EMPOWERING is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which contributes to the shift of seven EU regions toward low-carbon society by enhancing the capacities of municipalities and regional representatives to shape integrated energy strategies and plans. The project contributes to bridge the gap of skills needed to plan energy measures in the new 2030 framework for Climate and Energy Policy in terms of GHG emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) ACE-Retrofitting project (Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting) aims to facilitate the implementation of low-carbon, energy and climate protection strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in NWE.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat
HeatNet will address the challenge of reducing CO₂ emissions in North West Europe (NWE) by creating an integrated transnational NWE approach to the supply of renewable and low carbon heat (incl. waste heat) to residential and commercial buildings, developed and tested in 6 local district heating and cooling networks (DHC) in UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
A radical approach to using natural construction materials at scale
The ISOBIO project proposes an innovative strategy to bring bio-based construction materials into the mainstream.
A key innovation consists of the use of pre-treated bio-based aggregates for construction, which include insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
On Tuesday 6 June 2017, the International Energy Agency released its latest report on Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2017), mapping major transformations in the field over the next decades.
Post date: 9 Jun 2017
Catalysing Energy Technology Transformations
The 2017 edition of the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2017), focuses on the opportunities and challenges of scaling and accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies.
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
As part of the DecarbHeat Initiative, the #DecarbHeat conference, which took place in Brussels on 11 and 12 May 2017, aimed to collect ideas from a broad audience on the next steps towards the vision of a 100% decarbonised heating and cooling sector, along four areas of consideration:
Post date: 19 May 2017
The Energy Transitions Commission’s flagship report, launched on 25 April 2017, outlines the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 - but governments, investors and businesses must act now to accelerate energy transitions. It sets out achievable pathways to limit global warming to well below 2˚C while stimulating economic development and social progress.
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale” in 2016. The project will run until 2020.
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges
The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low Emissions Development (LED) Solutions for their cities.
Post date: 21 Apr 2017