Energy policies

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Building on the success of the 1st Mini Online Workshops Series on the Renovation Wave, EuroACE is currently organizing a 2nd Mini Online Workshops Series called “Renovation Wave in Action: sharing experiences”. This new series will focus on concrete experiences at regional and local level in the framework of energy renovation of buildings which should be scaled up through the Renovation Wave Initiative.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Event

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. The EU remains a world leader in its building energy codes, but rapidly scaling deep building renovation to deliver needed emissions savings remains one of the most wickedly complex societal, technical and financial challenges of our time.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This Paper sets out the EuroACE view in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 15thApril on its inception impact assessment (IA) of the 2030 Climate Target Plan.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Flemish Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Operations at the coal-fired cogeneration plant KVV6 at Värtaverket, which has supplied heat and electricity to Stockholmers since 1989, ground to a halt on 16 April. This event made no ripples in the coronavirus-dominated media mix, but it was worth mentioning. Now that the last remaining facility of this type in Sweden’s capital has been shut down, the city's has come much closer to its ambitious target of being fossil fuel-free by 2040.  
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: News

A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

In 2018, the European Union set itself the target to achieve a 32.5% energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Member States have to set indicative contributions and notify policies and measures to reach the mandatory 0.8% annual energy savings in their National Energy and Climate Plans.   This document presents a first assessment of national contributions and annual energy savings notifications.  
Post date: 19 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As energy production and use account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.   In order to meet our climate objectives, while also guaranteeing secure and affordable energy for consumers, we need to better link up our energy system and exploit the synergies enabled by an integrated energy system.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News

Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years, while annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Link