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Austria - Energy efficiency

Austria adopts tough measures to increase energy efficiency in housing
Tough new measures have been introduced in Austria to increase energy efficiency in both public and private buildings. These measures favour adoption of eco-innovative solutions A series of tough housing and construction measures to be implemented across the country's nine states from 2009 has...
Rising tide of marine energy to lift the UK
The United Kingdom is at the forefront of marine energy research and development, and many believe this growing sector could in the future meet a fifth of all British energy demands. The development of marine energy is progressing at a fast pace in the UK. Through the combined efforts of both...
Solar photovoltaics set to provide 12% of Europe's electricity by 2020
The European PV industry has redefined its targets following technological developments and rising energy prices. The sector aims to supply 12% of Europe's electricity by 2020. During the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) September 2008 conference in Valencia, Spain, an...
Balancing electrical energy supply and demand
Renewable energy presents a challenge: how to meet peak demand with increasing reliance on intermittent sources. A new analysis explores storage options to facilitate use of renewables. The challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions has prompted a shift from conventional power stations to...
Synergies power Danish-Swedish eco-technology cluster
Øresund Environment is a regional eco-innovation forum bringing together researchers, businesses and policymakers to drive development of green technologies, mobility and cities. Denmark and Sweden have long histories of environmental awareness and action to protect their natural heritage. They...