Energy policies

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We are just beginning to rebuild Europe after a period of unprecedented economic, social and personal turmoil. With this spirit of renaissance in our hearts, there has never been a better time to rethink and renovate the buildings that shelter us. Creating a renovation wave in Europe now is key to any economic recovery and will be central to getting the EU back on its feet.  
Post date: 22 jun 2020
Type: Nyheder

Next Tuesday 23rd June from 14:30 – 15:45 and as part of the EUSEW policy conference, DG-ENER is organising a session on “Boosting the European Green Deal renovation wave - a centrepiece of the Green Deal and an engine for recovery – How the Renovation Wave can help in the recovery process and ensure the EU can achieve its climate and energy objectives”.  
Post date: 19 jun 2020
Type: Nyheder

This report gives an overview of the different policies and related boundary conditions in Norway, France, Germany and Italy and shows how they influence the spread of PEB concepts. National funding schemes and policies were analysed in regard to support renewable energy generation in buildings, the connection with the electric grid and neighbour buildings as well as the local energy market and environmental aspects.  
Post date: 18 jun 2020
Type: Publication

27 European heads of state are discussing the Commission’s proposal for a €1.85 trillion COVID-19 recovery budget. It is a huge sum: €1.1 trillion from the member states themselves and €750 billion to be borrowed on the capital markets. But it is dwarfed by something which is all around us and which we take for granted: buildings.  
Post date: 17 jun 2020
Type: Nyheder

This report presents a comparison of 8 scenarios achieving more than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and 16 scenarios aiming at climate neutrality by 2050, similar with the ambitions of the “European Green Deal”. This report summarises insights into similar and diverging elements of the scenarios on how the EU energy system may change by 2030 and by 2050, compared to today.
Post date: 17 jun 2020
Type: Publication

Webinar 5 – EPB standards linked to health and wellbeing (12h00 – 13h30 – 16th June 2020) Following the successful previous webinars
Post date: 16 jun 2020
Type: Nyheder

Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and around 75% of them are energy inefficient, with an annual renovating rate around 0.4-1.2%. EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and update) and EED (2012/27/EU) in order to increase the energy performance of the buildings and has required the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) target for public buildings starting from January 2019.
Post date: 16 jun 2020
Type: Nyheder

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the SINFONIA final conference will now take place online. Join us on 30 June 2020 at 15h00 CET to hear about public policies for refurbishment, main project achievements and future ambitions of our cities!  
Post date: 15 jun 2020
Type: Begivenhed

The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at increasing the rate and quality of renovation of existing buildings and thereby help decarbonise the building stock.
Post date: 12 jun 2020
Type: Nyheder

To date, the implementation of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) varies significantly across European countries in terms of scope, available information and calculation methodologies, hampering their potential to increase trust in and trigger energy saving measures and thus not obvious to reap benefits for the renovation wave across Europe.  
Post date: 11 jun 2020
Type: Begivenhed