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EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for new binding targets in energy efficiency and renewables

EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for new binding targets in energy efficiency and renewables

A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wanted to be more...
European Commission presents sustainable energy security package

European Commission presents sustainable energy security package

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions,...

Insight on lighthouse projects detailed at SMARTCITY World Congress

Lighthouses at Barcelona – Remourban and fellow Lighthouse projects attend Smart City Expo World Congress   Empower cities. Empower people. That was the battle cry at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)...

District renovation project in Genoa meets energy saving expectations

The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energy consumption   A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the...

First North American Climate Summit: accepting responsibilities with world view

Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit   During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the...

How to Use More of Solar Energy at Home without Compromising Aesthetics

An increasing number of people are becoming environmentally conscious, resulting in a record breaking growth of the solar energy production. The global solar output has more than trebled in last four years. Solar power generation enjoyed...

EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?

The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding.   The next few weeks are going to be crucial for the...

International VELUX Award 2018 call for daylight projects

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new...

Commission calls on GREECE and MALTA to correctly implement EU rules on energy performance of buildings

  On 7 December 2017, in the context of its December infringements package, the European Commission announced that it  has send letters of formal notice requesting Greece and Malta to ensure the correct...

Winner of 2017 Roger Léron Award announced!

The 3rd edition of the Roger Léron Award is over: the winner is known!   The 3rd edition of the Roger Léron Award has come to an end. The name of the winner, Ljubomir Majdandzic, was revealed on the...