Energy policies

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook: An Action Guide for States, Provinces, and Regional Governments in collaboration with The Climate Group, as secretariat to the Under2 Coalition. Designed to place states and regions on an actionable path towards low-carbon economies, the handbook includes significant contributions from the Under2 Coalition and features many of the successful policies being implemented by the governments in the coalition.
Post date: 17 Sep 2018
Type: Link

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: Tool

ACI’s 6th Global Geothermal Energy Summit will return to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With the Dutch governments ambitious plans to have all residential buildings to be off gas in 2050, geothermal energy has an important part to play in this transition. The conference will give the latest updates on the global geothermal energy market and its new developments. Showcasing new techniques and technologies that are paving the way for the sector and expanding the geographical regions where exploration can take place.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: Event

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European guarantEE project, a collaboration of 14 European partners co-financed by the European Commission through Horizon 2020.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to 600 million dinars (around 5.1 million euros) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy. The loan is part of the EBRD’s 85 million-euro Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western Balkans, implemented in partnership with the Secretariat of the Energy Community. The initiative is designed to help local households, housing associations and service providers invest in energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
Type: News

Following the SBE16-Thessaloniki conference, SBE16 SBE19-Thessaloniki “Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation” attempts to address a large palette of issues concerning sustainability and consider their interrelation with regard to climate change.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. Running from 23rd to 26th January, the 4-day programme will feature events dedicated to the startups working in the sector. Klimahouse will also host the “Klimahouse Startup Award”, a prize conceived to honour the sector’s best startups and innovative businesses at European level.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Under the motto “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development”, Argentina’s G20 Presidency will address three new themes: the future of work; infrastructure for development, with enhanced engagement with private sector to reduce the infrastructure deficit; and sustainable food future by improving soils and increasing productivity. G20 economies, through the Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG), are working together to ensure their respective energy transitions towards cleaner, more flexible and transparent systems.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difficulty lies in the variety of metrics used to establish ‘zero’ energy or emissions, in addition to different energy consumption and production boundaries that make direct comparisons hard.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

U.S. Green Building Council is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work. The Center for Resilience is a USGBC initiative housing all of the organization’s resilience activities, resources and tools: addressing and emphasizing resilience through green building and infrastructure certifications can help ensure a more resilient future for all.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Link