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Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

Making our iconic city skylines better for the planet

By Frankie Downy, Manager of C40’s Private Building Efficiency Network     When stepping off a train or plane to visit a city for the first time, you wonder: will it live up to expectations, will it look like it does in the movies? Then...
10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

The Europe 2020 Strategy involves a number of policies to help Member States towards their 2020 targets. Realising the EU’s long-established intention to ‘turn the European Union into the most energy efficient economy in the world’ will depend on...

10 facts you need to know about adding solar panels to your home

Did you know that our planet receives enough energy from the sun that it can power the whole world?  All the energy that the world uses every day could be replaced with solar. It is no wonder then that more and more people want to take...

“Renovations pivotal to the goal of limiting global warming”

There is still much to be done and the pace of energy renovations must be urgently stepped up, as the COP23 Building Action Symposium summit prepares to open in Bonn on November 9, says Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign...

EeMAP: Energy Efficient Mortgages could play central role in Europe’s new sustainable finance strategy

Energy efficient mortgages could play a central role in Europe’s new strategy for sustainable finance, states a White Paper published on 26 October 2017 under the EU funded ‘Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan’ (EeMAP) Initiative -...

Belgium initiatives to promote Europe-wide harmonized energy efficiency standards

REHVA advocates the need for harmonised application of EPB standards across Europe, which needs active involvement of national standardisation bodies and stakeholders, to achieve a harmonized energy performance calculation framework.  ...

EuroACE and eceee applaud European Parliament’s committee vote on buildings efficiency

European NGOs and efficiency stakeholders applaud the 11 October 2017 vote of the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament in favour of stronger European building regulations. The final report...

EPBD must focus on reducing energy needs and avoid double-counting of renewables, says eceee

As the negotiations on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision proceeds, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) has noted some worrying signs that threaten to deliver less savings,...

EU bids on standardisation to boost building energy efficiency – notes from EUSEW 2017

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of...

Updating 2050 roadmap for carbon-neutrality should become EU goal

EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’   By Frédéric Simon Original source: EURACTIV     The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging...