By setting energy efficiency in buildings as a key funding objective of the ERDF Report (agreed in the July REGI vote), Members of the European Parliament called for an agreement on EU regional spending that will deliver positive benefits in terms of job creation, increased energy savings and reduced regional imbalances across Europe. In the upcoming trilogues, the Council must uphold the Parliament’s agreement to stimulate the energy efficiency market if the EU is to meet its Climate and Growth objectives. This can only be achieved if high percentages of ERDF Funding are targeted at energy efficiency in buildings.
An industrial alliance of 17 companies under the umbrella EuroACE urges the national representatives in the trilogue NOT to reduce the percentages of climate thematic concentration agreed in the European Parliament to 22% in more developed regions and to 12% in less developed region, particularly if the scope is broadened to include ‘sustainable urban transport’.
– Why Limit Sustainable Transport to Urban Areas?
– Why Maintain or Increase the Percentages of 22% and 12%?
– Why Allocate ERDF Funding to Energy Efficiency in Buildings?
– How to Ensure the EU Regions will Reap the Returns from Energy Efficiency in Buildings?
Maintain High Climate Thematic Concentration Percentages aimed at energy efficiency in buildings to stimulate jobs and growth, increase energy savings and reduce regional imbalances in Europe.