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As Moscow wages war on Ukraine, the European Union is scrambling for ways to reduce its dependence on natural gas piped from Russia, which accounts for about 40 percent of the bloc’s total consumption.   
Post date: 9 Nov 2022
Type: News

In concomitanza con la presentazione del Piano nazionale di contenimento dei consumi di gas naturale da parte del Ministero della Transizione Ecologica, l’ENEA propone una serie di indicazioni pratiche per i cittadini chiamati all’adempimento degli obiettivi prefissati.  
Post date: 9 Nov 2022
Type: Publication

European districts play a pivotal role in the achievement of a future low carbon economy.
Post date: 4 Nov 2022
Type: Link

Islands are typically depended on fossil fuel imports for electricity generation. The decarbonisation of the energy mix is a priority. In this context, the EU-funded GIFT project will develop innovative systems to allow islands to integrate vast amounts of renewables.
Post date: 4 Nov 2022
Type: Link

Geothermal energy – the Earth’s internal heat – is clean, sustainable and available at any time. Despite the high cost of drilling and exploration, Europe's geothermal electricity capacity is increasing. There are currently 127 plants producing over 3,091 MWe per year and its use for district heating and heating and cooling of buildings is also on the rise.   
Post date: 3 Nov 2022
Type: Link

Taking the advantage of the pending visit to the Irish pilot sites in Galway and Aran Islands, the GEOFIT consortium organized its last General Assembly last week, from 5th to 7th October, in the University of Galway. It was time to look back at all the work done in the last 4,5 years and try to pack everything up.  
Post date: 3 Nov 2022
Type: News

Contributing to the ambitious targets of the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan (SET Plan Action 3.2), the programme “Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development” supports the planning, deployment and replication of 100 Positive Energy Neighbourhoods by 2025. It is joined by 20 EU member states and conducted by JPI Urban Europe.
Post date: 3 Nov 2022
Type: News

Gravesham Borough Council and RJ Barwick Ltd have secured funding from BEIS to take an innovative approach to tackling the challenges of deploying heat pumps in non-traditional homes.   ‍There are 1 million non-traditional homes in the UK with poor energy performance, which present a challenge to the energy-efficiency measures that typically precede a heat pump installation. ‍
Post date: 3 Nov 2022
Type: News

Smart meters have become more important over recent years. In an environment where climate change and sustainability have never been higher on the agenda, smart meters allow individuals and organisations alike to get a better sense of energy consumption. The data and insights they generate allow end-users to make more informed decisions about their own energy consumption (something that has become vital among the current cost of living crisis).  
Post date: 3 Nov 2022
Type: News

Personal Environmental Control System (PECS) with the functions of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and acoustic has advantages of controlling the localized environment at occupant’s workstation by their preference instead of conditioning an entire room.
Post date: 2 Nov 2022
Type: Event