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EU ‘climate leaders’ praised on goal-setting but falling short on detail

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany are often seen as “climate leaders” when it comes to setting ambitious carbon reduction objectives for 2050.   However, they lack concrete measures to achieve them, according to new analysis...

Cyprus edging toward zero-energy buildings

Cyprus has incorporated into its national law an EU Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.   A series of...

Smart cities, smart islands and investment platforms

The conference was focused on the prospects of smart cities, smart islands and investment platforms in the EU; investment platforms – combining financing for smart cities in cohesions countries and creating a Croatian platform for smart...

The Basque Country present its sustainability agenda during EUSEW

The Economic Development and Infrastructural conselor of the Basque Country’s government and the president of the Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), Arantxa Tapia and Iñigo Ansola, CEO of EVE, attendeded the European Union Sustainable Energy...

Discover and vote for the Green Solutions Awards candidates of the international Construction21 platform

During four months, the 100 partners of the Construction21 network called for participation. Now, it is time to discover the candidates who responded.   Behind these competing buildings, districts and infrastructures are the next...

The SB&WRC Project was selected to participate in the REGIOSTARS Awards: vote for it

The SB&WRC project (Sustainable Bio&Waste Resources for Construction) which aims to develop 3 innovative and low-carbon prototypes of insulation material for construction made from bioresources and waste products was selected by...

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration: Putting empowered European citizens on the road to a low-carbon energy future!

Key challenge for sustainable energy future is the path towards 2050: buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption, and 80% goes for heating and cooling.   Moreover, the intermittent availability of renewable energy sources...

REMOURBAN contributes to new Smart City Guidance Package

The EIP-SCC has launched a guidance package to help towns and cities move towards a sustainable future. The toolbox is the fruit of many European projects, including REMOURBAN.   In early...

Retour sur "Sustainable Retrofitting of Buildings in Urban Areas" 27/05/2019

  Plusieurs entreprises portugaises avaient fait le déplacement pour partager leurs retours d'expériences et pour rencontrer des acteurs belges du secteur de la rénovation.   Elles ont tout d'abord pu constater notre savoir-faire local,...

Singapore's Net Zero Energy Building: A roadmap for the future?

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be...

RESTORE Newsletter #20 (June 2019)

This month in RESTORE:    -Call for industry participation to Rethink Technology   -STSM Funding goes into its third round   -Regenerative Design lecture in Salzburg, Austria   -How to declare products: RESTORE at Foster+Partner in London...

Driving energy efficiency in the European building stock: New recommendations on the modernisation of buildings

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings...

Sustainable finance: New EIT Climate-KIC supported report proposes basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation

The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the three new important reports by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, including key recommendations on the types of economic activities that can make a real...

328 Mayors have now joined the call for net-zero emissions by 2050

Since the Sibiu Summit on the 9th of May, when 210 European Mayors and leaders of cities across Europe urged the European Council and Member States to step up the EU’s climate commitments, over 100 Mayors joined the call to show global...

How to incorporate fundable buildings sector actions in NDC's - global practices

We are delighted to announce the new GlobalABC Webinar series: How to Incorporate Fundable Buildings Sector Action in NDCs, a series of four webinars: Global, Asia, Africa and Latin America.   The current scope and ambition of buildings...

Australia’s still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard

Trivess Moore, RMIT University; Michael Ambrose, CSIRO et Stephen Berry, University of South Australia     New housing in Australia must meet minimum energy performance requirements. We wondered how many buildings exceeded the minimum...

FEDARENE’s Manifesto: Europe and its Regions, a Partnership for Energy Transition

In celebration of Europe Day and ahead of the European Elections, the regions, energy agencies and islands of FEDARENE declared once again their clear and immovable commitment to support the European Union in its climate action and energy...

Study launched on decarbonising Europe’s heavy industries by 2050

Industry representatives, regional experts, academics and EU officials held the first public meeting of the research study group: ‘Infrastructure needs of an EU industrial transformation towards deep decarbonisation’.   The initiative aims...

The Green Revolution Starts at Home’s Outcomes

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, the session co-organised by DecarbHeat and FEDARENE, “The Green Revolution Starts at Home” took place in order to presents the heating and cooling sector in Europe and the resources...

Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets

As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner   As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced...