Energy inefficency will block growth claims Renovate Europe

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22 May 2013

Ahead of the European Council on Energy on 22nd May, the Renovate Europe Campaign has issued a letter addressed to European leaders - including David Cameron – urging Member States to show political support for a clear and ambitious EU policy for energy efficiency post-2020.

The letter reinforces the message that getting out of the current economic crisis requires unlocking Europe's energy efficiency potential. It calls for an ambitious EU-wide building renovation strategy that would re-launch our economies, reviving the construction sector, putting millions of Europeans back to work and lowering energy bills for consumers.

This EU Summit will see European leaders discuss energy in the context of the EU's efforts to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness. The Renovate Europe Campaign – initiated by EuroACE - appeals to Europe's decision-makers to show political support for a step change in energy efficiency policy at the meeting.

As the building sector accounts for 40% of EU energy consumption, it is important that deep renovation of Europe's buildings - including energy efficiency upgrades to glazing - is placed at the centre of EU policy.

 
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