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EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

EEA report shows progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union

Progress on increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency is slowing across the European Union, putting at risk the EU’s ability to achieve its energy and emissions reduction targets. Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data released today in the European … Continue reading

Blog from Ettore Piantoni: Getting benefits, risks and business aligned to boost the adoption of energy efficiency improvement measures by SMEs

Blog from Ettore Piantoni: Getting benefits, risks and business aligned to boost the adoption of energy efficiency improvement measures by SMEs

CEN CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) promoted a one-day scoping seminar on Energy efficiency and energy management: tailored approach and roadmap for SMEs and other stakeholders on Sept 27th in Brussels. This event invited participants from the European Commission, EASME, IPEEC, financial institutions as well as representatives of leading European programmes in this field … Continue reading

Breakthrough in charging batteries

Breakthrough in charging batteries

Researchers have questioned long-held magnetic coupling beliefs to create the first ever device that behaves like a diode for magnetic fields. The work could forever change how we charge batteries. Loukia Papadopoulos explains in an article on the Interesting Engineering website.   Energy Efficiency Breakthrough Defies 156-Year-Old Law of Physics Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

New study on improving the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens through people-centric renovations for offices, schools and hospitals

New study on improving the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens through people-centric renovations for offices, schools and hospitals

Investing in the renovation of offices, schools and hospitals would greatly improve the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens, according to a new study launched today by Buildings 2030 and conducted by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). Three building types – hospitals, schools and offices – account for nearly half of the total … Continue reading