energy policy

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The country’s solar industry is collecting signatures and writing incendiary letters to politicians to finally abolish the solar cap and thus save thousands of jobs.   According to the latest survey results of the German Solar Industry Association (BSW), the industry’s business expectation index has halved in just three months, and that’s not even due to the coronavirus.  
Post date: 20 Mai 2020
Type: News

Wed, Jun 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CEST   Sinfonia Webinar series “Smart City talks” is a series of 6 webinars that will share the experiences of the Sinfonia pilot cities, exploring best practices and tools for urban energy planning, strategies for citizen engagement and the policy framework. All of it, aspiring to create a sustainable future for citizens and enterprises through the knowledge transfer from experienced actors.  
Post date: 19 Mai 2020
Type: Ereignis

As recovery packages are developed at EU and national levels, local and regional authorities are urging for a systemic change, putting Climate Action at the core of the COVID 19 Recovery.   In an Open Letter published on May 5th, members of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board are calling upon EU decision makers to turn the current crisis into an opportunity for the acceleration of the energy transition towards climate neutrality.  
Post date: 11 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

As businesses and investors having energy efficiency and energy demand reduction at the heart of our activities, we look forward to seeing Europe’s global climate leadership translated in green measures which will lead to a sustainable recovery through stimulus packages. We strongly believe that the Renovation Wave as part of the EU Green Deal is a great opportunity to promote a European based industry, with technologies and expertise able to serve the renovation demand locally.
Post date: 8 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

The En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator is a climate simulation tool for understanding and learn on how to achieve climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies. The simulator focuses on how changes in global GDP, energy efficiency, technological innovation, and carbon price influence carbon emissions, global temperature, and other factors.
Post date: 8 Mai 2020
Type: Tool

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in decarbonising buildings is key to reconcile climate objectives and economic recovery, in a virtuous way. Indeed, the renovation wave is one of the key pillars of the European Green Deal, which should be at the core of the post-COVID-19 recovery plan.  
Post date: 6 Mai 2020
Type: News

The European Union has already started the modernization and transformation towards a climate neutral economy. In this context, the Commission has proposed a strategic long-term vision for Europe to become the world's first major economy to go climate neutral by 2050.  
Post date: 4 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. The EU remains a world leader in its building energy codes, but rapidly scaling deep building renovation to deliver needed emissions savings remains one of the most wickedly complex societal, technical and financial challenges of our time.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

In 2018, the European Union set itself the target to achieve a 32.5% energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Member States have to set indicative contributions and notify policies and measures to reach the mandatory 0.8% annual energy savings in their National Energy and Climate Plans.   This document presents a first assessment of national contributions and annual energy savings notifications.  
Post date: 19 Apr 2020
Type: Publication