EU Building Sector To Be Climate Neutral By 2050

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Members of European Parliament were voting on the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive today.

The European Parliament has voted for plans to make the EU's building sector climate neutral by 2050. 

It says all new buildings should have zero-emissions from 2028.

MEPs were voting on the proposed revision of the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. 

The measures include increasing the rate of renovations of energy-inefficient buildings and improving information-sharing on energy performance.

Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher outlines the benefits of the measures proposed:

Plans to make the EU’s building sector carbon-neutral by 2050, will help tackle the root causes of energy poverty and create jobs and funding for renovations. 

That’s according to Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe.

MEP Ciarán Cuffe says it marks a significant step towards lower energy bills for households and businesses:

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