“Crazy toading” means doing things differently or in unexpected way. The concept is based on the analysis of the travel toads make, every year, to reproduce. Each year, in a gregarious manner, all toads move to the breeding area. However, few toads choose to go in an opposite direction, or use the tunnels environmentalists dig for them under the roads. Toads that follow conventional tracks are often crushed by cars. While those who venture in unconventional directions, survive, reach the breeding area and save the species.
The event is hosted by MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy and MEP Morten Helveg Petersen. The aim is to discuss the Commission proposals related to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
OpenExp is invited to present on its on-going analysis of the EED and the EPBD impact assessments. As shown in the attached presentation:
European Parliament (Brussels)
Depuis quelques années, le défi énergétique en Afrique semble susciter de nombreuses vocations. Du chanteur-entrepreneur Akon à l’ancien ministre français Jean-Louis Borloo, beaucoup ont tenté de proposer des solutions pour résoudre ce problème structurel du continent, avec plus ou moins de succès.
Sciences Po (Paris)
The event is an initiative of Housing Europe as part of the PROF TRAC project which targets technical experts, architects and managers involved in nZEB design and construction.
House of Dutch Provinces (Brussels)
I am not sure if this is good news – or scary news! Here we have two Directives related to buildings under revision in the EU, and their messages are confusing at best. Let's take a closer look at them.
The impact assessment, accompanying the proposal amending the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) -included in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package- projects the building sector to lead the transition of energy demand in Europe.
The above-mentioned impact assessment includes six scenarios:
The aim of the workshop is to discuss and provide feedback on OpenExp analysis of the commission's impacts assessments related to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD).
As shown in the attached presentation, the Commission scenarios provide evidence about the economic viability of 40% energy savings target. The analysis also shows some modelling weaknesses which require further clarification such as GDP and employment impacts in some Member States when using the general equilibrium model (GEM-E3).
Russia’s warning of a looming gas crisis in Europe challenges the claimed ambition of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. In fact, the Commission’s proposal, released on November 30th, falls short in securing Europe’s energy future with energy savings and renewables -the only two clean energy sources available in Europe and at an affordable price.
Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place is an initiative launched by the European Commission to support ongoing initiatives in energy renovation. The event was organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME) in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums.
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Brussels)
The 1st industrial revolution was fuelled with coal, the 2nd with mainly oil, gas and to some extent nuclear energy while the 3rd one experienced a shy introduction of renewables in the energy mix. The 4th industrial revolution might well be fuelled first with energy savings if countries from all over the world implement the Paris Climate Agreement.