The EU Clean Energy package has for the first time in history integrated “energy communities” in European Legislation. This decisive step recognises energy communities as an emerging market actor, encourages the utilization of local renewable energy sources (RES) and calls for Members States to design enabling frameworks supporting their development.
Post date: 4 Οκτ 2019
Citizens Energy Communities are becoming increasingly popular at policy level and in society generally, for environmental, economic and social reasons. Each community may have one or more of a range of objectives and activities. For example, raising environmental and energy awareness from a social and/or economic perspective may result in an education program; or a desire to be self-supporting, or less reliant on energy suppliers, may lead a community to explore Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).
Post date: 1 Οκτ 2019
We are today at an important moment in the way we design our districts and cities. Optimising our energy consumption and developing new renewable energy sources has become a key challenge in Europe. One of the most promising solutions requires the decentralisation of our energy production.
Post date: 24 Σεπ 2019
After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA expects renewable capacity additions to grow by almost 12% this year, the fastest pace since 2015, to reach almost 200 GW, mostly thanks to solar PV and wind. Global solar PV additions are expected to increase by over 17%.
Post date: 23 Σεπ 2019
As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick
Post date: 19 Σεπ 2019
Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy used in buildings.
Post date: 19 Σεπ 2019
Registration is now open for the Seventh Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference (GGKP7), which will focus on the theme of “Achieving Global Green Energy Transformation”.
Post date: 17 Σεπ 2019
Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week: Design Principles for (Local) Markets for Electricity System Services.
Post date: 7 Σεπ 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 Σεπ 2019
The newsletter from DG Energy of the European Commission is now available.
- Renewables boost competitiveness of EU industry
- Establishing a smart readiness indicator for buildings
- Climate action: EIB to finance construction of 21 wind farms in Spain
- EU annual hard coal consumption declines further
- Eurostat 2017 figures on oil import dependency rates
Post date: 3 Σεπ 2019