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Renewable energy hits record popularity in the UK

Official figures show that renewable energy has hit record popularity in the UK, while support for fracking has hit a record low. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its latest poll on public...

Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days: Recordings available online

This year's Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days took place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 October in Brussels, Belgium, presenting the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-...

EU expects solid progress on Paris Agreement implementation at COP23

  Brussels, 6 November 2017     The European Union expects this year's United Nations climate conference (COP23) to reaffirm once again the international community's commitment to stepping up the global response to...

Existing buildings: tackling carbon emissions in cities

Top Up takes the “high ground” to tackle carbon emissions in cities   Flavio Wanninger explains in an interview the real interest in adding an extra storey with his buildings solution – called ¨Top Up¨ - by choosing to...

University of Edinburgh moves forward with 2040 Climate Strategy

The University of Edinburgh moves £60 million into sustainability and low-carbon companies   The University of Edinburgh has announced it will shift £60 million of its investments into businesses that will directly benefit...

The Bioeconomy Manifesto

The Bioeconomy Manifesto as a Collaborative Tool for Facilitating Innovation and Growth for a Stronger European Bioeconomy .   Representatives from large and small companies, NGOs, biomass producers, regions, and academia from all over...

4 Commercial Construction Tips for Office Renovation

A recent article published in The Guardian shares that improving the visual appeal of a workspace can boost productivity and enhance the image of the organization. Consequently, an increasing number of businesses are looking at renovating...

Take a Green Step video now available!

Hotel or restaurant owner? Want to make your business greener? Check out "Take a Green Step"   If you are looking for tips on how to make your hotel and restaurant more eco-friendly, the http://www.takeagreenstep.eu is...

Climate-KIC kicks off innovation initiative for cities

Climate-KIC kicks off innovation initiative for cities at 2017 Climate Innovation Summit “Cities, levers of change”   Comprehensive plan launched to support urban agglomerations as test beds of climate innovation Climate-...

Fiji: first developing country sovereign green bond for climate resilience

Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience   Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond after it raised 100 million Fijian dollars to...

Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan

On Friday, Manitoba’s Government published its proposed Climate and Green Plan outlining its 2018-2022 strategy to fight climate change, including a contentious carbon pricing policy at $25 per tonne. Premier Brian Pallister said: "Our...

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020: First calls on Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy now open

On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.   The new features of this Work...

Green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean

Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean   The multi-billionaire founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson aims to lead the post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean islands,...

Urban Wind Design for the Citadel of Bonifacio

Why urban wind design? The UrbalTerre company was in charge of designing the new urban area which will be built on the Citadel of Bonifacio (Corsica Island), a city which is also known as the “Daughter of the Wind”, one of the windiest...

Textile-based architecture Exploring the state-of-the-art

ETFE (Ethylene TetraFluoroEthylene) is regarded as a wonder material, with numerous economic and environmental benefits over traditional building materials. However, awareness of ETFE and its uses among architects and students remains low...

ASHRAE publishes 2017 version of thermal comfort standard

ATLANTA – The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.   ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions...

Building renovation in Sweden: Efficient, Cheap and Green

Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.   Only when they are accepted, or better even embraced by the people, they can be implemented...

The Benefits of Natural Fibre Insulation 26/10 and 23/11

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and Natural Fibre Insulation Group has developed a CPD containing 2 hours of core curriculum content to provide architects and specifiers with knowledge of the wide range of products...

EC to invest €30 billion through new Horizon 2020 Work Programme

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission announced how it will allocate €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council...

START2ACT energy efficiency competition for SMEs and startups

Now that the summer holidays are over and we’re all back at work, it’s a great opportunity to integrate new energy efficient habits into our daily routines. Nearly every type of business relies on some sort of equipment to help it run...