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).

The revision emphasizes the need for strengthening provisions on buildings renovations. In this respect, the Bendtsen added that member states should have strategies which include policies targeting the ‘worst performing segments of the national building stock’, energy-poor households, social housing and households ‘subject to split-incentive dilemmas’.

In addition, they should be obliged to specify how the milestones they define for 2030 and 2040 under the renovation strategies contribute to reaching the EU’s climate goals. These include the 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 as well as the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.

MEPs in the industry and energy committee have until 9 June to table amendments to the draft position, which will be debated by the committee towards the end of May. A committee vote is scheduled for 11 October, while the full plenary will vote in November.

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