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This vision is intended to provide a clear path for 100% renewable energy (RE) heating and cooling (H&C) sectors in Europe by 2050. It highlights the principles, the drivers, and the challenges of the transition to RE and helps readers to understand the potential of renewable heating and cooling (RHC) technologies.  
Post date: 21 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable, secure and inclusive energy system in order to reach carbon neutrality before 2050.  
Post date: 21 Jan 2020
Type: Link

Sun coupled innovative Heat pumps Heat Pump and solar appliances are the most socially accepted residential Renewable Energy based energy systems. SunHorizon will demonstrate up to TRL 7 innovative, reliable, cost-effective coupling of solar and HP technologies. SunHorizon addresses three main research pillars that interact each other towards project objectives achievement, demonstration and replication:  
Post date: 17 Jan 2020
Type: Link

International Energy Agency (IEA) for Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Annex 70 – Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of real building energy use at scale. What is Annex 70?   Annex 70 is an international collaboration of researchers, industry and government from across the globe who are working to develop methods for improving the empirical evidence on energy demand in the building stock.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2020
Type: Link

In general terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the allocation of unique identifiers (such as IP addresses) to physical objects. Those identifiers enable objects to connect to a network allowing the transfer of data to and from those entities. These objects can potentially be anything: people, animals, vehicles, plants, appliances, building components, etc., and they are often described as smart objects, for example, a smart meter, a smart phone, a smart home, etc.  
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
Type: News

Integrated Management Support for Energy efficiency in Mediterranean PUblic buiLding Six libraries of municipal-building typologies Through the testing of exhaustive data-collection approaches, IMPULSE seeks to categorize public buildings at local level and create inventories for each pilot City.  
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
Type: Link

Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to consider a household in fuel poverty when it spends more than 10% of its income on energy.  But there is no consensus on a unique and explicit definition of the phenomenon as it is complex and has different causes and effects (temperature feelings, restriction behaviour…).  
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

The Odyssee database contains detailed energy consumption by end-use and their drivers as well as energy efficiency and CO2 related indicators. Latest available data is providing by national representatives, such as energy agencies or statistical organization, from all EU countries as well as Norway, Switzerland and Serbia.  
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
Type: Tool

European Technology & Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been created by the European Commission in the framework of the new Integrated Roadmap Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) by bringing together a multitude of stakeholders and experts from the energy sector.   The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition, more specifically, its mission is to:  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: Link

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit long-term strategies for mobilising investment in the renovation of building stock within their National Energy Efficiency Plans. Recent changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) require the adoption of long-term renovation strategies as part of the National Energy and Climate Plans. The amended EPBD shows a clearer path towards achieving low- and zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050, underpinned by national roadmaps and public and private investment.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: News