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In a letter sent to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Khan points out that the proposed Future Homes Standard sets carbon reduction targets 25% lower than those detailed in the 2016 London plan. The Future Homes Standard is currently under consultation and is due to come into effect in the latter half of 2020, covering England only.
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: News

With an ambitious EU Green Deal on the table, providing secure, affordable and low carbon energy stays high on the priority list of local authorities to increase air quality and reach their energy and climate targets in 2030 and establish new ones by 2050. With heating and cooling (H&C) responsible for 50% of the final energy demand in Europe, decarbonisation of the sector will be crucial to reach those targets.
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
Type: News

This interview addresses the near future of the European flat glass industry under the building renovation wave. The flat glass industry is expected to grow significantly in the next years in order to respond to the European Green Deal´s targets.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
Type: News

Today there is an urgent need to scale up progress towards energy efficiency in buildings. Energy efficiency is also one of the pillars of a climate mitigation strategy and a critical element to meeting the Global Sustainable Development Goals. It is acknowledged how energy consumption in buildings is an important contributor to global emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful pollutants. Indeed, in 2017 buildings and appliances accounted for around 30% of global final energy use.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

Energieverbrauch in Gebäuden bleibt auf hohem Niveau / Sanierungsrate ist weiterhin zu niedrig / Kuhlmann: "Klimapaket und weitere Maßnahmen können Stillstand beenden, müssen aber rasch umgesetzt werden".  
Post date: 28 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

ICLEI Members Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Stavanger (Norway), together with Amsterdam, Paris Region, and Tallinn have joined forces through the AI4Cities project, a new EU-funded project challenging companies to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. These solutions are aimed at reducing cities’ greenhouse gas emissions and supporting them in meeting their climate change commitments. ICLEI Europe is an expert project partner.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2020
Type: News

The INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY (IEECP) is a non-for-profit research organisation that brings together some of Europe’s leading interdisciplinary experts on climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy policy.   Our members are well renowned experts in the fields of climate change, energy efficiency, and renewable energy policy. IEECP carries out detailed studies and top quality research projects in these policy fields.
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: Link

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement and glass. This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

In accordance with the Carbon-Neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan, the city launched 147 measures to reduce emissions and to attain the goal of carbon neutrality. This means that after 2035, activities taking place in Helsinki will not contribute to future warming of the climate. No greenhouse gases will be emitted from transportation and the city’s buildings will be heated and electricity produced without resulting emissions.  
Post date: 8 Jan 2020
Type: News

The global economy is set to double in size over the next 20 years. But that does not mean it will need twice as much energy to power all the extra cars, homes and factories such growth will bring. By taking the available opportunities to become more energy efficient, we would need only the same amount of energy we use today. The result would be a global economy with reduced emissions, lower pollution and enhanced energy security – we would live more comfortable lives and receive lower energy bills.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2019
Type: News