“Upscaling Energy Efficiency will not happen by itself”

Interview with Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director 26th October 2018   It’s often been tough to convince people to listen when you talk about energy efficiency.  That’s frustrating for people who know how central it is to any credible plan for decarbonisation.  To start with the basics, why should people care about the amended Energy Performance in Buildings Directive…

Digitalisation of Energy Renovation to boost Youth Employment

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 29th March 2018 “With an ageing workforce in the construction sector, and persistent youth unemployment across the EU, the digitalisation of the energy renovation sector is the ideal tool to address both issues, by creating a more attractive sector for the younger generation”, explained Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign, speaking at a joint…

‘Efficiency First’ will deliver – let’s start with renovating our buildings

There is a simple truth about EU climate policy: If it does not put energy efficiency first, it will not meet its objectives cost-effectively. And if it does not try to do that, it may not meet them at all, writes Adrian Joyce. Energy consumption is rising again in Europe after a long period of decline. Eurostat figures released last month show a spike in 2015 that continued through 2016.…

Energy Renovation – the Sharpest Arrow in the EU’s post-2020 Budget

15 March 2018 The adoption yesterday in the European Parliament of the Olbrycht-Thomas Own-Initiative Report has set a positive tone for future negotiations on the EU’s post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), which has the potential to significantly boost investments in energy renovations across the EU. The EP’s call for climate-related funding to be raised to 30% in the next…

Renovation is about more than just energy savings

The multiple benefits of building renovation programmes include known advantages in terms of reduced energy bills and job creation. But less is known about other benefits like avoided healthcare costs, and even higher exam success rates for students, writes Adrian Joyce. One could be misled into believing that the major drive for energy renovation comes from policymakers wanting to…

Energy Renovation is about more than just energy savings

2 October 2017 by Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director The multiple benefits of building renovation programmes include known advantages in terms of reduced energy bills and job creation. But less is known about other benefits like avoided healthcare costs, and even higher exam success rates for students, writes Adrian Joyce. Adrian Joyce is Campaign Director at Renovate…