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Deutschland: Kleinfeuerungsanlagenverordnung tritt am 22. März 2010 in Kraft

Die Regelungen im Einzelnen: Die 1. BImSchV sieht anspruchsvolle Emissionsgrenzwerte für Staub vor. Diese können von neuen Feuerungsanlagen, die üblicherweise im häuslichen Bereich eingesetzt werden, wie Heizungen, Kaminöfen oder...

EU Sustainable Energy Week: Decarbonising our energy

Commissioner Oettinger will kick of the event today, 23 March, with an opening speech "Europe 2015 and beyond". The European Sustainable Energy Week running from 22 to 26 March 2010, will feature nearly 90 events in Brussels and some...

Energy-efficient Alpine communities and Alpine towns

Other Alpine communities to receive the European Energy Award® - Gold include the communities of Virgen/A, Wolfurt/A, Lucerne/CH and St. Johann im Pongau/A. A total of 28 communities have been awarded "Gold", the highest category. These...

Executive summary report of the interim conclusions of the EPBD Concerted Action now available

The CA EPBD (2007 – 2010) is organized around 5 Core Themes (CTs): Certification of Buildings, Inspections of Boilers and AC systems, Training of Experts, Procedures for Characterization of Energy Performance, and Information Campaigns....

UK: A consultation to make better use of energy performance certificates and data in England and Wales

In particular, this consultation seeks views on proposals for: making better use of the energy performance data by extending and managing access to registers; enabling local authorities to use EPC data to support development of wider...

New EU-funded project targets 'home-made energy'

The system is based on concentrated solar power technology, in which parabola-shaped troughs concentrate the sun's rays on to a receiver that converts the solar energy into heat. A tracking mechanism allows these devices to follow the sun...

Goethegymnasium, a grammar school in Weimar, gets award for climate protection in schools

Klima & Co is an Initiative of the German BP and the publishing company Zeitbild under the patronage of Ministry for the Environment. For the second time after 2008 pupils from numerous schools in Germany have developed ideas for...

Goethegymnasium aus Weimar holt Deutschlands höchstdotierten Klimaschutzpreis für Schulen

"Die Schülerinnen und Schüler haben erstaunlich pragmatische und innovative Klimaschutzkonzepte für ihre Schulen entwickelt. Sie zeigen, dass wir unsere Klimaschutzziele erreichen können. Und sie machen deutlich, dass der Klimaschutz mit...

Deutschland: Europäische Schule München erhält Fördermittel aus dem Konjunkturpaket II

Bomba: "Die Europäische Schule München erhält mit 8,8 Millionen Euro einen der höchsten Einzelbeträge aus unserer Förderung. Wir haben bewusst Projekte unter 10 Millionen Euro bevorzugt. Denn diese kleinen und mittleren Baumaßnahmen kommen...

Deutschland: BMVBS ruft auf zu Forschung zu innovativen Baustoffen

Anträge auf Forschungsförderung für das Jahr 2010 können bis zum 19.04.2010 eingereicht werden beim: Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR) Referat II 3 Deichmanns Aue 31 -...

Germany: Impulses for modern smart meters for electricity and gas

Further information is available in German language at: http://www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Navigation/Presse/pressemitteilungen,did=334214....

Spain: Government launches a plan to reduce by 20% the energy used in 330 public buildings

Deutschland: Impulse für moderne Messgeräte bei Strom und Gas ("Smart Meter")

Die Bundesnetzagentur hat im Rahmen ihrer Untersuchung Gutachten eingeholt, Interessengruppen, Unternehmen und Wissenschaftler konsultiert sowie eingehende eigene Analysen angestellt. Zusammengefasst gelangt sie zu folgenden Empfehlungen:...

Intelligent Energy Europe - National Info Days 2010: Information and advice in your country

Get detailed information on the call for proposals and meet experts from Brussels in your town! Further information on locations and dates at: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/events/ninfodays_en.htm.

US: Energy efficiency proposals could create 333,000 jobs in 2010

“The energy efficiency programs in these proposals would create jobs because energy efficiency improvements are labor intensive and net job creators. These programs would produce more construction and service-sector jobs than those energy...

UK: Green overhaul for planning system to cut emissions and bills

Proposals for the new climate change planning policy will ensure new developments are built in the right places, utilising sustainable sources of energy and encouraging the installation of electric car charging points. To help councils,...

National winners of GreenBuilding programme in Croatia

The categories and the respective award winners are as follows: Most efficient new building – University library in Split Most efficient refurbishment – Office building HEP DP Elektra Koprivnica Best integrated design and energy concept...

New York: $40 million in stimulus funding for state energy program projects

The projects, which were competitively selected through the State Energy Program, represent the program's second round of funding that will total $74 million. Additional awards are expected to be made before the end of the year. Measures...

BREEAM awards for the 16 best sustainable buildings in 2009

The Award winners are: BREEAM Bespoke - awarded to the new  Bletchley Leisure Centre, a key element in the regeneration of Central Bletchley, designed by Holder Mathias Architects and constructed by SDC for Milton Keynes Council. The...

Germany: Greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 8.4 percent in 2009