ince September 2017, consumer organizations in 6 European countries have guided consumers through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and efficient energy technologies. To facilitate the consumer journey, the project launched group purchases, which lowered the costs of the equipment and guaranteed a fair deal for consumers.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
The report brings together all the latest information about renewable energy market and industry developments, policy and investment trends.
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
Could you describe the project and its objectives?
The objectives of the NEWCOM project are twofold. First, we are supporting the development of training schemes for enabling construction workers and building professionals to build according to the nearly zero-energy building standard and second, we are preparing a basis for the mutual recognition of the developed training schemes.
Post date: 18 Aug 2020
Understanding how people decide to use less energy at home or at work is crucial to boost virtuous behaviours. Our reaction to any novelty is so complex that a lot of socio-psychological research has been done to try to make it more predictable.
Social norms and influences, the ways we become accustomed to an external stimulus and manage our natural competitive instinct (both towards ourselves and the others) are among the factors to be analysed to characterise and support energy-saving habits.
Facing the rebound effect
Post date: 18 Aug 2020
The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
Post date: 23 Iun 2020
The Global Renewables Outlook shows the path to create a sustainable future energy system. This flagship report highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, the policy framework needed for the transition and the challenges faced by different regions. As the world seeks durable economic solutions, accelerated uptake of renewables promises to drive sustainable development, boost well-being and create tens of millions of new jobs.
Post date: 1 Iun 2020
This free webinar series showcases a range of services, technologies and materials that can assist in creating high quality, energy efficient, green homes. The series will run on Wednesdays at 1pm for four weeks. See schedule below:
13/05/20 – Air Source Heat Pumps & nZEB Compliance – Ian Killock & Niall Duffy, Daikin
Post date: 7 Mai 2020
Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
-> "In view of the worldwide health emergency linked to COVID-19, the next edition of the International Conference of Energy and Cities (ICEC2020) hosted by the University of Southampton and scheduled for 1 – 3 July 2020, is postponed.
Post date: 3 Apr 2020
Renewable energy will play a fundamental role in achieving the EU’s energy and climate objectives. Not only is it abundantly available within the EU, but it is also cost-competitive with fossil fuels. As such, it can help make our energy systems more affordable and reduce the EU’s dependency on imported fossil fuels. It also has the potential to provide a range of new jobs, create new industrial opportunities and contribute to economic growth.
Renewable energy progress over time
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
In 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy – improved by 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010. This was slower than the 1.7% improvement in 2017 and marked the third year in a row the rate has declined. It was also well below the average 3% improvement consistent with the IEA Efficient World Strategy.
Post date: 23 Mar 2020