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Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie: Mehr erneuerbare Energien und weniger Treibhausgase - Handlungsbedarf vor allem in anderen Bereichen

Mit der nationalen Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie 2002 wurden für 21 Themenfelder nachhaltiger Entwicklung Ziele festgelegt, von denen zwölf einen direkten Umweltbezug haben. Der Grad der Zielerreichung wird alle zwei Jahre vom Statistischen...

German Sustainability Strategy: More renewable energy sources and fewer greenhouse gas emissions - a need for action primarily in other sectors

The 2002 National Sustainability Strategy had defined sustainable development targets for 21 different sectors, twelve of which have a direct environment link. Every two years the Federal Statistical Office reviews to what extent these...

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change presents the DECC 2050 calculator tool

How to help improve this calculatorCreating a low-carbon economy will require the consent and participation of citizens given the scale and pace of change required. Government can play a leadership role, but transforming...

UK: Annual Energy Statement sets out 32 actions of coalition energy and climate change policy

Groundbreaking ‘2050’ analysis is published alongside, including six illustrative ‘pathways’ showing that meeting the target of an 80% cut in emissions by 2050 is ambitious but achievable, and compatible with maintaining security of energy...

Covenant of Mayors goes East

The Commission has therefore proposed an energy regional cooperation project under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument-East (ENPI-East) 2010 Regional Action Programme, which is expected to be adopted in July 2010. This...

International Code Council asks US Department of Energy to reference International Green Construction Code in US Federal Green Standards

UK: Are you eligible for free insulation?

All you need to do is call British Gas and one of their energy experts will come to your home and carry out a free no obligation survey.

Call for tender: Operation of the Covenant of Mayors Office (COMO)

The EU Action Plan for Energy Efficiency includes the Covenant of Mayors as a Priority Action. After an informal prior consultation, the Covenant of Mayors was launched in the format available at http://www.eumayors.eu on 29 January 2008...

UK: Five ways to make the smart meter roll-out work for consumers

1 Consumers shouldn’t pay for the roll-out Energy suppliers will save over £300* million a year from no-longer having to take meter readings or deal with bill disputes. Nine in ten people say that the industry should pay...

Trainingscamp für Planungskompetenz

Die Sommerakademie findet in diesem Jahr zum zweiten Mal statt. In den historischen Räumen der Kunstakademie Dresden werden in Best-Practice-Beispielen und Vorträgen aktuelle Planungskompetenzen vermittelt. In speziellen Workshops...

Window energy labelling: Common position paper by fenestration industry

Those entities are: EAA / European Aluminium Association GfE / Glass for Europe ES-SO / European Solar Shading Organization Eurowindoor  Eurowindoor members are FAECF (metal), Femib (Wood), UEMV (Glass), EPW (PVC)

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center inspired by native architecture - Green design will save the world

Built to honor the assassinated Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, as well as the culture of the Kanak peoples, the cultural center is modeled after a traditional Kanak village, and the pavilions were inspired by Kanak huts. Using...

France launches a National Committee for geothermal energy

Robinson Low Francis strengthens sustainability expertise

Chichester District Council commissioned RLF for a new £6.9m city centre museum. The project aims for the development to achieve a renewable energy target of 40%. The installation of a biomass boiler solution will play a...

Towards clean and efficient energy use in all European buildings: the CONCERTO initiative continues to grow

The CONCERTO initiative was launched in 2003 by the European Commission as part of the research framework programme  to enhance the role of cities and local authorities as driving forces towards sustainable community development. In...

UK: Huntingdonshire district council puts sustainability first

While a different rationale will be taken for each property, Apollo will apply a ‘whole house’ approach and work closely with the project team to identify local suppliers and affordable, efficient technologies. The St Neots property is a...

Energy priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

As President of the Council of the EU, Belgium's role mainly consists of organising and managing the work of each Council configuration through its competent ministers. The Foreign Affairs Council is the only exception to this rule. Since...

Deutschland: Expertenbericht zur Förderung von Klimaschutz und nachhaltiger Energiepolitik in Kommunen

„Wir benötigen eine Förderstrategie, die die aktuell schwierige Finanzsituation im Blick hat, aber gleichzeitig den großen Herausforderungen im Klimaschutz und in der Energiepolitik gerecht wird. Sie muss auf mehrere Jahre ausgelegt sein,...

Use Efficiency: Universitäten und Studenten erhöhen die Energieeffizienz

Das IEE SAVE-Projekt umfasst 9 Universitäten und 4 externe Unternehmen bzw. Institute aus der Praxis der Energieberatung. Es hat zu Ziel, einerseits die Energieeffizienz in den Universitätsgebäuden zu verbessern und zum anderen...

Use Efficiency: Universities and Students for Energy Efficiency

The IEE SAVE project involves 10 EU countries (9 Universities and 4 market players), and has the aim to improve energy efficiency in university buildings and to establish training programs for students. Students are the main actors of the...