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PRESIDENT URSULA VON DER LEYEN ADDRESS


FULL SPEECH

The REDay2022 High-level Conference took place in the European Parliament co-hosted by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Rapporteur Ciarán Cuffe (Greens/EFA, Ireland) and was also streamed online on the 27th of October.

The event was divided in two sessions. The first focused on the ongoing EPBD recast and the importance that a tool such as Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) play (read the joint letter co-signed by Renovate Europe encouraging ambitious MEPS here). The second took a look on how we can finance the Renovation Wave, both through public funds-based mechanisms, as well as private capital and bank schemes.

REDay2022 - Conference AgendaEyes on the Horizon: Renovating our Buildings to REPower the EU


14:00 Opening Session

  • Ciarán Cuffe, MEP (Greens/EFA, Ireland), Rapporteur on the EPBD
  • Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (Video Address)
  • Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director

14:15 Time for Action with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

  • Marcos Ros Sempere, MEP (S&D, Spain) & Séan Kelly, MEP (EPP, Ireland) (Video Addresses)
  • Louise Sunderland, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
  • Ciaran Cuffe, MEP (Greens/EFA, IE), Rapporteur on the EPBD

15:05 Financing the Renovation Wave

  • Vilislava Ivanova, Senior Researcher, E3G
  • Pascal Canfin, MEP (Renew, France) (Video Address)
  • Ralf Goldmann, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
  • Stanislas Jourdan, Executive Director, Positive Money Europe

15:55 Concluding Remarks

Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director

16:00 Networking Drinks Reception
provided by Renovate Europe

Our Brussels Conference will be supported by at least 4 National REDay2022 Events in Bulgaria, Ireland, Poland and Slovakia. Find more information below:

Irish REDay2022 - 20 OctoberSLOVAK REDAY2022 - 27 SEPTEMBER - PASSCODE: iEj@t&t3Bulgarian REDay2022 - 8 November

REDAY2022 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO


MEP STATEMENTS


Marcos Ros Sempere (S&D, Spain)
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Séan Kelly (EPP, Ireland)
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Pascal Canfin (Renew, France)
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FUNDING FOR ENERGY RENOVATION


One of the recurrent concerns of lawmakers towards the scale up of energy renovation is based on the argument that it is too expensive and there are no funds to face it.

That is not true!

As we show in our updated infographic, in the 2021-2027 period, the available EU funding streamlined for renovation of buildings amounts up to a total of €1898.5 billion.

At the time, EU member states have allocated more than €570bn since September 2021 to schemes designed to cushion the financial impact of the energy crisis and keep consumers and businesses out of bankruptcy. However, long-term goals that will shield Europe from a repeat of this crisis in the future, such as buildings renovation, are stuck on the investment back-burner. This must change.

(Read Adrian Joyce’s op-ed on Energy Monitor here)

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BRIEFINGSSPEEDING UP THE DELIVERY FOR RENOVATION


Precisely, the availability of an appropriate workforce and the supply of effective advisory services are key elements which would deserve special attention and increased funding to accelerate building energy renovation in the EU.

For such reason, Renovate Europe, alongside E3G and the support of its National Partners, has produced two briefings outlining the key challenges on these issues, identify what action is needed, provide some best practice examples that could be replicated, and give an overview of the state of play in each of the 18+1 Member States where Renovate Europe has National Partners.