Lunchtime Debate: Energy Renovation - A Long-term Viable Investment for the EU

event-imageLong-term investments are particularly important for the construction sector, which represents more than 9% of the EU GDP, of which 92% are micro-enterprises, and generates about 18 million jobs.  Setting a long-term investment framework for the energy renovation market goes hand-in-hand with establishing a long-term regulatory vision, both of which are crucial for unlocking the huge economic potential in the building stock in the EU and delivering on the Energy Union goals. Grasping the opportunities from the upcoming revisions of the EU’s main buildings-related legislation this autumn (EPBD, EED) to achieve Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standards for the EU building stock by 2050 will lead to job creation, especially among local SMEs, healthy homes for our children, and reduced CO2 emissions, in addition to increasing property value and enabling the free flow of investment capital into the renovation market.

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Welcome Address: Simona BONAFE, MEP, Vice-Chair of Long-term Investment Intergroup                                                                                                 

Keynote Speech: Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director-General for Energy, European Commission & Chairman of the EFSI Steering board

 

Roundtable

Moderator: Jo LEINEN, MEP

 

Tackling Standardization in order to stimulate Energy Efficiency Investment

Panama Bartholomy, Director, Investor Confidence Project Europe

 

Energy Efficiency Mortgage Project

Luca Bertalot, Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council

 

The contribution of National Promotional Banks and Institutions

Markus Schönborn, Vice-President, Director Product Management Residential Housing, KfW Bankengruppe

 

Unlocking Investment for Smaller Energy Efficiency Projects

Jessica Stromback, Chair, Joule Assets Europe; Chair, Smart Energy Demand Coalition

 

Q&A

 

Closing remarks: Adrian JOYCE, Renovate Europe Campaign Director

 

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