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Will the new Directive help to clear the way for local, participatory Energy Transitions?

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Reaching our Energy Efficiency targets at EU level will require new ways of working and thinking at local level.

The New Directive has a lot of potential to get this process underway and to support local energy transitions. CECODHAS Housing Europe is focusing on what it sees as three main catalysts which will be vital for our success:

1) achieving the optimal energy mix of efficiency, renewables and capture of waste heat BEFORE we invest in macro grids,

2) Citizen engagement and empowerment through ICT but much more besides

3) access to capital at the right rates and under conditions that mean transitions are not exclusive but all- inclusive.

We will be putting together our position on these issues and bring together practitioners from the Power House Europe big green housing exchange, EU decision makers and experts on September 12th for a lively and inspirational debate. For more details please click here