Making Money Work For Buildings


Well-designed financial and fiscal programmes for energy efficiency improvement projects in buildings have a cost-effectiveness to governments of around €20-25/tonne of carbon emissions mitigated, which is lower than virtually all alternative non-traded carbon abatement measures. That is the conclusion of this  research report from EuroACE which looked at over 100 instruments currently in place across the EU representing tens of billions of Euros of investment in energy efficiency. DOWNLOAD

Open Letter to European Heads of State on the Occasion of the June European Council’s Discussion on EU 2020 Strategy


Brussels, 18 June 2010 EU Energy Saving Target Key to Achieving the New Europe 2020 Objectives As representatives of a range of business and professional associations and civil society interests, we are firmly convinced of the multi-faceted benefits of energy saving and consider that the EU must urgently  step up its action in this regard. We regret that the European Council did not pay more attention to energy saving this week, as it gathered in Brussels to endorse the Europe 2020 strategy for steering the EU toward a smart, sustainable and inclusive economic future. Improving energy…

Working Paper Financial and Fiscal Instruments for Energy Efficiency in Buildings


Learn more about the existing financial and fiscal incentive programmes for sustainable energy in buildings in the different EU Member States in this Working Paper. The survey reflects the wide-range of measures that can be deployed to incentivise energy efficiency investment in buildings, as well as the great potential for information exchange and sharing of best practice within the EU. DOWNLOAD (APPLICATION/PDF)