energy policy

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The European Construction Sector Observatory depicts Romania as being behind the implementation of the 2010/31/EU Directive and the Nearly Zero Energy Bulding (NZEB) concept. Nonetheless, after 31st December 2018, all new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities should be NZEB. This requirement will be applicable to all new buildings as from 2021.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published its Energy- Related CO₂ Emissions in Ireland report. The report shows that energy-related CO₂ emissions declined slightly in 2018, even as energy use increased. This was due to changes in the mix of fuels used, particularly for electricity generation, where more renewable energy and less coal was used. However, the overall reduction was not enough to keep Ireland on track to meet long term decarbonisation goals.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has given the goahead for energy conservation measures in local communities in four rounds. Municipalities can apply to have as much as 40% of eligible costs covered in works on buildings they own and use. Slovenia earmarked EUR 25 million for the energy renovation project of which EUR 21.25 million or 85% comes from the European Union’s cohesion funds.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2020
Type: News

CA-EED Plenary Meeting will be taking place from 18th - 19th March 2020 in Berlin, Germany   For more information, please follow this link: http://www.ca-eed.eu/   EED - Overview  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: Evento

April 14, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 AM CEST USA   The Annex 80 - 2nd Preparative Web Meeting will be held using the web based software GoToMeeting.   If you are intending to take part please send an e-mail toresilient.cooling@building-research.at     The EBC Research Programme  
Post date: 21 Feb 2020
Type: Evento

This report aims to identify key orientations for the establishment of long-term decarbonisation strategy for Belgium. It draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analyses, policy documents and scenario modelling for 2050.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The French government has announced plans for a sustainability law that will ensure all new buildings to be built with 50 per cent timber or other bio-based materials by 2022. Bio-based materials are made from material derived from living organisms (e.g. hemp and straw).  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: News

Efficiency First (E1st) is now an established principle of EU energy policy. It has been embedded in various legislative pieces of the Clean Energy for All package in 2018-2019.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

Primary energy consumption in the EU was 4.9% above the efficiency target for 2020, Eurostat said, while final energy consumption – at the consumer level – was slightly better, at 3.2% above benchmark. The EU has an energy efficiency target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 but it has consistently underperformed in meeting that objective.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: News

This policy brief presents insights into how the buildings sector could contribute to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, thanks to the help of the newly developed European Calculator (EUCalc) model. The model shows that achieving EU climate neutrality will require a transformative approach both in the building sector and regarding how electricity and heat are produced.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
Type: Publication