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).
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.
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.