low carbon economy

Buildings as energy-hubs for a strong energy system: 10 principles to benefit EU citizens

Buildings as energy-hubs can strengthen the energy system. 10 principles to deliver real benefits for Europe’s citizens


Buildings could play a major role in supporting the low carbon development of other sectors, says BPIE in its latest paper. 10 principles are making the case for buildings to be at the core of a decarbonised energy system, producing, storing and supplying energy, making the energy system more flexible, resilient and efficient.


European Commission's proposal on the revision of EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

On July 15, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal on the revision of the EU emissions trading system in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework and the EU’s Energy Union Strategy. A milestone of the framework is the binding target for greenhouse gas emissions reductions by at least 40% below the 1990 level by 2030 at EU level.