Energy Union

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 (EPBD) Directives. The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) welcomes this publication as an opportunity to improve the regulatory framework and advances three principles that will guide its work throughout the legislative procedure.  
Post date: 13 Dic 2016
Type: Note

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.   Climate Alliance selected for its members the most important points:  
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Note

Renewable electricity, cleaner heating and cooling, decarbonised transport, empowered consumers and at least 27% renewables in the EU will bring clean energy for all Europeans.    
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Publication

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 European Commission launched its massive “Clean Energy for All Europeans Package”. The Package includes, notably, proposals to amend existing legislation in the field energy efficiency in buildings and renewable energy.   
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Note

On 30 November 2016 the Commission has published a Communication called “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. It includes 3 main goals: Putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. Regarding the latter, the Commission plans to reform the energy market to empower consumers and enable them to be in more control of their choices when it comes to energy.
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Ask the Experts

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 Buildings (NZEB) for all new buildings and establish a long term vision for the existing building stock. PlasticsEurope however stated that much more focus and priority should be placed on minimising energy consumption of existing buildings as it will not only reduce energy poverty in Europe but create jobs and have environmental benefits.   
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Note

LightingEurope welcomes the European Commission proposal on amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  
Post date: 6 Dic 2016
Type: Note

Will “Winter Package” spark spending on renovation or leave investors cold?     FIEC hopes long anticipated energy package will ignite growth in construction  
Post date: 5 Dic 2016
Type: Note

EVIA, representing the European Ventilation Industry, welcomes the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, which recognises the crucial importance of indoor environment quality aspects in buildings. However, it could have gone even further for the benefits of citizens.  
Post date: 5 Dic 2016
Type: Note

The proposed 30% binding energy efficiency target marks the recognition of energy efficiency as catalyst for securing sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness in the EU.   Eurima shares the intentions of the Commission to accelerate building renovation rates, to facilitate access to finance and create jobs in the building sector. At the same time, we question whether the proposed legislative package will effectively unleash the intrinsic energy savings potential of buildings and building renovation as most cost-effective contributor to decarbonisation.  
Post date: 5 Dic 2016
Type: Note