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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,...

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...

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 evening of the 5th December 2017 during the ceremony at the Bip in Brussels.   Ljubomir Majdandzic was one of the...

Energy in the smart city: 5 leading operators integrate the innovations of InnoEnergy supported start-ups

"The start-ups we support are now selling their solutions!"This is the message that InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy in Europe, wants to convey. Its accelerator supports 180 energy start-ups across Europe, including...

Social impact of green crowdfunding

Researchers have measured the effectiveness of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in terms of human and environmental wellbeing   There is growing interest in crowdfunding as an alternative way to support projects focused on...

Accelerating sustainable urban renovation: a pathway for success

CITyFiED Methodology is an integrated approach divided into seven phases, ranging from initial citywide diagnosis to final evaluation of the renovation. It includes an indicators tool and guidelines to support decision-making process...

Lighthouse Projects lead the way to a smarter Europe at Smart City EXPO

Twelve smart city projects covering almost 60 cities across Europe came together at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 14-16 November - the biggest edition to date –to show how cities are leading the way in...

The new Lighthouse Project MAtchUP kicks-off in Valencia

  Three new Lighthouse cities and Four Follower cities enriching the European smart city landscape     Twenty-eight partners from eight different countries gathered together in Valencia to kick-off MAtchUP, a smart...