ENSMOV project has published a policy brief on the role of energy efficiency auctions by taking as example 8 countries´ experiences. Energy efficiency auctions are not a common part of energy efficiency framework compared to subsidy programmes and energy efficiency obligations schemes.
Post date: 10 Mar 2023
The European Commission has allocated resources to the Ukrainian government to help the country to rebuild its cities sustainably and inclusively according to the New European Bauhaus (NEB). These NEB activities will be boosted through the "Phoenix" initiative.
Post date: 28 Feb 2023
SENSEI project aims at improving energy efficiency in European building stock by implementing smart energy services. In particular, the project supports the pay-for-performance (P4P) concept for designing public programmes to increase energy efficiency.
Post date: 28 Feb 2023
On 2nd March 2023 PROSPECT+ -- a capacity-building project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme -- will open a call for cities, regions and local energy agencies to improve their financing capacities when it comes to implementing their sustainable energy and climate action plans, putting them on track to reach the EU climate and energy targets.
Post date: 15 Feb 2023
This study has been commissioned by Renovate Europe Campaign to E3G, an independent climate change think tank accelerating the transition to a sustainable world.
Post date: 7 Feb 2023
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and El Corte Inglés have signed a financing agreement to implement energy efficiency measures and a digital transformation by 2024 for the well-known Spanish supermarket. In particular, the supermarket´s energy efficiency plan includes improved refrigeration, lighting and air-conditioning, and better consumption management.
Post date: 30 Jan 2023
The Ministry of Bulgaria is planning to launch a EUR 30.5 million grant for replacing inefficient heating system into photovoltaics panels and solar collectors. In particular, households that will install rooftop solar power systems will be reimbursed for 70% of the investment. The call, which should be launched by the end of the year, will be for all sectors except for agriculture, fisheries and forestry and electricy production.
Post date: 20 Jan 2023
As part of the plan to reach climate-neutrality by 2030, the UK is going to replace 1.7 million gas boilers a year until 2030. The government has announced a scheme to help households to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes before installing heat pumps. In fact, heat pumps are a fundamental part of the changes required, but they increase the electricity demand, and higher overall energy consumption means more renewable energy is needed for decarbonisation.
Post date: 19 Jan 2023
Community energy systems (CES) support citizens during periods of energy crisis as they can directly power themselves in a secure and affordable way. However, this big potential still needs to find its way in Europe and find investors. Community projects at the moment provide only less than 0.1% of the retail market for electricity in the European Union.
Post date: 11 Jan 2023
Germany has launched a new program for sustainable heating to support households in changing their heating and cooling system and install heat pumps. The program covers up to 40% of the costs to buy and deploy heat pumps, with a basic subsidy rate of 25%.
Post date: 9 Jan 2023