Tagged with EU policies

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

Energy Advice Exchange co-organising important roundtable discussion June 20th: Think local first: a building policy to deliver on EU renovation challenge

Energy Advice Exchange co-organising important roundtable discussion June 20th: Think local first: a building policy to deliver on EU renovation challenge

The Energy Advice Exchange is pleased to be co-organising an event in Brussels on June 20th. Consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services are the three leading forces, whose combined actions will enable Europe to deliver on its 2050 renovation challenge. Their manifold collaboration on the ground, in cooperation with other private and public stakeholders, … Continue reading

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

A timely report released this week by OpenExp provides evidence that all the arguments against 40% energy savings target are irrelevant! The report entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans – Do the Commission’s Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?” is based on the Commission’s modelling results included in the EED and the … Continue reading

This was the week that was

This was the week that was

There is always excitement in the air when you go to a summit. There is something special. It was good to attend the Energy Savings Summit in Brussels organised by the Coalition for Energy Savings. It was good to see old friends and colleagues and meet new people. No doubt the energy efficiency community dealing … Continue reading

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Today Energy Advice Exchange published its latest briefing which highlights a range of examples of good practice in the delivery of energy advisory services across Europe. Energy advisory services (sometimes called one-stop-shops) offer consumers (building owners, managers, tenants) advice and practical assistance on a number of legal, financial, technical, practical and behavioural aspects to increase … Continue reading

A renovation strategy for Europe?

A renovation strategy for Europe?

It was in 1970 when the Beatles released The Long and Winding Road. With the onslaught of the first major oil crisis only four years later, it could be the anthem for energy policy ever since. The beginning of the road was a push to start with more insulation in our buildings in order to … Continue reading