energy policy

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April 14, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 AM CEST USA   The Annex 80 - 2nd Preparative Web Meeting will be held using the web based software GoToMeeting.   If you are intending to take part please send an e-mail toresilient.cooling@building-research.at     The EBC Research Programme  
Post date: 21 Feb 2020
Type: Ereignis

This report aims to identify key orientations for the establishment of long-term decarbonisation strategy for Belgium. It draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analyses, policy documents and scenario modelling for 2050.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The French government has announced plans for a sustainability law that will ensure all new buildings to be built with 50 per cent timber or other bio-based materials by 2022. Bio-based materials are made from material derived from living organisms (e.g. hemp and straw).  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: News

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

With 15 countries that announced to phase out coal burning since 2015, this guide reflects back on a wealth of policy experience gained in the last four years.   With the feedback of 20 experts across 10 countries, nine qualities that are needed for a successful coal phase-out were identified. The interviews from the experts allowed to highlight whether there were lessons to share and adding the nine qualities, the authors created a list of “dos and dont’s”.  
Post date: 11 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

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

The review of EU´ fiscal rules, Stability and Growth Pact comes as multi-lateral effort to make the European economy more sustainable and to achieve the zero-emission goal by 2050. Part of this includes also a review of the state aid rules and a “green supporting factor” in the capital requirements for banks. A new taxonomy has also been adopted to better channel funds to sustainable goals.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: News

Making our buildings climate-proof is not only about reducing the 36% of CO2 emissions they are responsible for, but about doing so while caring for the people that live in them. That’s why the transformation of the buildings sector must have a prominent role in the EGD.  
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Type: Publication