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European Commission website offers advice on energy efficient light bulbs

On 1 September 2009, incandescent light bulbs and other energy-inefficient lamps started to be gradually replaced by more energy efficient bulbs in Europe. By switching to more energy efficient lighting products, European households can...

The Covenant in numbers

Among the Covenant’s 1 800 signatories, 25 capitals – Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje...

London 2012 set to miss renewable energy target during Olympic Games

David Stubbs, Head of Sustainability at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) told the Assembly’s Environment Committee it was doing as much as it could towards meeting its target during the staging of the 2012...

Kühler Kopf an heißen Sommertagen

Ausgiebig Lüften sollte man nur in den kühlen Morgenstunden oder nachts. Denn tagsüber gelangt die Hitze durch das geöffnete Fenster in die Wohnräume. Ist eine Wohnung erst einmal aufgeheizt, ist es schwer, die Lufttemperatur wieder zu...

Wales: Leading the way for cheaper to run, greener homes

Ms Davidson emphasised the need to strike the right balance between our ambitious agenda on climate change and setting standards that did not make the cost of new building prohibitively expensive with the risk of stalling the housing...

Russland und Deutschland verstärken Partnerschaft für Energieeffizienz

"Energieeffizienz ist eine Energiequelle, die es nachhaltig und wirtschaftlich zu erschließen gilt", betonte Energieminister Sergej Shmatko. "Die rudea setzt konkrete Initiativen und Projekte von besonderer wirtschaftlicher Bedeutung um,...

KfW Entwicklungsbank boosts innovation and modernisation in SMEs in the Russian Federation

As well as stimulating innovation and modernisation in Russian SMEs, this measure is also expected to generate positive effects on Germany's foreign trade. Evaluations of the KfW's existing SME programmes in the Russian Federation have...

KfW-IW-Studie: Energetische Sanierung kostet im Schnitt 46.000 EUR

„Rund ein Drittel aller Kohlendioxid-Emissionen in Deutschland entfallen auf die Bewirtschaftung von Immobilien. Durch umfangreiche Sanierungen der Altbauten können erhebliche Einsparungen erzielt werden. Deshalb ist die energetische...

Need for early quality control during the building phase of a dwelling to prevent disappointments

Difference between designed ventilation rates and air-tightness in practice in Belgium

Call for tender for the continuation of BUILD UP

A call for tender for the operation, maintenance, improvement and promotion of the BUILD UP interactive web portal will be launched shortly by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. If you are interested in applying,...

Carbon labels potentially misleading, study warns

As global warming has entered the consciousness of the general public, carbon footprinting (PCF) of products from food to household appliances is springing up at a fast pace, such as the British Carbon Reduction Label or the German Stop...

Deutsch-russische Kooperation im Bereich Energieeffizienz

Bundesminister Brüderle: "Die Gemeinsame Russisch-Deutsche Erklärung zur Zusammenarbeit im Bereich Energieeffizienz ist ein weiterer bedeutender Schritt bei der Vertiefung unserer energiepolitischen Zusammenarbeit mit Russland. Die in der...

EC considers further rules for tertiary lighting

The Commission services are working on proposals for the ecodesign of directional lighting and for the update of the lamp labelling implementing measure 98/11/EC. Working documents outlining proposals for these measures will be submitted...

Renewable energy contributed 10.3% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2008

These figures are taken from a report issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union: The highest share of renewable energy in total consumption in 2008 was found in Sweden (44.4% of renewable energy sources in total...

Sonne, Wind und Co. - erneuerbare Energien verstehen

"Je früher sich Kinder und Jugendliche mit Fragen einer zukunftsfähigen Energieversorgung auseinandersetzen, desto besser", sagte Bundesumweltminister Dr. Norbert Röttgen. Auch für eine spätere Berufswahl könne dies eine Rolle spielen. "...

New England states and Eastern Canada provinces announce ambitious region-wide energy efficiency and renewable energy goals

"As the region that started the Industrial Revolution, the Northeast can also be the region that leads the world in a clean energy revolution," said Massachusetts Governor Patrick. "By coming together to announce aggressive regional energy...

WRI climate data now available in Google Public Data Explorer

UK: Solar4Schools

Unlike other school solar initiatives, where a utility or equipment provider owns the system, the Solar4Schools scheme will mean schools or local authorities own their equipment once the lease is repaid, enabling local communities to...

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011 - get ready

Be a part of it - organise an Energy Day in your city or region Wherever you are in Europe, join the EUSEW 2011 and organise an Energy Day in your city, town or region between 11 and 15 April 2011 (weekends before and...