low carbon economy

Energy Cities Conference 2017

In 2017, the Energy Cities Conference will be hosted from 26 to 28 April by the German city of Stuttgart, well-known for its industrial activity as well as for its foresighted climate and energy policy. In a region which can be considered the birthplace of the German energy transition (Energiewende), Stuttgart will serve as a learning place on the societal, cultural, economic and technological shifts that come with the energy transition in Europe.

 

The 2016 Commission’s winter package – What are the plans for increasing the building renovation rate?

The Commission’s Communication “Clean Energy for all Europeans” (also called the winter package) refers to the proposed amendment of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Here it is suggested that the Member States shall set up a long-term building renovation strategy with a specific milestone for 2030 on the way to decarbonise their national building stock by 2050.

The 2016 Commission’s winter package – What are the plans for increasing the building renovation rate?

The 2016 Commission’s winter package – What’s in for the users?

On 30 November 2016 the Commission has published a Communication called “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. It includes 3 main goals: Putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. Regarding the latter, the Commission plans to reform the energy market to empower consumers and enable them to be in more control of their choices when it comes to energy.

The 2016 Commission’s winter package – What’s in for the users?