Conference: Decarbonising our Energy System Transformation Pathways, Policies and Markets with Spotlight on Greece

The SET-Nav Regional Workshop “Decarbonising our energy system–Transformation pathways, policies and markets, with spotlight on Greece” will be organised in Athens on the 16th November 2018. The event will be co-organised with the Horizon2020 TRANSrisk project and is supported by the World Energy Council (WEC) Greece and the Hellenic Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The workshop will be attended by stakeholders from government bodies …

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Consultation on the Strategy for Long-Term EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018. The consultation aims at: Collecting views and opinions on the technological and socio-economic pathways that should be explored for a long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy …

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Energy Atlas: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

It is of our great pleasure to be among the co-authors of the Energy Atlas: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe edition, an initiative of Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with the Green European Foundation, European Renewable Energies Federation, and Le Monde Diplomatique. ΙΝΖΕΒ contributed with the article entitled Energy Poverty Waiting in the Cold and Dark, which was written by Alice Corovessi. Τhe …

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Survey about Energy Poverty in Greece

Energy Poverty is becoming globally recognized as a social problem with increasing negative impacts and serious health effects. INZEB – Institute of Zero Energy Buildings, in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece, is conducting a survey having as main aim to understand what are the challenges that need to be addressed, and what are the needs and priorities of …

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INZEB at the Annual IENE Conference

With more than 100 participants from Greece and other European countries and 25 speakers and panelists IENE’s one day conference on “Investing in Energy Efficiency”, which was held in Athens last week (24/5) proved a great success as it helped to highlight the serious challenges and opportunities that are now being created in the field of …

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Survey | Energy Poverty: EU Citizens’ Awareness Level

INZEB – Institute of Zero Energy Buildings in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Decision Support System Laboratory, Housing Europe, the Metropolitan Research Institute – MRI, the Estonian Union Of Co-Operative Housing Associations (EKYL) and the Energiaklub are conducting a Pan-European survey entitled “Energy Poverty: EU Citizens’ Awareness Level”. The main objective …

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Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group Underwriting Toolkit

Up-scaling energy efficiency investments is critical and will have multiple benefits for Europe. Energy efficiency investments increase security of supply reducing Europe’s reliance on imported energy, enhancing the competitiveness of Europe’s industry. The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) was established in 2013 by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy (DG Energy) and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP …

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Statement: Energy Transition in Europe

On 26 June 2017, energy ministers of the European Union will meet to agree on a general approach for the first batch of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans package’, a set of legal tools which will set Europe’s next steps in achieving its energy transition. Energy efficiency policies are the cornerstone of this package. …

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Energy Poverty in Greece. Social Innovation Proposals to address the Phenomenon

Energy poverty is beginning to be acknowledged worldwide as a social problem of increasing importance and serious impact on the health of millions of people. Τhe public debate is not missing voices that advocate against energy transition to clean energy sources, attributing the rise in energy poverty to this policy. This criticism hides away from the …

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The Potential of the Buildings Sector for the Deployment of Renewable Energy Sources and Interactions with Energy Efficiency

The buildings sector has an important potential for the development of Renewable Energy Applications (RES), according to the relevant roadmap (REmsp) that was recently (2016) presented in a report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with data from 40 participating countries around the world. As clearly stated, buildings present the best opportunity for …

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