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The European Commission releases a “Renovation Wave Strategy” for more energy-efficient buildings.

Decarbonisation of heating and cooling is among the top three priorities of the European Commission’s new “Renovation Wave Strategy”. The strategy promotes cooling and heating using waste heat or cold along with renewables.

Buildings are responsible for about 40% of the EU's energy consumption, and 36% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Yet only 1% of buildings undergo energy-efficient renovation each year. On 14 October, the European Commission published its “Renovation Wave Strategy”, an initiative to tri...

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