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Improving energy performance of buildings [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Alex Wilson (2nd edition),

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On 30 November 2016, the European Commission adopted a ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package, consisting of eight legislative proposals and other actions to help the EU meet its 2030 energy and climate goals. It includes a targeted revision of the 2010 Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD). The Commission proposal would leave intact the main features of the existing EPBD yet modernise and streamline some requirements, introduce binding obligations on electro-mobility requirements in buildings, introduce a ‘smartness indicator’ that assesses the technological capability of buildings in energy self-production and consumption, and set clearer requirements for national databases on energy performance certificates.

The Council adopted a general approach on the Commission proposal in June 2017. In Parliament the ITRE rapporteur delivered a draft report in April 2017. The final committee report was adopted on 11 October 2017, along with a mandate for inter­institutional negotiations. The first of these are scheduled for November and December 2017.

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Improving energy performance of buildings

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings
Committee responsible:

Rapporteur:

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Industry, Research and Energy

Bendt Bendtsen (EPP, Denmark)

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland)

Edward Czesak (ECR, Poland)

Morten Helveg Petersen (ALDE, Denmark)

Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL, Cyprus)

Florent Marcellesi (Greens/EFA, Spain)

Dario Tamburrano (EFDD, Italy)

Nicolas Bay (EFN, France)

COM(2016) 765 30.11.2016

2016/0381 (COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

 

Next steps expected: Trilogue negotiation

EU Legislation in progress

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