Tagged with EU policies

More from the European Environment Agency: mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals

More from the European Environment Agency: mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals

Europe’s transport sector is making only mixed progress in meeting its environment, health and climate policy targets, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published this week, which tracks the short and long-term environmental performance of this key economic sector across the European Union. Reducing the environmental, health and climate pressures arising from Europe’s … Continue reading

This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

This week there are some items that should be of interest to you. First, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) provides an explanatory note on why the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, that is currently under revision, must focus on energy needs. Second, there is a good article on how to minimise … Continue reading

Taking stock

Taking stock

A committee of the European Parliament that is reviewing the Commission’s proposed clean energy package has just done something hopeful: it voted for a binding 40% energy efficiency target for 2030. The Commission had called for a binding 30% target and many members of Council (and others) oppose even 30%, and do not want the … Continue reading

Britain’s energy transition is a bumpy ride

Britain’s energy transition is a bumpy ride

Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, and a regular contributor to EiD, has written another excellent and thoughtful article on the Business Green website. Sadly, much of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive that is an excellent foundation for the country’s energy efficiency strategy is going unenforced. While this is about … Continue reading