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At least 20% of future ERDF dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy

At least 20% of future ERDF dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy: This is the proposal for the EU long-term budget 2014-2020. A greater proportion of ERDF dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy (from 4,5% today to at least 20% in the next programming period) as well as sustainable urban development. Find out more here: http://www.housingeurope.eu/news/1940

Will the new energy efficiency directive help to address the contradiction of ambitious targets versus diminished budgets?

Feedback from the ground shows that in most Member States while Green Targets are Going Up - Budgets for refurbishment are going down. Can the new energy efficiency directive help to address this glaring contradiction?

Energy Service Contracting and Energy Refurbishment of Housing

Marie Donnelly, who is now in charge of the directorate responsible for - New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at DG ENER recently outlined a couple of the blocking points when it comes to energy efficiency – They included the fact that although everyone agrees that energy efficiency is a good idea, there is no denying the fact that You Have to Spend to Save! and that the Financial Sector, with some exceptions, is not yet buying in to its full potential to the Energy Efficiency Agenda.