This briefing is one in a series of 'implementation appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentar y Research Service (EPRS ), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each briefing focuses on a specific EU law, which is likely to be amended or reviewed, as envisaged in the European Commission's annual work programme.
Post date: 20 Apr 2021
With the approval on 12 February 2021 of the package for the delegation of programmes to the six executive agencies, INEA will be officially replaced by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) on 1 April 2021.
Post date: 23 Mar 2021
For the current program period EU has dedicated a significant part of the European Regional Development Fund to achieve a low carbon economy. In Sweden these funds are partly managed by regional programs and partly by a national regional fund.
Climate Action Network has ranked Sweden as the EU country with the most ambitious climate politic. Money has been allocated to several energy projects that support companies’ and organizations to become more energy efficient.
Post date: 12 Feb 2021
Integrating the Energy Efficiency First principle in policymaking is a key requirement to meeting EU climate objectives and implementing the EU Green Deal.
Some Member States have taken the Efficiency First principle on as a guiding principle, such as Germany.
Post date: 9 Feb 2021
The European Commission has asked advisors to rework the EU’s green finance taxonomy rules after member states rejected draft implementing guidelines, unhappy about the exclusion of gas as a “transition” activity towards net-zero emissions.
“On Wednesday, 20 January, we requested the Platform on Sustainable Finance to provide further input on the taxonomy framework,” said Aikaterini Apostola, an EU Commission spokesperson.
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Noha Magyarország nem tartozik a legnagyobb üvegházgáz-kibocsátó országok közé, azonban jelentős – és 2013 óta sajnálatosan növekvő – szén-dioxid-kibocsátásunkat mindenképpen csökkenteni kell.
Post date: 25 Jan 2021
Although cutting emissions to net-zero by 2050 will destroy jobs and push up the costs of doing business in some sectors, it will bring gains elsewhere that will make up for the difference, according to a new study by McKinsey & company.
“Net-zero emissions by 2050 should be achievable at a net-zero cost without compromising overall economic growth or prosperity,” says the study by the global consulting firm, published on Thursday (3 December).
Post date: 6 Dec 2020
The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.
This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials.
Post date: 15 Oct 2020
This report assesses the compliance of the 14 available LTRS (as published on the website of the European Commission on 8 September 2020) against the provisions in Article 2a of the amended 2018 EnergyPerformance of Buildings Directive1 (EPBD).
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
The guide focuses on the key EU legislation aimed at transforming and decarbonising the European building stock. This includes an overview of:
Post date: 2 Sep 2020