Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Innovation in materials: Key to European energy security

Over the past months, with Europe’s regional environment suffering instability and Member States defining new climate and energy targets, energy … Continue reading...

Polyurethanes and the cold food chain: time to talk about food security

In 2015 Milan will host the Universal Exposition entitled “Feeding the Planet, Energy for life”. It will focus on nutrition … Continue reading...

TTIP: An opportunity for the EU and the US to go forward on the fight against climate change

This week, Barack Obama will be in Europe for the EU-US Summit. This is a great opportunity for Europe … Continue reading...

Negotiations for EU energy savings deal to start on April 11

Today, the Council published two very important documents. The first one is the Council’s comments and “preliminary position” on the … Continue reading...

Conservatives claim victory over EU Energy Savings Bill

Last night, we guessed that a deal had been secured by European Parliamentarians on the Energy Efficiency Directive. In fact, … Continue reading...

Did MEPs agree on EU Energy Savings bill today?

Today, the European Parliament’s political groups were to finalise the compromise amendments on Claude Turmes’s report on the Energy Efficiency … Continue reading...

What leeway does the Danish Presidency of the EU Council have on energy efficiency?

On 1 January 2012, the Danish presidency of the European Union Council began, for 6 crucial months. Denmark’s Prime Minister, Continue reading...

The Energy Efficiency Directive on a Tightrope

Bird on a Tight rope

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Our last post on the European debate on the energy efficiency directive dates back from … Continue reading...

Energy Efficiency Directive: the cards are laid on the table but who has got the best hand?

On 4th October 2011, MEP Claude Turmes (Greens-EFA, Luxemburg) published his draft report on the upcoming energy efficiency directiveContinue reading...

Introducing the Polyurethanes Passive House project

A while ago we decided to build a passive house to illustrate what we have been saying about polyurethanes for years: it is sustainable, comfortable and versatile. We therefore had the idea to build a house according to one of the most efficient construction standards, the passive house standard. But we wanted to do so using polyurethane materials wherever we could. Today we are pleased to launch the project and the website www.polyurethanes.org/passivehouse, where you will be able to follow the construction process step by step.