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IEE Projekt zur Verbreitung des Konvents der BürgermeisterInnen gestartet

Die come2CoM Projektpartner werden den Städten und Gemeinden insbesondere bei der Erstellung der Aktionspläne für nachhaltige Energie („Sustainable Energy Action Plans – SEAP“) Hilfestellung leisten, indem sie diese beispielsweise über...

Start of IEE project to support the new cities to become members in the Covenant of Mayors

Local authorities play a key role in mitigating climate change as 80 % of the population lives and works in cities, where up to 80 % of energy is consumed. The main concept of the "Covenant of Mayors" initiative, which was launched by the...

Deutschland: Nationaler Aktionsplan für erneuerbare Energie beschlossen

Für die einzelnen Sektoren ergeben sich im Aktionsplan für 2020 ein Anteil von 15,5 Prozent erneuerbaren Energien im Bereich Wärme/Kälte, ein Anteil von 38,6 Prozent am Strom und ein Anteil von 13,2 Prozent im Verkehr. Bei diesen...

Germany: National renewable energy action plan agreed

With regard to individual sectors, the action plan stipulates shares for 2020: a 15.5 percent share for renewable energies in the heat/cooling sector, a share of 38.6 percent in electricity and a share of 13.2 percent in transport. These...

Mit der Sonne rechnen

PV.rechner Mit dem Online-Rechner der EnergieAgentur.NRW lässt sich überprüfen, ob sich die Investition in eine Photovoltaik-Anlage an einem konkreten Gebäude lohnt.  Der Nutzer erhält eine Abschätzung der wirtschaftlichen...

80 Prozent der deutschen Jugendlichen wollen die Stromversorgung der Zukunft durch mehr Energieeffizienz und erneuerbare Energien sichern

Rund 200 Jugendliche aus ganz Deutschland nutzten die Chance, um in Berlin über die Energieversorgung von morgen zu diskutieren. Der Kongress wurde von der dena als Beitrag zum "Wissenschaftsjahr Energie" organisiert - eine Initiative, die...

UK housing minister outlines local approach to delivering zero carbon homes by 2016

Minimum standards for energy efficiency measures such as cavity wall insulation will also be set through future revisions to building regulations. These will be based on those revisions outlined in a recent consultation on the Code for...

UK company offers free solar panels to homes with south-facing roofs in return for receiving the Government’s feed-in-tariff.

The way it works is simple.  Since April, electricity companies have had to pay, by law, for solar electricity produced by homes. This is part of Government’s programme to reduce UK carbon emissions – an enormous 27% of which come from...

UK Green Building Council publishes report on BREEAM

US Environmental Protection Agency toolkit to remove red tape for green projects

The toolkit’s assessment tool uses green, yellow, and red as indicators of potential barriers—the more red that shows up in response to survey questions in the toolkit, the more difficult sustainable development may be in a jurisdiction....

Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie: Mehr erneuerbare Energien und weniger Treibhausgase - Handlungsbedarf vor allem in anderen Bereichen

Mit der nationalen Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie 2002 wurden für 21 Themenfelder nachhaltiger Entwicklung Ziele festgelegt, von denen zwölf einen direkten Umweltbezug haben. Der Grad der Zielerreichung wird alle zwei Jahre vom Statistischen...

German Sustainability Strategy: More renewable energy sources and fewer greenhouse gas emissions - a need for action primarily in other sectors

The 2002 National Sustainability Strategy had defined sustainable development targets for 21 different sectors, twelve of which have a direct environment link. Every two years the Federal Statistical Office reviews to what extent these...

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change presents the DECC 2050 calculator tool

How to help improve this calculatorCreating a low-carbon economy will require the consent and participation of citizens given the scale and pace of change required. Government can play a leadership role, but transforming...

UK: Annual Energy Statement sets out 32 actions of coalition energy and climate change policy

Groundbreaking ‘2050’ analysis is published alongside, including six illustrative ‘pathways’ showing that meeting the target of an 80% cut in emissions by 2050 is ambitious but achievable, and compatible with maintaining security of energy...

Covenant of Mayors goes East

The Commission has therefore proposed an energy regional cooperation project under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument-East (ENPI-East) 2010 Regional Action Programme, which is expected to be adopted in July 2010. This...

International Code Council asks US Department of Energy to reference International Green Construction Code in US Federal Green Standards

UK: Are you eligible for free insulation?

All you need to do is call British Gas and one of their energy experts will come to your home and carry out a free no obligation survey.

Call for tender: Operation of the Covenant of Mayors Office (COMO)

The EU Action Plan for Energy Efficiency includes the Covenant of Mayors as a Priority Action. After an informal prior consultation, the Covenant of Mayors was launched in the format available at http://www.eumayors.eu on 29 January 2008...

UK: Five ways to make the smart meter roll-out work for consumers

1 Consumers shouldn’t pay for the roll-out Energy suppliers will save over £300* million a year from no-longer having to take meter readings or deal with bill disputes. Nine in ten people say that the industry should pay...

Trainingscamp für Planungskompetenz

Die Sommerakademie findet in diesem Jahr zum zweiten Mal statt. In den historischen Räumen der Kunstakademie Dresden werden in Best-Practice-Beispielen und Vorträgen aktuelle Planungskompetenzen vermittelt. In speziellen Workshops...