“This is one of the issues that we expect to take up as part of the Green Deal, because only by lowering consumption will be achieve our targets,” Juul-Jørgensen said in Brussels at a presentation of the International Energy Agency's recent World Energy Outlook 2019.
Meeting the EU's targets on efficiency is complicated by the fact that energy efficiency of buildings is often a “local consideration”, meaning the Commission and national governments must ensure a policy framework that drives the necessary “significant investment”, she said.
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