Collaborative workshop for H2020 and Interreg projects with Leap4SME
This peer-learning workshop was a stimulating opportunity to bring together different views and relevant experiences on barriers and enabling factors for an effective deployment of energy policies in SMEs. Access all presentations.
An SMEs guide to reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact
Energy In Demand shares interesting articles in a monthly newsletter. The latest issue highlights a guide for SMEs prepared by Retail Merchant’s Services to support SMEs on how to keep carbon emissions and other harmful environmental outputs to a minimum. Included chapters explain what a carbon footprint is and how to reduce it.
Report on the evolution of financing practices for energy efficiency in buildings, SMEs and in industry
Energy efficiency investments must more than double to achieve the EU’s new climate and energy targets. This EEFIG report takes a deep dive into the status and identifies necessary actions to scale up energy efficiency investments in buildings, SMEs and industry.
Going green - Who is investing in energy efficiency, and why it matters
Investments in energy efficiency improvements are vital to ensure Europe’s future as a sustainable, yet prosperous economy. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, however, there is a great risk of losing sight of the benefits of energy efficiency investments by European firms. The EIB Investment Survey (EIBIS) provides a unique source of data that highlights how more investment in energy efficiency is needed.
[Recording] 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain
Access to the recording of the presentations from April 2022 is now available. It includes keynote presentations as well as two Workshops (Carbon reduction opportunities for the food chain, Clean and efficient refrigeration solutions for food and healthcare sectors in developing countries) and paper presentations.
[Recording] The “Carbon reduction opportunities for the food chain”
The workshop was focused on the solutions brought by the EU-funded project ENOUGH to reduce emissions from the food sector as set by the EU farm to fork strategy. A panel discussion discussed the challenges and needs for the sector transiting to lower carbon footprint towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
UK SMEs ‘overwhelmed’ with tackling climate change
A new report reveals that 91% of small businesses feel this way – not knowing where to start on their carbon journey. More than 500 British SME owners were quizzed on their thoughts around sustainable action, with 83% feeling the government should do more to educate them on how to cut emissions and achieve net zero.
[Article] Feeding the world, preserving the planet
Do you know the environmental impact of the sandwich you had for lunch? Food production requires about 30 percent of the world’s total energy consumption and is still highly reliant on fossil fuels. In addition, industrial energy use is responsible for over 70% of global CO2 emissions. That sandwich has a high energy tag. To make eating that sandwich more environmentally friendly and secure a more sustainable future an EU-funded project called INNOVEAS proposes using energy audits to improve the energy efficiency of the industrial processes involved in producing your lunch.
Just and sustainable economy: the EU Commission lays down rules for companies to respect human rights and environment in global value chains
In February 2022, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence. The proposal aims to foster sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour throughout global value chains. Read more.
Building sustainable, future-proof food systems, a new hub by Energy Cities
Within this Hub, we will offer your city inspiration and exchange opportunities to foster cross-sectorial learning and cross-fertilise different policy areas, exploring ways and strategies to accelerate the transition towards sustainable & resilient food systems.
A powerful collaboration to standardise the value of non-energy benefits in energy efficiency investment decisions
The EU-funded project M-Benefits has joined efforts with the European Standardisation Body CEN-CENELEC to start the process for the development of a new EU standard enabling companies and organisations to identify, quantify, monetize, report and communicate the non-energy benefits of energy efficiency investments.
New companies backed by the eic Accelerator
With an allocated budget of €382 M, it will support 74 SMEs to accelerate their growth and lead the next wave of deep tech innovation. Meet the selected companies here, from 18 countries, 12% of which are female lead. ICCEE is happy that Antonio Pantaleo, programme manager for energy systems for the EIC, will join our June 28 final event!