On 7 December 2017, in the context of its December infringements package, the European Commission announced that it has send letters of formal notice requesting Greece and Malta to ensure the correct implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU).
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Amending Directive 94/22/EC, Directive 98/70/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC, Regulation (EC) No 663/2009, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, Directive 2009/73/EC, Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Directive 2010/31/EU, Directive 2012/27/EU, Directive 2013/30/EU and Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Smart-Up is an EU funded project that will encourage vulnerable customers in those Member States that have embarked on the roll-out of Smart Meters to actively use their Smart Meters and In-House Displays to achieve energy savings.
Previous studies have shown that Smart Meters do not lead to energy savings in the residential sector unless households actively use them and modify their energy-use behaviour. This project will fill the gap, as well as raise awareness on demand response services.
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
Training of Photovoltaic Installers
The high photovoltaic market growth rates, further favoured by the EU supporting policies and the favourable national regulatory frameworks, may cause some concern to the PV industry due to the lack of adequately skilled workforce for PV installation and maintenance. Furthermore, the interested parties (manufacturers, developers, investors) seek skills certification and quality assurance in all phases of a PV installation (design, installation and maintenance).
Post date: 16 Nov 2017
Brussels, 6 November 2017
The European Union expects this year's United Nations climate conference (COP23) to reaffirm once again the international community's commitment to stepping up the global response to climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Post date: 7 Nov 2017
Hotel or restaurant owner? Want to make your business greener? Check out "Take a Green Step"
If you are looking for tips on how to make your hotel and restaurant more eco-friendly, the
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Post date: 3 Nov 2017
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS, AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK - COM(2016) 763 final
Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon competitive economy is both an urgent necessity and a tremendous opportunity for Europe. It is a central challenge of our time. Failure may put our welfare at stake. Success would open unprecedented economic opportunities and new avenues to prosperity, welfare and growth.
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
On 27 October 2017, the European Commission announced how it will allocate €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council.
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
On 4 October 2017, in the context of the October infringements package, the European Commission announced that they are sending a letter of formal notice requesting Spain to ensure the correct implementation of the EU legislation on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive, Directive 2012/27/EU).
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
The training course for Municipalities’ technicians took place in three sessions; 28 February, 14 March and 25 April 2017.
The capacity building course has had the objective of transmitting the knowledge to promote the design of nZEB and enable the implementation of the Directive of Energy Efficiency in Buildings of the municipalities in Spain.
1. Affordable and adaptable public buildings through energy efficient retrofitting. 28 February 2017
Post date: 28 Sep 2017