Building Renovation Will Bring Economic Growth and New Jobs in the EU

The European Union could bring a new environmental policy that would achieve a triple effect – generating new jobs, reduce energy consumption and improve environmental conditions – all through a very simple measure of the maintenance of European buildings. Commissioner for Climate Connie Hedegaard said that the EU directive on energy efficiency includes a renovation of commitment

The European Union could bring a new environmental policy that would achieve a triple effect – generating new jobs, reduce energy consumption and improve environmental conditions – all through a very simple measure of the maintenance of European buildings.

Commissioner for Climate Connie Hedegaard said that the EU directive on energy efficiency includes a renovation of commitment of a number of public facilities each year through improved insulation, stopping leaks, and similar procedures.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Hedegaard said for Reuters: “We have suggested 3% annually, due to the prospects of new employment. It is one of the few things where we can quickly create new jobs. Replacing pipes, power systems and home furnishing after the adoption of these types of policies can indeed create many jobs and in a very short time.”

Reducing energy consumption is also an important policy objective because of two factors: the risk of damage to the environment and reliance on expensive energy imports.

Renewal would be supported by the EU budget and European governments will help save money through the reduction of energy consumption and increase employment.

The European Parliament and EU governments must support the new measures proposed by the European Commission launched last fall.

 

Source (croenergo.eu)

 

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