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Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling thanks to highly reflective and emissive materials.   Scientists at Italian institute Eurac have now developed a multi-factor approach to study the synergies and conflicts that arise from using ground, facade and roof space in urban communities.
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

  The European Council approved the European Union’s EUR 1.82 trillion seven-year funding package and sent it to the European Parliament. The regular budget is worth EUR 1.07 trillion and the remaining EUR 750 billion is a recovery instrument called NextGenerationEU.   The bloc’s leaders called for a cut in emissions by 55% in the next decade.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

Participants at a roundtable on how to accelerate the energy transition in the region and Serbia agreed that the move toward renewable sources is necessary and more cost effective than to build or even maintain the capacity for the production of power from coal. “An inadequate decarbonization is expensive and a late one is too expensive,” said Professor Nikola Rajaković from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade. He and other speakers also insist the transformation leaves no room for coal.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019. The sector accounts for 38% of all energy-related CO2 emissions when adding building construction industry emissions. Direct building CO2 emissions need to halve by 2030 to get on track for net zero carbon building stock by 2050. Governments must prioritize low-carbon buildings in pandemic stimulus packages and updated climate pledges.
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

Energy demand for space cooling has more than tripled since 1990, making it the fastest-growing end use in buildings. Space cooling was responsible for emissions of about 1 GtCO2 and nearly 8.5% of total final electricity consumption in 2019.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

The Institute of Zero Energy Buildings published an enlightening report about energy poverty.   This report analyses energy poverty, unravels its strong link with energy transition and provides recommendations to tackle this issue.   In this report, you will find :   
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

The 3rd newsletter of EEnvest project is out!   The contents included in the issue are the following:
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

Call for Abstracts   To contribute to the success of the EEDAL conference, we invite you to participate in the conference and to submit abstracts on new technology developments, user behaviour, policies and programmes (including monitoring, evaluation and international collaboration), smart equipment, smart homes and smart metering, demand side flexibility and on-site generation.  
Post date: 30 Dec 2020
Type: News

VEF Virtual Series “Products Track” Session 6   Supporting Economic Recovery Through Innovation and Digitalisation 15 March 2021   VEF Virtual Series  
Post date: 30 Dec 2020
Type: Event

The 2021 10th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy (ICCGE 2021) will be held during March 10-12, 2021 in Prague, Czech.   ICCGE 2021 brings together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Clean and Green Energy to a common forum.  
Post date: 30 Dec 2020
Type: Event