If competitiveness is the new buzzword then insulation needs to be the new watchword. From an investment standpoint nothing competes. Insulation is what Europe needs, whether to stop global warming or to protect our economies against rising energy costs.
The existing evidence is compelling, investments made to insulate Europe's buildings today can lead to huge reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for years to come. What we know is this:
Although the existing evidence on the potential for reducing emissions is compelling, new evidence emerging from an important study on the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency measures in buildings makes the case for action overwhelming. Although not finalised the information emerging from this new report demonstrates that:
|Cost-Effective Climate Protection in the EU Building Stock
Ecofys III Report
Ecofys III Leaflet with keypoints