Energy efficiency, renewables and flexibility organisations join forces to call for an integrated approach to the Renovation wave to secure climate-neutrality and deliver green growth in the post Covid-19 reality.
To the kind attention of Mr Ciarán Cuffe MEP
Cc: Shadow Rapporteurs and ITRE Members of the European Parliament
Brussels, 2 April 2020
RE: Energy efficient, renewable and flexible buildings – an integrated approach to the “Renovation wave” will secure climate-neutrality and deliver green growth for Europe
Dear Mr Cuffe,
Dear Members of the European Parliament,
The undersigned European business associations and NGO welcome the launch of a Parliamentary debate on the “Renovation Wave” to inspire the proposal by the Commission in autumn 2020.
The achievement of climate neutrality by 2050 requires a cross-sectorial effort. The building stock in the EU must provide a significant contribution as it accounts for over 36% of EU CO2 emissions and approximately half of its total primary energy demand. In a fast- changing energy system, the path towards a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock is key. We trust that your report “Maximising the energy efficiency potential in the EU building stock” will recognise and promote fully integrated renovations for energy efficient, renewables-based and flexible buildings.