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
ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is an European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.
Its aim is to fight energy poverty by actively engaging consumers in the energy market, generating a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption and to influence the design of energy poverty-oriented policies.
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
The Compete4SECAP project (C4S) aims at helping local authorities put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.
The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the coordination of national competitions and peer-to-peer exchanges which steer the attention and involvement of local to national authorities in 8 European countries.
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be missed.
By the end of 2019, the EU Member States will submit their final National Energy & Climate Plans, including targets for 2030 and strategies to achieve them.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.
This Policy Brief “Opportunities brought by the EPBD for the German Building Energy Act” shows the benefits of already implementing the most recent amendments of the Directive into national law.
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
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 published today 4th July 2019.
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
The aim of EPATEE’s final conference is to present the conclusion of the project as well as to provide a platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and discuss existing practices of the evaluation of energy efficiency policies in order to establish an energy efficiency evaluation community.
The conference serves at achieving one of EPATEE’s main targets: to enable user-oriented experience sharing and capacity building.
Post date: 28 Jun 2019
Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.
What changes to the European policy framework and new initiatives could be prepared and implemented in the coming years?
This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
Concept and Objectives:
PentaHelix project aims to empower local and regional authorities to find innovative and cost effective approaches to develop, finance, implement and improve sustainable energy and climate action plans (SECAP) that contribute to reaching national and European climate and energy goals and policies.
Post date: 18 Jun 2019