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Klimaschutz in Deutschland: Treibhausgas-Emissionen im Jahr 2009 um 8,4 Prozent gesunken

Bundesumweltminister Norbert Röttgen sagte hierzu: "Der Rückgang der Emissionen liegt vor allem an der Wirtschaftskrise. Unser Ziel heißt jedoch Wachstum durch Klimaschutz. Deswegen werden wir den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien und die...

Germany: Record in funding of renewable energies for heat generation in 2009

Deutschland: Förderrekord im Jahr 2009 bei Erneuerbaren Energien im Wärmebereich

Rund 80 Prozent der Förderdarlehen im KfW-Programm Erneuerbare Energien (Premiumvariante) gingen an kleine und mittlere Unternehmen. Darüber hinaus stellte das BMU  den Investoren rund 96 Millionen Euro an Tilgungszuschüssen zur Verfügung...

Energy performance contracting providing 35% reduction of energy consumption in 14 secondary schools in Alsace (France)

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2010 - Events organised by IEE-supported projects

Events include: Energy efficiency in SMEs - opportunities, obstacles and needs Future cities = heat pump cities? Rational use of energy for space heating, current and future situation Acceptance of biogas as a secure and sustainable...

One European standard to measure space in buildings

New green strategy will overhaul Britain's homes

The new strategy will help people make smarter use of energy in homes, making it easier to take action and reduce bills. Installing some technologies, such as solid wall insulation, could see energy bills cut by £380 a year (average...

The results are in: 2010 Winter Games set a record for energy efficiency

The total energy savings recorded by the Venue Energy Tracker were 906 MWh.  That’s enough energy for Canadian Olympic hockey team member and Gold medalist Katie Weatherston to play 1.7 million full games or Canadian Olympic Ski-cross team...

EU Commission adopts biomass sustainability report

Günther Oettinger, Commissioner responsible for Energy, said: "B iomass is one of the most important resources for reaching our renewable energy targets. It already contributes more than half of renewable energy consumption in the EU,...

Londoners doing more than ever to address impacts of climate change

The report is broken down into nine key themes as follows: Flood risk • The Thames Barrier has been raised 114 times to protect London from tidal and fluvial flooding since it became operational. Closures are becoming more frequent with...

Jüdisches Museum Berlin setzt beim Energiesparen auf Contracting

Im Fall des Jüdischen Museums Berlin steht der zukünftige Contractor vor besonderen Herausforderungen: Zu den Gebäuden zählen neben dem barocken Altbau der von Daniel Libeskind entworfene zickzack-förmige Museumsneubau sowie der ebenfalls...

KfW-Award: Endspurt für deutsche Bauherren mit Mut zur Lücke

„Die eingereichten Beispiele können dazu beitragen, andere für die Möglichkeit eines Ersatz- oder Neubaus in einer innerörtlichen Baulücke zu begeistern", sagt Dr. Axel Nawrath, Vorstand der KfW Bankengruppe und betont: "Obwohl das Wohnen...

Study says EU nations will meet the EU’s renewable energy target

Only six forecast they will not manage to reach their target through domestic action alone, although two of these say that with fresh national initiatives they can meet or exceed their targets. None of the six expect to be more than 1%-...

Venue Energy Tracker records 16% reduction in energy use during first week of the Winter Olympics

BC Hydro and the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) created the Venue Energy Tracker to showcase the innovative sustainability measures implemented in various 2010 Winter Games venues and...

Commission creates two new Directorates-General for Energy and Climate Action

The departments responsible for transport policy will remain in the renamed Mobility and Transport DG (MOVE). The Climate Action DG will be created from the relevant activities in DG Environment, the activities in the External Relations DG...

Three German towns are cutting energy costs and carbon emissions with street lights on demand

The system, which was initially installed on 25 streets in Dörentrup, could not be simpler. By phoning the Dial4Light call centre, streets, public walkways, sports grounds and sites of interest are lit up. The lights remain on for 10 to 15...

EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... From recast to reality - public authorities leading the way to more energy efficient buildings

Date: Tuesday 23/03, 14:15 PMAddress: 99 - 101, Rue Belliard, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... How to improve use of CEN standards in the implementation of EPBD

The CENSE project has just been completed and the present workshop will present the main results, in particular the packages with information on the set of CEN standards to support the EPBD and a series of recommendations regarding a...

EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... Active House Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities for the European building stock

The symposium takes place Wednesday 24th March 2010 13.00-18.30 during the European Sustainable Energy Week. The symposium will be held at Hotel SILKEN BERLAYMONT Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 3 minutes walk from the Charlemagne building....

European Energy Service Award 2009

This year the European Energy Service Award will be bestowed for the fifth time. Since 2005 outstanding efforts and achievements for the development and success of energy services for energy efficiency in Europe are honoured. The award...