The expert workshop “Making multiple benefits for home owners tangible – what does a renovation bring?” takes place as part of the project “Multiple benefits as a driver of energy-efficient building renovation”. The interactive workshop aims at answering questions about non-energy benefits for home owners related to building
Symposium on valuing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency October 28 2019 Fraunhofer forum – Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany The building and industry sectors combined represent about 85% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and about 70% of final energy use. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand
The energy-related performance of buildings is one of the most important levers for climate protection: Inefficient heating systems and poor building envelopes are responsible for the fact that buildings produce about one third of German greenhouse gas emissions. But energy-efficient renovation triggers more than just a reduction in
The project Energiewende twinning towns aims at existing or newly founded cooperations between cities or communities that intend to deepen or initiate their cooperation on renewable energies. The core of the project are bilateral workshops in one of the twinning municipalities, which offer municipal authorities and local stakeholders
Electricity produced by renewables is supposed to become the most important source of energy in the future. But the German market design needs to be adapted to further integrate renewables into the energy system and to reach the climate targets of 2030. In the Trialog “Electricity market 2.0.
The energy system is becoming more and more decentralized in many areas. In addition to the few hundred power plants that have supplied Germany earlier, many small producers have now emerged. Whether photovoltaic roof systems or wind turbines – the producers are mostly cooperatives or private individuals, so-called
The energy system is becoming increasingly interconnected and digital. In addition to opportunities, this also entails risks. How can critical energy infrastructures be redesigned to create a secure and smart energy system? At the seventh Energy Trialog, experts of the academy project “Energy Systems of the Future” discussed
On our Trialog last Friday we discussed controversially on the topic “Correctly assess and use bioenergy potentials, reduce side effects. How to design a long-term bioenergy strategy? “. You can find the press release here (in German only).
Biomass is currently contributing more to the supply of energy in Germany than all other renewable energy sources together and is used in the heat and electricity sector as well as for fuel production. Many studies suggest that an energy transition without bioenergy would become much more difficult
On November 28, 2017 the European Parliament’s Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE) voted for the modification of two directives, which both affect the EU’s energy policy target corridor for 2030: Regarding efficiency they agreed on a 40% efficiency goal until 2030 (compared to 1990) and binding national targets.