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NEW Buildings Letter to Heads of State --

European Energy Security Strategy – Renovation of buildings is the solution

In a letter addressed to the 28 Heads of State, three leading industry associations explain that “A wide-scale deep renovation of the building stock across the EU could drastically reduce EU energy imports with no higher costs than other supply-oriented solutions. Read more »
NEW Env Position Paper 15-09-2014

Ensuring effective protection against carbon leakage after 2020

The 2014 quantitative assessment carried out by the European Commission for establishing the carbon leakage list for the period 2015-2019 has shown a 20% increase in the risk of carbon leakage in the flat glass... Read more »
Env Position paper 25-03-2014

EU waste legislation & building glass recycling

At a time when Europe’s flat glass manufacturers are faced with high energy costs, grasping the energy saving potential associated with an increase use of recycled glass could become a cost-effective solution to Read more »
Buildings Position paper 23-03-2013

Position paper on a window energy labelling scheme

Directive 2010/30/EU extends the scope of energy labelling to energy-related products, i.e. products, like windows, that do not directly consume energy, but indirectly affect the energy consumption of a wider system such as a building. It aims to encourage end users’ to make an informed choice and opt for highly energy-efficient products through the provision of accurate, relevant and comparable information. Read more »
EU Press Release 06-03-2014

Industrial renaissance in the flat glass sector

Glass for Europe is proud to release its policy manifesto for the next mandate of the European Commission and Parliament. The document entitled “Glass for Europe’s Industrial Renaissance” sets out policies measures that need to be developed Read more »
Auto Position paper 13-02-2013

Taking account of glazing’s role in reducing CO2 emissions from the car fleet

Under regulation EC 443(2009)1, the EU-wide CO2 emission target for passenger cars is currently set at 120 g/km. This target must be met through improvements to power train performance, as measured by the NEDC test cycle, and credits obtained via the eco-innovation scheme. In addition to these tools, 10g CO2/km are meant to be saved by way of complementary measures. Read more »
EU ETS post-2020

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Glass for Europe's Industrial Renaissance

Collect, Sort, Recycle! Glass is a resource, let's not waste it!

Energy efficient windows - Make the right choice of glazing