European Economic and Social Committee

 2013/C 341/05Rapporteur: Pierre Jean COULON, HERNANDEZ BATALLER  On 12 February 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee, acting under Rule 29(2) of its Rules of Procedure, decided to draw up an own-initiative opinion onFor coordinated European measures to prevent and combat energy poverty(own-initiative opinion).The Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society, which was responsible for preparing the Committee's work on the subject, adopted its opinion on 2 S
Post date: 19 May 2015
Type: Publication

If the European Union is to achieve its objective of putting its economy onto a low carbon path, it must speed up the process, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) stated in its own initiative opinion adopted on 25 March. This transformation will have to include a major expansion in renewable energy generation and substantial phasing down of coal. Swifter progress can be achieved through a combination of a clear, efficient regulatory framework and market-based instruments, such as environmental taxes.
Post date: 27 Mar 2014
Type: News

In 2010, the Sustainable Construction glossary, produced by the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) and the European Concrete Platform (ECP), was launched.  This was followed by the launch, in 2011, of the multilingual versions of the glossary produced by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This project is a response to the growing need for more sustainable construction, and the need to provide greater clarity on the new concepts, phrases and terms that are being increasingly used across Europe.
Post date: 5 Mar 2014
Type: News

Some of the highlighted points in the press release:EESC argues that a consistent and comprehensive social and energy policy framework should be put in place at EU level. It could include an assessment and dissemination of good practice and further common targeted measures Remo Sernagiotto calls for the EU and Member States to invest in energy-efficient technologies and take energy-saving measures. 
Post date: 10 Dec 2012
Type: News

In response to the need for more sustainable construction, new concepts, phrases, terms and expressions are being used in the construction industry across Europe. These concepts are aimed at improving the environmental, social and economic impact of the industry and its outputs.
Post date: 23 May 2011
Type: Publication