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2018. 10. 08.

EU taskforce on 2020 targets put in place

Faced with the third year in a row of growing energy demand across the EU, the Commission has put in place a Member States’ expert taskforce to assess the causes and discuss ways to ensure the 2020 energy efficiency target is achieved.  
2018. 09. 18.

Multi-level support for local authorities to improve energy efficiency

Local authorities and policy makers, as local consumers and producers (‘prosumers’) of energy, are in the position to lead the local sustainable energy transition. Energy efficiency (EE) is a cornerstone of sustainable energy policies as EPBD and relevant national regulation on nZEB...
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2018. 08. 08.

New comparable household prices for electricity / gas

For the first time, Eurostat is publishing prices for electricity and natural gas that are fully comparable across countries. With the new data requested in Regulation (EU) 2016/1952, Eurostat is now able to calculate the weighted average price reflecting total household consumption. In the past,...
2018. 06. 28.

ACEEE: World Energy Rankings Suggest Countries Need Energy Efficiency to Meet Paris Goals

Some countries do strikingly better than others in saving energy, but all can better use efficiency to meet their Paris Agreement climate goals, according to The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). No...
2018. 06. 11.

Mapping Policies, Opportunities and Barriers to Improving Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Indoor Quality of Buildings in Visegrad Countries

The Comparative Study provides a brief overview of existing public policies promoting renovation and energy efficiency of buildings in individual V4 countries. The Study identifies best practices and pressing issues mainly in the 4 policy areas energy performance certification of buildings,...
2018. 05. 04.

ACEEE: Efficiency and renewables: the dream team for a clean energy future

With the promising trend of plunging prices for renewable energy, there may be a temptation to wonder whether energy efficiency is still cost effective. The answer is a very affirmative “yes.”  As companies, cities, and states work to keep energy costs down and meet ambitious...
2018. 04. 23.

Commission welcomes final vote on energy performance of buildings

New rules will make buildings smarter and more energy efficient, saving money and creating jobs in the renovation and construction sector. 
2018. 04. 17.

Need for strong cooperation among Member States for an adequate level of ambition for EU Energy Efficiency Targets

70+ leading businesses and associations urging strong EU energy efficiency targets.
2018. 04. 11.

No crystal ball necessary: energy efficiency can help mitigate price volatility

Electricity bills don’t make for terribly exciting reading, but as boring as they may look, there is much more going on beneath the surface. Whereas the price most people pay for electricity remains steady from month to month, electricity costs can change dramatically from one hour to the...
2018. 03. 23.

IEA: Latest trends in energy efficiency

Improvements in global energy efficiency slowed down dramatically in 2017, because of a weakening of efficiency policy coverage and stringency as well as lower energy prices. Global energy intensity improved by only 1.7% in 2017, compared with an average of 2.3% over the last three years.