Secretary General Adrian Joyce collaborates in the latest publication of European Energy Innovation.
This Winter 2022 edition focusses on future energy challenges and it also includes contributions from Deputy Director General Energy, European Commission; MEP Christian Ehler; and MEP Claudia Gamon.
In his piece, Mr. Joyce looks into the present changes both in a world and geopolitical scale, and in the EU legislative landscape.
To tackle these changes, he highlights four key elements that the current revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive must include: the introduction of well-designed and ambitious Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), new approaches to financing (such as Mortgage Portfolio Standards and European Renovation Loan), encourage greater renovation to renovation works, and a revised and strengthened Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme.
As he puts it, “tackling the medium- and long-term challenge of scaling up renovation in the EU, at the same time as tackling the crisis that surround us, so that the tangible benefits of lower energy bills, greater resilience, comfort and health can be perceived by EU citizens as early as 2025 is an insurance against the potential of social unrest in a world were fossil fuel prices are unlikely to ever be low again”.
Read the full article here.