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Energy efficiency of buildings: recast

A mini-hearing in the European Parliament’s committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) was held earlier this month on the recasting of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

Compromise likely on buildings Directive

EU energy ministers have indicated that that they are willing to consider a number of amendments to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which is currently being recast.

Parliament provides climate policy outlook

The European Parliament adopted a non-legislative resolution this month recommending detailed measures that should be undertaken to combat climate change.

EPBD: working party examining amendments

The Working Party on Energy has met a number of times this month to discuss proposed amendments to Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy performance of buildings.

Compromise amendments to construction products proposal

Earlier this month the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopted a number of compromise and oral amendments...

Energy efficiency of buildings proposal discussed in Council

The Council Working Party on Energy met earlier this month to examine the proposal to amend Directive 2002/91/EC on energy performance of buildings.

Adaptation to climate change: Commission to lauch white paper to be published on 1 April

The European Commission plans to publish a White Paper on adapting to climate change on 1 April.

Agreement reached on energy performance of buildings proposal

Both the Parliament and Council agreed that all newly constructed buildings (commercial and housing) must be “nearly-zero energy” buildings as of 2020, though all new public sector buildings will have to be “nearly-zero energy” buildings by 2018.

JRC report examines energy efficiency in buildings

EU policy on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the area of buildings is vital in order to ensure that environmental improvements are made, says a report from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Parliament and Council reach informal agreement over energy labelling

The European Parliament and Council have reached an informal agreement on the Commission’s energy labelling proposal.