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EU: Green Buildings

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 26 January 2010

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support the European Union Commission's declared aim of securing green renovation for 15 million buildings in the European Union member states. [HL1368]

Improving the energy efficiency of the existing building stock will be vital if the EU is to meet its energy and climate objectives. While action at the national level, such as that set out in the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan, will be fundamental to delivery of these objectives, there is also a useful role for the EU in supporting member states’ efforts. We therefore welcome indications that the European Commission intends to focus on action to accelerate the green refurbishment of buildings as a key element of the review it is currently undertaking of the existing European Energy Efficiency Action Plan. We look forward to considering detailed proposals from the Commission as to how it intends to take forward its objective in due course.