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 Horizon 2020 funded project SIMPLA (Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning) supports local authorities in harmonising their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
The project targets small and medium-sized municipalities with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 inhabitants proposing a four-step approach to foster harmonised planning.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Smart and flexible 100% renewable district heating and cooling systems for European cities
SmartReFlex, an Intelligence Energy Europe (IEE) project, aimed to inspire the development of sustainable district heating and cooling solutions for the future by setting up an exchange of ideas, expertise and experience.
The project actions have aimed at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling systems including high shares of renewable energy sources (high-RES DHC) in European towns and cities.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Refurbishment of the Public building stock towards nZEB
RePublic_ZEB, an Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project, was focused on the energy and CO₂ emissions associated with existing public buildings and their refurbishment towards nZEB, because of the huge potential for energy savings. Republic_ZEB spanned across the South-Eastern European region with eleven partners located in target countries and one outside.
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
REGULATION (EU) 2017/1369 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 4 July 2017 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU
Post date: 2 Aug 2017
If you are looking for training materials about Energy Performance Contracting basics, the Green Rating tools and financing solutions, you can now find them on a dedicated section on the Trust EPC South website.
More specifically, in this section you will find the following:
Post date: 31 Jul 2017
RepliCable and InnovaTive Future Efficient Districts and cities: A replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a EUR 125m loan to the Barcelona Municipal Housing Board (a public entity under the responsibility of the City Government), with the aim of building 2,198 homes for public rental to low-income households.
Post date: 24 Jul 2017
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
The investment plan for Europe was proposed by the European Commission in November 2014, following the European Council's call in June 2014 for the low levels of investment in the EU to be addressed in order to boost growth and employment.
The investment plan focuses on removing obstacles to investment, providing visibility and technical assistance to investment projects and making smarter use of new and existing financial resources. The plan aims in achieving these goals by being active in three areas:
Post date: 12 Jun 2017