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Great progress with innovative components of RES4BUILD’s integrated energy system to deliver on decarbonisation objectives for Europe’s buildings

The EU-funded RES4BUILD project is developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers. The project aims to increase the uptake of renewable energy solutions for heating and...

hybridGEOTABS: sustainable heating and cooling of buildings across the EU

HybridGEOTABS project has developed an innovative and clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which combines thermally activated building system (TABS), a ground heat exchanger and heat pump in between both systems (GEOTABS).  ...

No wind turbine at the London Olympic Park

A wind turbine had been proposed for Eton Manor in the north of the site as part of the ODA’s target to deliver 20% of the Olympic Park’s legacy energy requirements from renewable sources from 2014 onwards when the site is fully...

German Bundestag adopts modification of solar power feed-in tariffs

These corrections were necessary as market prices dropped by around 30 per cent last year. Therefore the amendment now provides for further reductions of the feed-in tariffs in addition to the original degression rate stipulated in the EEG...

IEA sees great potential for solar, providing up to a quarter of world electricity by 2050

"It is particularly appropriate to present the two solar roadmaps in Valencia today, given that Spain has taken a leading role globally in promoting solar power and other forms of renewable energy," said Mr. Tanaka. "The combination of...

Canada: New act powers British Columbia forward with clean energy and jobs

The new Clean Energy Act sets the foundation for three areas of priority:1. Ensuring Electricity Self-Sufficiency at Low Rates The act will strengthen B.C.’s legislated goal of electricity self-sufficiency by 2016 with a...

In vier Schritten zur Solaranlage - Was bei der Installation einer thermischen Solaranlage beachtet werden muss

Schritt 1 - Der richtige Zeitpunkt Wer jetzt eine neue Heizung mit Solaranlage installiert, spart dauerhaft Energiekosten und hat schon in diesem Sommer genügend Solarenergie für warmes Wasser. Thomas Kwapich,...

Deutschland: Bundestag beschließt Änderung der Solarvergütung

Die Korrektur der Vergütungen wurde notwendig, da im vergangenen Jahr die Marktpreise um rund 30 Prozent gesunken sind. Deshalb werden nun, zusätzlich zur ohnehin im EEG angelegten Degression, die Vergütungssätze zwischen 11 Prozent für...

Launch of a new Intelligent Energy - Europe project supporting the EPBD implementation

REQUEST facilitates this by providing national and regional agencies across the EU with a set of tried and tested tools and techniques which they can use together in different, but structured, ways to promote: an integrated customer...

A bright future shines on the solar photovoltaic electricity market

During 2009, Germany remained the largest market, with Italy ranking second and Japan and the U.S. markets to follow. Germany most probably will remain the largest market in 2010, while new markets in particular from Southern Europe, Asia...