About: energy-efficient renovation

More banks join EU-backed pilot scheme for green mortgages

Deutsche Hypothekenbank in Germany and Ecology Building Society in the UK were the latest to join a group of 37 pioneering banks offering an energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme to homeowners.
Energy 31-05-2017

Brussels project shines light on muggy battle for healthy homes

A social housing project in one of Brussels' poorest neighbourhoods aimed to demonstrate that renovation doesn't have to be expensive and brings many other side benefits – a notion that resonates with what policymakers are trying to achieve on the other side of town, from the posher buildings of the EU district.
Energy 11-05-2017

Inaction on building renovation is ‘costing lives’

Energy efficiency renovation can alleviate fuel poverty and bring a raft of health and societal benefits. While the EU could do more to boost renovation, several governments have shown that effective answers can be found at a national level.
Brexit 06-11-2015

British public eager for energy efficiency, renewables subsidies

Up to 84% of the British public would like to see subsidies given to programmes that reduce energy waste, according to a new poll by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
Energy 11-12-2014

France appeals to Juncker plan for energy efficiency renovation funding

The French government has applied for funding from the European Commission's 315 billion euro investment plan to help launch its energy transition programme. EURACTIV France reports
Energy 04-11-2014

Efficiency hopes pinned on Parliament after summit

SPECIAL REPORT: Hopes of increasing energy efficiency in the EU are now pinned on the Jean-Claude Juncker’s new Commission and the European Parliament, after EU leaders watered down the 2030 efficiency target at their summit in Brussels.
Energy 03-11-2014

Governments ignoring EU building renovation rules

SPECIAL REPORT: European Union governments are ignoring the benefits of building stock renovation for energy efficiency and security, new research obtained by EURACTIV has found.
Energy 22-03-2013

Study: Weak rules put building efficiency off track

Without further guidance, EU countries may mismanage their energy efficiency commitments and risk missing their energy savings' target, says a report by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe.
Energy 27-09-2012

France puts its ETS money into housing renovation

France has decided to use the money generated by the Emissions Trading System for carbon dioxide to fund an ambitious energy-efficient renovation programme announced by President François Hollande. EURACTIV.fr reports.