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The Danish Government takes the lead in energy saving

The circular letter states that governmental institutions are obliged to:  Reduce energy consumption by 10 % Energy consumption determined as the total annual energy consumption measured in kWh within the ministry's...

US Vice President Biden unveils report focused on expanding green jobs and energy savings for middle class families

Existing techniques and technologies in energy efficiency retrofitting can reduce energy use by up to 40 percent per home and lower total associated greenhouse gas emissions by up to 160 million metric tons annually. Retrofitting existing...

Very positive results for the French Low Energy Buildings Plan

The objectives of the plan “Bâtiment Grenelle” are: all new buildings are low consumption in 2012; all new buildings produce more energy than they consume in 2020; 400 000 dwellings are renovated each year from 2013; 800 000 social...

German online heating check for determining saving potentials

The online check will calculate for different buildings types the potential energy savings and gives advice with which measures the heating saving goal can be achieved. High energy prices are more and more demanding to the consumers....

Commissioner Piebalgs receives the first 39 Energy Action Plans under the Covenant of Mayors

The European Union (EU) is leading the global fight against climate change, and has made it a top priority. Its ambitious targets are spelt out in the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package, which commits Member States to curb...

Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition 2010 - Procedure for candidates

The annual Awards Competition is an integral part of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. It provides an invaluable opportunity to highlight the successes of the most outstanding, ambitious and innovative programmes or actions and to...

Team Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009

The German SurPlusHouse includes photovoltaic on all walls (also on the north side as a system was chosen that can produce electricity from diffuse radiation as well) and a heat pump for heating, domestic hot water and cooling. The...

Nice and warm through the winter

Further information on the advices and on additional advices for saving energy in the household can be found in the "tenant package" of dena. The whole package can be ordered at the price of 5 Euro here.

Long-term climate and energy policy adopted in Finland

Climate protection needs to promote development that is ecologically, economically and socially sustainable. Indicators of sustainable well-being should be elaborated to complement gross domestic product data. The target of the foresight...

Innovative ventilation and high performance buildings: International experts present new findings at the 30th AIVC conference in Berlin

The conference was organised by the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre of the International Energy Agency together with Energie- und Umweltzentrum am Deister (E-U-Z) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics. In parallel to...

Interest free loans for Scottish householders for improving home energy efficiency

Solar energy use in outdoor swimming pools

The Impact Advisor is a basic decision tool for policy makers or investment decision makers to pursue the idea of solar pool heating. The simple excel based Impact Advisor software tool will provide the following technical capacities:   ...

Windsor Conference 9-11 April 2010: Adapting to change: new thinking on comfort

The last two years have seen an historic shift in the global climate, in the economy and in the balance of politics. Major industrial and financial touchstones such as the car, insurance and banking industries have in parts collapsed. The...

Cutting energy consumption and costs in UK households

The UK has announced a package to increase energy efficiency in households. The Home Energy Saving Programme will help households save €350 a year on energy costs. Legislation introduced under the programme requires energy companies to...

Citizens' Energy Forum: consumers, industry and regulators endorse recommendations for billing, complaint handling and smart metering

Launched in 2008, the Citizens' Energy Forum brings together consumer organisations, industry, and government regulators to tackle practical energy-related issues which matter to consumers, such as switching suppliers, user-friendly...

New EU brochure on photovoltaic solar energy available

Conference on Biofuels - Best practices from European countries

What? BITES Project Final Conference - Biofuels best practices from European countries Where? Sala Biancospino, Fiera del Levante, Bari (Italy) When? Friday 9th October 2009, 09:00 – 14:00 The event is addressed to representatives of...

German government extends the energy efficiency consultation programme for dwellings

The expertises are made by qualified and independent energy consultants for private persons and small to medium enterprises. Supported are consultations for homes built before 1994. Additional information and a list of consultants can be...

UK housebuilder offers homes for sale that meet all different levels of Government's Code for Sustainable Homes incl. carbon zero house

Recast of the EPBD: Observations and Recommendations regarding Impact, Compliance and Control issues