ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE – DRAFT CROSS-PARTY COMPROMISE IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
The ITRE Committee will vote on this on 9 February and adoption in Plenary is set for March, which means that Council/Parliament Trilogue will begin after Easter with final agreement by the end of the Swedish Presidency (end June).
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK OPINION ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE
Major pressure for energy performance certificate (EPC) harmonisation.
ECB points out difficulties that will arise from years of coexistence of EPCs issued before or after revision of the Directive.
WORK ON IMPACT ASSESSMENT ON SCREENING AND REGISTRATION OF ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS
EPF/TEGOVA input to IA consultants on impact of screening on market value.
OUTCOMES OF THE LATEST TRILOGUE ON THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE
Confusion over “buildings for social purposes” and “private social landlords”.
COMMISSION EVALUATION OF THE SGEI DECISION
Evaluation of Decision of 20 December 2011 on the application of European Union State aid rules to compensation granted for the provision of services of general economic interest (SGEI) includes definition of social housing.
CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS REGULATION AND DIRECTIVE TREATMENT OF HOME LOANS – EPF REQUEST TO PARLIAMENT’S RAPPORTEUR AND SHADOWS FOR SUPPORT FOR AMENDMENTS
Impact of rise in cost of capital and credit on housing affordability.
LEAD-UP TO A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL ON SCREENING AND REGISTRATION OF ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS
EPF letter to Commission.
PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION ON DATA COLLECTION AND SHARING RELATING TO SHORT-TERM ACCOMODATION AND RENTAL SERVICES
Involves a lot of owners: one quarter of EU tourist accommodation, 200 million nights in the first half of 2022.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: A NOT SO FINAL AGREEMENT
Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands counting on Parliament to help them eliminate loopholes in member state minimum energy performance standards obligations.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
An escalating MEPS trust issue - Breakthrough for green energy countries.
COMMISSION PAPER ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN THE EURO AREA
Asserts that prudential control of banks has successfully decoupled house price movements from systemic financial risk but had its own negative impacts on housing affordability.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE – ARTICLE 6 EXEMPLARY ROLE OF PUBLIC BODIES’ BUILDINGS – FINAL POSITIONS OF COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT BEFORE TRILOGUE
Minimal differences – One way or another, a step-change in line with ‘Fit for 55’.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: NEW CZECH PRESIDENCY DRAFT WITH MORE AMBITIOUS PROVISIONS FOR MINIMUM ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
New regime for residential.
New provision targeting the need to obtain unanimous consent from co-owners for renovation of common elements concerning works caused by the MEPSs.
THE COMMISSION’S SECOND ANNUAL REPORT ON THE SCREENING OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS INTO THE UNION
Real estate aspects.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: COMPLETE CZECH PRESIDENCY REWRITE OF THE MINIMUM ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Gives member states more room for manoeuvre, exempts small residential owner-occupiers and increases the pressure on small residential sellers, landlords, donators and converters from non-residential to residential.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: NEW REPRESENTATIONS OF EPF AND ALLIES TO COUNCIL ON FINANCING AND SUBSIDIARITY ISSUES
There has to be an EU solution guaranteeing access for all EPC ‘G’ and ‘F’ level EU homeowners and microenterprises to affordable long-term funding.
Existing Structural Funding will have to be given – quickly – a much greater renovation focus at the expense of expenditure that is far less essential for European climate policy and energy sovereignty.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE: FRENCH PRESIDENCY DRAFT COMPROMISE STILL STRONG ON STEP-CHANGE TO THE SCALE OF PUBLIC BUILDING RENOVATION
Degree of ambition of member states’ obligation to renovate 3% of buildings at every level of government to NZEB level each year unchanged.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: AMENDMENTS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S RAPPORTEUR
Progress on the Directive’s main weak point, EU funding.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: NEW PROPOSAL FOR SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATION
Mandatory rapid deployment of solar energy installations in new and existing 250m²+ public and commercial buildings and in all new residential.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: FIRST DRAFT OF COUNCIL AMENDMENTS
Three amendments correspond to what EPF and allies requested.