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Following the very successful ALDREN event organised in the European Parliament on 22nd January 2020, this webinar provides an overview about the holistic, reliable, transparent European Voluntary Certification Scheme (EVCS) developed within ALDREN and based on mandated
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis

Efficiency First (E1st) is now an established principle of EU energy policy. It has been embedded in various legislative pieces of the Clean Energy for All package in 2018-2019.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

Primary energy consumption in the EU was 4.9% above the efficiency target for 2020, Eurostat said, while final energy consumption – at the consumer level – was slightly better, at 3.2% above benchmark. The EU has an energy efficiency target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 but it has consistently underperformed in meeting that objective.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: News

This policy brief presents insights into how the buildings sector could contribute to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, thanks to the help of the newly developed European Calculator (EUCalc) model. The model shows that achieving EU climate neutrality will require a transformative approach both in the building sector and regarding how electricity and heat are produced.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION  
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
Type: Fall

To register, click here.   CLEAR 2.0 (enabling Consumers to Learn about, Engage with and Adopt Renewable energy technologies) specifically addressed the main barriers to investing in renewable energy technologies and helped improve consumer awareness and behaviour, while also working on creating favourable long-term policies for consumers.  
Post date: 11 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis

Within the 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Union (EU) has committed to several key targets for 2021-2030. The overall target for 2030 is to cut the energy system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40% as compared to the 1990 levels. Furthermore, the Renewable Energy Directive requires a binding minimum share of 32% of renewable energy for final energy use as EU-average.  The Energy Efficiency Directive sets an indicative target of at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency by 2030 at EU level versus the projections.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

This report highlights the activities and most recent successes of the Concerted Action for the effective implementation of the EED across all 28 Member States, plus Norway.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

Enabling the Energy Union through understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe THE CONTEXT  
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: Link

In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under consultation and is due to come into effect in the latter half of 2020, covering England only.
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: News