The results of this
week’s European elections could define the EU’s approach to the climate crisis
for years to come.
Between 23-26 May, more than 400 million voters will go to the polls to elect their representatives for the European Parliament. This puts the European elections second only to the Indian election as the largest democratic exercise on Earth.
The results are likely to have a major effect on shaping the European political agenda on the climate for years to come. It’s easy to see why. Scientists say we have five years to change course on climate change. That’s exactly the term for the next European Parliament.
In Belgium, Veolia is currently responsible for guaranteeing the energy performance of the Federal Pensions Service’s (FPS) building. In addition to modernizing the energy facilities, Veolia has raised the awareness of the FPS’s 1,867 employees regarding the improved-performance approach.
An innovative decarbonisation pathway and industrial heat project by Aurubis and enercity has been nominated for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition.
The potential award-winner is the largest industrial heat supply project in Germany. It involves multi-metal company Aurubis delivering CO2-free heat from its plant on the island of Peute to the energy service provider enercity through a newly constructed pipeline more than 3.7 km long. Destination for the heat is the residential district in Hamburg of HafenCity East.
A gap between predicted and actual building performance is often identified. The Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität for Health Science (Austria) implemented a technical monitoring process that checks the performance of the technical systems and therefore enables to identify deficiencies during the early operation phase.
Attend this seminar to discover the opportunities,
tools and technologies available for the decarbonisation of the heating and
cooling sector in Europe
that more needs to be done to decarbonise the household heating & cooling
sector. After all, it’s here that Europe consumes most (51%) of its energy. Yet
over 80% of the heat delivered to domestic buildings comes from inefficient and
polluting boilers. These need to be replaced with more efficient models, and the
use of renewables needs to be significantly increased from the current 20%
The way ahead seems clear
shortage of solutions. Just think what’s available in this sector: district
heating, cogeneration, heat pumps, biomass boilers and stoves, solar heat, geothermal
In May 2018, the University of Jaén (UJA) and Bioland Energy signed a contract to carry out an analysis of the feasibility and viability of a biomass gasification plant using olive by-products, with the aim of obtaining electricity and thermal energy of renewable origin, thus enabling energy self-sufficiency.
A short introduction to the objectives and activities of AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility, which is the latest DecarbEurope partner.
Operating under the slogan of “Electromobility is environmentally, humanly and economically sustainable,” AVERE seeks to build a strong network of expertise and knowledge that helps foster the best environment for innovation. It aims to help support the transition to electrification and establish the right policy frameworks throughout Europe to ensure that effective business models can take advantage of this development.