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Heating and cooling are essential to modern life – enabling comfortable indoor environments, industrial processes, mass computation, and global distribution of fresh food and medicine. Yet heating and cooling are heavy energy consumers. The EU will have to move towards fully decarbonised, highly efficient, renewable, integrated, and circular heating and cooling systems and technologies, in order to mitigate climate change and ensure cheap and reliable access to heating and cooling for businesses and households.

15 March 2024
On 14 March, European Commission adopted the Delegated Act on data centres under the new Energy Efficiency Directive. The Delegated Act was transmitted to the Parliament and Council for the scrutiny period.
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12 March 2024
The European Parliament approved the EPBD at its plenary sitting in Strasbourg on 12 March, with 370 votes in favour, 199 against, and 46 abstentions. The last hurdle for the EPBD recast is approval by the Member States in April....
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14 December 2023
On 7 December, European Parliament and European Council negotiators reached a political agreement on the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
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21 November 2023
After the trilogues of 6 June and 31 August, the latest negotiations on the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on 12 October resulted in partial agreement. The next round is expected to conclude the file.
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20 June 2023
The European Commission has opened the public consultation for the heat pumps action plan. Stakeholders can respond to the survey until 30 August 2023. Additionally, a series of stakeholder consultation events are scheduled.
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08 March 2023
The second stakeholder workshop on the energy performance of data centres was hosted on 3 March 2023. The workshops are part of the technical study regarding reporting requirements for data centres in the prospective recast Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)....
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15 February 2023
After significant delays, the ITRE committee has finally adopted its report on the EPBD recast on 9 February 2023.
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20 December 2022
On the night of Saturday, 17 December 2022, MEPs and EU governments agreed to reform the Emissions Trading System (ETS) to further reduce industrial emissions and invest more in climate friendly technologies.
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