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LONDON– European governments might have national targets to meet the demands of climate change. Many European cities, however, may not be in the mood.Diana Reckien of Columbia University in the U.S. and 11 European colleagues report in the journal Climatic Change that one in three cities have no plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and seven out of 10 cities have no formal plans to adapt to climate change. 
Post date: 11 Dic 2013
Type: News

The EU-funded CommONEnergy project, launched early October, will turn ‘energivore’ shopping centres into temples of energy conservation. The FP7 project gathers 23 partners representing various industry stakeholders and research and academia from ten European member states.
Post date: 29 Ott 2013
Type: News

Environmentalists fear that the European Commission’s energy department is launching a new push for business-friendly climate goals for 2030 which could advance buildings efficiency action at the expense of measures in the industry, power and transport sectors.Debate on whether Europe needs binding 2030 targets for energy efficiency and renewables – as well as greenhouse gas emissions – is heating up ahead of an EU communication on the subject later this year.
Post date: 15 Ott 2013
Type: News

Only four EU countries are on course to meet their energy efficiency target for 2020, while the Union is broadly on track to meet its renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) says in a new report.In the report released 9 October, the EEA provides an overview of progress on the EU’s energy objectives for the year 2020.
Post date: 14 Ott 2013
Type: News

The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, on 9 October called for a strategy to provide long-term emissions-cutting and money-saving deep renovations to Europe’s ageing building stock, saying that it could create two million jobs.
Post date: 14 Ott 2013
Type: News

A story of global transformation is taking place within the buildings sector. Green building has become a truly international market trend, led by companies, municipalities and others who have realised, in the immortal words of Ray Anderson, that ‘comply’ is not a vision.
Post date: 16 Set 2013
Type: Note

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR), adopted in 2011 and fully in force since 1 July 2013, will enhance the EU’s internal market. It will help construction product manufacturers to market their products in a simplified and common European legislative framework using CE Marking to demonstrate reliability of the declared product performance. The CPR also introduces specific measures to make life easier for small manufacturers and micro-enterprises.
Post date: 4 Lug 2013
Type: News

ODYSSEE MURE is a project coordinated by ADEME and supported under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Commission. This project gathers representatives such as energy Agencies from the 27 EU Member States plus Norway and Croatia and it aims at monitoring energy efficiency trends and policy measures in Europe.For more information, please click here.
Post date: 17 Mag 2013
Type: Publication

An overview of the most important and recent developments in relevant EU level policy and national actions, financial incentives, and training and qualification of the building workforce, towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings: http://www.buildup.eu/news/33111
Post date: 14 Dic 2012
Type: Note