Financing, socio-economics

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Electricity consumption in the EU28 declined by approximately 1% year-on-year in Q4 2019, dragged down by stagnating industrial activity and a very mild start of the heating season. Of the major economies, power consumption increased in the UK (+1.2%) and the Netherlands (+1.3%), while falls were registered in Germany (-2.0%), Poland (-2.0%), Italy (-1.7%), Spain (-0.8%) and France (-0.8%).  
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 growth of output by privileged power producers is the main barometer of the development of renewables in Serbia. Total electricity generation in 2019 was 36,000 GWh, matched by consumption.   It could be said that the rise came as a result of the Decree on incentives for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency heat and power cogeneration under which all privileged power producers have been receiving feed-in tariffs.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News

Prices took a substantial hit at the beginning of March, falling between 15-30% across key markets compared to average prices in February, but have largely recovered from March lows, said Pexapark, the provider of advisory services for clean energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). While this is good news, the episode has pointed to the importance of risk management for the renewable energy sector.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Event

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive statistics on a range of topics related to renewable energy. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2010-2019) in trilingual tables.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Join the Renovate Europe webinar "Buildings & Recovery Measures" on 23/04 (09:30-10:30).   In collaboration with our partners DENEFF, SYNERGI & NRP we will shed light on the role of energy renovation of buildings in EU economic recovery!   To register send a mail to : eva.brardinelli@euroace.org   THE RENOVATE EUROPE CAMPAIGN  
Post date: 16 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Check the 1st issue of the H2020 project EEnvest!   Here are the topics included:
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

EU countries had until 10 March to transpose the buildings directive, which was last updated in May 2018 as part of a package of clean energy laws.   The aim of the directive is to make the entire European building stock “highly energy efficient and decarbonised” so that emissions are brought down to near-zero by 2050.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. cities were reducing building energy use, and at least two factors contributed to that change: the age of a city’s housing stock and the relative size of its low-income population, according to an ACEEE report released today that should help guide local policy decisions.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News