30 Sep '12, 5am

(Insuficiente, pero es algo) EU Parliament approves binding EU energy savings law | Sun & Wind Energy

EU Parliament approves binding EU energy savings law Bioenergy 12. September 2012 The European Parliament approved by a very large majority the deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive struck in June 2012 between the Parliament, Member States and the Commission. The adoption in the beginning of September clears the way for the directive to enter into force by the end of October and will kick-off the race to reach Europe’s 20 % energy savings target. The directive requires mandatory energy-saving measures, including renovating public buildings, energy-saving schemes for utilities, and energy audits for all large firms. Cutting energy consumption by 20 % could save the EU € 50 billion per year. Member states are to renovate 3 % of the total floor area of "heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by their central government" (administrative departments whose responsib...

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