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Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Sources Directive started

The main objectives of the Concerted Action on the RES Directive 2009/28/EC are as follows:Creation of a platform for structured dialogue and exchange of experience and best-practice between Member States regarding the implementation of...

Deutschland: 340.000 Arbeitsplätze durch erneuerbare Energien

Die veröffentlichten Zahlen sind das Ergebnis eines Forschungsvorhabens, das das Bundesumweltministerium im Jahr 2008 an ein Team renommierter Forschungsinstitute unter Federführung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung (...

US Department of Education discontinues funding of national clearinghouse for educational facilities

“The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities has received considerable accolades and is widely referenced within the educational facilities community,” said NCEF Director Judy Marks, Hon. AIA. “Architects, engineers, facility...

Danish municipality to test rooftop wind turbines

But Telos Energy, which has contacted municipalities all over Denmark, has not received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response. "Many of the responses from the municipalities are to the effect that their municipal planning forbids the...

First green skills training centre opens in the UK

Hands-on experience The centre will focus on hands-on practical experience with fully-functioning heating installations in specially designed-bungalows to teach trainees about renewable and energy-efficient systems. They...

Danish Climate Commission suggests 'energy saving account' for buildings

According to the Danish Climate Commission such a scheme must contain the following elements: - Each year building owners must pay an amount into an energy savings account linked to the specific building. The scheme will apply to all...

Sweden: HSB Climate Train

With the Climate Train HSB wants to affect the behavior of the public and property owners as well as raise awareness in the media, policymakers on energy use in homes and buildings. By providing concrete answers on how to reduce...

Global green benchmarking gets under way

ISA founder members including Redevco, Barclays, ING REIM and BNP Paribas Real Estate have provided data from around 100 buildings across Europe to produce pan-European benchmarks, and more specific metrics for seven countries and two...

Start of heating season in UK

This has led Gareth Kloet, head of energy at the website to encourage homeowners to turn down their thermostat by one per cent and save ten per cent on their energy bills. He said: "It's OK to put the heating on but just be mindful of...

Commissioner Oettinger: Energy challenges of the next ten years – the need for a European common policy

Read the complete speech here.

World Resources Institute (WRI) issues a Fact Sheet on U.S. Climate Action in 2009-2010

US Navy sails into solar future

This is Stronghold's third solar installation at Seal Beach. Between them, the three systems boast over 2,000 panels, generating roughly 6.5 per cent of the Naval facility's total power needs. It brings the Navy close to meeting a goal set...

German Sustainable Building Council unveils international core system

Proposal to review energy products taxation directive postponed until autumn 2010

The college of Commissioners held an orientation debate on the future proposal on 23 June 2010. The Commissioners all agreed on the principle of revising Directive 2003/96/EC and on introducing a minimum harmonised carbon tax on energy....

Joint Research Centre strategy 2010-2020

Many of the complex challenges ahead cut across traditional policy boundaries and require multi-disciplinary research. In order to deliver the best support, the JRC will focus its efforts on seven thematic areas, which respond to major...

IPD's new environment code - in association with SB Alliance

The new edition also includes more expert analysis from our sponsors to increase the value of the document as an industry guide, as well as case studies based on clients’ experiences to illustrate how both landlords and tenants can achieve...

Obama Administration announces plans to install new solar panels on the White House Residence

Secretary Chu and Chair Sutley made the announcement during CEQ's 2010 GreenGov Symposium, which is bringing together leaders from Federal, state and local governments, nonprofit and academic communities and the private sector to identify...

U.S. Green Building Council launches the Center for Green Schools

Greece - Special electricity pricing for vulnerable consumer groups

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