Minimum Energy Performance Standards for all existing buildings and an extended requirement to renovate all public buildings, including schools, hospitals and town halls is key to spur the Renovation Wave.
Eight Member States are not on track to meet their minimum energy savings obligation set by the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive for the period 2014-2020. Among them is Germany which struggles to meet its obligation for the next period 2021-2030 as well.
The main topic for the German Presidency - starting today – is the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. In its presidency programme, the German government promises to use the crisis in order to question the current status quo and to better prepare for the future. Topics prioritised in the programme are climate change, digitalisation and a changing work environment.
Brussels, 4 March 2020 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the proposal by the European Commission to legally enshrine climate-neutrality as the EU’s 2050 target for climate protection, but is disappointed that the main planning and investment principle for the energy system, Energy Efficiency First, is missing.
Brussels, 31 January 2020 – At a meeting with Commissioner Kadri Simson the Coalition for Energy Savings called for stronger implementation, stronger targets and stronger measures in order to deliver the European Green Deal ambition.
First reaction to EC Communication on a European Green Deal
The European Green Deal is a commitment to a deep transformation of the EU economy to a new growth strategy putting people first. While it sets out strong ambition and announces policy measures throughout all sectors, it remains unclear on the intentions to raise the energy efficiency target in order to tap the cost-effective potentials.
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