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Energy efficiency in Europe (study)

The Energy efficiency in Europe study is part of the Odyssee project. It aims to monitor energy efficiency progress and CO2-reduction for the EU-28 countries and Norway, understand the energy demand trends for European countries, compare the countries in their relative [energy efficiency performance, as well as to benchmark values, measuring the contribution of innovative energy efficiency and renewables technologies to the Lisbon targets to make Europe more competitive and analyse and evaluate the performance of energy efficiency policies in the different EU Member States and at EU level; the ODYSSEE MURE is a program coordinated by ADEME and supported under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Commission. Energy efficiency is at the heart of the EU’s Europe 2020 Strategy for smart and inclusive growth and of the transition to a resource efficient economy. According to EU Commission the EU needs to act now to get on track to achieve its target while the EU is on course to achieve only half of the 20% objective.

The combined effects of full implementation of the measures will generate financial savings of up to €1000 per household annually. The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan plans offer an opportunity to compare the national energy efficiency measures in the European countries and review the actual national achievements compared to the targets; the first Energy Efficiency Action Plans NEEAP 2008–2010 were delivered in 2007. The second plans should cover the plans from 2011 forward; the action plan reports state the status in 2000–2005 and give the national policies and measures to energy savings by the national governments by sectors by 2016 and 2020. The British plan sets a target that all new buildings will be zero-carbon from 2011 in Wales and make all homes in England zero carbon by 2016. According to the German plan energy efficiency constitutes a key competitive factor, greater security of supply of the exhaustible energy sources and the most effective means, from the point of view of costs, of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The German target by 2020 is energy productivity double compared with 1990. The National Energy Efficiency Action Plans NEEAP 2008–2010:Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg Malta Netherlands, Poland Romania Spain a short newsletter June 2007 Sweden and UK; the "Energy efficiency in Europe" study gathers representatives, such as energy agencies, from the 28 EU Member States plus Norway and it aims at monitoring energy efficiency trends and policy measures in Europe. The energy databases are managed by Enerdata. Odysse measures the energy efficiency progress for the whole economy. MURE is a database on policy measures; this project is part of the activity of the EnR Club. The following representative partners in each European country are: Austria: Austrian Energy Agency Belgium: Econotec Bulgaria: EEA Croatia: EIHP Cyprus: CIE Czech Republic: Enviros Denmark: DEA France: ADEME, Enerdata Finland: Motiva Germany: FhG-ISI Greece: CRES Ireland: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Italy: ENEA Latvia: IPE Lithuania: LEI Luxembourg: Myenergy Malta: MRA Netherlands: NL Agency, ECN Norway: Enova, IFE Poland: KAPE, GUS Portugal: ADENE Romania: ARCE, ICEMENERG Slovakia: SIEA Slovenia: IJS Spain: IDAE Sweden: STEM United Kingdom: AEAT Energy efficiency in the EU-27 improved by about 13% between 1996 and 2007, corresponding to 160 Mtoe energy savings in 2007.

Energy efficiency improved by about 2.1%/year since 1990. Each branches, except textile contributed to decrease the overall industrial efficiency index. Since 1998, structural changes towards less energy-intensive branches now strengthen the influence of efficiency improvements on actual energy intensity in industry; however the impact of these structural changes is limited: they explain about 13% of the reduction in the industrial intensity since 1998. The situation is meanwhile different in countries: structural changes explain a high share of the reduction in 5 countries In households, energy efficiency improved by 1.1%/year since 1990. Space heating and large appliances experienced the greatest energy efficiency improvement: since 1990, close to 1.5%/year each. Energy efficiency improved by 0,8% /year since 1990; the specific consumption of cars in liters/100 km is decreasing, with a more improvements for new cars since 1995. However, part of this gain is offset by a shift to larger cars. For road goods transport, the energy consumption per ton-km has decreased since 1993 because of a better management According to Enerdata, energy efficiency indicators can be used to make several types of analysis: Monitor the targets set at the national and international levels in energy efficiency and CO2 abatement programmes.

Evaluate of the energy efficiency policy and programmes. Ministries, energy agencies or organisations in charge of the implementation of energy efficiency programmes need to provide regular evaluations to justify their action and the large amounts of public money that have been spent to support these programmes or to operate the energy efficiency agencies. In January 2013, the European Court of Auditors declare that reducing the primary energy consumption by

Djshop

Djshop Records is a German-based online dance music retail store, selling vinyl records, CDs, music downloads and music accessories, founded by Armin Wirth. The website was created in 1993. In 1998 the site changed into the European commercial franchise store Djshop, with locations in Poland, Switzerland and the UK. During the e-commerce boom of the late 1990s, the site differentiated itself from other dance music stores by maintaining a text-based presentation. In July 2005, Djshop Records added WAV downloads to its catalogue. In December 2008, Djshop released the independent digital music upload portal Feiyr that allowed every dj and artist to sell their music in real time in the djshop. In 2011, djshop had over 10,000 artists under contracts. With the start of 2009 Feiyr began cooperation with several online shops such as iTunes and Napster to sell the digital content from the DJs to their shops. One year djshop closed contracts as the first specialized dance store with the big four major music companies Warner, EMI, Sony BMG to sell the major music content in the djshop.

Feiyr and djshop started in 2010 to press individually downloaded files on vinyl. In November Djshop released the first mobile dance store in the iTunes app store. In January 2011 Djshop won the German biggest Poll from Pioneer and the Raveline Magazine as the German most wanted download store. Since January 2011 Djshop presents the digital download charts from Germany's biggest DJ mag. Starting in 2011, djshop released in Germany's biggest underground party magazine Partysan the music charts. Djshop records – the main international online shop for both physical and digital products, with language support in English and German Feiyr – upload your music – international independent music distribution portal Djshop Feiyr – Upload Your Music Djshop on Facebook