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Member states should take more responsibility for meeting the targets of the EU buildings directive – Energy in Demand – Sustainable Energy – Rod Janssen

Member states should take more responsibility for meeting the targets of the EU buildings directive – Energy in Demand – Sustainable Energy – Rod Janssen | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Aneta Zachová writes on the EURACTIV website about the views of energy-saving construction expert Petr Holub that the onus for meeting targets from the EPBD should be on member states and not individual owners. Do you have any views on this?   Czech expert: EU Building Directive targets should be met by states, not owners…
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Roadmap to climate-proof buildings and construction - How to embed whole-life carbon in the EPBD

Roadmap to climate-proof buildings and construction - How to embed whole-life carbon in the EPBD | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
This policy roadmap sets out the necessary steps to introduce whole-life carbon considerations and align the provisions of the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) with climate-neutrality goals. It argues that the 2022 EPBD recast should ensure a comprehensive vision of a carbon neutral building and construction sector, and set the requirements and clear triggers to reduce whole-life carbon emissions of the building stock.
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EU warned against watering down climate ambition in buildings law – EURACTIV.com

EU warned against watering down climate ambition in buildings law – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is due to be proposed on 14 or 15 December as part of a decarbonisation package aiming to bring Europe’s gas sector in line with its climate goals.

But while many praised a draft version of the text which circulated last month, EURACTIV has learnt that a new draft has lowered the ambition, including on minimum energy performance standards and renovation plans EU countries would need to create.

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Who wants to kill the EU’s green buildings law? – EURACTIV.com

Who wants to kill the EU’s green buildings law? – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett’s mantra sounds like a perfect fit for the European Union’s latest attempt to revamp its green buildings law, writes Frédéric Simon.
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Financing energy efficiency in Poland – Energy in Demand – Sustainable Energy – Rod Janssen

Financing energy efficiency in Poland – Energy in Demand – Sustainable Energy – Rod Janssen | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Poland has one of the largest housing stocks in Europe (almost 13.9 million residential units) but around 72% of the total was built using pre-1989 technologies. Around 70% of single-family houses in the country use coal for heating. Coal powers the bulk of electricity (90%) generated in Poland. The country also has one of the highest per capita rates of coal consumption in the world.
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