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On 21 March 2017, negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council agreed on a revised energy efficiency label and the relevant regulatory framework. The current A+++ to G labels for products will be replaced by a clear and easier to use A to G labels.   This will make energy labels more understandable for consumers and help them make better informed purchasing choices. The measure will be accompanied by the introduction of a public database making it easier for citizens to compare the energy efficiency of household appliances.  
Post date: 22 Mar 2017
Type: News

In February 2017, the European Commission released an infographic on clean energy, energy efficiency, clean technology, and energy innovation in the European Union, to help consumers become better acquainted with the facts and figures of energy consumption in the EU.   The infographic provides information on the following topics:  
Post date: 22 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

On 16 March 2017, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete are visiting Spain to discuss making the Energy Union, the EU's plan to help provide Europe with secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy, a reality.  
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Type: News

On 14 March 2017, EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union, issued a press release on the share of renewables in the EU Member States (MS).   According to the press release, in 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the European Union (EU) nearly double 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
Type: News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 75 million loan with real estate company Castellum for the construction of nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) in Stockholm and Örebro, Sweden. The loan was made possible by the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), central pillar of the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe.  
Post date: 10 Mar 2017
Type: News

BUStoB (BUILD UP Skills to Business) is a Horizon 2020 project directed towards establishing and upgrading large-scale qualification and training schemes in the Netherlands for craftsmen and other on-site workers, in continuation of the BUILD Up Skills Initiative.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
Type: News

A reasoned opinion   The European Commission has requested Latvia to correctly transpose all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

2016 assessment of the progress made by Member States in 2014 towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU as required by Article 24 (3) of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN  PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Publication