Press Release: President of Georgia joins Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

President Salomé Zourabichvili of Georgia has joined a high-level global commission that is studying how to quickly speed up energy efficiency progress through new and stronger policy action, the International Energy Agency announced today.

Press Release: Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale

An EU-funded project is set to drive the commercial development of breakthrough laser-engineered products inspired by the unique skin and scale textures of animals and insects, potentially leading to entirely new applications across industry, energy and medicine.

UPDATED – Agenda: Eco-Design Consultation Forum/ Enterprise and Industry + Energy (main group) (1 February 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (9 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Expert group on Energy Labelling (main group) (31 January 2019)

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Press Release: Info day – presentations ready to download!

The 2020 energy efficiency call of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme was presented on Thursday 27 June – the third day of the Energy Info Day organised in Brussels by the European Commission’s Executive Agencies, EASME and INEA. The presentations are now published. Before leaving on holidays, make sure you download them all!

UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (19 December 2018)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (8 January 2019)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1134 of 1 July 2019 amending Decision 2009/300/EC and Decision (EU) 2015/2099, as regards the period of validity of the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to certain products, and of the related assessment and verification requirements (notified under document C(2019) 4626)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (16 January 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (14 January 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (29 January 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (28 January 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (17 December 2018)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (10 December 2018)

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Press Release: IEA holds largest ever energy efficiency conference and launches new global commission for urgent action

The International Energy Agency’s biggest ever Global Conference on Energy Efficiency opened in Dublin on 24 June, bringing together government ministers, CEOs and energy experts from around the world to discuss critical topics like financing, policy innovation and digitalisation.

OPP Meeting Summary: Energy Council – AOB – Work programme of the upcoming Finnish Presidency (25 June 2019)

A summary of the presentation by the Finnish delegation on the work programme of its upcoming Presidency is now available.

Press Release: ANSES draws attention to the health effects associated with the blue light of LEDs

Recent updates by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety ) on the health effects of LED lights indicate possible harmful implications arising from blue light. Exposure in the evening or at night, particularly through screens, can cause a disruption to sleep and biological rhythm, as well as harm the retina.

Press Release: Smarter LED lights that are better for our health

An EU-funded project is developing smart luminaires that are customised, have longer lifespans, and can improve our moods and productivity. This could make us healthier and boost the competitiveness and eco-friendliness of Europe’s lighting industry.

Report: Smart home and appliances – State of the art

This report aims to give an overview of the whole smart home ecosystems with a focus on the energy implications that incur from it. Throughout the report a focus is being given on how are the conditions for a successful roll-out of smart home technologies in Europe, what type of Information and Communication Technologies, Energy policies and Standards are in place regarding the Smart Home environment. The status of the European market is given a look into, regarding the smart readiness of EU Members States, Internet Access, Smart meter roll-out, Demand Response or the Smart Appliances market. An outline of the Smart Appliances and Smart Home Technologies is given with also the types of networks, smart home wireless technologies and sensor types to be used in the Smart Home. Finally the report addresses the potential energy savings to be achieved within the Smart Home environment.

Data: Emas Greening network

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Event: 4th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency (Dublin, 24 & 25 June 2019)

The International Energy Agency’s fourth annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June.

The Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar, will open the invitation-only event, which will feature Ministers, CEOs and heads of international organisations.

A particular focus of this year’s event will be the impact of digitalisation on energy efficiency, and lessons learned from leaders around the world. Additional themes will include financing, business and policy innovations and the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.

Work programme of the incoming Presidency

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