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EU Sustainable Energy Week offers Energy Days in your region

When: 22-26 March 2010 (including the preceding and following weekends) You can organise your Energy Day during the EUSEW 2010. Contact before March 15th 2010.

5000 over 60s to benefit from Welsh boiler scrappage scheme

In her statement to Assembly Members, the Minister said: “We have allocated £2.5 million to the boiler scrappage scheme for 2010/11 and expect up to 5,000 Welsh households to benefit from a significant improvement in the energy...

Germany: Energy Economy Act demands smart metering

The corresponding regulations of the Energy Economy Act can be found at

Deutschland: Energiewirtschaftsgesetz verlangt intelligente Zähler

Die entsprechende Regelung des Energiewirtschaftsgesetzes finden Sie unter

New German study: Why building owners hesitate to refurbish their buildings

First project results can be found at

Neue Studie: Warum deutsche Eigenheimbesitzer bei der Sanierung zögern

Erste Projektergebnisse finden Sie unter  

Presentations and video recordings from the IEE Info Day are available for download

UK: Cash rewards for low carbon electricity and heating

Ed Miliband said: “The guarantee of getting an income on top of saving on energy bills will be an incentive to householders and communities wanting to make the move to low carbon living. The feed-in tariff will change the way householders...

12 more winners in the UK Low Carbon Communities Challenge

The 12 winning communities are:Hook Norton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire: The 2500-strong community has been working on reducing its carbon footprint for a number of years. It will spend the money on installing a heat recovery system, solar...

2nd Covenant of Mayors Ceremony to take place on 4 May 2010

Mayors from signatory cities can expect to receive their official invitation to the Ceremony in the coming weeks, with registration for the event beginning in February. The Covenant of Mayors is a...

12 country reports on impact, compliance and control of EPBD available

Included countries are: the Netherlands Greece Spain Germany France Denmark Belgium Poland Norway Italy Finland Lithuania

Updated version of EU Commission's Statistical Pocket Book 2010 on Energy Data and Emissions Data available

Contents of the energy data include: a glossary average calorific values, energy content conversion factors methodology for the calculation of EU-wide average fuel prices indicators EU-27 gross inland consumption import dependency:...

55 nations pledge to cut emissions under Copenhagen Accord

Industrialised countries listed their mid-term targets to cut emissions: Developing countries communicated information on their nationally appropriate mitigation actions:

Two new European financed projects to facilitate adoption of Energy Performance Contracting in Europe

EESI - European Energy Service Initiative (EESI)Energy performance contracting (EPC) is a proven and cost-efficient instrument for tapping existing energy saving potentials in the buildings sector. For harvesting these...

A report on fuel poverty to the French Government

The number of French households concerned by fuel poverty is estimated to 3.4 millions, including 425 000 households most exposed. The fuel poverty affects primarily rural zones and small towns. The consequences are environmental (risk of...

Registration to European Sustainable Energy Week 2010 is now open

Organised by European Commission's Directorate General for Energy, the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, the European Institutions, major energy actors and private companies, the EUSEW is the key annual event of the...

US President Obama sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for federal operations

Actions taken under this Executive Order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term savings, build local market capacity, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in clean energy industries....

IEE European Info Day fully booked

You can watch a live internet broadcast of the plenary session in the morning on your computer at Access is free and do not require prior registration.

Obligatory civil liability insurance for experts issuing EP certificates in Poland

Display “Towards Class A”: The European Award for creative communication campaigns in buildings

No matter the means, messages or materials to be used. What really counts is the applicant’s commitment and originality in communicating the topic to building users and the public. The six finalists will be invited to personally present...