EC - European Commission

The European Commission has succumbed to heavy lobbying from the electric heating industry and is set to approve an energy labelling scheme that misrepresents its appliances' true efficiency performance, according to environmental and consumers groups.Around 20 million gas and electric heaters are sold in Europe each year and from 2016, the Commission wanted them to display colour-coded energy performance labels, which have bars ranging from a green ‘A’ to a red ‘G’ class. 
Post date: 1 Oct 2013
Type: News

Following the passage of the Energy Efficiency Directive, the European Commission pledged to commit to the same energy savings measures in its buildings as was imposed on member states.However, the ownership status of the Commission’s buildings has complicated potential energy savings, particularly when it comes to deep renovation work.
Post date: 1 Jul 2013
Type: News

BackgroundEco-Innovation is funded via the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and has a budget of about €220 million for the period 2008 to 2013. It supports technologically-proven products that help make better use of Europe's natural resources. Eco-Innovation is a green strand of the CIP and contributes to the Eco-Innovation Action Plan (EcoAP). The programme is managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI).
Post date: 21 May 2013
Type: News

The available national renewable action plans can be found on this official DG ENER website.
Post date: 13 May 2013
Type: Link

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Post date: 8 May 2013
Type: Event

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Post date: 8 May 2013
Type: Event

The European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) is a public-private partnership open to investments from institutional investors, professional investors and other well informed investors within the meaning of the Luxembourg SIF law in the 28 EU member countries . More specifically, targeted investors are donor agencies, governments, international financial institutions, and professional private investors. Interested investors can contact EEEF. Investments involve three categories of projects:
Post date: 11 Apr 2013
Type: Link

Brief background:  The Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC ("the Directive") established a European framework for the promotion of renewable energy, setting mandatory national renewable energy targets for achieving a 20% share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption and a 10% share of energy from renewable sources in transport by 2020.
Post date: 5 Apr 2013
Type: News