Young installers: Build Europe with us! EU Video competition

The European Commission is organising an on-line video competition to attract young talents to the construction sector. Submit a short video showcasing your innovative project, vision, or idea for the construction sector and take your chance to win a smartphone and gain visibility at European level. What can you offer to the construction sector? Smart solutions that allow you to better control energy consumption at home? A new app to calculate the environmental impact of the buildings on your smartphone?  On the spot innovative approaches? You name it!


Next steps in the implementation of the Energy Union Strategy

MEPs in the Committee on industry, research and energy (ITRE) discussed on Tuesday afternoon with Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete the forthcoming energy and climate policy measures. This debate follows another one held today, Monday afternoon with Maroš Šefcovic, Vice-President for Energy Union the next steps in the implementation of the Energy Union Strategy.


Joint Industry position on the Energy Labelling Directive Review

AIE, AREA, EPPE and GCP Europe were pleased to submit their joint position paper regarding the review of the Energy Labelling Directive to European Commissioner Paul Hodson. The signatories cover the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) industry, including equipment manufacturers and contractors, but also installers of electrical, electro-technical and electronic systems as well as plumbing systems.


Energy efficiency: Focus on implementing existing legislation first

Every member state of the European Union, with the sole exception of Malta, was hit by legal action Thursday (26 March) over failures to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law. The level of the penalties is set taking into account the duration and the seriousness of the infringement. Infringement procedures take several steps to encourage countries to comply before ultimately leading to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and possible fines. There are three successive stages, a letter of formal notice, a reasoned opinion, and referral to the European Court of Justice.


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