Policy & Regulation

35 million time bomb: what’s up with the EU Renovation Wave?

I feel like a broken record. Every time I’m with a group related to energy and climate, the discussion obviously gets to meeting our long-term objectives. That is quite understandable. But while we discuss where we want to go in general terms we are much more uncomfortable talking about how to get there. For example, let’s look at the EU’s Renovation Wave. The objective is to renovate 35…

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Industrial processes going digital
Projects

Industrial processes going digital

Best practices from EU-funded projects. Learning from the experience of industries in adapting to the digital transition: RETROFEED, SHIP2FAIR, SOWHAT & ECOFACT projects.   A recent webinar…

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How do we get the renovation wave rolling in Germany?
National & Regional Policy

How do we get the renovation wave rolling in Germany?

The European Union announced a major renovation wave last fall. It wants to double the rate of renovation in existing buildings over the next ten years. This is urgently needed, because buildings play…

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Thinking strategically about industrial energy efficiency
Policy & Regulation

Thinking strategically about industrial energy efficiency

In a recent survey by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) of the members of its working group on industry, one respondent said that, more relevant than access to funding is…

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Energy audit and augmented reality: how to combine them? RETROFEED innovation accelerated by COVID-19
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Energy audit and augmented reality: how to combine them? RETROFEED innovation accelerated by COVID-19

Energy Audit in times of COVID-19: The RETROFEED augmented reality experience An online event organised by the RETROFEED project on 2 December 2020   RETROFEED industry partners shared their…

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An Integrated Approach for Industrial Symbiosis: the CORALIS project
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An Integrated Approach for Industrial Symbiosis: the CORALIS project

The high potential of Industrial Symbiosis (IS) for energy and resource savings lies in the creation of “an interconnected network which strives to mimic the functioning of ecological systems, within…

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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project
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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project

The traditional power system is experiencing a push towards innovation like never before. The abundance of renewable energy sources and solutions, increasingly fragmented stakeholder groups,…

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Showcasing the need to improve energy performance of industry
Policy & Regulation

Showcasing the need to improve energy performance of industry

In January 2020, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal investment Plan tol mobilise EU funding and create an enabling framework to facilitate and stimulate the public and private…

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New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy
Policy & Regulation

New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy

From an energy perspective, zero or positive energy districts (PED) provide opportunities to achieve cost-effective levels of high-energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. This newly published…

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Europe’s energy-intensive industries coping with covid crisis while trying to stay on sustainable path
Projects ETS

Europe’s energy-intensive industries coping with covid crisis while trying to stay on sustainable path

Europe’s industry has significant challenges today. We are fortunate that the European Union provides a robust policy framework for industry that covers many themes: climate change, energy efficiency,…

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