The Primary energy conversion factor debated in Brussels

In the context of energy efficiency policy implementation, the so-called Primary Energy Factor (PEF) has been used to transform electricity consumption into primary energy consumption. Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (the "EED") establishes in Annex IV a default coefficient of 2.5 which may be applied by Member States when transforming electricity savings into primary energy savings. Member States can also use a different coefficient if justified. The Commission services held a meeting on 11 December last with the Member States and representatives of stakeholders, amongst which the AIE, in order to discuss the way forward on the issue.

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GCI-UICP becomes GCP Europe: The voice of €fficient building engineering services

AIE congratulates the team of GCP Europe (former GCI-UICP) with their new website, name and strapline. Take a look at: www.gcpeurope.eu. Representing installers in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and sanitary industries, GCP Europe is the voice for those who provide energy efficiency solutions for the built environment. Installers are responsible for delivering significant environmental improvements by designing and installing systems that encourage the better use of energy in our buildings.

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Status report BPIE on compliance with article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive required that all Member States develop strategies which incentivise investments into the deep renovation of the building stock. Strategies are meant to provide confidence to building owners to invest in building renovation, and to the market to invest in the supply chain, but the approach taken so far in the 10 analysed strategies falls short of achieving this objective. 

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Adoption of the Climate and Energy Package for 2030 by EU heads of Member states: Energy Compromise

On Thursday 23 October the EU heads of Member states adopted the Climate and Energy Package for 2030 and concluded to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, and to increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27%.

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