Consultation response: financing energy efficiency in buildings

Dramatically improved energy efficiency in buildings is both achievable and economically desirable. However, low awareness of the environmental impact of buildings; the sector’s complexity, fragmentation, and lack of genuine champions; lack of know-how and experience in green construction; lack of financial instruments to reward energy efficiency; and life styles that are not focussed on energy […]

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Briefing paper: the European Union budget review 2008/9

Analysis of the European Union budget review 2008-2009 The budget of the European Union is an important tool of the European Union and its institutions to implement its policies. It has often been criticised for various reasons. Popular complaints and criticisms include: The budget is not transparent; The budget is not democratically controlled; The budget […]

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