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Energy 12-05-2017

Latent demand, not funding, is biggest obstacle for building renovation

A lack of demand for housing renovation – not a funding shortage – is the biggest obstacle to reaping the benefits of energy savings, seen as an unexploited 'golden goose' to tackle climate change and improve energy security.
Energy 11-05-2017

Central Europe slow to embrace new finance for housing renovation

The European Commission is emphasising the use of loans and guarantees to attract private funding in support for energy efficiency renovation projects. But Central European countries are only slowly catching up with this trend. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Investor confidence to meet Europe’s energy efficiency challenge

The European Commission puts the size of the investment required for building energy efficiency retrofits at around €100 billion per year. This is a significant opportunity for investors and businesses, writes Panama Bartholomy.
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Energy 01-11-2014

Energy Efficiency in Non-residential Buildings

The Energy Efficiency Communication, released by the European Commission earlier this year, proposed a new energy efficiency target of 30% for 2030, a figure that has caused some debate among stakeholders. EU Member States have already signed up to a voluntary objective of reducing the EU's primary energy use by 20% by 2020, measured against 2005 levels.

€38 billion money pot could unlock 2030 clean energy deal

EXCLUSIVE / Europe’s structural funding cash pool for energy efficiency and renewables projects has soared by 40% to an estimated €38-39 billion and could be used to broker a 2030 clean energy targets deal with cost-concerned east European states, EURACTIV has learned.  
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