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We would like to invite you to the final public workshop of the Create project with the title: "Save energy today and tomorrow". The event is hosted within the Energy Storage Europe Expo 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. If you are going to attend the Energy Storage Europe International Trade Fair and you are interested in the topic of thermal energy storage, don´t miss this event!   
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: Događanje

CREATE project is in its end and this video shows the main results achieved over the last four years. CREATE developed and demonstrated a heat battery, i.e. an advanced thermal storage system based on Thermo-Chemical Materials (TCMs), that enables economically affordable, compact and loss-free storage of heat in existing buildings.   What is the CREATE project?  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: Poveznica

Within the 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Union (EU) has committed to several key targets for 2021-2030. The overall target for 2030 is to cut the energy system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40% as compared to the 1990 levels. Furthermore, the Renewable Energy Directive requires a binding minimum share of 32% of renewable energy for final energy use as EU-average.  The Energy Efficiency Directive sets an indicative target of at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency by 2030 at EU level versus the projections.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The review of EU´ fiscal rules, Stability and Growth Pact comes as multi-lateral effort to make the European economy more sustainable and to achieve the zero-emission goal by 2050. Part of this includes also a review of the state aid rules and a “green supporting factor” in the capital requirements for banks. A new taxonomy has also been adopted to better channel funds to sustainable goals.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: Vijesti

Since 2017, the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative has been working to ensure Europe’s mortgage markets account for the energy efficiency of properties. Over 50 banks and financial institutions representing a quarter of Europe’s GDP have joined the initiative. Together, they represent over 55% of Europe’s mortgages.
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Type: Vijesti

BUILD UP Skills Advisor app was first released in 2015, with the aim of providing construction workers with job-specific advice and short upskilling opportunities. By turning on the app notifications for specific techniques, the user automatically receives updates on the most current course offers as well as question sets based on practical real-life situations.  
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Type: Tool

At today's renovation rate of around 1% of buildings per year, a timely transition of the EU building sector towards climate-neutral levels by 2050 cannot be ensured. To accelerate energy efficiency investments in this area, the European Commission has intensified its efforts in recent years, with specific calls to strengthen the existing financial framework, increase funding levels, diversify types of financial models and explore new supporting mechanisms.
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The European Union is the first to become carbon neutral by 2050 in the world. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - will mobilise public investments and unlock public funds through EU financial instruments which will lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.   Complementing other initiatives announced under the Green Deal, the European Green Deal Investment Plan is based on three dimensions:  
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
Type: Vijesti

The production and use of energy across economic sectors account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency (EE) must be prioritised. If we all want to go towards electrification, digitalisation and all the necessary elements that a successful and just transition entails, we need to cut radically our energy demand, by half by 2050 in comparison to 2005, says the Commission.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
Type: Vijesti

As a high-level group of CEOs, academics and politicians gathered in Brussels last week to discuss the future of the glass industry, they recognised how glass is a material which is used everywhere, from smartphones to cars, from ovens to buildings. The reason glass is everywhere is because as a transparent material, it serves a unique function for which mankind has found no substitute. This could make the sector a low-hanging fruit in lowering Europe’s emissions.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
Type: Vijesti