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World Economic Forum: Slovenia best ranked among SEE countries in energy transition

Many fundamental challenges will remain after the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 and the shift to clean energy is under threat, the World Economic Forum said in an annual report. It pointed to the volatility in energy prices, the drop...

Germany’s solar industry could implode this summer

The country’s solar industry is collecting signatures and writing incendiary letters to politicians to finally abolish the solar cap and thus save thousands of jobs.   According to the latest survey results of the German Solar Industry Association (...

World Economic Forum: Slovenia best ranked among SEE countries in energy transition

Many fundamental challenges will remain after the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 and the shift to clean energy is under threat, the World Economic Forum said in an annual report. It pointed to the volatility in energy prices,...

Germany’s solar industry could implode this summer

The country’s solar industry is collecting signatures and writing incendiary letters to politicians to finally abolish the solar cap and thus save thousands of jobs.   According to the latest survey results of the German Solar Industry...

Press release: EU Recovery Package should earmark €90 billion public funding annually towards building renovation for EU-27, new analysis shows

BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings show that the total...

Covid-19 stimulus spending for green construction means building back better

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11...

Building energy efficient, sustainable homes for all

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested all aspects of our society: families and individuals in confinement, communities in collective self-isolation and local, national and international authorities struggling to manage the omnipresent effects...

Commission outlines plan for EU financing mechanism to support new renewable energy projects

The Commission has opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The main objective of this mechanism is to enable Member States to work...

Follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Breton

On 20th April EBC Vice-President Philip van Nieuwenhuizen joined a follow-up call with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and other construction stakeholders to discuss about the COVID-19 impact on the construction sector. In...

Covid-19: how to take advantage of the crisis to optimize digital skills in the construction industry?

In this particular period of health epidemic linked to COVID-19, during which many construction sites are idling or even being closed, it is important to rethink the ways of organizing work in the construction sector and to think about the...