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21
OCT
2014

BCSD-Portugal Annual Conference 2014 with special session devoted to Energy Efficiency

The Annual Conference of BCSD Portugal derives Culturgest, on 29th October The Annual Conference of BCSD – Buisness Council for Sustainable Development – Portugal is a business event, which plays host to the best that is in sustainable development in Portugal and worldwide. The event joi
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29
SEP
2014

Investments of… 120 Billion Euros Required for the Energy Improvement of Buildings in Greece

The improvement of the energy efficiency of the majority of the 8 million buildings in Greece will result to the creation of 120,000 jobs and investments of 120 billion euro during 15 years’ time, according to a study made by CRES (2009-2010). This study becomes of interest again due to the meeting
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26
SEP
2014

IKEA Expanding Solar Panel Sales to Eight Countries from the UK

IKEA Group, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, said on Monday (22nd September) that it will expand sales of home rooftop solar panels from Britain to eight other nations including the Netherlands and Switzerland. “We are determined to make sustainability both affordable and attracti
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24
SEP
2014

Overview of EU-27 building policies and programs on nZEB-plans

The report is one of the main outputs of the ENTRANZE project and provides a brief overview of buildings policy frameworks in the EU-27 countries, including building codes requirements, enforcement and compliance, renewable energy use in buildings, nearly zero energy buildings policies and main econ
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18
SEP
2014

Public Policy of Architecture and Landscape in Portugal open for consultation

The guiding document for a Public Policy of Architecture and Landscape in Portugal is currently open for consultation and runs until October 31. This policy aims to increase civic awareness and participation of citizens and civil society organizations to enhance quality of the natural and built envi
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09
SEP
2014

New Legal Regime for the Production of Electricity for Self-consumption in Portugal

The Portuguese Government approved, on 4th September 2014, in the Council of Ministers, the legal systems of electricity production intended for self-consumption and sale to the public service grid, which aims to simplify the energy production for self-consumption. Francisco Ferreira, from Quercus (
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05
SEP
2014

Intelligent Efficiency: A Game-Changer in Building Energy Savings?

What will it take to mainstream intelligent efficiency? A roundtable dialogue hosted by Johnson Controls and its Institute for Building Efficiency on June 12, 2014 posed to a group of technology companies, energy consumers and partners. Energy efficiency typically has focused on the energy performan
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25
AUG
2014

IEA launches Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014

IEA launch of Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014 is taking place in 28 August 2014. The Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014 assesses market trends for renewables in the electricity, transport and heat sectors, identifying drivers and challenges to deployment, and making proj
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20
AUG
2014

Repsol finances SME Energy Efficiency Projects

Repsol Foundation, in Spain, is looking for innovative companies in the field of energy efficiency, under the support mechanism Entrepreneurs Fund. The initiative, which accepts applications until November 15, envisages a monetary support between 6,000 and 12,000 euros per month for a maximum period
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