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Vision and strategic workstreams for a decarbonised Belgium by 2050

Input to the Belgian long-term strategy

This report aims to identify key orientations for the establishment of long-term decarbonisation strategy for Belgium. It draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analyses, policy documents and scenario modelling for 2050.  ...
News

EU way off the mark on energy savings goal, latest figures show

The EU’s statistical office, Eurostat, published new figures on energy consumption for 2018 on 4 February. As expected, they weren’t good, with the EU as a whole set to miss its 2020 energy efficiency objective by a margin of up to 5%, in what...

Primary energy consumption in the EU was 4.9% above the efficiency target for 2020, Eurostat said, while final energy consumption – at the consumer level – was slightly better, at 3.2% above benchmark. The EU has an energy efficiency...
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European Construction Sector Observatory - 2019 infographics on housing and sustainability

This document illustrates the state of play concerning housing factors: European housing stock, such as the average age of buildings which need renovation; urbanization rates; overcrowding rate; housing overburden rate which, between 2010...
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Eurostat - Renewable energy for heating and cooling

In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union (EU). This share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share was 12%....
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URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2020 - CANCELLED this year

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference gathers CityChangers from all over the world – passionate people who drive change towards more sustainable cities.

3000  Attendees 400  Cities 85  Sessions 300 Speakers     The conference.   The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable...
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Switching consumers on to renewables: lessons from the ground for the Green Deal

BEUC, and the partners of the CLEAR 2.0 project, are organising a conference to present the learnings and policy recommendations of this EU funded project which helped guide consumers in adopting renewable energy technologies....

To register, click here.   CLEAR 2.0 (enabling Consumers to Learn about, Engage with and Adopt Renewable energy technologies) specifically addressed the main barriers to investing in...
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Webinar - Technologies and methodologies for Deep Energy Renovation of residential buildings

The building sector is the single largest energy consumer in the EU and it has been observed that 75% of the EU’s buildings are energy inefficient. A modernised and refurbished building stock therefore has a key role to play in the transition to...

BuildHeat in collaboration with 4RinEU and UIPI invite you to its final webinar to discover innovative approaches, lessons learned and results achieved in the retrofitting of multifamily houses at the EU level.   Register here!...
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Solving the coal puzzle. Lessons from four years of coal phase-out policy in Europe

With 15 countries that announced to phase out coal burning since 2015, this guide reflects back on a wealth of policy experience gained in the last four years.   With the feedback of 20 experts across 10 countries, nine qualities that are...