The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector

2018 - Glass for Europe

The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector

  The long-term decarbonisation of Europe can be an engine of sustainable prosperity in Europe’s flat glass sector   Brussels, 28 November 2018: Glass for Europe, the trade association of Europe’s flat glass sector, welcomes today’s release by the European Commission of the ’Clean Planet for All’ communication on a European strategic long-term vision for

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Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections

  The Industry4Europe coalition has released today a “Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections” to call on the support of future MEPs to bring back industry high on the political agenda of the European Parliament. The Joint Call, which is available in 22 languages, has been co-signed by Glass for Europe

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Minimum Performance Requirements for Windows

Minimum performance requirements for window replacement in the residential sector (*) Conditions apply   EU Member States Legal requirements Uw – value (W/m²K) g – value Last update   Austria 1.2 – 2015 Conditions: When performing a renovation in Austria either the above mentioned Uw-value (88%*1.4 = 1.2 W/m²K) needs to be fulfilled or a renovation concept needs

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Grasping the benefits of Window Energy Labels

Energy labelling has demonstrated to be among the most efficient way to promote energy savings and CO2 emission reductions awhile supporting the uptake of energy efficient products by empowering consumers. Glass for Europe has always been supportive of a meaningful European label for windows. Since September 2015, the European Commission has put on-hold its project

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The benefits of Window Energy Labelling

  The benefits of Window Energy Labelling Providing meaningful and intelligible information to consumers on the energy performance of the products they purchase is effective at reducing energy demand, bringing savings to households and helping cut GHG emissions. Energy labels have demonstrated to be an efficient information tool for consumers and can be applied to

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EPBD implementation to unleash the energy savings potential of windows

The massive energy savings potential of high performing windows remains largely untapped in the European Union. If properly implemented, the 2018-amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive could provide the right legislative framework to overcome the remaining barriers which still prevent savings from state-of-the-art windows to be realised. In a common position paper, the building glass,

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EU Industry pivotal to enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy

According to the report released by the Institute for European Studies (IES) – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the flat glass industry and other energy intensive sectors are essential to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy. The report provides new insights into the debate around the coming EU Commission’s Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas

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Low-carbon economy by 2050: EU’s Vision of a modern, clean and competitive economy

On 10-11 July, Glass for Europe participated in the European Commission’s stakeholder consultation event on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving competitive low-carbon economy by 2050. Hosted at the ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles, the event gathered stakeholders from the industry, NGOs and civil society. Among the speakers, Commissioner for

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Special focus: Europe mid-century strategy for decarbonisation

In March 2018, both the Council and the European Parliament requested to the European Commission to develop a proposal for a “Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction”. European Institutions acknowledged the need to update the current low-carbon strategy, which dates back to 2010, to reflect on recent decarbonisation evolutions, latest technologies and the

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