On April 11, 2016 the Federal Ministries for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerien für Wirtschaft und Energie - BMWi) and Education and Research (Bundesministerien für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF) launched a new research initiative to enforce the German energy transition in the field of energy-efficient and climate-friendly buildings and city quarters. The focus of the initiative called “Solar Buildings/Energy-efficient Cities” is on technologies for increased energy efficiency and integration of renewable energy sources.
Post date: 13 Apr 2016
Am 11. April 2016 haben die beiden Bundesministerien für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) und für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) eine neue Forschungsinitiative zur Stärkung der Energiewende ins Leben gerufen. Der Fokus der Forschungsinitiative „Solares Bauen/Energieeffiziente Stadt“ liegt auf Technologien für mehr Energieeffizienz und die Integration von erneuerbaren Energien. Die Initiative soll die Energiewende im Gebäudesektor voranbringen und dabei helfen, das Ziel Senkung des Primärenergiebedarfs im Gebäudesektor um 80 Prozent im Vergleich zum Jahr 2008 zu erreichen.
Post date: 13 Apr 2016
The "Connect Ideas2Business 2016" Conference will take place at the Industrie und Handelskammer Karlsruhe - Haus der Wirtschaft, in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 2 May 2016, offering technology providers and technology users the opportunity to establish joint business opportunities. At this venue, European enterprises, research institutions and start-ups will meet participants from research and industry, as well as investors from Germany.
Post date: 24 Feb 2016
Smart Energy Showcases – Digital Agenda for the Energy Transitions (SINTEG) is a funding programme for the use of smart technology to link energy generation and consumption by using innovative grid technologies and operating principles. In total €230 million have been assigned as funding for the model regions over a period of four years. The showcases shall be a blueprint of smart energy structures that can be implemented on a large scale across Germany.
Post date: 22 Feb 2016
This report, released by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe, shows that EU billions intended to revamp the carbon-intensive, inefficient energy systems of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are being misspent. In nine CEE countries only 7 per cent of the 178 billion euros in European Regional Development and Cohesion Funds will be invested into renewables, energy efficiency and SMART grids. At the same time the integration of climate considerations into all plans and projects – as required under EU law – remains superficial.
Post date: 29 Jan 2016
Identify and test innovative solutions for sustainable urban development
Post date: 5 Jan 2016
Post date: 10 Nov 2015
This report by Energy Cities illustrates numerous socio-economic aspects of the energy transition, and confirms its local economic benefits providing facts and figures. The report offers objective evidence of economic results, as well as a better understanding of economic analysis methods, in order to provide local and regional authorities with the tools needed to demonstrate the benefits for all local players. More specifically, the report includes the following topics:
Post date: 16 Sep 2015
The European Commission has agreed on a package of measures designed to ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running in early autumn to mobilise €315 billion worth of investments over the coming years.
Post date: 26 Aug 2015
The Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development (ENTRUST) project of the European Union explores the human factor in energy systems through an integrated, mixed methods approach, focusing on practice and behavioral aspects.
Post date: 16 Jun 2015