EUROPEAN COMMISSION UPDATE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REFORMING NATIONAL REGULATION OF ESTATE AGENTS
Disappointing progress on reform in recent years.
EU CLIMATE ACTION SOCIAL FUND TO COMPENSATE ETS FOR BUILDINGS
Could be seriously interesting as long as it makes room for private landlords, but that’s not a given.
PARLIAMENT’S GREENS CONFIRM EPF ANALYSIS OF HOUSING GREENWASHING IN PORTUGAL’S EU-FUNDED RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN
If the European Commission agrees, the Plan will have to be redrafted.
DRAFT COMMISSION GUIDELINES ON STATE AID FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENERGY 2022 (INCLUDING BUILDINGS)
EU State aid policy also contributes to climate goals.
EHH EPF ELO TEGOVA ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TAKING BUILDING RENOVATION TO TIPPING POINT BY 2030
EU law needs to provide for national financial support.
COMMISSION LIKELY TO EXTEND THE 3% PER YEAR RENOVATION REQUIREMENT TO ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Energy Commissioner’s statement to Parliament.
LATEST DRAFT OF COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON THE RENOVATION WAVE AND QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESIDENCY
Sharper focus on fossil fuel-fired boiler replacement.
REVISION OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE
Half of the EU heating stock to be changed in the next 5-8 years.
€2.7 BILLION FOR HOUSING IN PORTUGAL’S PROPOSED RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN
Not a word about any energy efficiency component.
EPF’S POSITION ON EXTENDING THE ETS TO BUILDINGS
A comprehensive ETS could make GHG reduction targets easier to achieve.
LATEST DRAFT OF COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON THE RENOVATION WAVE
Council accepts the principle of EU law “setting a deep renovation standard or linking minimum energy performance standards to renovations”.
REAL ESTATE IN THE CLIMATE MITIGATION TAXONOMY
Provides clarity on what ‘environmentally sustainable construction, renovation and acquisition and ownership’ mean.
BUILDING RENOVATION IN SPAIN’S EU-FUNDED RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN
500.000 renovations over three years as opposed to the current 30.000 per year.
COMMISSION LTRS ANALYSIS
Many member states are over a year late and most of those that delivered did bad work.
RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLANS
ELO and EPF point out flaws in Commission guidance for Member States' reforms and investments.
POLISH TAX ON THE RETAIL SECTOR
CJEU Judgment of 16 March 2021 not helpful to retail real estate.
EU FUNDING – THE MORE YOU ASK FOR, THE EASIER IT GETS
Real opportunities for EU funding for private energy efficiency.