Data-driven decision-support to increase energy efficiency through renovation in European building stock
EERAdata aims to accelerate the implementation of the Energy Efficiency first principle across Europe by supporting policy-makers to effectively assess the impacts of EE investments, with an initial focus on investments in buildings, in order to achieve a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock.
Post date: 18 Okt 2019
Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront costs were high and any potential returns were over a payback period far too long to be attractive. As the world moved into the new millennium, energy and the need to use it more efficiently resurfaced, this time on the global agenda rather than in national contexts.
Post date: 14 Okt 2019
EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.
While the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) does not make any policy recommendations, it explores how more environmentally friendly policies could better support the EU’s wider climate change commitments.
Post date: 10 Okt 2019
While we enter a transition in the European framework for energy efficiency, ex-post impact evaluations can bring facts and figures about current achievements towards the 2020 targets, and useful feedback to improve policies in view of the 2030 targets.
Post date: 24 Sep 2019
Nine out of 10 Europeans agree that the EU’s energy policy priorities should be to ensure secure, clean, and affordable energy for all Europeans – the main pillars of the EU’s energy union - according to a new Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission today.
Post date: 15 Sep 2019
This Deliverable has been prepared under Work Package 2 (Formulating recommendations on national energy policy priorities for 2050 and fostering multi – level cooperation and governance). It provides information about national long-term energy and climate policy priorities, indicates bottom-up recommendations on targets, priorities and actions for 2050 and sets recommendations for multi - level governance improvements in each project country.
Post date: 12 Sep 2019
Turkey’s building sector’s energy demand is growing rapidly, at a rate of 4.4% on average, effectively rendering it the one sector with the largest energy consumption among all end-use sectors, representing around one third of the country’s total final energy consumption.
The sector’s energy demand is characterised by a high share of gas and electricity use, with these two accounting for two-thirds of the sector’s total energy demand.
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
On 10th October 2019 in Brussels, the Efficient Buildings Community is organizing MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate a public event to present the solutions developed by the Community to the wide audience of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
Post date: 4 Sep 2019
President Salomé Zourabichvili of Georgia has joined a high-level global commission that is studying how to quickly speed up energy efficiency progress through new and stronger policy action. The new panel is composed of senior government figures, top business executives and energy sector thought leaders from around the world. It will produce a concise list of clear, actionable recommendations next year for policy actions that can be taken by countries across the globe to rapidly accelerate progress on energy efficiency.
Post date: 30 Jul 2019
No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on the European built environment in 2050.
It applies to the entire built environment: residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings.
Post date: 17 Jul 2019