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Raw materials demand for wind and solar PV technologies in the transition towards a decarbonised energy system

Raw materials are essential to securing a transition to green energy technologies and for achieving the goals outlined in the European Green Deal. To meet the future energy demand through renewables, the power sector will face a massive...

EPBD implementation in Luxemburg – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Luxemburg, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...

Starting a renovation wave

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s...

EuroACE Feedback: 2030 Climate Target Plan

This Paper sets out the EuroACE view in the framework of the stakeholder feedback sought by the European Commission by 15thApril on its inception impact assessment (IA) of the 2030 Climate Target Plan.   EuroACE welcomes the work started...

EPBD implementation in Lithuania – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Lithuania, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...

EPBD implementation in Bulgaria – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Bulgaria, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...

EPBD implementation in Croatia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Croatia, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...

EPBD implementation in Belgium Walloon Region – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Walloon Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in...

EPBD implementation in Belgium Flemish Region – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Flemish Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved...

EPBD implementation in Belgium Brussels Capital Region – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Belgium Brussels Capital Region, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved...

EPBD implementation in Austria – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Austria, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...

EPBD implementation in Latvia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Latvia, as updated at the end of 2015.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy...

Making the EU renovation wave a success

Draft Final
A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes. All sectors in society will be affected and we will look to policymakers and legislators to rapidly put the best and most effective recovery package in place. ...

Quarterly report on European electricity markets with a focus on energy storage and 2019 wholesale prices

Electricity consumption in the EU28 declined by approximately 1% year-on-year in Q4 2019, dragged down by stagnating industrial activity and a very mild start of the heating season. Of the major economies, power consumption increased in...

Energy efficiency – Mind the 2030 gap

In 2018, the European Union set itself the target to achieve a 32.5% energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Member States have to set indicative contributions and notify policies and measures to reach the mandatory 0.8% annual energy...

Renewable capacity statistics 2020

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive statistics on a range of topics related to renewable energy. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2010-2019)...

Communication from the commission to the European parliament, the council, the European economic and social committee and the committee of the regions

A new Circular Economy Action Plan for a cleaner and more competitive Europe
Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years, while annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050.   As half of total greenhouse gas...

Upscaling urban residential retrofit for the EU’s low carbon future: Challenges and opportunities

With respect to the EU climate and energy goals, a major challenge for EU cities lies within retrofitting the existing urban building stock. Hereby existing buildings represent a substantial potential for both (1) energy savings and (2)...

The inner value of a building. Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

People spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.
Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality...

The Covenant of Mayors in Europe: 2019 activity report

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality? Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office...