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Key ingredients for a smart urban district

Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe As awareness grows about the need to live more sustainably, policy action towards "greening"...

Webinar on iBRoad – My path towards an energy efficient home

Renovating a building can be complex and time consuming. For building owners, the lack of knowledge about what to do, and in which order to implement renovation measures, is one of the main obstacles to improving the energy performance of...

ZERO-PLUS: Achieving near Zero and positive energy settlements in Europe

ZERO-PLUS is a Project focusing on achieving near Zero and positive energy settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology. Its goal is to provide the market with an innovative, yet readily implementable system for Near Zero Energy...

Smart district heating systems pilot project in Ljubljana

As one of the largest energy distribution companies in Slovenia, Energetika Ljubljana manages two of Slovenia’s largest infrastructure systems for remote energy supply: the Ljubljana district heating system and the Ljubljana gas...

Can you afford to heat your home? National and EU data from EUROSTAT

In 2017, 8 % of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %), and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.   The situation in...

BIM4Ren project – How do you use BIM in renovation processes?

BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By...

Ban Ki-moon to give opening keynote speech at MIPIM 2019

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will give the opening keynote speech at MIPIM on Tuesday 12 March at 2:00 pm in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. He will share his vision of the new global challenges,...

Twenty-two million smart homes in Europe: from science-fiction to reality

Energy-saving devices and ‘smart speakers’ are selling in record-breaking numbers, and driving hi-tech market development. However, obstacles remain due to a lack of digital skills among consumers and inconsistent service levels...

European Energy Service Award 2019: registration open!

The European Energy Service Award is back! Since 2005, the Berliner Energieagentur and the European Commission honour companies and projects for outstanding efforts and achievements in energy services.   The awarding ceremony of the ...

EIT Climate-KIC Launches Strategy for 2019-2022

EIT Climate-KIC, innovation community established and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, has released its 2019-2022 strategy: ‘Transformation, in time’. Focusing on systemic change is a pivot in the organisation...

Last chance to apply to the PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme

The 3rd and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you...

3CEA: 5th Expert Mission of the ManagEnergy Programme in Ireland

3CEA is delighted to have been selected for the EU Expert Mission as part of the EU funded ManagEnergy Programme. Christiane Egger from Upper Austria’s Energiesparverband OO spent 3 days at 3CEA in Kilkenny, Ireland exploring how to...

Close the circularity gap to avert catastrophic climate change, Davos told today

A new report by Circle Economy, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, says governments barely consider circular economy measures in strategies to meet a 1.5 degree target. We are in Davos today to support the launch of the report.   The world can...

A City’s Mission to turn itself into an Urban Laboratory

On December 11, 2018, Smart Iruña Lab program selected 6 technological proposals that will be developed under the Smart City strategy of Pamplona   STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Pamplona launched the Smart Iruña Lab, a...

Cleantech Camp looks for new projects to promote clean energy, energy transition and sustainable mobility

InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagas, Barcelona Activa and CEiiA have opened this month a new edition of Cleantech Camp, a training program aimed at business ideas or companies in the initial phase, in the clean energy sector. The...

EIB launches public consultation on its energy lending policy

Over the next three months, the EIB will engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including shareholders, industry associations, civil society, and the private sector to develop a new energy lending policy that supports EU 2030 energy...

EU group invites feedback on sustainable finance definition

The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) set up by the European Commission has requested feedback on the development of an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities.   A unified...

#EUSEW19 Awards: applications open now!

Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – one of the biggest events dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The...

Financial viability of NZEBs through AdoRes : Abracadabra financial tools and lessons learnt to support the building energy revolution

The webinar aims at answering the following questions :””How AdoRES can trigger – at a Financial standpoint – the Deep Renovation of Buildings towards NZEBs?”.   During the webinar, the Financial tools developed in the framework of...

MIPIM 2019: The main theme for the real estate conferences programme is "Engaging the Future"

MIPIM, the world's leading real estate event, celebrates this year its 30th edition. MIPIM is A 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry. Established in 1990,...