greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As energy production and use account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.   In order to meet our climate objectives, while also guaranteeing secure and affordable energy for consumers, we need to better link up our energy system and exploit the synergies enabled by an integrated energy system.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News

Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years, while annual waste generation is projected to increase by 70% by 2050.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. cities were reducing building energy use, and at least two factors contributed to that change: the age of a city’s housing stock and the relative size of its low-income population, according to an ACEEE report released today that should help guide local policy decisions.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

The national energy and climate plans (NECPs) were introduced by the Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action (EU)2018/1999, agreed as part of the Clean energy for all Europeans package which was adopted in 2019.   The national plans outline how the EU countries intend to address  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality? Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office, we accompany over 9,700 local governments in taking energy and climate action?  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing examines ways to leverage funds through the Just Transition Mechanism and carbon revenues.  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

“The serious risks of climate change are at the heart of [citizens’] concerns,” the six countries write in reference to young people who have led the climate marches that have swept Europe for over a year. “As leaders, we have the responsibility to show the younger generation that they are being heard,” add the signatories, which include the energy and environment ministers of Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain.  
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Type: News

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target in September this year. The plan will propose to increase the EU’s current 2030 target of at least -40% greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and towards -55%, compared to 1990 emission levels.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

The purpose of the calculator is to build an energy pathway that hits the 80% CO2 emission reduction target at the top of the page. As you get closer to achieving this the arrow will move to the right.   The calculator models what is thought to be physically and technically possible in forty-two different sectors. It is based on scientific and engineering data and was built in collaboration with a wide range of organisations from inside and outside of government.  
Post date: 23 Mar 2020
Type: Tool

Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world; in Europe, for example, they are responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are mainly responsible for greenhouse gas emissions in buildings.  
Post date: 23 Mar 2020
Type: Publication