Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will facilitate EUR 150m to EDPR Brazil, the local subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis (EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector, to support the development of wind and solar power generation plants in Brazil.   
Post date: 9 Set 2019
Type: News

Concept, Objectives and Methodology   We are an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.   We generate new knowledge through independent research. This is used to create the products, standards and qualifications that help to ensure buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be.
Post date: 9 Set 2019
Type: Link

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:   - Negative emission technologies can never be used as an excuse to delay renewables, energy efficiency, and other clean energy solutions.  
Post date: 9 Set 2019
Type: News

In the EU, air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths every year. Poor air quality can lead to lung cancer, strokes, heart attacks and acute respiratory diseases in children.    Poland’s Małopolska region, along with parts of Czechia and Slovakia, is one of Europe’s most polluted areas. Pollution is particularly heavy in winter when, to keep their homes warm, people burn coal and sometimes waste, releasing smog into the air that threatens people’s health. 
Post date: 9 Set 2019
Type: News

Since the start of All Saints' Day 2017, students in Secondary 5 and 6 of the  College "Notre-Dame de bon secours" in Binche are the first in Belgium to take classes in a building isolated with straw and wooden frame.   A spacious, bright, and healthy pavilion has replaced a prefabricated sheet metal energy wastage. This pavilion is the first prefabricated school building made of wood, compressed straw and clay plaster in French-speaking Belgium.   
Post date: 8 Set 2019
Type: Caso

The European Commission established the EU High-Level Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) to help develop an overarching and comprehensive EU roadmap on sustainable finance. It requested advice on how to ‘steer the flow of capital towards sustainable investments; identify steps that financial institutions and supervisors should take to protect the financial system from sustainability risks; and deploy these policies on a pan-European scale’.
Post date: 8 Set 2019
Type: Publication

This scheme will support these communities to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings in their local area, eliminating 34,676 tonnes of CO2 annually – this is the equivalent of taking more than 11,000 internal combustion engine cars off the road.   Reducing emissions from buildings is a key action under the government's Climate Action Plan.  
Post date: 7 Set 2019
Type: News

The 4th and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you would showcase at the European level?  
Post date: 7 Set 2019
Type: News

On Wednesday 28 August 2019, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 cities hosted a BEA Regional Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia.   The BEA is a public private initiative of 45 cities and states, and more than 40 companies and organisations from around the world, that take action to improve energy efficiency in buildings and align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Post date: 7 Set 2019
Type: News

Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week: Design Principles for (Local) Markets for Electricity System Services.  
Post date: 7 Set 2019
Type: News