The Trump Card for the New Start for Europe
On 20 May 2015, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) hosted a webinar to disseminate the learnings and main conclusions of its most recent report on energy renovation.
The JRC report highlights that energy renovation could be the driver for growth and jobs in Europe if an EU renovation plan is considered. To be successful, this plan should incorporate the existing EU policy frameworks for growth and jobs, energy and climate and those related to cohesion policies into one single framework targeting the modernisation of the overall value chain of the building sector. The report demonstrates that a concerted effort is needed to phase out inefficient buildings from the European building stock. It proposes a clear, coherent and decentralised governance structure including an energy renovation facilitator and a risk sharing pool cascaded at different levels of governance to ensure the transformation of the EU building stock from being an energy waster to being an energy producer.
Mechanisms allowing for bundling of smaller projects into larger ones to make them bankable, creating clusters of accredited companies specialised in energy renovation to improve the quality of energy retrofits work and increasing the transparency of utility data (energy consumption) as well as data on energy renovation costs would also be required to make energy renovation one of the success stories of the New Start for Europe.
- Dr Heinz Ossenbrink: Head of the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit at the JRC
- Dr Yamina Saheb: Scientific and Policy Officer at the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit of the JRC
- Dr Sándor Szabó: Scientific and Policy Officer at the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit of the JRC
HOW TO VIEW: Each presentation or Q&A session in the agenda is a separate video within an integrated playlist. You may watch the whole webinar from start to end, skip videos by clicking on >|, or click on PLAYLIST and jump straight to the video you want. You may also download the presentations slides in PDF format further below.
The original announcement for this event can be found here.
As the Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre’s mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.