Legislation, regulations, standards

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The 3rd ePLANET press release has been published. More information is shared about the Stakeholders Forum, a forum for early adopters and most engaged partners to discuss about topics as data visualization tools, ePLANET platform, multi-level governance, etc.   
Post date: 20 Jan 2023
Type: News

The European Commission proposed a revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive in 2021 to foster energy saving targets, and reducing primary and final energy consumption by 2030. The energy crisis has reinforced even more this need, and in May 2022 the European Commission updated the proposed target for overall energy savings under the law.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2023
Type: News

EU Climate Chief Frans Timmermans believes that the 45% renewable targets by 2030 is ambitious but possible. EU countries and the European Parliament are currently discussing about a new law to boost green energy production, including this target. The target has been proposed higher than before due to the geopolitical situation in Europe and thus to make energy more secure.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2023
Type: News

Residents of flats with communal heating systems are challanged by the high energy prices and there might be a possibility for them to sue their network operators for heating and hot water. On the other hand, households with conventional heating systems are covered by the price cap on bills.  
Post date: 19 Jan 2023
Type: News

The development of new technologies in the building industry has influenced the working construction cycle.
Post date: 18 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

British houses are among the oldest and less efficient in Europe, hence households are currently challenged by rising energy bills. The government has set a price cap that limits the average bill to no more than £3,000 ($3,600) a year until April 2024. Moreover, it is planning to spend an average cost of around £10,000 for each house that needs to be retrofitted in order to reach the 2035 energy efficiency targets.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

As electric cars, solar panels and heat pumps are expanding more and more, Berlin has launched a bid to accelerate the installation of smart meters. Smart meters would allow households to manage their own electricity consumption and benefit from flexible pricing contracts.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News

The Committee of the Regions has published a Handbook that provides targeted guidance on financial aid and technical assistance for local and regional authorities who are responsible for the implementation of the European Green Deal.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

Investments in heat pumps in the US are becoming more and more appealing to customers who see their benefits in reducing energy consumption and thus energy bills. The deployment of heat pumps also help to reduce carbon emissions, thus reaching the climate and decarbonisation targets.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News

The report quantifies the impact of the implementation of energy efficiency policies and measures in different sector of the American economy and highlights how investments in energy efficiency can actually reduce carbon emission, reduce energy bills and improve health.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Publication