The European Parliament and Council provisionally agreed on December 19 on new measures to ensure that all buildings in the European Union are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050.

The Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) and is part of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package presented in November 2016, and the first one to reach a provisional agreement.

The text of the provisional agreement requires Member States to establish national long-term strategies to suppor...

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