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Will the new energy efficiency directive help to address the contradiction of ambitious targets versus diminished budgets?

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Feedback from the ground shows that in most Member States while Green Targets are Going Up - Budgets for refurbishment are going down. Can the new energy efficiency directive help to address this glaring contradiction? As can be seen on BuildUP, the appetite for future proofing our buildings is growing, expertise is being developed and exchanged, the techniques are being refined, the plans are in place. However, the sums are also being done and, despite innovation financial engineering, they are still revealing a lack of the available up-front finance needed for deep thermal renovation in the social cooperative and public housing. As public purse strings are tightened, we are counting on the new energy efficiency directive, to be released later today, to put the legislative framework in place which will be strong enough to release new flows of financial support into these projects, not only from the public sector, but also through effective obligations on energy suppliers, carbon taxes and ETS auction revenue....
Will the new energy efficiency directive help to address the contradiction of ambitious targets versus diminished budgets?

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After watching a brief presentation of the new Directive concepts, I believe that Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) and Energy Services may be part of the solution, at least for the public sector. The public sector is a major owner of buildings, and in particular buildings with quite low energy performance. These should provide quite attractive targets for EPC investments and the new Directive strongly encourages such initiatives.