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RenOnBill project: deep energy renovation through on-bill schemes

In order to achieve the European Commission’s long-term energy vision for 2050, yearly energy investments in the EU need to almost double  and of these, energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings represent more than half. Deep...

Breaking down barriers to climate-finance: the City Finance Lab launches second call for proposals

Competition for the five most innovative financing solutions for climate action in cities will run until the end of October. The City Finance Lab (CFL), a joint venture between EIT Climate-KIC and South Pole, opens its second call for...

The district heating network of Heerlen: from flooded coal mines to circular district heating

Now that the gas tap is turned off, new innovative energy sources are needed to heat our homes, offices and other buildings. One of these new energy sources is the circular district heating network of Mijnwater B.V in Netherlands.   What...

How heat grids achieve more CO2 reduction

In order to reach the climate goals in 2050, we must increase the sustainability of almost seven million dwellings and one million buildings in the Netherlands. District heating should be an important part of the solution.   The Planbureau...

EnDurCrete project: new video

The EnDurCrete project is a newly launched research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage, Project No. 760639) which started in January...

CREATE project: demo site posters

We are working hard to finish all the work at the Create project demo site in Warsaw, Poland. We want to keep you updated, so until the full demo is ready we share with you two posters designed by FENIX TNT for the demo site.   What is the...

FACADES19 Conference /South challenges and beyond - Call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts   We invite you to submit abstracts (in English) according to the format defined below on the following topics: Climate, energy and sustainable building facades Heritage buildings and facades Advanced...

THERMOSS project: updated promo material

We are proud to share with you updated promo materials for the THERMOSS project.   New edition of the THERMOSS project brochure. It contains the map of all the demo sites along with a short description of them. You can also read about four...

THERMOSS project: 4th Newsletter

We are happy to announce that the fourth edition of the THERMOSS project newsletter is online and available for the general public. This edition will inform you about the current progress at THERMOSS project demo sites in Latvia, France,...

RE4 Project: 4th Newsletter

E4 consortium is delighted to introduce the fourth edition of the project newsletter. In this edition of the newsletter, you can find information about the developed RE4 elements, a detailed description of the manufacturing process of the...

#EEDay2019 - Energy Efficiency Day

Along with promoting energy efficiency’s ability to help us all save energy and money, this year’s Energy Efficiency Day is also highlighting how energy efficiency can cut carbon pollution and help everyone to breathe easier.   By...

SSPCR 2019 - Registration is open!

It´s time to register   Early bird registration rates expire on September 15 for the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019.   SSPCR 2019 specifically...

Climate action in Latin America: EIB and EDPR support the development of renewable energy in Brazil

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...

Scientist: ‘I’m pretty sure we will need carbon removal technologies’

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:   - Negative emission technologies can never be used as an excuse to delay renewables, energy efficiency, and other clean energy solutions.   - The issue with all of them is the huge amount of...

How the EU is helping fight deadly air pollution in Poland

In the EU, air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths every year. Poor air quality can lead to lung cancer, strokes, heart attacks and acute respiratory diseases in children.    Poland’s Małopolska region, along with...

The Minister for Communications announced the 57 successful applicants to the SEAI Communities grant scheme

This scheme will support these communities to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings in their local area, eliminating 34,676 tonnes of CO2 annually – this is the equivalent of taking more...

Open applications for PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme

The 4th and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you...

18 Latin American cities unite to upscale green building action

On Wednesday 28 August 2019, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 cities hosted a BEA Regional Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia.   The BEA is a...

How flexibility markets can drive the energy transition

Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week...

Grants awarded for energy efficiency audits of 80 public buildings in Vojvodina

The grants are part of a EUR 100,000 project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July with the Secretariat for Energy, Construction, and Transportation of the...