Energy efficiency and buildings

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Last updated
3 December 2019

12 July
Adopted at CoR Plenary

The cheapest energy is the one we don’t use

Energy efficiency is crucially important for achieving Europe’s climate and energy targets. The EU should therefore be more ambitious says rapporteur Michiel
Rijsberman (NL/D66)

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In order to improve energy efficiency the Commission has proposed to review the EU’s energy efficiency target and energy saving obligations requiring energy suppliers and distributors to save 1.5% of energy per year. The European Committee of the Regions has appointed Mr Michiel Rijsberman (NL/ALDE) rapporteur on the ‘Energy efficiency and buildings’ opinion which will analyse both proposals simultaneously.


April – May 2017
Exchange of views with Anneli Jäätteenmäki (FI / ALDE), rapporteur in the European Parliament on the Energy Performance of Buildings directive (ENVI committee); with Helveg Morten Petersen (DK / ALDE), rapporteur on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (ITRE committee) and with Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (NL / ALDE), shadow rapporteur on Energy Performance of Buildings directive (ITRE committee).

29 March Debate with the Estonian Presidency



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