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NEW Env Position paper 15-06-2016

The EU ETS reform must anchor the system in sectoral realities

Glass for Europe welcomes the launch of the discussions on the reform of the EU ETS post 2020 with the European Commission (EC) proposal of 15 July 2015. The proposal was much awaited by Europe’s flat glass industry; a sector that has been facing a 20% increase in the risk of carbon leakage in less than 5 years’ time Read more »
Ren Position Paper 14-02-2016

Reforming the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Glass for Europe released a position paper and an infographic to illustrate the 4 essential priorities to put Europe back on the energy efficiency track... Read more »
Buildings Position paper 15-09-2015

Developing an EU energy label for windows

Glass for Europe comments on the 9 consultation questions of the EC working document/explanatory memorandum dated 9 September 2015 – ENER Lot 32 Read more »
EU Press release 25-02-2015

Buildings and transport first in line for energy efficiency efforts

With the Energy Union framework strategy released today by the European Commission, energy efficiency is at last provided the focus it deserves to contribute fully to a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy system for Europe. ‘Energy efficiency first’ should not be just a motto, it is the core principle of the trias energetica: all actions to reduce energy use must be undertaken first Read more »
Buildings Position Paper 13-11-2014

Daylight and glazing requirements in new constructions

Glazed surfaces in buildings play a pivotal role to ensure the design and construction of genuinely sustainable buildings. The use of glass in constructions delivers economic, environmental and social objectives, all of which are central when defining sustainable buildings. In order to support a shift 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 »
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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EU ETS - How to improve the carbon leakage risk assessment?

Glass for Europe's Industrial Renaissance

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