Germany’s funding programme for landlord-to-tenant electricity supply obtained approval under state aid rules from the European Commission. This means that funding can be granted under this programme which has already been approved by the Bundestag. The funding made available under the Landlord-to-Tenant Electricity Act, which entered into force on 25 July 2017, had been subject to approval by the European Commission.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wanted to be more ambitious than the EU Commission, which had proposed a 30% reduction.
Post date: 29 Nov 2017
The renewable energy sector is growing fast. Its strength lies in its diversity and its numerous tangible benefits. This infographic highlights the top energy efficient sources and ways wind, geothermal, solar, hydro and nuclear energy can provide more sustainable solutions for society and reduce our carbon footprint. Our goal is to create awareness around the detrimental impacts of current energy sources while providing materials that offer insights on more sustainable methods.
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
SET 2018 –the 17th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – is a multi–disciplinary, peer-reviewed international conference on sustainable energy sources and technologies. The event provides a forum for the exchange of latest technical information, the dissemination of the high-quality research results, the presentation of the new developments in the area, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities for sustainable development and energy security.
Post date: 17 Nov 2017
Training courses for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems in buildings
The objective of the IEE Install+RES project was to establish training courses for the qualification of trainers and the certification of installers of renewable energy systems (biomass, solar, PV and heat pumps) in buildings. The target groups were installers (with working experience as plumbers, roofers or electricians) and trainers (as teachers, engineers and professors).
Post date: 14 Nov 2017
Green-Blue-Energy Factory: Promotion and Development of Initiatives, Organizations and Investments that Improve the Use of Renewables in Industrial and Commercial Buildings
Post date: 14 Nov 2017
Leonardo ENERGY and Ecofys identify flexibility gap in power systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy sources
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
Towards Zero Carbon Hospitals with Renewable Energy Systems
Post date: 9 Nov 2017
This year's Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days took place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 October in Brussels, Belgium, presenting the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020.
The content has been structured in three days:
Day 1 – 23 October 2017, focuses in the funding priorities for renewables, decarbonising fossil fuels & cross-cutting issues.
Post date: 8 Nov 2017
REnewabLe energies for tourist ACcommodation buildingS
IEE RELACS has involved partners from 10 countries and aimed at encouraging accommodations throughout Europe to implement renewable measures and energy efficiency practices in their premises. 212 accommodations joined the RELACS network, 95 energy audits have been carried out and 58 feasibility studies were completed.
Post date: 6 Nov 2017