Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront costs were high and any potential returns were over a payback period far too long to be attractive. As the world moved into the new millennium, energy and the need to use it more efficiently resurfaced, this time on the global agenda rather than in national contexts.
Post date: 14 Oct 2019
The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Our buildings help define our cities – from our iconic skylines to our historic architecture. They are where our citizens, live, work, study and play. These buildings are also one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy used in buildings.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Oslo and Heidelberg join 23 other cities committed to C40’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration.
On 17th September in London (UK), The Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen, and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner, committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from their cities by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
This zero emissions pathway webtool is the outcome of a year-long effort of deep analytical work and active stakeholder engagement. It builds on the model developed as part of the Carbon Transparency Initiative (CTI) by the ClimateWorks Foundation and has been extended and upgraded for Europe with the support of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), in consultation with other experts in the field.
Post date: 15 Sep 2019
Dal 2011 al 2018 i risparmi energetici ottenuti grazie a misure di efficienza energetica sono stati pari a 10,4 Mtep/anno di energia finale, pari al il 67% dell’obiettivo al 2020 previsto dal Piano d’Azione Nazionale per l'Efficienza Energetica (PAEE) e dalla Strategia Energetica Nazionale (SEN).
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will facilitate EUR 150m to EDPR Brazil, the local subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis (EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector, to support the development of wind and solar power generation plants in Brazil.
Post date: 9 Sep 2019
More than 10 scenarios were modelled by the organisations who supported the model testing, while other scenarios were elaborated by the project team to explore the net-zero opportunities and trade-offs.
Out of these scenarios, three typical pathways were selected to illustrate the conclusions of this report.
All three reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
The document starts with a brief section listing the key outcomes of the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (H2020 CRREM project).
Sections A provides an introduction to the CRREM project and background information on ‘stranding risk’. Section B describes global and EU policies on climate change mitigation as well as international standards on the assessment of greenhouse gases.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
This manual was conducted by BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy), as part of the project “Pilot Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Network and Finance Centre” (CTNFC). CTNFC is an initiative of UN Environment and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Post date: 2 Jul 2019