energy efficiency

Project status: 
Completed
Duration: 
Apr, 2005 - Apr, 2007
The EuroWhiteCert project supports the conceptual and technical development of tradable white certificates systems covering energy savings and energy efficiency.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration: 
Feb, 2007 - Mar, 2009
The project aimed at assessing commonly used policy instruments (for example building codes, energy efficiency obligations, subsidies or information campaigns) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings according to their emission reduction effectiveness and cost-effectiveness as well as factors for success. The assessment was based on case studies of implemented policy instruments from over 50 countries. As second part of the project, an online Quick Scan Tool has been developed to assist decision makers on various levels of government in creating policy packages most appropriate to their local context, which consist of the assessed policy instruments.
Project status: 
Ongoing
Duration: 
Nov, 2007 - May, 2012
Complete and complex renovation will take place in 1000's of apartments in socialist-era blocks of flats in Budapest and Sofia, and in social housing of Amsterdam. The technological and non-technological potentials for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will be assessed. The users' satisfaction and experience during and after the renovations will be extensively evaluated. Policy recommendations will be drawn at the end of the project.

What's Coming for Buildings in the EU?

The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and its recast was the topic of a public lecture by Dr. Gergana Miladinova of the European Commission on "What's Coming for Buildings in the EU?" on June 18, 2009. The lecture was hosted by the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy.

Gergana Miladinova, a recent PhD graduate of CEU in environmental sciences and policy, has been working as a policy officer at the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission for the past two years.

Project status: 
Completed
Duration: 
Jan, 2008 - Dec, 2010
Contextualising behavioural change in energy programmes involving intermediaries and policymaking organizations working towards CHANGING BEHAVIOUR

Special Issue of Energy Efficiency journal published

3CSEP director Diana Ürge-Vorsatz has edited, along with co-editor Bert Metz, a special issue of the prestigious scientific journal Energy Efficiency. Entitled "Energy Efficiency: How Far Does It Get Us In Controlling Climate Change?", this Special Issue is appearing in two volumes.

Presentation by Canadian climate change expert Danny Harvey

The Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy had the pleasure to host a public lecture by internationally renowned Canadian climate change expert Danny Harvey from the University of Toronto on April 23, 2009.

The highly acclaimed talk highlighted some of the latest scientific evidence and observations indicating that global warming poses a grave threat to human well-being and ecosystems throughout the world.

Senior Analyst

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) Berlin, Germany; Lead Author of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)which has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, 2007; Lead Analyst of the forthcoming Global Energy Assessment (GEA), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

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