The prospect of a decarbonised energy system is now tantalisingly close, pushed forward by an infusion of renewables into the grid, the falling cost of wind and solar PV power, and advances in energy storage and smart digitalisation.
A modernised grid could deliver more from less, at substantially lower cost, but it would also require a rethink of market structures and a system that incentivises suppliers to sell customers volume, leading to waste.
Post date: 26 Apr 2020
We are living very strange times which demand us to stay indoors even more than usual (80% > 95% > 100%) and for some of us a great deal more (50% > 95% > 100%). This experience is enabling a more salient observation of our indoor environment which otherwise often goes unnoticed as we humans adapt, especially when distracted by our preoccupations, whatever they may be. In world areas with a COVID-19 outbreak it manifests:
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Cooling accounts for 10% of global electricity consumption and demand is expected to triple by 2050. Given this context, innovative technical and financial solutions are required to ensure that cleaner and more efficient cooling solutions are adopted. Cooling as a Service (CaaS) is an innovative financial instrument to overcome key market barriers to clean and efficient cooling, without upfront investment, with integrated financial tools to recapitalise technology providers.
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Energy agencies have many important roles through which they can support sustainable energy investments: as facilitators, aggregators or project developers, and therefore are in a unique position to support energy investments in their regions and cities. ManagEnergy uses and enhances this role by raising the skills of energy agencies’ staff on financing and project development, ultimately making them leaders in the energy transition and increasing sustainable energy investments in Europe.
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
The funding is available for proposals submitted under 10 topics addressing 5 main areas:
Post date: 10 Mar 2020
This report highlights the activities and most recent successes of the Concerted Action for the effective implementation of the EED across all 28 Member States, plus Norway.
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to consider a household in fuel poverty when it spends more than 10% of its income on energy. But there is no consensus on a unique and explicit definition of the phenomenon as it is complex and has different causes and effects (temperature feelings, restriction behaviour…).
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
The report aims to identify, analyse and extract lessons learnt and guidelines from several promising home renovation services in Europe with a focus on:
target group audience;
relations between involved stakeholders;
data required for operating the service;
number of supported renovation projects
and triggered investment.
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Citizens Energy Communities are becoming increasingly popular at policy level and in society generally, for environmental, economic and social reasons. Each community may have one or more of a range of objectives and activities. For example, raising environmental and energy awareness from a social and/or economic perspective may result in an education program; or a desire to be self-supporting, or less reliant on energy suppliers, may lead a community to explore Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).
Post date: 1 Oct 2019
Within the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum, the Berliner Energieagentur together with the European Commission award the prizes, in three different categories, to outstanding European projects and institutions in the field of energy services. Winners were municipalities, institutions and companies from Croatia, Germany, Italy, Romania and Slovenia.
Post date: 21 Feb 2019