27 European heads of state are discussing the Commission’s proposal for a €1.85 trillion COVID-19 recovery budget. It is a huge sum: €1.1 trillion from the member states themselves and €750 billion to be borrowed on the capital markets. But it is dwarfed by something which is all around us and which we take for granted: buildings.
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at increasing the rate and quality of renovation of existing buildings and thereby help decarbonise the building stock.
Post date: 12 Jun 2020
These projects will further facilitate Europe’s low carbon energy transition by helping to upgrade buildings’ energy performance, enhancing the role of consumers to change the market and developing smart energy services, channeling further private finance into energy efficiency investments and supporting public authorities and policy makers in driving the energy transition.
Currently, EASME is preparing the grant agreements with the aim to kick-off projects from September 2020 onwards.
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Approximately €113 million of EU grant funding has been awarded to projects under the following focus areas:
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
This study is organised in three main parts: we begin by presenting the current state of play of storage technologies (deployment in Member States and key characteristics), then proceed to identify the need for various types of flexibility solutions at the 2030 and 2050 horizons, and finally examine the regulatory conditions that should be put in place to enable the market to deliver the appropriate level of energy storage technologies.
The three objectives can be summarised as:
Post date: 29 May 2020
12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.
The topics relate to low carbon energy (check the link below for the full list of topics).
The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation.
Post date: 13 May 2020
The Commission has opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The main objective of this mechanism is to enable Member States to work more closely together in order to achieve their individual and collective renewable energy targets.
Post date: 7 May 2020
The European Union has already started the modernization and transformation towards a climate neutral economy. In this context, the Commission has proposed a strategic long-term vision for Europe to become the world's first major economy to go climate neutral by 2050.
Post date: 4 May 2020
The digital revolution is not only about large tech companies but also essentially about start-ups and SMEs that provide or use digital solutions. SMEs are vital to the European economy, making up 99% of Europe's businesses1 and accounting for two-thirds of total employment. The variety is huge, from innovative and fast-growing companies that provide or use digital solutions, to those that face significant challenges such as acquiring the necessary skills to benefit from digital technologies.
Post date: 3 May 2020