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17 Feb 2016

Europe finally gets a heating and cooling strategy

Europe finally gets a heating and cooling strategy

Heating and cooling  consumes half of the energy consumption in Europe. Luckily the European commission  has created a  the EU strategy  on heating and cooling published the 16/02/2016. Heating and cooling consumes half of the energy in Europe and much of it is wasted. Therefore the European Commission has elaborated a strategy in order to prioritize the efficiency and sustainability in the heating and cooling...

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25 Sep 2015

New Directive (UE) 2015/1315 about ILUC – changes in biofuels regulation

Recently, the Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources has been published. Below you can find a schematic summary about he main elements of this Directive (EU) 2015/1513 regulating the indirect...

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10 Sep 2015

New EurObserv’ER Biofuel Barometer: EU-consumption of biofuels picked up again during 2014

European Union (EU-28) biofuel (liquid and biogas) consumption trends for transport trend (in ktoe)

The EurObserv’ER Barometer regularly publishes indicators reflecting the current dynamics in renewable energy (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, biogas, biofuels) worldwide and within the European Union. A new EurObserv’ER renewable energy Barometer has been released:  Biofuels Barometer 2015 (with data for 2013 and 2014) After a year of uncertainty and decline the consumption of biofuel for use in transport in the European Union (EU-28)...

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09 Jan 2015

New EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer 2014

New EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer 2014

The new EurObserv’ER solid biomass barometer has been released. Consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased once again in 2013, this time by 2.9 Mtoe year -on-year to 91.5 Mtoe. However there was no straight out trend as the increase in demand for solid biomass energy was particularly sharp in France and the UK and to a lesser degree in Spain and in Italy, in deep contrast with the needs of a number...

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20 Mar 2014

Development of renewable energy sources in Germany in 2013

Development of renewable energy sources in Germany in 2013

The German Environment Ministry has set up the Working Group on Renewable Energy – Statistics (AGEE-Stat) to ensure that all statistics and data relating to renewable energy sources are part of a comprehensive, up-to-date and coordinated system. Based on statistical data from the AGEE-Stat on the following link you find an overview in brief (graphics and tables) about the current development of renewable energies (electricity, heat and...

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18 Feb 2014

2030 climate and energy framework: the Parliament calls for heat strategy

Parliament’s joint Environment (ENVI) and Energy (ITRE) Committee recognised on January the 9th the importance of heating and cooling in today’s vote on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. Heating and cooling represent over 45% of the final energy consumption in the European Union compared to 20% for electricity, 26% transport and 9% for ‘non-energy’ use (IEA, 2011) yet they remain largely neglected...

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