This process will result in a roadmap for strategic action for policy makers and will deliver innovative ideas for business, research and society, regarding the enabling of sustainable lifestyles in European society.The project is funded by the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Union (Call SSH-2010-2.1-4).
Post date: 22 Feb 2012
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Post date: 22 Feb 2012
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Post date: 19 Jan 2012
The Solar Cities program was launched in 2004 to showcase sustainable energy models that help consumers and retailers to monitor their energy use and use energy more wisely.Trials are being conducted in seven Solar Cities around Australia: Adelaide, Bankstown, Townsville, Central Victoria, Alice Springs, Moreland and Perth (Figure 1). These seven Solar Cities were selected because of their diverse cultural, climatic and lifestyle characteristics. Successful elements of the trials have the potential for replication around Australia.
Post date: 15 Dec 2011
Its research indicates that nearly 4 million of the UK’s 4.8 million small businesses have not implemented energy efficiency measures.
Only one in five (21%) of the 1167 businesses surveyed by E.ON have energy efficient equipment in the workplace, with nearly all financial and professional services companies apparently unaware that they could make savings.
Post date: 9 Nov 2011
According to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Digital Economy - Eric Besson, 7 million smart – or, as they are known in France ‘Linky’ – meters will initially be deployed between 2013 and 2014, followed by a further 28 million between 2015 and 2018.
The installation programme will be carried by ERDF, France’s largest distribution system operator. The company has been undertaking a pilot project over the last two year, which has seen over 100,000 smart meters installed.
Post date: 14 Oct 2011
Under the agreement between the two organisations, British Gas will use a unit in BRE’s Victorian terrace demonstration project – Integer House – to analyse how users interact with home energy control systems and smart meters.
The utility will build an ‘operations room’ in the Victorian terrace to a high level of thermal efficiency, where it will showcase and test products and technologies like internal and external insulation, smart meters, electric vehicle charging points and solar photovoltaics.
Post date: 27 Sep 2011
Europe’s energy infrastructure is facing important challenges. As outlined in the recent Commission Communication on Energy Infrastructure priorities, ‘the risk and cost of disruptions and wastage will become much higher unless the EU invests, as a matter of urgency, in smart, effective and competitive energy networks and exploits its potential for energy efficiency improvements’. It is commonly agreed that Europe needs to embark on a transition ‘toward a more decentralised power system relying to a larger extent on small-scale (sometimes intermittent) generation from renewable...
Post date: 23 Aug 2011
households, 78 inhabitants (64% between 20 and 65 years, 26% under 20 years and
20% over 65 years).
Post date: 4 May 2011
Neben den Zukunftsthemen zeitabhängiger Tarife und Abrechnungen des tatsächlichen Verbrauchs kann der tiefgehende Blick in die Wohnungen der Konsumenten und ihrer Energieverbrauchsgewohnheiten aber auch kritische Aspekte entfalten.
Post date: 7 Dec 2010