A battle over the ambition of the two directives is set to take place
HIGHER TARGETS The revised directives are set to strengthen the bloc's targets in energy efficiency and buildings performance
MONEY MOVES Mobilising investments in energy efficiency is key to reaching renewed targets
KEY QUOTE Fast-tracking key measures in the revision of the EPBD, such as MEPS, is crucial to aligning the EU’s Green Deal with the new geopolitical reality ...
Thousands of buildings across Europe will need to be renovated on an unprecedented scale if climate and greenhouse gas reduction targets are to be met. Lawmakers’ minds are turning to how best to undertake the Herculean task
The European Union’s “Energy Efficiency First Principle” was designed to maximise the potential of energy sources and increase investor appetite but it has struggled to jump from principle to practice. But new rules and a shift in geopolitics look set to propel the efficiency maxim to top billing
The European Union wants to reduce reliance on Russian energy imports. For this to work, a pan-EU Taskforce with the sole purpose of improving energy efficiency in buildings must be established, says Adrian Joyce of Renovate Europe
A second batch of legislative proposals under the European Union’s Fit-for-55% climate package can complement and confirm the bloc’s climate ambition, say Lucie Mattera and Elisa Giannelli from E3G
The European Commission’s Renovation Wave strategy will bring added momentum to the pandemic recovery along with much-needed new standards, and some clarity on financing. On REDay2020, Adrian Joyce from the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency (EuroACE) says the real work to improve the efficiency of Europe’s building stock starts now
While EU energy experts unsurprisingly agreed the leading role renewables and energy efficiency will play in the move to a clean energy economy, speakers at a European Commission conference had widely differing views on what else should be prioritised.
The introduction of a carbon price in the building sector will only encourage fuel switching and burden those least able to pay with the cost of decarbonisation. If implemented, it should be complemented with legislation to boost energy efficiency, says Monica Frassoni of the European Alliance to Save Energy