At present urban areas are responsible for 70 to 80% of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in Europe. For this reason, EU initiatives at the local level, such as the Covenant of Mayors, are encouraging towns and cities to take the lead in the fight against climate change.Providing financial and technical assistance
Post date: 5 Jul 2010
"These projects will help the United States lead the world in advancing energy-efficient technologies," Secretary Chu said. "Energy-efficient commercial buildings will help our country cut its carbon emissions and energy costs while the training programs will upgrade the skills of the current workforce and attract the next generation to careers in the emerging clean-energy economy."
Post date: 22 Jun 2010
Councillor Phil Cutter, Herefordshire Council's energy champion, said: "As fuel costs continue to increase, more and more people are seeking ways to reduce their energy bills. "Last year we issued a record 1,130 SEES grants and a further 1,300 people received grants for loft and cavity wall insulation.
"It is wonderful to be able to help so many households and I hope people will take advantage of this new round of grants which will not only reduce their fuel bills but will also reduce the impact their activities have on the environment," he added.
Post date: 16 Jun 2010
"Our research shows attention to energy efficiency is continuing its growth among business leaders," said Dave Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business. "Commercial buildings consume 18 percent of the energy and 35 percent of electricity used in the U.S. each year. A focus on improving energy efficiency in existing buildings is the best way to address carbon reduction goals being set by a growing number of organizations."
Post date: 22 Apr 2010
This document is the final report of the European Project
BOILeff (Raising the efficiency of boiler installations).
Post date: 23 Mar 2010
Post date: 8 Mar 2010
The improvement of the energy performance of nearly 550000 residential units has been financially supported.
The new structure of the funding system following the ratio of the energy performance compared to a regular building has proven to be effective and comprehendable also for non-experts. For example an energy efficient house 70 (KfW-Effizienzhaus 70) uses 70 % of the primary energy of a regular building.
Post date: 17 Dec 2009
All over the EU, Social Housing organisations are increasing the energy efficiency of their housing stock, however there remains potential for further improvements.
To accelerate this process, experts from national and regional federations need a platform where they can learn from each others’ successes and mistakes, exchange advice, tips and experience on all issues related to energy use in social housing.
Post date: 10 Dec 2009
Post date: 27 Aug 2009
$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide—not including large hydro, according to the report. Of this $13.5 billion of new private investment went into companies developing and scaling-up new technologies alongside $117 billion of investment in renewable energy projects from geothermal and wind to solar and biofuels.
The 2008 investment is more than a four-fold increase since 2004.
Post date: 27 Jul 2009