Renewable energy i.e. solar, wind and biomass, and energy efficiency projects account for 40% of the investments made through the SME Instrument in the field of energy. Top three countries include Spain, Italy and UK with most projects funded.
Last November, alongside a raft of measures designed to fulfil the EU's plans for Energy Union, the Commission launched a new Observatory to keep track of the characteristics and energy performance of Europe's buildings.
The cities of Gothenburg, London, Rotterdam, Genoa and Cologne have recruited 50 European cities to become members of the district heating and cooling project CELSIUS.
EUR 1 Billion available for energy efficiency investment
The European Commission is providing €1.7 million to develop the SEAF Tool – a tool which will improve access to funding for energy efficiency projects, spurring job creation and the growth of SME service providers.
The new report Energy Agencies in Europe - Results and Perspectives has been published by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) today.
The report can be downloaded via the ManagEnergy website.
The 2015 edition of the Energy Statistical Pocketbook published by the European Commission is now available.
Ensuring Europe’s cities can meet the substantial need for improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions requires a keen sense for knowledge-sharing and capacity building. With a complementary technical skillset and combined network of nearly 70 cities, CITyFiED and CELSIUS are two projects taking the initiative.
The EU is seeking your opinion on its rules for energy efficiency in buildings – and there are just a few days left to send in your views. What do you think of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive? Be sure to submit by 31 October 2015.
Join us at the Energy Efficiency Info Day on 8 December 2015 in Brussels.
The metropolitan city of Turin will host on the 19th November an international event under the Covenant of Mayors and the European project DATA4ACTION.
Most of the 1.500.000 existing EU sport buildings were built between 1960s and 1980s, causing that most of them need refurbishment because no considerable changes have been made to the initial conditions. For that reason special focus is needed on the renovation of existing buildings.
Be among the 500 participants coming from SMEs, associations, businesses, European and national trade associations, chambers of commerce and European institutions expected at the event on 8th December 2015.
The European Commission invite stakeholders to contribute with their expertise to the development of ESCO, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations.
Target audience: Local/regional energy agencies & national networks of energy agencies
New EU rules on ecodesign and energy labelling for boilers, heat pumps and water heaters have come into effect.