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British public want tough action on climate change, says poll

A wide-ranging new poll has found strong support among the British public for much stronger action on climate change. The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of activist lawyers ClientEarth, asked over 2,000 people on their views...

Green energy tariffs now ‘cheapest on the market’

Making the switch to a renewable energy tariff is now one of the most affordable options for consumers. This is the main finding from recent data research by price comparison company uSwitch. Switching to a green tariff saves homes in the...

Global cities commit to net-zero building emissions by 2030

19 of the world’s largest cities have made ground-breaking new pledges to cut carbon emissions from new buildings. The Mayors of London, New York, and Tokyo were among the leaders signing the declaration in a bid to deliver on the goals of...

Big boilers from Reick

Trial operation has begun for the latest heat towers of the storage tanks at Reick power station. The Technical University of Dresden monitors the effectiveness of the district heating system. Thomas Dautert stands in the innovation power...

Launch of the Renovation Hub: EU platform for energy-efficient refurbishment technologies and business models

The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables stakeholders...

One week to submit your abstract for CLIMA2019!

CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go! The deadline to submit you abstract  for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions...

Renewables crowdfunding platform Lumo acquired by Société Générale

Renewable energy crowdfunding platform fintech Lumo, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, has been acquired by the Société Générale, France’s third largest bank. The move is part of Société Générale’s ambitious 2020 goal of raising €100 billion...

City Finance Lab completes successful pilot with City of Bologna

Supported by EIT Climate KIC’s Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) and South Pole Group, City Finance Lab, Europe’s first dedicated platform aiming to develop innovative finance solutions for sustainable urban projects, has successfully ran a...

Green Investment Group buys up Conergy in play to Asia

Solar company Conergy has been bought by the Green Investment Group (GIG). The deal, signed for an unspecified amount, means the group acquires a team of 88 and an impressive portfolio of solar developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The...

Beladon creates the first ever ‘floating farm’ in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is now a pilot city for the world’s first ever floating farm, built by property company Beladon. The offshore farm has been built in the centre of Merwehaven harbour and will be facilitated by 40 Meuse-Rhine-Issel cows which will...

Australian PM to reject climate policy after challenge to leadership

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has dropped the proposal to decrease greenhouse gas emissions after facing a potential leadership challenge Australia was on its way to meet obligations created under the Paris Agreement with...

New York announces historic legislation to cut biggest source of carbon dioxide

On Monday, a New York City lawmaker announced a bill to order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the biggest source of carbon dioxide. The legislation, outlined in the Blueprint for Efficiency, requires the city to cut energy in the...

Slovenia Pilot: Sport park Ruše

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

Malta Microgrid pilot: the Gozo island solution

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

Microgrid tests in Saint-Julien-en-Quint, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

The Cyprus Nanogrid Pilot: The University of Cyprus' (UCY) nanogrid solution

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...

C-Track 50: First actions and results

1st Croatian roundtable organised by REA NORTH C–Track 50 is a H2020 project which began in March 2018. It aims to support local and regional authorities in energy and climate planning in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 (a min....

Have your say on circular houses

An online survey collects inputs on how to best introduce circularity in the housing sector The HOUSEFULproject has launched a stakeholder consultation process on the development of a methodology for evaluating the circularity level of...

Global wind and solar capacity smashes 1,000 gigawatt barrier

The world has now installed more than 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power, according to fresh data analysis. Researchers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced the news last week, based on its own database of over 100,...