Tagged with EU policies

New report by BPIE assesses readiness of EU countries in their transition to smart buildings

New report by BPIE assesses readiness of EU countries in their transition to smart buildings

Europe is gripped in the trend towards improving our buildings and infrastructure through “smart” techniques. The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has recently published a report assessing how prepared EU member states are for this transition.   European countries are missing smart buildings opportunities Analysis by the on the readiness of EU countries to transition … Continue reading

European Commission’s latest proposals for improving energy efficiency policies seems to be incurring the ire of the departing Brits

European Commission’s latest proposals for improving energy efficiency policies seems to be incurring the ire of the departing Brits

Fourteen months ago, there was global agreement to raise the ambition of our energy and climate policies in order to significantly reduce the impact of climate change. Improved energy efficiency was seen as a major element in meeting those goals. That was before Britain voted to leave the European Union. Now, Andrew Warren, Chairman of … Continue reading

Energy advice update

Energy advice update

Consumers should be at the centre of EU energy in buildings policy. Active and engaged consumers are essential for Europe to achieve its ambition to move to a low carbon, secure and competitive economy. The EU policy package to date barely provides for consumer support for energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, in the form … Continue reading

Recognising industry’s contribution to clean energy

Recognising industry’s contribution to clean energy

The European Commission has published its proposals for the contribution of clean energy in meeting the EU’s obligations for the Paris climate agreement. Published on 30 November, the “winter package” is appropriately entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans”. The Communication proposes a binding target for energy saving for 2030 and it includes recommendations to adapt … Continue reading

Energy Advice Exchange updates Discussion Paper and Briefing following Commission’s winter package

Energy Advice Exchange updates Discussion Paper and Briefing following Commission’s winter package

Consumers should be at the centre of EU energy in buildings policy. Active and engaged consumers are essential for Europe to achieve the ambitions to modernise the EU’s economy making it low carbon, secure and competitive, set out in the Commission’s recent ‘Clean Energy For All Europeans’ proposals. However, consumer support for energy efficiency and … Continue reading

Reflections on the European Commission’s ‘winter package’

Reflections on the European Commission’s ‘winter package’

Louise Sunderland, an independent consultant and a member of the Energy Advice Exchange, has written this important article on her initial reaction to having read the Commission’s winter package, entitled ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ that was published on November 30th. We would now like to get your views.   Commission’s Winter Package: “consumers are … Continue reading