With the publication of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package more than a year ago (on 30 November 2016), most of the files are on the final stretch before definitive adoption.
The International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) has been active since the very beginning, voicing property owners’ concerns regarding the initial Commission proposal and explaining the need for adjustment. While UIPI acknowledges the need for ambitious energy transition objectives in the building stock, the potential impact on housing affordability needs to be highlighted.
The most important files of the Clean Energy Package for UIPI were the following:
- the Amendment Proposal for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD),
- the Amendment Proposal for the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED),
- the Recast of the Proposal for a Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive – RED),
- the Proposal for a Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union (Governance Regulation), and
- the Proposal on common rules for the internal market in electricity (Electricity Market Directive).
After intense negotiations, both the European Parliament and the Council have agreed on their respective approaches. Those positions provided the basis for the negotiation in Trialogue (European Commission, European Parliament and Council) to come to an agreement on the final text to be adopted. With each file being discussed separately, some are more advanced than others.