Currently, state-of-the-art wind farms coexist with others of previous technologies that, in addition, are fulfilling or have already fulfilled their useful life, normally 20 years, for which they were designed.
Author: Nicoleta Andronache (Nicoleta Andronache)
The programme ENTRAIN, which is supported by the EU under Interreg Central Europe, aims to develop renewable energy sources for heating networks and thus improve air quality.
In the framework of the Horizon2020 HARP Project, coordinated by ADENE (Portugal), an analysis of the building stock combined with the heating appliances stock was undertaken for the following countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal. Moreover, an aggregated analysis of the EU27+UK was added.
Data is essential to understand how much a building consumes, how efficient it is and whether the internal comfort is adequate. But how to evaluate this data and see if it is still possible to improve the efficiency of a building?
Half of Europe's energy consumption is used for heating or cooling. Currently, 80 million heating and cooling systems are inefficient. REPLACE, the new EU-project, is helping to change this situation with service-oriented boiler-replacement campaigns in 9 countries across Europe.
Solar energy is the fastest growing form of renewable energy generation and it is quickly becoming the cheapest source of electricity both in the EU and worldwide.
Brussels, 5 May 2020 – The coalition ‘Solar Europe Now’, which has been officially launched today, is calling for the recognition of solar energy as a key driver to deliver on the European Green Deal ambitions.