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Energy price index September 2019: heating oil and diesel more expensive than in the previous month

18.11.2019
• Year-on-year, heating oil and premium grade petrol cheaper by 5.3%
• In contrast, electricity by 5.5% and gas by 1.8% more expensive than a year ago

Do the ElectricityCheck and save energy and money

12.11.2019
It pays to compare - even with electricity consumption. topprodukte.at offers users a new, free tool to compare their electricity consumption at the push of a button and spot potential savings

Electricity wholesale prices soar in December

08.11.2019
Compared to the prior year, the Austrian electricity price index has risen by 13%

Heating cost comparison: heating costs in Austria

07.11.2019
In the current comparison of heating costs, the Austrian Energy Agency calculates the full costs and environmental impacts of different heating systems. In terms of costs, the natural gas condensing boiler scores in all building classes. Log wood and pellet systems have the lowest CO2eq emissions. New in the heating cost comparison in 2019 and third in the new building: heat pump air / water in combination with photovoltaic

Wholesale gas price rose by 12%

31.10.2019
On an annual comparison, Austrian gas price index is nearly 50 % lower than the previous year

Hydrogen expert of the Austrian Energy Agency wins Research Award of the E-Economy

23.10.2019
The prestigious "Oesterreichs Energie-Preis" (Austrian Energy Award) goes to Dr. Werner Liemberger for his dissertation at the Vienna University of Technology on hydrogen as a key topic for the future.

Electricity wholesale prices continue to fall in November

08.10.2019
Austrian electricity price index is 15% higher compared to last year

Only minor increase in gas wholesale price in October 2019

07.10.2019
Year-on-year, the Austrian gas price index is 50% lower

Energy price index August 2019: slight drop in petrol, diesel and heating oil

04.10.2019
• Oil-based energy sources also below the price level of previous year
• Attack on Saudi oil refineries so far barely noticeable for households
• Still, dependence and high risk potential of the oil supply clearly evident

Electricity price zone split – one year on: prices 8% higher than in Germany

02.10.2019
• Electricity wholesale price in Austria on average 3.40 euros per megawatt hour more expensive than in Germany
• Additional costs of around 220 million euros, even households pay more
• Austria has thus decoupled from the German price level; other European countries benefit from lower electricity prices in the neighbouring country
• Great seasonal fluctuations in price differences compared with Germany
• Relevant video and podcast available

Electricity wholesale prices continue to fall in October

06.09.2019
Electricity wholesale prices continue to fall in October

Energy price index July 2019: marginal changes compared to previous month

06.09.2019
• Drop in diesel and petrol
• Increase in fuel oil

Gas wholesale price drops by 10 per cent in September

30.08.2019
Austrian gas price index lower by 46% year-on-year

Electricity wholesale prices to fall in September

08.08.2019
Compared to previous year, however, Austrian electricity price index is higher by 34%

Energy price index June 2019: first time decrease after six months

06.08.2019
• Price relief for fuels and fuel oil
• Electricity prices further on the rise

Greater transparency and security for consumers when buying electrical appliances

05.08.2019
The largest EU-funded pan-European market surveillance project to date tests air conditioners, tumble dryers, lighting products or heating appliances, among others. Objectives: Efficiency and energy savings as well as reliable information for consumers

Wholesale gas price in August to slump by 11 per cent

30.07.2019
Year-on-year, Austrian gas price index almost 40% lower

A new episode of the AEA podcast Petajoule is online: Greening the Gas

16.07.2019
What role does green gas play in the energy system of the future?

Energy price index May 2019: recovery of biogenic fuels

12.07.2019
• Once again strongest monthly price increase for premium petrol
• Trend reversal for biogenic fuels
• In sum, energy prices continue to drive prices

Smart City Award 2019: win €500 with cool ideas

01.07.2019
With a cool head fight sustainably against the heat and get a reward

Gas wholesale price falls in July by almost 8 percent

01.07.2019
Year-on-year, the Austrian gas price index is nearly 28% lower

Energy price index April 2019: petroleum products again more expensive

21.06.2019
• Premium petrol with strongest price increase month-on-month
• Prices for wood pellets decreased

topprodukte.at test: dimmable LED lamps with remote control – comfort at the expense of efficiency

19.06.2019
Five smart LED lamps were tested for energy efficiency and light quality. Conclusion: comfort has a negative effect on efficiency. The test results including prices are available on the free, independent platform topprodukte.at.

Electricity wholesale prices to rise only slightly in July 2019

07.06.2019
Compared to the previous year, however, the Austrian electricity price index is almost 44% higher

Independent, free database for professional LED lighting has been launched

05.06.2019
• Premium Light Pro shows professional users how to switch to energy-efficient LED lighting
• Database, guides and life cycle cost calculators help decision-makers find the optimal lighting system

Annual comparison: household energy 5.2 percent more expensive in 2018 than previous year

31.05.2019
• Significant increase in fuel oil and fuels
• Inflation driven by energy, general inflation only 2%

Gas wholesale price falls in June by more than 5 percent

29.05.2019
Austrian gas price index is almost 17% lower than in 2008.

Driving instructors to become mobility experts

22.05.2019
New project focuses on role model effect of domestic driving schools: Driving instructors specialised in e-mobility introduce novice drivers to technical aspects of e-vehicles and charging systems, to efficient driving as well as environmental and climate benefits.

Driving instructors to become mobility experts – Styria

22.05.2019
New project focuses on role model effect of domestic driving schools: Driving instructors specialised in e-mobility introduce novice drivers to technical aspects of e-vehicles and charging systems, to efficient driving as well as environmental and climate benefits. In Styria, the training took place in Graz.

Driving instructors to become mobility experts

16.05.2019
New project focuses on role model effect of domestic driving schools: Driving instructors specialised in e-mobility introduce novice drivers to technical aspects of e-vehicles and charging systems, to efficient driving as well as environmental and climate benefits. In Lower Austria, training took place in Baden and Vösendorf.

Driving instructors to become mobility experts – Salzburg

10.05.2019
New project focuses on role model effect of domestic driving schools: Driving instructors specialised in e-mobility introduce novice drivers to technical aspects of e-vehicles and charging systems, to efficient driving as well as environmental and climate benefits. First training to be held in Werfenweng in Salzburg.

Only moderate increase in electricity wholesale prices in June 2019

08.05.2019
The Austrian electricity price index is almost 50% higher than the year before.

Gas wholesale prices dropped by almost 9 percent

03.05.2019
Compared to previous year the Austrian gas price index 6% below the figure of May 2018

Energy price index: marginal changes in February 2019

18.04.2019

Petajoule: first Austrian podcast on energy issues

17.04.2019
The Austrian Energy Agency has launched a podcast on matters concerning the energy future. The first three episodes cover the communication of a sustainable energy future and the concept of framing, hydrogen, and the splitting of the single bidding zone.

Continuing upward trend for electricity wholesale prices

05.04.2019
Austrian electricity price index 50% higher than a year ago

Wholesale gas price decreased by nearly 11% in April

29.03.2019
Year-on-year, Austrian gas price index higher than in April 2018 by 5%

Energy price index continues to fall in January 2019: only 3% above last year's level

22.03.2019
• Mainly due to lower fuel prices
• Electricity 4% more expensive than previous year: increase in electricity wholesale prices, decline in green electricity subsidy and network costs reduce additional costs for households

Hydrogen as an energy source: what’s next?

21.03.2019
Green electricity and green hydrogen are the basis of the fossil-free future: The Austrian Energy Agency has formulated five theses on the future of energy with hydrogen.

Electricity wholesale price still rising

11.03.2019
Austrian electricity price index at its highest level since July 2012

“e-Radl”: enjoy fresh air and swap the car for a free e-bike for two weeks

11.03.2019
In the federal state of Burgenland, the Austrian Energy Agency launches the “e-Radl” project (e-bike) on behalf of the Climate and Energy Fund. Car drivers can switch to e-bikes for free and thus contribute to climate protection. The objective is to promote climate-friendly mobility. The Association of Sports Goods Manufacturers and Sport Equipments Austria

Wiener Neudorf is European pioneer in new street lighting

07.03.2019
The new LED lighting will save energy, increase safety, prevent light pollution, and improve the quality of life. For the conversion the market town relies on relevant criteria drawn from the “Premium Light Pro project, which is implemented by the independent Austria Energy Agency.

Wholesale gas price in March decreased by another 8%

04.03.2019
Year-on-year, the Austrian gas price index is still 13,5% higher than in March 2018

Continued increase of electricity wholesale prices

07.02.2019
Austrian electricity price over 50% higher than previous year

Energy price index: drop in oil price passed on to consumers

04.02.2019
• Household energy cheaper by 3.3% in December compared to previous month
• Heating oil price down 12% month-on-month, but still 10% higher than a year ago

Gas wholesale price fell by 6 per cent in February

01.02.2019
Year-on-year, however, the Austrian gas price index has increased by 20% compared to February 2018

Electricity wholesale price: 50% higher year-on-year

16.01.2019
Austrian electricity price at its highest level since August 2012

From “visionzero” to “missionzero”: concrete measures for a fossil-free future

14.01.2019
Austrian Energy Agency assists decision-makers in politics, business and administration in designing and implementing concrete measures to make the future fossil-free

November 2018 energy prices 9% higher than a year ago

10.01.2019
• Fuel oil cost increased by 25%
• Diesel fuel 16% more expensive than in November 2017
• By contrast, crude oil prices around the previous year’s level

Wholesale gas price in January falls by 2%

04.01.2019
Year-on-year, the Austrian gas price index with a plus of 27% considerably above the value of January 2018

Austrian gas price index: calculation method updated

21.12.2018
New Austrian gas price index (OGPI) to restart with January 2019

Dimmable LEDs tested by topprodukte.at: highly efficient and good results overall

19.12.2018
Dimmable LEDs perform well generally and are even more efficient when dimmed. All details, comparisons and individual listings according to different criteria including price accessible at the free and independent platform topprodukte.at.

Wholesale electricity prices: 46% more expensive than last year

06.12.2018
Austrian electricity price index at its highest level since April 2013

Energy prices in October 2018 10% higher than a year ago

05.12.2018
• Heating oil cost more by 30%
• Fuel prices also above previous year’s level

Gas price dropped again for the first time since May

29.11.2018
But higher by 38% compared to December 2017

FuturE Electricity Camp: How to finance the transformation of the energy system?

27.11.2018
The second FuturE Electricity Camp powered by Oesterreichs Energie and the Austrian Energy Agency explored the topic of “green finance”. Government officials and experts from energy companies, banks, corporate finance enterprises and crowdfunding platforms discussed the role of finance in the transformation of the energy system and how to mobilise private capital.

Biomass plants crucial for sustainable and secure energy supply

27.11.2018
• Austrian Energy Agency welcomes motion to the National Council to secure the number of existing biomass plants
• Wood-fired power plants: so far, macroeconomic effects amounting to 6.5 billion euros and about 6,400 jobs in Austria

Wholesale electricity prices: 43% more expensive than last year

13.11.2018
Austrian electricity price index in December at its highest level since May 2013

Heating cost comparison 2018: sustainable and highly efficient heating systems come in top place

12.11.2018
In the current comparison of heating costs, the Austrian Energy Agency has calculated full costs and environmental impacts of various heating systems

Energy price index September 2018: nearly 8% higher than a year ago

09.11.2018
• Energy prices driving inflation
• Sharpest price increase for heating oil with 25%
• Fuels also rising

Zwentendorf 40-year anniversary: where does nuclear energy stand today?

05.11.2018
• Half of the EU states rely on nuclear power, which accounts for a quarter of the power in the EU
• 455 nuclear power plants generate around 10% of the world's electricity
• Currently 59 nuclear power plants under construction, more than half of them in China, India and Russia

Wholesale gas price 50 percent more expensive than previous

25.10.2018
• 13.9 percent hike is the largest monthly price increase since the start of recordings of the Austrian gas price index (ÖGPI) in 2011
• Six consecutive months of significant price increases
• Similar level as four years ago

Gas prices rise for the fifth time in a row

04.10.2018
Austrian gas price index (ÖGPI) already 41% higher year-on-year

Energy price index August 2018: energy 7.5% more expensive year-on-year

01.10.2018
• Fuels still at a high level
• Heating oil more expensive by a quarter than previous year

2017: 140 million euros in energy research invested by the Federal and the State governments

13.09.2018
• Almost half of the budget went to energy efficiency
• Energy research an important building block for the climate and energy strategy
• “Energy efficiency first” also in energy research

Energy price index July 2018: energy 8% more expensive year-on-year

03.09.2018
• Higher fuel prices are the most important price drivers in the consumer price index
• Only minor changes in energy prices compared to June 2018
• Electricity prices under pressure

Infographic: great success for ban on incandescent bulbs – high energy savings

31.08.2018

Extension of submission deadline: ClimaHost – climate protection competition for the hotel and catering industry

29.08.2018
Good ideas take time. For this reason, the climate protection and energy efficiency competition for the hotel and catering industry in the Alpine region will be extended by one month. Until 30 September 2018, restaurant and hotel businesses in the Alps can submit their innovative climate protection ideas and projects.

Wholesale electricity prices: 26% higher than last year

08.08.2018
Austria electricity price index at its highest level since February 2014

Energy price index June 2018: price gap to previous year continues to widen

07.08.2018
• Heating oil already 27% more expensive than in June 2017 • Diesel fuel (16%) and premium petrol (12%) record strong increase • Overall, household energy is 7.5% more expensive year-on-year • Fuels in Austria relatively cheap compared to holiday countries

Premium Light Pro shows professional users how to switch to energy-efficient LED lighting

30.07.2018
• Support for decision-makers in the public and private sector • Free guidelines, product database, and workshops for indoor and outdoor lighting • Life cycle cost calculator compares existing systems with possible alternatives

Data scientist meets energy expert: Austrian Energy Agency to expand its portfolio

25.07.2018
• Experts from the Austrian Energy Agency rely on graph-based network analysis in energy research. • Research project commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) visualises the activities of the International Energy Agency (IEA). • Project highlights the focus of international energy research and delivers new insights. • Data are open source and can be used free of charge by scientists for further research. The Austrian Energy Agency will provide direction and support.

In 2017, Austria paid 10.7 billion euros for energy imports

24.07.2018
• The net expenditures (minus revenues from energy exports) amounted to 7.9 billion euros. • This corresponds to 1,000 euros per Austrian or the entire surplus generated in the tourism industry. • Fighting outflow of purchasing power with investments in building modernisation and fossil-free heating systems.

Wood as an economic factor: klimaaktiv’s new wood flow charts show how the raw material is processed in Austria

23.07.2018
• Approximately 80% of the fresh wood resources available through logging and timber import pass through the woodworking industry as sawlogs and industrial round wood. A merely 20% is used as firewood and wood chips in the energetic recovery. • The heart of the domestic timber flows, the sawmill industry processes around 18.3 million cubic metres of sawlogs per year (including bark and off-cuts). • The paper and board industries process around 6.6 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood (including bark) and 5.7 million cubic metres of sawmill by-products. • Wood is the most important renewable energy source in Austria and is used, on the one hand, as firewood and briquettes in manually loaded and, on the other hand, as pellets, wood chips and bark in automatic combustion plants. Moreover, the lye from pulp production and other wood-based residues is energetically employed. • Taking into account all energy wood products and raw material sources (including recycled wood, pruning waste, road maintenance material, vines, grinding dust, lye, etc.), the energy balance displays approximately 25.3 million cubic metre equivalent of wood-based energy use. • In Austria less wood is used than renewed in the forest. • More than 90% of the Austrian timber imports come from our neighbouring countries (mainly from Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia) and serve as raw material supply to our export-oriented industry.

Energy price index May 2018: heating oil most important price driver

20.07.2018
• Heating oil up 20.8% year-on-year und 7.5% higher than last month • Household energy 5.2% more expensive than a year ago and up 2.5% compared with previous month

Gas prices rise massively for the second month in a row

10.07.2018
Compared with the previous year, the Austrian gas price index (OGPI) at 26.1% exceeds the figure of July 1997

Wholesale electricity prices: 21% more expensive year-on-year

06.07.2018
Austrian electricity price index in August reaches highest level since March 2014.

Eco-programmes run longer but save money

22.06.2018
At topprodukte.at the most energy-efficient washing machines and dishwashers are presented and the advantages of eco-programmes explained.

ClimaHost: new climate protection competition for the hotel and catering industry

18.06.2018
Five-star hotel and mountain lodge alike, all catering and hotel businesses can submit their innovative solutions for climate protection and energy efficiency by 31 August, 2018.The winners will be awarded at the 15th Alpine Conference and also receive a professionally made image video for their use.

Diesel fuel drives energy price index

15.06.2018
Household energy 1.7% more expensive than a year ago, increase of 1.4% compared to previous month

Austrian gas price index: increase of 2.1% in June 2018

12.06.2018
Year-on-year, the Austrian gas price index is 7.1% higher than in June 2017

Electricity wholesale prices: 20% more expensive than last year

08.06.2018
Austrian electricity prise index at its highest since July 2014

178 GW renewable energy worldwide additionally in 2017

06.06.2018
Continued increase of new investments worldwide in renewable energies and fuels according to the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. The Austrian Energy Agency considers the energy future as a business case.

Energy price index March: Energy prices slightly decreased compared to the previous month

04.06.2018
Gas cheaper, firewood and heating oil more expensive year-on-year

Agenda Energy Austria 2018: fossil energy is no longer an option, the same applies today to nuclear energy

24.05.2018
Great challenges, great chances, systemic change, and transformation – these are the characteristics of the energy future as seen by the leaders of the domestic energy sector to whom the Minister for Sustainability Elisabeth Köstinger presented the cornerstones of the climate and energy strategy. The panel on the podium discussing the consequences of the government’s strategy consisted of Josef Plank (Secretary General, Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism), Christian Weissenburger (Section Head, Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology), Peter Koren (Vice Secretary General of the Federation of Austrian Industry), Leonhard Schitter (President of Oesterreichs Energie and Board Spokesman of Salzburg AG), Oliver Schmerold (Association Director of OAMTC), Peter Weinelt (Chairman of the Association of Gas and District Heating Supply Companies and Vice General Director of Wiener Stadtwerke), Franz Titschenbacher (President of the Chamber of Agriculture Styria and Chairman of the Forestry and Timber Industry Committee at the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture) as well as Thomas Gangl (Senior Vice President Refining & Petrochemicals at OMV).

“FuturE Electricity Camp“: Building a new, thrilling energy narrative

09.05.2018
The energy future won’t work unless many of us get involved. How to raise enthusiasm among the general public in Austria was the key question of the FuturE Electricity Camp powered by Oesterreichs Energie und the Austrian Energy Agency. Inputs of experts in the fields of journalism, communication or campaigning as well as scientists or representatives of NGOs were used as sources of inspiration for new approaches developed through a rapid prototyping process. Around 50 professionals explored the question which frames and narratives would be required in order to change consumer behaviour.

Austrian electricity price index at its highest level since November 2014

09.05.2018
Electricity was 18% more expensive in June 2018 than in the previous year

All-clear given regarding electricity zone split: merely between € 0,6 and € 1,8 more expenses monthly

07.05.2018
• Scenarios show only moderate additional costs for households
• Annual increase of €7.2 to €21.5 for electricity bill
• Significant differences between the federal states

Energy price index February: energy prices fell slightly

07.05.2018
• No changes in electricity and gas prices, however, decline in fuel oil and fuel prices
• Year-on-year, district heating more expensive, but electricity and gas cheaper

Austrian gas price index decreases slightly

04.05.2018
Compared to May 2017, the Austrian gas price index is 4,6% higher year-on-year

topprodukte.at: finding fuel-saving and eco-friendly summer tyres at the push of a button

09.04.2018
What to look for when purchasing summer tyres and how to find the right tyre model ensuring your car a particularly high energy efficiency and the best traction in wet conditions – all this information is available at topprodukte.at.

Energy price index January: energy prices continued to rise slightly year-on-year

30.03.2018
• Lower grid tariffs reduce gas prices for households
• Electricity prices somewhat lower than in January last year
• Heating oil and fuel prices continue to rise

Energy price review 2017: energy more expensive again

29.03.2018
• Peak values for heating oil and fuels
• Prices for electricity and gas decreased
• 300,000 oil heaters less within ten years
• Ten-year comparison: inflation increases twice as fast as energy price index

Austrian gas price index continues to decline slightly

27.03.2018
Gas price dropping also compared to previous year

“Smart Energy – Generation Y, Z“: youth campaign on energy efficiency entering its third round

21.03.2018
• Austrian Energy Agency implements online and offline youth campaign on the subject of energy efficiency on behalf of the Climate and Energy Fund
• So far, 510 students of 22 classes have been engaged in the topic of energy saving
• 7,100 energy tips have been viewed and edited online
• In 2018, campaign, for the first time, targets visitors at the music festival Szene Openair

Austrian gas price index slightly decreasing

01.03.2018
Gas also cheaper year-on-year

Austrian electricity price index remains at high level

15.02.2018
Electricity is 17.4% more expensive in March compared to the previous year

Study on the future of mobility: no “one size fits all“ in the case of drive systems

17.01.2018
- Three quarters of respondents expect self-driving vehicles in certain areas within ten years, but not nationwide
- Seven out of ten respondents view “Mobility as a Service” as an alternative to private cars
- E-commerce will replace private supply channels: experts expect reduction by 40%
- According to 80% of the respondents, areas without vehicles with combustion engine (zero emission zones) will be part of everyday life in 2030

Austrian electricity price index at its highest level since July 2015

04.01.2018
Electricity is 19% more expensive in February 2018 compared to the previous year

Energy price index November: energy prices at the highest level in more than two years

22.12.2017
- The price of heating oil rises the most among all energy sources
- Highest fuel prices since summer 2015 but cheaper than the EU-28 average
- Energy driving inflation for the first time in six months

Austrian gas price index starts the new year at a high level

21.12.2017
Gas remains nearly 10% more expensive than the previous year

Energy Efficiency Directive: notifications until 14 February 2018

18.12.2017
The monitoring agency for energy efficiency calls on energy suppliers to report their efficiency measures and energy sales by 14.02.218 (00:00).

Austrian electricity price index starts new year with a record high since September 2015

07.12.2017
Electricity by over 20% more expensive than the last year – special information about separation of German-Austrian electricity price zones

Austrian gas price index by over 20% higher in 2017 than in 2016

04.12.2017
In December, gas is 10% more expensive compared to the previous year

Energy price index in October: energy prices continue to rise

27.11.2017
Heating oil 5.1% more expensive year-on-year – gas more expensive than the previous month for the first time in two years – electricity by nearly 5% down on the previous year

Austrian Energy Agency: criticism of heating cost comparison not comprehensible

16.11.2017
The calculation of the heating costs is based on applicable legal standards and current cost rates charged by the market participants

Comparing heating costs: these are the heating costs in Austria

15.11.2017
For the current comparison of heating costs, the Austrian Energy Agency has calculated the full costs of various heating systems. The result: natural gas boiler systems and air/water heat pumps with top scores.

Austrian electricity price index concludes 2017 at two-year high

09.11.2017
Electricity wholesale prices in December by more than 23% higher than year-on-year

Free topprodukte.at guide: how to find the right charging station for your e-car

30.10.2017
E-cars can be charged by using a socket. But if the process needs to be done more quickly, a charging station at home is better suited. But be careful: higher performance can generate more costs. The selection of charging stations available is vast. How do you find the right type for your garage? As part of the klimaaktiv programme topprodukte.at, the Austrian Energy Agency has created a free guide, which for the first time provides a detailed overview of charging stations available for private households in Austria.

Energy price index in September: heating oil and fuel prices continue to rise

27.10.2017
No impact of energy on inflation – diesel almost nine cents per litre cheaper than premium-grade petrol – heating oil with the strongest price increase among all energy sources – households pay 1.5% more for energy than the previous year

November 2017: Austrian gas price index (OEGPI) continues to rise

23.10.2017
OEGPI is 17.5% higher than a year ago

topprodukte.at testing: low-cost LEDs with good results

17.10.2017
LEDs in bulb or candle shape, ranging from 4 to 7 euro, perform well in the testing. Luminance, light colour, colour reproduction, and energy efficiency have been tested – free, interactive table with all details at topprodukte.at

Austrian electricity price index to hit two-year high in November

06.10.2017
Price increase steeper than in preceding months – electricity over 25% more expensive than previous year

October 2017: Austrian gas price index (OEGPI) on the rise for the first time in six months

22.09.2017
OEGPI 14% higher than a year ago

Major success for „Smart Energy – Generation Y, Z“ – campaign to start second round

21.09.2017
– Online and offline youth campaign on energy efficiency implemented by Austrian Energy Agency on behalf of Climate and Energy Fund – Students identify measures with saving potentials of up to 400,000 kWH, 116,000 kg CO2, and 58,000 euro per year – Online energy check SMERGYmeter calculates energy consumption as well as the success of energy-saving measures compared to those of friends

Vacuum cleaners: new regulation reduces power consumption and noise level

11.09.2017
– New Ecodesign Directive with stricter limits for vacuum cleaners: maximum 900 Watt, lower power consumption, and more efficient dust absorption – For the first time, also maximum volume, minimum service life of the engine, and dust emissions regulated

Electricity wholesale prices on the rise again in October

07.09.2017
Austrian electricity price index 22,6% higher than previous year – rising annual trend continues

September 2017: Austrian gas price index (OEGPI) falls to 10-month low

29.08.2017
OEGPI has been decreasing since March 2017, but is still 7.5% higher than a year ago

Energy price index (EPI) in July: energy prices still falling

25.08.2017
– EPI at 11-month low in July – prices dampened principally due to fuels – largest price difference between super petrol and diesel since mid-2016

Electricity wholesale price drops slightly in September

17.08.2017
Slight decrease compared to preceding month, but steepest price increase since more than eight years in a year-on-year comparison: electricity 20,5% more expensive than in September 2016

Demise of “A+++” label: What brings the new energy label?

03.08.2017
More comprehensive information: confusing plus signs eliminated, simple rating scale from A to G – at the beginning, there will be no products with a class-A rating

August 2017: Austrian gas price index (OEGPI) slumps to 9-month low

26.07.2017
OEGPI falls for the fifth month in a row – price difference to previous year continues to shrink, but the index is still up by 11,5% compared to the reference period in 2016

Energy price index (EPI) in June: for the first time this year, energy less expensive than previous year

24.07.2017
– Low fuel prices mainly responsible for the drop of the index – Energy continues to dampen inflation – A full tank of super petrol 9,50 euro cheaper than the EU average

Market monitoring: How to ensure energy efficiency and the quality of LEDs, heaters and printers

20.07.2017
A market monitoring project in 12 EU countries guarantees that customers can rely on correct product information – devices not meeting minimum standards are withdrawn from the market – test results: correct indication of energy consumption and energy efficiency by manufacturers, however, problems in part regarding performance and quality criteria

Austrian electricity price index: 20% more expensive than a year ago

07.07.2017
Price continues to rise in August to the highest level since December 2015

Austrian Energy Agency brings on board mobility expert Monika Wanjek

05.07.2017
Mobility transition as prerequisite for energy transition – Austria Energy Agency expands its competence centre for traffic and mobility with energy planning and provides comprehensive consulting

Energy management systems: new regulations for ISO 50001 certification increase transparency in energy savings

27.06.2017
Companies will benefit since they will be able to measure the success of strategies of enhancing efficiency with the help of significant key figures. The existing ISO 50001 obligation to continuously improve the energy performance will be more closely audited from October 2017 by the certification bodies. Companies must present objectively verifiable improvements. The Austrian Energy Agency provides relevant trainings – free Webinar with details and Q&As on July 14, 2017

Energy price index at six-month low

26.06.2017
Energy not driver of inflation anymore – price difference in fuel prices declining compared to previous year – solid fuels and district heat more expensive

July 2017: Austrian gas price index falls to seven-month low

23.06.2017
Austrian gas price index decreases month-on-month, smaller price difference compared to previous year

The most economical air conditioning systems at a glance, and tips and tricks for cooling

22.06.2017
Current overview at topprodukte.at shows the annual energy consumption, cooling capacity, energy efficiency, volume and more – valuable tips and tricks for purchasing and using air conditioners

Free service: achieving certification as a “klimaaktiv” building with just a few clicks

19.06.2017
Austrian Energy Agency develops new, free service for builders or home buyers: transmit data from the energy performance certificate at the touch of a button to receive certification as a klimaaktiv building

Austrian electricity price index to hit highest level in 17 months

13.06.2017
Electricity price 16% higher than in July of the preceding year, and 2.3% increase against June 2017

Energy price index in April unchanged, slight fluctuations for energy sources

12.06.2017
Heating oil prices lower, but still high year-on-year – fuel, electricity, and gas stable – solid fuels cheaper, district heating more expensive

Renewable energy record: more capacity for less money

07.06.2017
Austrian Energy Agency highlights statements of current Renewables 2017 Global Status Report: enormous importance of energy efficiency and new technologies – fossil fuel subsidies hinder progress towards energy transition

Seven billion euros outflow of purchasing power: energy transition as opportunity for the Austrian economy

06.06.2017
Imports of fossil fuels weigh on domestic trade balance: almost seven billion euros – energy exports already deducted – flowed abroad in 2016, 60% of which went to oil and petroleum products – without net imports of crude oil and petroleum products, surpluses amounting to billions possible – transformation of the energy system brings opportunities for domestic industry

Austrian gas price index remains stable in June

01.06.2017
Austrian gas price index falls marginally in a monthly comparison, but is 40% higher than in the previous year

Natural colours, paints, oils score high in terms of environment, health and quality

29.05.2017
DIY with renewable resources: Avoiding petroleum products in your home and garden brings numerous benefits. Free klimaaktiv info brochure with tips, tricks, and background information is available for download.

Competition – 670 submissions: students present their energy future

19.05.2017
In the anniversary year of the Austrian Energy Agency, children and young people dedicated themselves to the energy future by drawing, painting, and designing newspapers. The winners from elementary schools, lower and upper grades were delighted with exciting prizes, which were awarded in the context of the anniversary celebrations.

Forty years of Austrian Energy Agency: Key players in the energy industry discuss the energy future

18.05.2017

Energy world in 10 years: winner electricity, loser oil – efficiency as the key to the energy transition

16.05.2017
Survey ENERGY 2027>> on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Austrian Energy Agency gives an outlook on the future: Importance of electricity as the source of energy is rising, with two thirds of respondents expecting 100% green electricity from Austria in 10 years. Businesses and individuals will generate and trade electricity. The energy industry is facing a massive upheaval, e-mobility will prevail.

Austrian electricity price index drops slightly, but remains high

11.05.2017
Austrian electricity price index decreased for the first time since November 2016, but more than 11% higher year-on-year

Study: digitisation will change the energy industry massively

10.05.2017
Current study of the Austrian Energy Agency shows: Energy industry expects major changes, start-ups and companies from outside the sector will benefit. The energy industry does not view itself as a beneficiary of the digitisation. High potential is attributed to new services; low profitability and legal frameworks are inhibiting market penetration. Half of the companies have a digitisation strategy.

Energy price index: slight decline in energy prices in March 2017

03.05.2017
Reduced price difference compared to last year, the largest decline evident for heating oil

Energy prices unchanged at 18-month high

10.04.2017
Comparison to the previous year shows: fuels by 17% more expensive, heating oil increased by more than a third – energy continues to drive inflation

Austrian electricity price index continues to rise

07.04.2017
The Austrian electricity price index has increased for the sixth time in a row, reaching a level in May as it did 15 months ago.

Smart meter study: great potential, low willingness to pay

30.03.2017
High expectations with regard to financial savings – great interest in saving energy; user behaviour is changing, albeit slowly – top 5 of the most interesting smart meter services

Research project: What does it take to make fuel cells a success?

29.03.2017
Austrian Energy Agency leads international working group on the future technology of fuel cells, examining how legal frameworks affect market development. In addition, Austrian experts have analysed price differences between the EU and Japan.

Gas wholesale prices half as much again more expensive than a year ago

27.03.2017
Austrian gas price index remains high year-on-year, but has declined by 1.7% compared to March 2017.

LEDs in retro design beat classic decorative bulbs at efficiency and price

15.03.2017
In a 10-year comparison, the total cost of a decorative bulb is up to 16 times higher than modern LEDs – filament LEDs are well suited for atmospheric decoration

Mitterlehner: energy efficiency law proves its worth also in the second year

10.03.2017
Legal requirements according to EU regulations also met in 2016 – companies reported about 10.000 notifications of energy-saving measures – 7.21 petajoules of energy saved

Austrian electricity price index climbs to 13-month high

08.03.2017
Prices rise for the fifth month in a row – turnaround in annual comparison: 1.5% more expensive than in the previous year

ProCold Award 2017: These are the most energy efficient cooling units

07.03.2017
Innovative and efficient cooling units save thousands of euros: Whether ice cream chest or beverage cooler, the winners score with particularly high energy efficiency and natural refrigerants with low global warming potential

Energy price index: turnaround – energy drives inflation

06.03.2017
Diesel and petrol significantly more expensive than a year ago, but cheaper than the EU average – heating oil at the beginning of the year by a third more expensive than last year – cold winter brings 800 million euros additional costs for households – rehabilitation leads to savings

Cold winter brings 18-month high at gas price

23.02.2017
Austrian gas price index also on the rise by 11% compared to February 2017 – number of heating degree days as high as 30 years ago

How do you measure energy that you have not consumed?

22.02.2017
Energy efficiency as competitive advantage for companies and contribution to climate protection – Austrian Energy Agency Academy organises trainings: implementation of energy management systems and transparent measuring of savings

Austrian electricity price index continues to rise

08.02.2017
Recent developments in the Austrian electricity price index show: highest level since April 2016 and only 4.7% cheaper than in the previous year

Energy price index: highest price for diesel and petrol at the end of the year

27.01.2017
Energy price index of Austrian Energy Agency climbs to 15-month high – heating oil in December 2016 15 % higher than in the previous year

Austrian gas price index: about 10% higher than a year ago

26.01.2017
Largest price increase year-on-year after more than years, index at its highest since December 2015

Austrian Energy Agency starts school competition ENERGY2027>>

23.01.2017
Topic energy future: renewable energy, new technologies and energy efficiency – drawing competition for elementary school students – students of the lower and higher grades create newspaper

Comparison of heating costs: heating with natural gas cheapest, wood and pellets best for the environment

18.01.2017
Current heating cost comparison of Austrian Energy Agency shows how expensive heating in an average Austrian detached house is

Austrian electricity price index: largest price increase after more than six years

10.01.2017
Austrian electricity price index continues to rise: peak since May 2016, but still 8,6% lower than in February of the preceding years

Austrian Energy Agency: new communications director Klaus Kraigher

09.01.2017
Communication as key element of the new company strategy: Austrian Energy Agency has positioned itself as the main source of information providing answers today to the energy questions of tomorrow

Austrian Energy Agency goes for visionzero

09.01.2017
2017: 40th anniversary and the new strategy “Answers for the Energy Future” – focusing on “Fossil-Free Future”, “Energy Intelligence”, and “Industries in Transition”
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