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Concept:   Adequate warmth, cooling and lighting and the energy to power appliances are essential in a home.   Energy poverty is associated with a range of adverse consequences for people’s health and well-being, exacerbated by low temperatures and stress associated with unaffordable energy bills.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept:   Regional and local authorities need to precisely determine, control and demonstrate their sustainable energy and climate actions to increase their efficiency.   The EU-funded ENERGee Watch project will support peer-to-peer learning for municipal and regional associations and networks to understand how different sustainable energy and climate mitigation actions have been controlled and assessed.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept:   TThe EU-funded LEAP4SME project aims to support member states and specifically their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in carrying out energy audits and implementing cost-effective energy-saving measures.   To reach those objectives, LEAP4SME will conduct a mapping of policies and programmes that currently exist to identify their strengths and weaknesses.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept:   The EU has called on countries of central and eastern Europe (CEE) to do more to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goals.   Based on an assessment of national energy and climate plans, CEE countries need to boost their potentials for efficient use of energy.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept and objectives:   Buildings account for around 40% of total energy use and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe .   According to the recast Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) all new buildings after 2020 should reach nearly zero energy levels, meaning that they should demonstrate very low energy needs mainly covered by renewable energy sources.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept:   Europe is experiencing an increasing number of disasters due to severe and extreme weather and climate events.   The more vulnerable a community is to such natural hazards, the greater the risk of human and material losses.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept:   More than half of a household’s annual energy consumption is for space heating and air conditioning. In EU households, heating and hot water alone account for 79 % of total final energy use.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept:   The achievement of the EU climate targets for 2030 will be facilitated by the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Hosting capacity can be reached through the market uptake of citizen energy communities (CEC).   The EU-funded LIGHTNESS project will increase the renewable energy capacity through social engagement, a regulatory roadmap, a low-cost technological package and innovative business models.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Concept and objectives:   procuRE brings together 6 procurers from 6 countries, responsible for over 21,000 public buildings, to invest over €7 million in R&D to tackle their common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply (RES) in existing stock.  
Post date: 9 Dic 2020
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Economic crises present an opportunity for governments to take action on climate change.   The lockdown responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a fall in emissions—global CO2 emissions are expected to be about 8% lower in 2020 than in 2019, in line with the required 7.6% reduction needed each year through 2030 to keep temperature increases below 1.5°C, compared with pre-industrial levels.  
Post date: 8 Dic 2020
Type: Publication