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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,...

Leading European banks show how Green Tagging can drive Energy Efficiency Financing

On 12 December 2017, Green Tagging emerged as the new strategy for Europe’s leading banks to scale up financing of energy efficient housing and real estate, concluded a new report from Climate Strategy and the UN Environment Inquiry into...

European Commission presents new Action Plan for the Planet: Ten initiatives for a modern and clean economy

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    ...

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation meet

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our...

Wood frame building solutions innovation on the rise

Blokiwood® reinvents the wood frame   With the new targets for reducing carbon emissions in construction and government measures to develop the sector, wood is on the rise. A Savoyard company decided to ´make waves´ in the...

Software solutions optimize energy networks paving way for sustainable buildings

DCBrain: the Waze of physical networks   With the energy transition, the management and optimization of "smart" physical networks has become an issue for energy suppliers. French start-up DCbrain developed a software...

Insight on lighthouse projects detailed at SMARTCITY World Congress

Lighthouses at Barcelona – Remourban and fellow Lighthouse projects attend Smart City Expo World Congress   Empower cities. Empower people. That was the battle cry at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)...

District renovation project in Genoa meets energy saving expectations

The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energy consumption   A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the...

First North American Climate Summit: accepting responsibilities with world view

Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit   During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the...