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POLICY: What's new?
MEP strengthens long-term renovations in EPBD directive
MEP and EPBD rapporteur Bendt Bendtsen has outlined his vision for national long-term renovation strategies, in his newly drafted position on the post-2020 revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
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Climate Change
09/05/2017
EU ETS: Committee approves technical changes to auction rules
On 27 April, EU member state officials approved a proposal by the European Commission to amend the EU ETS Auctioning Regulation.
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Energy Eficiency
09/05/2017
Building renovations should shield against energy poverty, says BPIE study
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) published a policy fact sheet entitled 'Reducing energy poverty with national renovation strategies: a unique opportunity', providing several recommendations on how to maximize energy efficiency in buildings.
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resource efficiency
09/05/2017
European Commission takes legal action over member states waste failures
The European Commission is pursuing legal action against member states, for failing to comply with their environmental and waste management obligations under EU law.
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environment
EU Commission adopts Action Plan for nature and the economy
On 27 April, the European Commission adopted a new action plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the European Union. CEMBUREAU welcomes the fact that the Commission recognizes the need to improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives at national level.
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construction
09/05/2017
6 buildings that are revolutionising the construction industry
An article in the World Economic Forum has showcased 6 buildings and 4 flagship projects, in an attempt to bring attention to the housing and social infrastructure crisis happening around the world.
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news
CEMBUREAU launches fresh look. New logo, new website and much more!
The European Cement Association is proud to unveil its new look! With a new logo, a revamped website and the new CEMFOCUS newsletter switching to bi-monthly, you'll have the latest industry news and activities at your fingertips.
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events
09/05/2017
Clean Energy Package Energy Forum, 30-31 May, Brussels, Belgium
'Clean Energy Package' – challenges and chances for industrial consumers.
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events
09/05/2017
Demolition, Decontamination & Recycling (DDR) Expo, 14-16 June, Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Link the demolition, decontamination and recycling activities with the circular economy.
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