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Energy Union is about re-inventing our economy, says Maroš Šefčovič

The European Commission’s Winter Package of Energy Union laws will be a turning point for clean energy, writes Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission, in charge of the Energy Union.  But the spirit of the package goes...

10th International Buildair Symposium

Experts from the East, West, North an South present their most recent results   On 31 March and 1 April 2017 in Hanover, the International BUILDAIR Symposium will bring together experts from many countries to discuss the most...

GREENPEACE GREECE: The real energy crisis is the country's energy-intensive building sector

When seven out of ten households in Greece live in 'leaky' buildings, the problem is not the insufficiency of power supply, but the energy inefficiency of buildings and the lack of political volition, says Greenpeace Greece...

The top 5 green building stories in 2016 according to Eco-Business

Around the world, buildings are becoming greener as technology and tenant behaviour combine to lower the impact of urbanisation on the planet. Ping Manongdo (Eco-Business) presents the top 5 green building stories in 2016.     The...

BPIE Briefing – The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package

On November 30 2016, the European Commission released important pieces of European energy legislation in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. The package covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electricity market,...

3 principles to guide the legislative procedure according to the Architects' Council

On 30 November 2016, the EU Commission unveiled an important package of measures entitled ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ which notably includes proposals for reviewing the Energy Efficiency (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings (...

Improved local energy efficiency financing but far from Paris commitments, concludes Climate Alliance

The European Commission published its 1.000-page “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package featuring new legislative proposals for the energy future of the EU, supposed to lead the bloc to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  ...

UIPI’s Initial Reaction to the Clean Energy Package

European private landlords and homeowners welcome the holistic approach of the Clean Energy Package, but stress the need to balance the efforts to be done in the building sector with the necessity to provide affordable housing.     The...

Reducing energy demand of buildings is key to reduce energy poverty, PlasticEurope says

PlasticsEurope welcomes the European Commission’s proposals for a revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) which maintain the current framework of Nearly Zero Energy...

Inclusion of Lighting warmly welcome by LightingEurope

LightingEurope welcomes the European Commission proposal on amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).   In particular, LightingEurope is glad to see that the European Commission proposal imposes on Member States to...