TramStore21, a project 50% co-funded by the EU regional cooperation programme INTERREG that brings together five European cities to construct four cutting-edge tram depots.Tramstore began the project in 2008 and will finish in 2013. The project partners are: RET (which runs public transport in Rotterdam), Blackpool City Council, the Dijon metropolitan government, STIB (the main public transport operator in Brussels) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics.Dijon - Ateliers. Work in progress, completion planned for August 2012
Post date: 19 Dec 2011
The UK has announced a package to increase energy efficiency in
households. The Home Energy Saving Programme will help households save
€350 a year on energy costs. Legislation introduced under the programme
requires energy companies to invest over €1 billion to make homes more
energy efficient. This programme will provide funding to both the
existing Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme, and the new
Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).
Post date: 8 Oct 2009
It was necessary to meet two key challenges: the limited amount of land available for the erection of the PV panels; and extreme weather and geological conditions. Engineers had to take into account cyclonic weather patterns when it came to deciding where to install the panels. The installation underwent stringent testing to ensure it can withstand winds up to 210 km/h.Total costs were €6.9 million, with over €600 000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project also benefited from a 30% tax exemption.
Post date: 16 Jul 2009