19 février 2017

Energy consumption on campus down 8 percent since 2007

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The amount of energy consumed in the operations of higher education institutions in the U.S. has declined by 8 percent and related emissions per square foot are down 14 percent from a 2007 baseline, according to a new report. More...

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University of Reading achieves 35 percent carbon reduction

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. This has produced a saving of £17 million over a five year period and means we have cut our annual carbon emissions from 44,000 tons of CO2 in 2008/09 to just over 28,500 tons per year now. More...

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We all need to divest from fossil fuels now – especially Australian universities

The Guardian homeBy. The end of coal is inevitable but divestment will help accelerate the process, especially as we can’t rely on government to stabilise the environment. More...

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12 février 2017

Transition énergétique : engagements tenus ?

Par Marc-Antoine Authier. La loi sur la transition énergétique, promulguée en août 2015, a fixé des objectifs ambitieux pour réduire la part du nucléaire dans notre mix énergétique. La fermeture de la centrale de Fessenheim, dont la première étape vient d’être franchie, doit accélérer le rythme de cette transition. Voir l'article...

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30 janvier 2017

4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event: Registration open

Registration is now open for the 4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event. Hosted by Imperial College London, the event “Universities in the Energy Transition: Focus on Sustainable Transport and Carbon Capture, Storage & Use” will take place on 27 and 28 March 2017. More...

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Call for contributions: 4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event

The call for contributions is now open for the 4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event, which will be hosted by Imperial College London on 27 and 28 March 2017. Under the title “Universities in the Energy Transition: Focus on Sustainable Transport and Carbon Capture, Storage & Use”, the event continues the series of six UNI-SET Energy Clustering Events. More...

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26 janvier 2017

International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 January 2017 — Government officials from more than 150 countries and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering today and tomorrow in Abu Dhabi for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to chart a pathway to a sustainable energy future. The Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority, brings together the international community to advance the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps to accelerate the global energy transition and a decarbonisation of the global energy mix. Read more...

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Energy Policies of IEA Countries - France 2016 Review

IEA LogoFrance has a significantly low-carbon electricity mix, owing to the key role of nuclear energy. However, much of France’s nuclear fleet is reaching the end of its lifetime. Against this background, France has started an ambitious energy transition: it is a world leader in designing a governance framework with a national low-carbon strategy, carbon budgets, a carbon price trajectory and plans for energy investment. Read more...

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09 décembre 2016

Brest. Le "Miroir des énergies" chauffera l'université !

Ouest-France, toute l’actualité locale et internationaleDu haut de ses 20 mètres, recouverts de miroirs, il domine le campus du Bouguen, au rond-point entre la rue Victor Le-Gorgeu et la rue de Kergoat. Le "Miroir des énergies" a été inauguré ce matin, mercredi 23 novembre 2016. En stockant l'énergie produite à l'usine de valorisation énergétique des déchets (Uved), il devrait permettre à l'UBO de faire d'importantes économies. Voir l'article...

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08 décembre 2016

Roadmap aims to mobilise European universities in energy

The document was presented on 1 December 2016 at the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia. More than 300 university leaders contributed to the vision, objectives and actions outlined in the document. More...

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