Energy policies

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Ed Miliband said: “The guarantee of getting an income on top of saving on energy bills will be an incentive to householders and communities wanting to make the move to low carbon living. The feed-in tariff will change the way householders and communities think about their future energy needs, making the payback for investment far shorter than in the past. It will also change the outlook for a range of industries, in particular those in the business of producing and installing small scale low carbon technology.”
Post date: 8 Feb 2010
Type: Vijesti

The 12 winning communities are:
Post date: 8 Feb 2010
Type: Vijesti

Included countries are: the Netherlands Greece Spain Germany France Denmark Belgium Poland Norway Italy Finland Lithuania
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Vijesti

Contents of the energy data include:
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Vijesti

Industrialised countries listed their mid-term targets to cut emissions: http://unfccc.int/home/items/5264.php
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Vijesti

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Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Događanje

This paper summarises a selection of some of the most common or most critical discussions and barriers for implementation of the EPBD and the solutions taken to resolve those in individual MS. The study is restricted to a specific set of such barriers or discussion points, since the actual list of issues in question may in fact have been quite long. The investigated issues concern: › How countries are handling certification in the case of apartment buildings › Whether control systems are taken into account in the standard calculation methods
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) only imposes Member States to set energy performance requirements, without any specification about their severity. As such, MS can fulfil  the provisions of articles 4 to 6 of the EPBD without increasing the preexisting levels of the energy performance requirements. This of course would mean failure to achieve the main objective of the Directive, which is to ensure, through its implementation, an important additional reduction of the energy use of buildings. Information Paper P180 of ASIEPI European project
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

To achieve compliance with the EP-requirements, the responsibilities of the various actors are defined in the EPB-regulations of each country. While some variations exist the procedures are similar. It varies from the simple check of completeness of documents to a random check at the
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

The number of French households concerned by fuel poverty is estimated to 3.4 millions, including 425 000 households most exposed. The fuel poverty affects primarily rural zones and small towns. The consequences are environmental (risk of poisoning, moisture, mold), health (respiratory diseases and winter mortality) and social (stress, withdrawal). The report agrees that much is done by many actors with many tools but with a curative approach while the focus should be on prevention.
Post date: 3 Feb 2010
Type: Vijesti