The ExcEED EU-funded project published a new factsheet which recalls the main objectives of the project and presents its platform to collect existing buildings’ energy performance data, especially given the contribution it can give to the development of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI).
The BPIE guide addresses various aspects of the Directive, offering Member States a comprehensive toolkit to meet the decarbonisation challenge. It focuses on articles were requirements evolved or were added: long-term renovation strategies, financing of renovation, EPCs and building renovation passports, smart readiness indicator and how to calculate energy performance.
Mountains are large landforms raised above the surface of the earth emerging into peaks and ranges. Mountains occupy 22% of the world’s land surface area and are home to about 13% of the world’s population (FAO 2015). While about 915 million people live in mountainous region, less than 150 million people live above 2,500 m above sea level (masl), and only 20–30 million people live above 3,000 masl.
In 2017 several leading climate analysis organizations came together as part of the Mission 2020 campaign to define 6 milestones—in energy, transport, land use, industry, infrastructure, and finance—that would need to be met by 2020 to bend the curve in global GHG emissions and put the world on a pathway consistent with the Paris Agreement. To achieve each milestone, the organizations identified two or more outcomes, and this working paper takes stock of progress made toward those outcomes.
Like many other sub-Sahara countries, expanding access to modern energy is the top priority on the country’s energy policy agenda and strategies for sustainable development. However, Malawi has a low electrification rate, estimated at 11% in 2016 (World Bank, 2018b). Over 80% of Malawians depend on traditional use of biomass.