Energy Efficiency Policies in Europe - Analysis of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans and Policies in EU Member States 2014
Post date: 18 Aug 2016
On 11 July 2016, the European Commission adopted two new "ready-to-use" financial instruments for European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds investments, to ease access to funding for young businesses and urban development project promoters.
Post date: 8 Aug 2016
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on binding annual GHG emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change - COM(2016) 482 final
Post date: 5 Aug 2016
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - COM(2016) 464 final
Post date: 4 Aug 2016
Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)
On 20 July 2016, the European Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. This proposal will help Member States (MS) prepare for the future and keep Europe competitive. It is part of the EU's strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward looking climate policy.
Post date: 25 Jul 2016
On 22 July 2016, the European Commission released a fact sheet containing its key decisions of the July infringement package. In this context, the EC has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.
Post date: 25 Jul 2016
This report aims to support the on-going review/revision of EU climate and energy policy instruments. The objective is to contribute to making 2016 the year of delivery for EU instruments aiming to reduce building’s energy consumption and their related GHG emissions.
Post date: 18 Jul 2016
REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL: Review of Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the indication of labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products
Post date: 11 Jul 2016
In a resolution on the EU Commission’s “renewables progress report”, voted on 23 June 2016 at the European Parliament's plenary session, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) state that although the EU's renewable energy target -20% of total consumption by 2020- has already been achieved by many EU Member States (MS), there are other MS that lag behind and must do more.
A second resolution, also voted on 23 June, says that in order to achieve the EU's energy efficiency target -a 20% gain by 2020- MS need to implement EU legislation faster, and in full.
Post date: 24 Jun 2016
Energy Efficiency in the Palm of Your Hand
The ecoGator app – available on Android and iOS – empowers consumers to achieve energy efficiency with every appliance purchase, and live more sustainable lifestyles away from the shop floor. Through these features, ecoGator fills a current gap in the retail sector by providing up-to-date advice about energy-efficient and sustainable purchases and use of products directly at the point of sale.
The app offers the following:
1. Innovative scanning function
Post date: 22 Jun 2016