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KfW-Award: Endspurt für deutsche Bauherren mit Mut zur Lücke

„Die eingereichten Beispiele können dazu beitragen, andere für die Möglichkeit eines Ersatz- oder Neubaus in einer innerörtlichen Baulücke zu begeistern", sagt Dr. Axel Nawrath, Vorstand der KfW Bankengruppe und betont: "Obwohl das Wohnen...

Study says EU nations will meet the EU’s renewable energy target

Only six forecast they will not manage to reach their target through domestic action alone, although two of these say that with fresh national initiatives they can meet or exceed their targets. None of the six expect to be more than 1%-...

Venue Energy Tracker records 16% reduction in energy use during first week of the Winter Olympics

BC Hydro and the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) created the Venue Energy Tracker to showcase the innovative sustainability measures implemented in various 2010 Winter Games venues and...

Commission creates two new Directorates-General for Energy and Climate Action

The departments responsible for transport policy will remain in the renamed Mobility and Transport DG (MOVE). The Climate Action DG will be created from the relevant activities in DG Environment, the activities in the External Relations DG...

Three German towns are cutting energy costs and carbon emissions with street lights on demand

The system, which was initially installed on 25 streets in Dörentrup, could not be simpler. By phoning the Dial4Light call centre, streets, public walkways, sports grounds and sites of interest are lit up. The lights remain on for 10 to 15...

EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... From recast to reality - public authorities leading the way to more energy efficient buildings

Date: Tuesday 23/03, 14:15 PMAddress: 99 - 101, Rue Belliard, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... How to improve use of CEN standards in the implementation of EPBD

The CENSE project has just been completed and the present workshop will present the main results, in particular the packages with information on the set of CEN standards to support the EPBD and a series of recommendations regarding a...

EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... Active House Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities for the European building stock

The symposium takes place Wednesday 24th March 2010 13.00-18.30 during the European Sustainable Energy Week. The symposium will be held at Hotel SILKEN BERLAYMONT Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 3 minutes walk from the Charlemagne building....

European Energy Service Award 2009

This year the European Energy Service Award will be bestowed for the fifth time. Since 2005 outstanding efforts and achievements for the development and success of energy services for energy efficiency in Europe are honoured. The award...

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