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US Navy sails into solar future

This is Stronghold's third solar installation at Seal Beach. Between them, the three systems boast over 2,000 panels, generating roughly 6.5 per cent of the Naval facility's total power needs. It brings the Navy close to meeting a goal set...

German Sustainable Building Council unveils international core system

Proposal to review energy products taxation directive postponed until autumn 2010

The college of Commissioners held an orientation debate on the future proposal on 23 June 2010. The Commissioners all agreed on the principle of revising Directive 2003/96/EC and on introducing a minimum harmonised carbon tax on energy....

Joint Research Centre strategy 2010-2020

Many of the complex challenges ahead cut across traditional policy boundaries and require multi-disciplinary research. In order to deliver the best support, the JRC will focus its efforts on seven thematic areas, which respond to major...

IPD's new environment code - in association with SB Alliance

The new edition also includes more expert analysis from our sponsors to increase the value of the document as an industry guide, as well as case studies based on clients’ experiences to illustrate how both landlords and tenants can achieve...

Obama Administration announces plans to install new solar panels on the White House Residence

Secretary Chu and Chair Sutley made the announcement during CEQ's 2010 GreenGov Symposium, which is bringing together leaders from Federal, state and local governments, nonprofit and academic communities and the private sector to identify...

U.S. Green Building Council launches the Center for Green Schools

Greece - Special electricity pricing for vulnerable consumer groups

Ειδικό τιμολόγιο ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας για ευπαθείς ομάδες.

Start of district heating funding programme Ptolemais

New protocol released to support U.S. Government’s greenhouse gas accounting

The latest protocol interprets and applies the GHG accounting principles established by WRI’s “Corporate Standard” to the unique structures and needs of the government. To develop the case studies and best practices featured in the...

Έναρξη χρηματοδότησης έργου Τηλεθέρμανση Πτολεμαϊδας

UK backs EU plan for controversial 'beyond A' energy labels

Energy labelling for electrical appliances has proved hugely successful since the scheme's inception in 1992. However the EU is now seeking to raise the bar for the top grades because improvements in energy efficiency over the past decade...

California takes concrete steps toward net zero energy buildings

CPUC’s action plan offers common-sense strategies for moving the market toward net zero energy performance. Raising minimum energy performance through codes, expanding energy codes to address all energy end uses, developing financial tools...

U4energy: the European school challenge

Schools in 31 European countries (the 27 EU member states, plus Norway, Croatia, Iceland and Liechtenstein) are invited to submit their contribution to a more energy-efficient future, earning the chance to win a prize and gain recognition...

California commits to more clean, green energy - new standard: 33% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020

“The Renewable Electricity Standard means cleaner energy for California’s households and businesses. It will help clean our air and bring new solar and wind energy facilities to California with thousands of jobs in construction, operation...

UK: Green Deal to create green jobs

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “The Green Deal is a massive new business opportunity which has the potential to support up to a quarter of a million jobs as part of our third industrial revolution. Insulation...

The German government’s energy concept

Renewable energies will contribute the major share to the energy mix of the future. On the path to achieving this, conventional energy sources will gradually be replaced by renewables in a dynamic energy mix. Nuclear energy will be a...

Bundesregierung verabschiedet Energiekonzept

Prioritäten im Bereich der Forschung setzt die Bundesregierung bei Erneuerbaren Energien, Energieeffizienz, Energiespeichertechnologien und Netztechnik, der Integration der erneuerbaren Energien in die Energieversorgung sowie dem...

Scotland: Target for renewable energy now 80 per cent

The Scottish Government has now calculated that significantly higher levels of renewables could be deployed by 2020 with little change to the current policy, planning or regulation framework in Scotland. A separate study for industry body...