Carbon Trust’s library.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

EU energy statistical pocketbook (2018 version) provides energy statistics for all EU countries and the EU as a whole, covering areas including energy production and consumption, socio-economic indicators, and the impact of the energy sector on the environment. You can also find an energy profile for each EU country as well as details of each country's progress towards the EU's 2020 climate and energy targets. The publication is divided into five parts:
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union. PROSPECT is open to all local authorities: cities, regions and their energy and climate agencies or municipal companies, from EU-28 countries + Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYRoM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia. +info
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: News

  The map, created by Zeke Hausfather and Rosamund Pearce, combined observed temperature changes with future climate model projections to show how climate change has changed up to present day, but also how it is forecasted to change in the future. Read more and navigate the map.
Post date: 27 Sep 2018
Type: Link

  The IEA estimates that by 2050 energy demand from space cooling will triple. Entering into force in 2019, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol seeks to reduce the global warming impacts of air conditioners and refrigerators through reducing the use of refrigerants with strong global warming effects. Such a shift in refrigerant offers a great opportunity for energy efficiency improvements during appliance re-engineering. 
Post date: 27 Sep 2018
Type: Link

Europe is committed to leading the fight against climate change. To underline its leadership, the Commission presented a comprehensive set of 10 transformative initiatives, the Action Plan for the Planet, at the inaugural One Planet Summit in Paris last December. In New York today, Vice-Presidents Maroš Šefčovič and Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Neven Mimica will update Heads of State and Government, businesses leaders and civil society on the main achievements to date under these initiatives in support of climate action.
Post date: 26 Sep 2018
Type: News