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An important step for exploring cross-relationships amongst different views of energy efficiency: outcomes from EUSEW 2011 (April 2011)

The workshop ‘Synthesis from the REViSITE project: Bridging ICT4EE R&D approaches and communities, a challenge for FP8’ has taken place on 14th April 2011 in Brussels.

Several experts showed interest in the event that has been the first common round table among the wide themes of smart grids, smart manufacturing, smart lighting, smart building, smart logistic, life cycle of product and processes and the overall complexity of the energy efficiency measurement and management. The event has been possible thanks to the support of the following projects: ComplexEnergy, DEMI and Logistic 4 Life.

It has been made clear how challenging is the way towards energy efficiency!

Next steps are forthcoming and new round tables and on-line consultations are envisaged, the whole REViSITE Cross-Sectoral Community is invited to participate in them.

Should you be interested in being active part of the REViSITE Cross-Sectoral Community, please connect to the page and follow the instructions.

The presentation slides are available for download here:


Europe disappoints Barroso on energy efficiency (January 2011)

In his talk of 5th January in Brussels, president of European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso highlighted the importance that energy and innovation will have in the next European Council: these are two of the priority growth-enhancing sectors on which European states will put great efforts.

‘I see energy policy as the next great European integration project’ said Barroso. Indeed three are the priorities on which Europe will be called to deliberate: the implementation of the internal market of energy, the creation of missing infrastructure links and the removal of all the barriers to a truly European energy market.

President Barroso recalled Member States to their duty about energy efficiency: even if some results have been reached in the research of renewable sources, few progresses have been made on energy efficiency. ‘Since our best source of energy is in fact energy efficiency, and also considering the prices of energy, – Barroso said – I think it is important from all points of view to achieve real progress of energy efficiency very soon. I would like to see the European Council agree on concrete measures to reach the 20% target by 2020’.

On this subject EC president has emphasized the following five priorities:

  • a strong energy policy as key to competitiveness, sustainable growth and security
  • an internal market in energy as an asset
  • building the European Union’s new energy infrastructure
  • make decisive progress on energy efficiencyan effective and united European approach in terms of external energy policy

More details available here

REViSITE engages with ICT4EE experts in a ‘Vision Validation Workshop’, January 2011

The REViSITE project has successfully held its second expert workshop at the headquarters of VTT in Helsinki. The ICT4EE cross-sectoral vision was presented and several added-value feedback was gained from a panel of 10 experts from across the ICT for Energy Efficiency community. The expert panel was drawn from a wide range of academic institutions, partially covering the list of participant to the research centres and companies from across Europe including:

  • Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
  • Energy Technologies Institute, United Kingdom
  • Fujitsu, Germany
  • Philips Lighting, Netherlands
  • Uninova, Portugal
  • Labor Srl, Italy
  • Advantic Sistemas y Servicios, Spain
  • Bio Intelligence Service S.A.S., France
  • Mainstream Renewable Power, Ireland

Feedback from the panel will be used in refining the approach to the ICT4EE cross-sectoral vision