New energy efficiency rules agreed for buildings

EU lawmakers have agreed new rules on a post-2020 revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

EU lawmakers have agreed new rules on a post-2020 revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), but EU climate and energy commissioner Miguel Arias CaƱete said he would have liked a more ambitious commitment to electric vehicle charging points for non-residential buildings.

Under the revised EPBD, agreed after a third round of talks concluded on Tuesday, member states will be required to look at long-term renovation strategies in order to decarbonise their national building stocks by 2050.

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