Posts Tagged ‘Energy use’

Accelerating Electric Mobility in Cities

What is the best approach to electric mobility in cities? Some of the answers to this tricky question were presented at the international industry Forum, the Electric Vehicle Symposium 27, in Barcelona last week by the URBACT Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe team. The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, inventors, manufacturers as well as […]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on December 9th, 2013 at 19:25

Building Bridges between Competitiveness and Cohesion Policies

by Antonio Borghi, URBACT expert “Accelerating change at local level for effective delivery of sustainable energy solutions” – this was the theme of a two-day seminar organised jointly by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) and the INTERACT programme. Aim of the event was to bring together practitioners in the field of local and regional […]

By Antonio Borghi, on May 31st, 2013 at 19:16

Call For Evidence – Building Energy Efficiency

The building sector accounts for 40% of the total energy use and for 36% of Europe’s CO2 emissions. It generates 9% of the total EU 27 GDP and 8 % of the total employment. Since the EU aims at reductions in domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 level), the […]

By URBACT, on June 1st, 2012 at 15:47

The environmental relief programme in Berlin

Funding of environment projects through European structural funds The City of Berlin promotes environmental projects in the field of nature and climate protection within an environmental relief programme (ERP) co-funded by the EU. Environmental funding programmes in Berlin exist since the reunification. From 2000 the focus is on energy-efficient refurbishment of non-residential old buildings mainly […]

By URBACT, on June 3rd, 2010 at 14:29