renewable energy

The newsletter from DG Energy of the European Commission is now available.   Top stories: - Renewables boost competitiveness of EU industry - Establishing a smart readiness indicator for buildings   Other news: - Climate action: EIB to finance construction of 21 wind farms in Spain - EU annual hard coal consumption declines further - Eurostat 2017 figures on oil import dependency rates   Upcoming events:
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: News

Concept    Increasing the share of renewable energy by accelerating the roll-out of demand-driven smart grids delivering low temperature heating and cooling to NWE cities   The D2GRIDS project aims to develop 5th generation urban heating and cooling networks (5G DHC) in Europe.  
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: Link

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON evaluated national climate policies in European countries. The Slovak Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (SlovSEFF) was one of the first credit lines by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with private industrial companies and housing associations. With the support of local banks and obligatory technical assistance it channels financing to sustainable energy projects reducing GHG emissions.
Post date: 29 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The general objective of EduFootprint Project is to better manage, plan and monitor the energy consumption in public buildings in the Mediterranean area.   Specifically, EduFootprint aims to reach this aim working focused in public school buildings with an innovative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, considering not just direct energy impacts of buildings (consumption), but also indirect ones (public procurement or general human awareness and behaviour).  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

Concept   The BestRES project aimed to develop innovative business models for integration of renewable energy sources by aggregating distributed generation such as wind, PV, biogas, biomass, hydro, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and combining this with demand side management and energy storage.   European electricity markets were historically designed around centralized and mostly fossil-fuel generation.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   Financial, technical and social innovations are essential prerequisites for a successful transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies (RES). In order to balance demand with a volatile energy supply and to increase acceptance of new technologies like smart meters, it is necessary to build new energy infrastructure and motivate consumers to change their consumption habits.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

BP ha presentado en Madrid los resultados del informe Statistical Review of World Energy 2019, una de las publicaciones de referencia del sector energético, que elabora cada año la compañía.   El acto ha estado dirigido por Luis Aires, presidente de BP España, quien ha destacado que “los datos mundiales apuntan a un desajuste, cada vez mayor, entre la demanda de la sociedad para que se tomen medidas frente al cambio climático y el ritmo al que progresamos realmente.
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: News

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying final energy demand for living including communications, zero-emission transport and mobility, efficient heating and cooling, and even sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials.  
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

By today Solar Decathlon has become the world’s most significant architectural innovation competition organized between universities.   
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: News

History   The history of the IEA began with the 1973-1974 Middle East War crisis and its immediate aftermath.   While oil producing countries appeared relatively well organized to utilize their new oil based economic and political power, many OECD countries found themselves inadequately equipped with the information and organization necessary to meet the corresponding challenges.  
Post date: 3 Jul 2019
Type: Link