National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) of Belgium submitted On 31 December 2019, Belgium submitted the final version National Energy and Climate Plan to the European Commission. This plan describes the measures with which Belgium intends to meet the climate target for 2030. In this article an overview.
EC Staff Working Document on the CPR Evaluation study The European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) will hold a dedicated session on the CPR implementation on 22 January 2020.
Draft Standardization Request on hydrogen In order to prepare the standardisation request, CEN and CENELEC founded a standardisation request ad-hoc group (SRAHG) ‘Hydrogen’.
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI): Is this new policy instrument ready for implementation in the member states? In October 2019 a stakeholder meeting took place to discuss the results of the second study of the European Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI). The studies serve to develop a European proposal for the technical design and implementation of the new policy instrument. The upcoming completion of the second study marks the start of a next phase in which member states must consider if and how they intend to introduce the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) into their regulations. This article provides an overview of what has happened so far and recommendations for the next steps.
JEMA: a SME between niche markets and large-scale projects What do IBA's advances in proton therapy, improved metal recycling at Metallo, John Cockerill's R&D projects in electricity storage, or the energy transition to hydrogen have in common? In each of these projects we find JEMA, a SME specializing in high performance power supplies. Meeting with Vincent Berghmans, Sales Manager.
Ecodesign and energy labelling: ecodesign and energy labelling: what will change with the new lighting regulations? On the 5th of December the new Ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for lighting were published. They include a new definition, a new phase-out of products and an impact on the registration obligation in the Energy labelling database (EPREL).
AW Europe : 7 transformations as a catalyst for innovation A philosophy whereby in which people play a central role and circumstances are created for staff to function optimally within an organisation, thus producing the best possible quality. This is the mission AW Europe would like to realise. Add customer satisfaction and respect for the environment and you have the ideal Factory of the Future Award 2019 winner.
Belgian Annex to the 'heat load' standard for spaces: Last meeting before official publication as a Belgian standard After a process of almost 2 years, the last (provisional) meeting of the standardization working group of the Belgian Annex on the standard for determining the thermal load for rooms (EN 12831-1) will take place on 10th of December. After this meeting, the text of the Belgian standard will be final and the standard will be submitted for official publication. Below you will find an overview of the final points of discussion.