Energy policies

The major roles of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are to disseminate information and to facilitate international collaborative projects in the fields of ventilation and airtightness. Seven projects have just been approved for the 2017-2021 operating period at our the last AIVC board meeting: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) metrics, ventilation requirements, airtightness testing, and performance of fans, residential cooker hoods, and heat recovery, are key issues addressed in these projects.  
Post date: 29 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

Making Europe’s buildings highly energy efficient - Improvements needed to the EU Winter Package: EED and EPBD    
Post date: 29 Mar 2017
Type: Note

Improvements needed to the EU Winter Package: EED and EPBD    
Post date: 29 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.   The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in Paris. This transition needs to include decision-makers on all levels and must above all include citizens.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

On 28 February 2017, the environment ministers of the European Union reached an agreement in support of the revision of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive for the period after 2020.     The agreement comes after almost two years of discussions in the Council, led since the start of this year by the Maltese presidency, and serves as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: News

Limiting the rise in global mean temperature to well below 2°C would require an energy transition of exceptional scope, depth and speed, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), including a doubling of annual average energy-related investments from current levels.    
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: News

Although many cities and regions have engaged in an energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Project investment costs are high and it seems difficult to cover them using the municipal budget and traditional financing methods only. Local and regional authorities have to be resourceful and open-minded to invent and test new financing mechanisms, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to make their sustainable energy projects happen.
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: Event

One of CITyFiED ’s main objectives is to help cities get smarter, faster. By sharing a wealth of experiences in district level renovation and regeneration, the project can be a risk-saver, cost-saver and time-saver for cities, agencies and industries that occasionally struggle to hit Europe’s ambitious energy targets and deliver scalable change. Twenty-five participants from 19 cities met with the project consortium on 1 March 2017 in Laguna de Duero, Spain to do just this…   
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: News

Nine Lighthouse Projects pledged closer cooperation in their efforts towards low carbon and resource efficient urban spaces   In their efforts to deliver and replicate Smart City solutions, the EU’s nine Lighthouse projects formally signed a Cooperation Manifesto in Nottingham (UK) on 23 March, 2017.   
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: News

This report, elaborated by the   International  Energy  Agency  (IEA)  and  the  International  Renewable  Energy  Agency  (IRENA)  upon the request of the  German  government, aims to shed  light  on  the  essential elements  of  an  energy  sector  transition that  would  be consistent  with  limiting  the  rise  in  global temperature  to  well  below  two  degrees  Celisius  (2°C), as  set  out  in  the  Paris  Agreem
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: Publication