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A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas, cafés and museums – a break in the spending and work frenzy so familiar to us all. The reality of lockdown is making ghost towns of the places we once knew. Everything we know about our urban world has come to a shuddering halt. For now. The lockdown will, at some point, end. Urban life will begin to hum again to the familiar rhythms of work, leisure and shopping. This will be a huge relief for us all.
Post date: 30 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Carbon neutral or climate neutral? The question may seem incongruous, as the term carbon neutrality has entered the technical language used by policy-makers. For example, in August 2019, the Swiss Federal Council decided to aim for climate neutrality by 2050. The French government, on the other hand, launched in January 2020 a battle plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Are we playing with words or is there a big gap between these two ambitions?  
Post date: 30 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

In a statement released today, the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) describes how existing EU tools (e.g. EU taxonomy, EU Green Bond Standard, Climate Transition Benchmarks) can inform a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. As the rate of new coronavirus cases and deaths slows across the European Union, and governments look for lockdown exit strategies, more and more voices are calling for a green recovery.   
Post date: 30 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

As a following region in the D2Grids project, Thor Park in Genk (Flanders) has announced a big step in the development of a fully sustainable campus. This science and technology park has become the very first regulatory sandbox for energy in Flanders. Within this regulatory sandbox, experiments can be conducted without regulatory obstacles. As such, EnergyVille will be the first to exchange both thermal and electric energy between the individual buildings on the site.   New possibilities
Post date: 23 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Marie Donnelly is currently Chairperson of Renewable Energy Ireland. She is also a non-executive director of Tipperary Energy Agency; and E3G. She previously worked as Director for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation for the Energy Directory General of the European Commission. Marie advocates for the facilitation of gender diversity and women representation in the Energy Sector.
Post date: 23 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

The municipality of Tilburg was very pleased to be invited by the National Straw Building Association of the Netherlands (SBN) to join an international project to pilot the use of straw in the renovation of an urban building.  
Post date: 23 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Heat storage to balance production and demand is one of the basic principles in the definition of 5GDHC systems, 5th generation heating and cooling networks. It can be carried out on different time scales (short term and long term) and be of different types (storage in surface reservoirs, geological storage in aquifers, mines, probe fields...).It is nevertheless essential to study the effects of reinjecting water at a warmer or colder temperature into the basement during this storage.
Post date: 23 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

As an active D2Grids partner, Nottingham City Council will be commissioning The Coal Authority to undertake a mine energy study for a proposed pilot district heat network at the Crabtree Farm Estate, Bullwell, Nottingham, UK. Around 60 homes managed by a social housing provider could benefit from this scheme, and it will be a vital test bed for further expansion of the technology in the area. This project aligns well with City Council aspirations to become the UK’s first Carbon Neutral City by 2028.  
Post date: 23 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

In Amsterdam, Waternet, the water company for the city, housing corporation De Key, and energy infra-specialist Firan have joined forces to explore options for a heating grid with heat from waste water, a source grid with 'waste-to-energy' (WtE) heating. Such a project shall be the first application of WtE heating in Amsterdam. The objective is to show that a large number of households can affordably become 'natural gas free'.
Post date: 23 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

The coronavirus outbreak is not only a health crisis of all humankind but also — an imminent restructuring of the world order. It is having a growing impact on the global economy, causing economic slowdown and, ultimately — economic shock.   This webinar is intended to provide business leaders from the construction industry with a perspective on the evolving situation and how to behave in order to remain afloat and strive. The outbreak is moving quickly, so should the organizations.
Post date: 16 Απρ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις