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Commission welcomes European Parliament's adoption of new electricity market design proposals

New rules making the EU's electricity market fit for the future and putting the consumer at the centre of the energy transition have been signed off by the European Parliament on 26 March; it is an important step in enabling...
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Escaping energy poverty: the support coming from EU

Across the EU, 50 million families are living in energy poverty. Some lack access to affordable energy, whereas others occupy old, draughty buildings that cannot be easily heated. Many are living without lighting, appliances, heating and access to...
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Energy efficient renovation of public buildings in cities: joint Interreg-EU funded call for proposal

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls. This call is...
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STEPPING project

Are Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) always the best solution for energy efficiency plans of public buildings in the MED area? How to increase their diffusion? STEPPING’s partners past experience and results of MED projects...
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INNOVATE project

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. The residential sector represents 75% of the European building stock and, on average, more than 34% of CO2 emissions on cities’ territories. This sector is...
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Register to the webinar on Financing Building Renovation

Many project promoters lack the skills and capacity to set up, implement and finance ambitious low-energy and clean energy building projects. This is why the European Commission has set up several tools to help project promoters finance the energy...
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WorldGBC urges pragmatic approach to EU taxonomy

On 22 February, WorldGBC Europe responded to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on the development of the 'taxonomy' - an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities....
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Seminar: What can cities, companies and citizens do?

The goal of the first seminar, “What can cities, companies and citizens do?”, is to set the scene for the future work of the Chair. What is circular economy? Which advantages can circularity bring to both citizens and companies? How can companies...
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Competition for local renewable energy production in the islands

The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling...
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Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy: register to the webinar

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.   This...