Energy performance of buildings, new from the ‘Fit for 55’ package

04/06/2021 – Revision of the directives on energy efficiency and renewable energies, strengthening and extension of the emissions trading system, revision of the directive on energy taxation ”.

These are some of the (at least) 12 legislative proposals that will make up the climate package for July of the European Commission, also called ‘Fit for 55‘because it contains the rules to cut 55% of emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

He announced them there EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson to the deputies of the industry committee of the European Parliament. In November, he added, “a second series of initiatives will follow”, such as “hydrogen and decarbonisation of gas markets, a proposal for a regulation on the reduction of methane emissions and one on strengthening the energy performance of buildings“. It is, Simson stressed, “one of the most ambitious political reviews in the history of the EU”.

The commissioner Simson provided several insights into the Commission’s intentions relating to the energy aspects of the package: as regards efficiency, Simson spoke of new binding but collective targets at EU level, with “flexibility on how to contribute” for states. The target “will be complemented by a mechanism to encourage Member States to take corrective action if they fail to achieve the necessary progress,” explained the Commissioner.

Another ‘key tool’ will be “to increase the annual energy saving rate as part of the energy saving obligation”. “I’m evaluating – Simson continued – to extend the obligation of an annual renovation rate to all public buildings”And to“ make energy efficiency a central principle of procurement ”.

On the new directive on renewable energy, in addition to the announced increase of the 2030 target from 32 to 38-40%Simson said that “the review will not completely change the legal framework but will aim to allow for greater integration of the energy system and to promote renewable energy in those sectors where we need changes to happen more quickly.”

Like construction. “The buildings are responsible for 36% of emissions – Simson recalled – but in the current directive they are not explicitly covered “and have a rate of absorption of renewables that “is not what it should be”.

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