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On 30 November 2016 the Commission has published a Communication called “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. It includes 3 main goals: Putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. Regarding the latter, the Commission plans to reform the energy market to empower consumers and enable them to be in more control of their choices when it comes to energy.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Ask the Experts

Green Paper on Energy Efficiency - Discussion Paper of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy   The Green Paper on Energy Efficiency, released by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is the beginning of a consultation process with the aim of a medium-term to long-term strategy for the reduction of the country’s energy consumption.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

The Solar Finance & Investment conference, organised by Solar Energy Events, will take place from 31 January to 2 February 2017 in London, United Kingdom. This 3-day conference, now in its 4th year, is the only solar finance event focusing on European assets.   Join large solar asset owners and major investors across Europe as they discus:  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: Event

A Renovate Europe Infographic    
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

  In the European Union, market information related to the building sector is presently incomplete and fragmented, making a reliable pan-European overview challenging. Building Market Brief (BMB) is a Climate-KIC initiative within the Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA) flagship, which aims at collecting and generating insights on the building sector to foster low-carbon investment.  
Post date: 11 Nov 2016
Type: Link

New energy measures set to be announced later this year could boost the EU’s GDP by 1% by 2030, pumping an additional €190 billion into the EU’s economy and creating up to 900,000 new jobs.   The new package of measures will cover renewable energy, energy efficiency – in particular the buildings sector, electricity market design and governance of the EU’s Energy Union strategy.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Type: News

This manual of good practices provides guidance for policy makers establishing successful support schemes for renewable heating and cooling. It does so in order to help them effectively deliver competitive, affordable, and sustainable solutions for consumers and at the national level.  
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

The 2016 Energy Efficiency Market Report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) presents the key indicators of energy efficiency progress and policy development worldwide.   To achieve the core objectives such as the reduction of energy bills, the increase of energy access, the improvement of energy security while addressing the climate change and air pollution, a strong energy policy is crucial.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

On 5 October 2016, the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced a strategic vision to work together to develop, deliver and promote the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) as the premier global underwriting standard for energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 7 Oct 2016
Type: News

This report, prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA), presents solar thermal market data from 61 countries covering an estimated 95% of the worldwide market (the remaining 5%of the market were extrapolated and are labelled as “all other countries”). These data were collected from a survey of the national delegates of the IEA SHC Programme’s Executive Committee and other national experts active in the field of solar thermal energy.
Post date: 19 Aug 2016
Type: Publication