#PrioritisePeople in #EP #2019Elections#ScaleUpEnergyRenovation

Why is Energy Renovation so important to EU Citizens?

Citizens want politicians who address their real concerns – around cold homes, high energy bills, unhealthy schools and youth unemployment.

And Citizens want policies which make a real difference – policies that will support local SMEs, create jobs throughout the economy, and improve the lives and health of all people in all buildings, every day.

The energy renovation of our homes, schools, offices and hospitals will have the triple effect of cutting energy bills, raising comfort levels and boosting local job creation.  What better way to reach out to EU citizens in 2019?

Read more about the MULTIPLE BENEFITS

How to prioritise Energy Renovation in the Political Agenda?

Ensure long-term commitment on ambitions and policies

Support and help to implement an actionable Long-Term Renovation Strategy (LTRS) at national/ regional/ local level

Improve access to financing

This could include tax incentives, low-interest loans, or removing regulatory barriers for example in rent regulation

Support capacity building

Facilitation, information, training and education are key contributors to successful energy renovation programs

Lead by example – start renovating public buildings

Not only will this reduce your energy bills and cut C02 emissions, but this will pave the way for achieving economies of scale and testing new business models

What is the current legislative framework for buildings and energy renovation?

The Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD 2018) is one of the most important changes that has occurred in the EU buildings sector in the last 15 years.

Every Member State is now required to submit a National Long-Term Renovation Strategy (LTRS) outlining how they will cost-effectively transform their building stock into Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) by 2050, with milestones to 2030 and 2040. This LTRS must be submitted by 19 March 2020, annexed to the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).

The LTRS must list policies and actions targeting the worst performing building stock – and public buildings – and how they will tackle energy poverty.  They should also reference trigger points in a building’s life and possibly use building renovation passports to stimulate timely, cost-effective energy renovations. Countries also have to demonstrate how they will mobilise investment to support energy renovation

#PrioritisePeople in #EP #2019Elections#ScaleUpEnergyRenovation