About: Adrian Joyce

Energy 12-05-2017

Latent demand, not funding, is biggest obstacle for building renovation

A lack of demand for housing renovation – not a funding shortage – is the biggest obstacle to reaping the benefits of energy savings, seen as an unexploited 'golden goose' to tackle climate change and improve energy security.
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Imagine a future...
Energy 01-12-2016

Imagine a future…

The European Commission just launched (30 November 2016) a significant package of legislative and policy proposals on many aspects of the Energy Union. It includes proposals for changes to the energy efficiency legislation that affects buildings.
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Energy efficiency 2016: The year of delivery?
Energy 02-06-2016

Energy efficiency 2016: The year of delivery?

The European Commission is preparing a make-or- break “year of delivery” on its flagship Energy Union strategy, with a steady stream of proposals expected in 2016.
Morten Helveg Petersen MEP, shadow rapporteur on the Energy Union.
Energy 25-02-2016

Parliament braced for Energy Union ‘tsunami of legislation’

Members of the European Parliament fear they will be swamped by a sudden flood of energy-related legislative proposals this year, with some urging their colleagues to take a step back and avoid the temptation to “optimise” laws in endless negotiating rounds.
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State of the Energy Union, one year on
Energy 25-02-2016

State of the Energy Union: Policy influencers debate the 1st year’s progress

A ranking of the top 40 policy experts with influence in EU Energy Union policy was unveiled at a debate on the “State of the Energy Union one year after its launch”.
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Energy 10-12-2015

State of the Energy Union

At the start of 2015, the European Commission shared some sobering statistics. As the world’s largest energy importer, the EU imports 53% of its energy. Ninety-four percent of its transport relies on oil, of which 90% is imported.
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Energy 30-06-2015

EuroACE “Quizzing the Stakeholders” on renovating buildings to meet EU goals

EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, represents fourteen European leading companies involved with the manufacture, the distribution and installation of a variety of energy saving goods and services. The EuroACE member companies employ over 300 000 people and have over 770 production facilities and office locations in the EU. EuroACE works together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards an efficient use of energy in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU's commitments on carbon emissions reductions, job creation and energy security.
Energy 18-06-2015

Renovating Europe, gaining more energy independence

Investing in energy efficiency in buildings is the cheapest, fastest and most effective way to decrease our energy dependency by reducing our energy demand, writes Adrian Joyce.
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Economy & Jobs 13-05-2015

Climate and Energy: A just transition?

The European Commission’s Energy Union strategy is very ambitious and will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighborhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive's plan. €119 billion will be invested in the energy transmission projects needed by 2020 and a significant effort in legislative proposals will follow. Solidarity will be the major play card in Europe.
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Energy 01-11-2014

Energy Efficiency in Non-residential Buildings

The Energy Efficiency Communication, released by the European Commission earlier this year, proposed a new energy efficiency target of 30% for 2030, a figure that has caused some debate among stakeholders. EU Member States have already signed up to a voluntary objective of reducing the EU's primary energy use by 20% by 2020, measured against 2005 levels.
Energy 16-05-2014

Europe’s ‘Energy Dependence Day’ is getting earlier each year

EXCLUSIVE / The day on which Europe runs out of indigenous energy and has to rely on foreign fuel imports is arriving earlier each year, according to an analysis by the European Alliance for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroAce), which will be presented to the Energy Council in Athens today (16 May).
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Renovate Europe Day 2013 – Highlights

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EDD), which entered into force in December 2012, aims to help Member States achieve the EU climate and energy targets through, among other things, renovation of the existing building stock.   It has been estimated that when applied the Directive will stimulate investments and create jobs. If 2050 targets are to be met, the energy demand of the existing EU building stock must be reduced by 80% as compared to 2005 levels.
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Energy 21-10-2013

Energising tomorrow’s world: one year after the approval of the energy efficiency directive

Europe aims to reduce its primary energy use by 20% by 2020, although the target is not legally binding. The policies and measures taken to achieve this target will continue to deliver beyond 2020 helping to reduce emissions by approximately 40% by 2050, according to the Energy Roadmap 2050. While trying to achieve the 2020 goals, the EU will have to find ‘flexible’ resources in the power system.
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Energy 26-11-2012

EuroACE on the World Energy Outlook 2012

Video statement by Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE, on The World Energy Outlook 2012.
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Energy 26-11-2012

EuroACE on the EU Energy Directive

Video statement by Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE, on the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
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Energy 12-11-2012

Renovate Europe – Messages from Renovate Europe Day, Autumn 2012

Renovate Europe Day, organized by the Renovate Europe campaign, brings together non-governmental organizations, politicians, academics and industry representatives. The aim of the Renovate Europe campaign, initiated by EuroACE, is to promote the huge - but largely unknown - capacity of deep renovation of buildings as the most effective way to meet the economic and energy challenges that face the EU. To learn more about the Renovate Europe campaign, visit: http://www.renovate-europe.eu/
Energy 25-07-2012

Expert: Energy savings ‘depend on the wisdom of member states’

Real ambition under the newly-agreed energy efficiency directive now depends on how member states are going to implement it, energy expert Adrian Joyce told EURACTIV in an interview. His worry is that countries will be tempted to double-count their commitments.

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