Post date: 21 Nov 2011
(Euractiv, Nov. 9, 2011) Asked how confident he was that the target could be achieved, Philip Lowe, the European Commission’s director general for energy replied: “On present progress, 60%!” Before the EU’s present policies were announced, Europe was only half way to meeting the target, Lowe said. Consequently, EU legislation proposed recently did not consider that the 20% target would be met, measured against 2005 levels. An impact assessment accompanying the Energy Roadmap for 2050, which EurActiv has seen, says that the EU “is far from reaching its 20% objective” on energy...
Post date: 16 Nov 2011
The competition was launched in April 2011 ( during the European Sustainable Energy Week) for households across Europe encouraging them to compete either against each other at a national level or as part of a team at a European level.
Post date: 26 Ott 2011
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Post date: 18 Ott 2011
The Galileo 1000 N is based on the high temperature fuel cell of SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) type as well as on an additional gas burner. Both the fuel cell and the burner provide the basic demand of electricity and total demand of thermal energy to the building.
Post date: 4 Ott 2011
Post date: 4 Ott 2011
In the Spending Review last year, the Government earmarked more than £200 million for low carbon technologies over the next four years.
A £35 million share of that pot is now going to be devoted to reducing carbon emissions from buildings. Details of where and how the funding will be allocated to reduce the costs of energy saving in domestic and non-domestic buildings will be announced later in the year.
Post date: 23 Set 2011
The focus of the project is to design, integrate and pilot an innovative solution for social housing, using mature and interactive ICT, to enable sustained reductions of energy and water consumption of at least 15% below the current practice, without compromising living conditions, across 300 social dwellings in ten European countries, with latitudes ranging from 56oN to 38oN.
This is to be addressed by:
Post date: 28 Apr 2011
Develop advanced ICT-based services, empowering tenants to control their resource consumption by providing awareness to tenants of their resource consumption with the use of in-home displays, alerts, SMS, internet portals.
Post date: 26 Apr 2011
Some of the results of the project include:
Creation of the European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) and compilation of ECRC’s Action and Strategic Plan
Five cool roofs pilot studies to serve as examples of cool roofs benefits, a database of cool roofing materials and manufacturers, a handbook and a toolkit to assist the better understanding of the technical aspects of cool roofs technology
Post date: 19 Gen 2011