News & Events

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Launch of Japan Renewable Energy Foundation to pioneer Japan’s paradigm shift towards renewable energy

After the tragic events in Fukushima in March 2011, Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SOFTBANK Corp., one of Japan’s leading telecommunication company, felt the need to initiate discussion about a paradigm shift of Japan’s energy sector...

Save the date: 2nd COBEE Conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado on Aug 1-4, 2012

New! First Announcement and Call for Abstracts Sept. 9, 2011.  Please download here.The first International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE) was held in Dalian, China in 2008, with about 400...

Joint European Commission and eceee seminar on Energy Efficiency Obligations

As part of the "Bucharest Forum" process, the European Commission’s DG Energy contracted eceee to develop a briefing on energy service companies (ESCOs) and Energy Efficiency Obligations (EEO). As part of the task, eceee organised a...

'Conf-Shop' Planning the future Knowledge Base for Evaluation

 The event took place in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels on 30 September 2011. To access the presentations please go to the DG Research and Innovation website by clicking here.

EU sets conditions for signing up to Kyoto II

The environment council conclusions, agreed in Luxembourg on 10 October, outline the bloc's negotiating position ahead of the next global climate conference in Durban, South Africa, which starts at the end of November. "What's the point...

France to rollout 35 million smart meters by 2018

According to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Digital Economy - Eric Besson, 7 million smart – or, as they are known in France ‘Linky’ – meters will initially be deployed between 2013 and 2014, followed by a further 28 million between...

Denmark and UN ready to work with business, governments and financiers to deliver global green growth

The opening session of the conference had the new Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt speak about the need to develop new ways of making progress and the need for a platform to develop new public-private partnerships. After...

Vorankündigung: EnEff:Stadt Kongress 2012 - Kommunale Beiträge zur Energiewende

Kommunen in der Verantwortung Städte sind komplexe Strukturen, besonders wenn es darum geht, optimale Lösungen hinsichtlich der verbesserten Energieeffizienz zu entwickeln und umzusetzen. Diese Komplexität resultiert aus...

Solar Bottle Bulb for a Liter of Light

You can find more information on this pageand on the official website of this initiative.

Low-cost imports from China fuel boom in solar panels

The price of PV (photo voltaic) solar panels has dropped by as much as a third this year alone, hastening the introduction of a low-carbon economy and reducing the time period when renewable energy needs public subsidy. And there is a...

World Bank Purchases Carbon Credits from Poland’s Energy-Efficiency in Buildings Scheme

The World Bank will purchase Assigned Amount Units (AAUs) on behalf of two of the World Bank’s carbon funds, the Spanish Carbon Fund (Tranche 2) and the Carbon Fund for Europe (Window 2), under the country’s Green Investment Scheme. Energy...

Canada's first “net positive” office building

“There will be times, particularly at night, when we'll be taking energy from the grid, but in the daytime we'll be putting it back,” said Dave De Sylva, a partner in Markham, Ont.-based Del Ridge Homes, the building’s developer. “On...

Weniger Stromverbrauch durch effiziente Heizungspumpen

Gerade in älteren Heizungssystemen kommen Heizungspumpen zum Einsatz, die überdimensioniert sind oder ohne Steuerung betrieben werden. Sie stellen wesentlich mehr Leistung zur Verfügung als eigentlich benötigt wird – und treiben dadurch...

Heizen nach Stundenplan

Das 1971 erbaute Schulgebäude im Kreis Neuss umfasst Klassenräume sowie Werk-, Mehrzweck- und Verwaltungsräume für derzeit rund 250 Primarschüler in 10 Klassen. Bereits zu Beginn der 2000er Jahre verdeutlichte eine Zustands- und...

Science College – Concept has proven successful

During the commissioning of the Science College Overbach (SCO) there was an intensive exchange of information between the school, operator, measurement team and designers, enabling a quick response to faults. For example, as a result of...

Buildings’ technical and energy passport deadline in Bulgaria to be extended by two years

The deadline to obtain technical passports of buildings is to be extended by two years, as stated in a draft amendment of Regulation №5 from 2006 published on the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works website.  ...

Energieffektivitet i bygninger og byer – brochuren om EU-initiativet CONCERTO dokumenterer succesrige foranstaltninger i byer og kommuner i Europa

CONCERTO is co-funded by the European Commission. To see the relevant BUILD UP publication on this brochure, please click here.

Ενεργειακή αποδοτικότητα σε κτίρια και πόλεις – Το ενηµερωτικό δελτίο της πρωτοβουλίας CONCERTO της ΕΕ τεκµηριώνει επιτυχείς παρεµβάσεις σε πόλεις και κοινότητες της Ευρώπης

CONCERTO is co-funded by the European Commission. To see the relevant BUILD UP publication on this brochure, please click here.

Eficiencia energética en edificios y ciudades –la iniciativa de la UE CONCERTO documenta medidas con éxito en ciudades y comunidades en Europa

CONCERTO is co-funded by the European Commission To see the relevant BUILD UP publication on this brochure, please click here.

Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden und Städten – Broschüre der EU-Initiative CONCERTO dokumentiert erfolgreiche Maßnahmen in Städten und Gemeinden in Europa

CONCERTO is co-funded by the European Commission. To see the relevant BUILD UP publication on this brochure, please click here.