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Austrian electricity price index remains at high level

12.03.2018
Electricity is 16% more expensive in April 2018 than in the preceding year

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

EU project “ProCold“ provides for more energy efficiency in cooling units

31.01.2018
- For the first time, comparability of commercial cooling units facilitated – for further details: www.b2b.topprodukte.at
- Companies can save twice: 50% less energy costs than with average devices, 30% refund of application costs
- Global warming potential 1,000 times lower

Energy price index: energy prices climb to an annual high in December

30.01.2018
- Household energy as expensive as they were in August 2015
- Prices for heating oil, premium-grade petrol and diesel fuel at highest level since summer 2015
- Electricity prices remain lower year-on-year

Model companies in Vorarlberg focus on a realistic representation of their energy performance

24.01.2018
Businesses benefit from a structured view of their energy consumption. With sound key figures, they can measure the success of their efforts to increase efficiency. The Austrian Energy Agency offers suitable trainings on 12 and 13 March 2018 in Vienna.

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

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

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
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