Windows replacement in National Recovery Plans

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Windows replacement in National Recovery Plans

Windows replacement ticks all the boxes of the recovery fund: relaunching the economy in a sector deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, creating jobs, delivering energy efficiency e CO2 cuts, improving EU citizen lives (e.g. energy poverty). Member States should be encouraged to allocate part of the Recovery Fund to finance building renovation and window

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Glass for Europe answers to the Consultation on the Renovation Wave

Yesterday, 8 July, Glass for Europe answered to the Consultation on the Renovation Wave initiative for public and private buildings.  By way of the renovation wave, the European Commission aims at increasing the low decarbonisation and renovation rates for improving the energy efficiency of the EU building stock. In its answer, Glass for Europe stressed

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How to boost recovery in Europe’s flat glass sector

The economic impacts of the COVID19 crisis in Europe are already evident although some may completely reveal in a few months. It is clear that several industrial sectors such as the flat glass industry will be hit hard and weakened by this crisis. While we witness a timid restarting of the economy, the level of

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Glass for Europe answers to the consultation on EU 2030 target

Glass for Europe answered today to the European Commission consultation on of how to increase the EU 2030 emission reduction ambition. As anticipated in the EU Green Deal, the European Commission will release in September its plan to increase the EU’s 2030 GHG reductions goal from 40% to at least 50% – and towards -55%.

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A dedicated roadmap for replacing windows

Glass for Europe releases today its vision of a An activable Renovation Wave to meet the EU’s climate ambition and relaunch the construction sector which proposes concrete actions to give substance to the renovation wave to cut emissions and relaunch the economy. The “Renovation Wave” has the potential to be among the main driver of

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Post COVID19 new industrial strategy for Europe

On 10 March, the European Commission presented a New Industrial Strategy for Europe which Glass for Europe welcomed as a promising start to operationalize the carbon-neutrality agenda. Sadly, it became immediately clear that the strategy was outdated right after seeing the light. Without further delay, the EU should start considering to design an efficient and

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Philippe Bastien is the new chairman of Glass for Europe

Philippe Bastien is the new chairman of Glass for Europe Brussels, 30 March 2020: On March 19th, during the last General Assembly of Glass for Europe, Philippe Bastien, Regional President, Building & Industrial Division of AGC Glass Europe, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Glass for Europe. After joining AGC Glass Europe,

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Statement on COVID19 virus outbreak & Europe’s flat glass sector

Statement on COVID19 virus outbreak & Europe’s flat glass sector Health & safety above all while safeguarding the industry’s value chain PDF Version for download   Europe and the globe are facing a major health crisis linked to the COVID19 virus outbreak. Halting the spread of the virus, providing care to patients and support to

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Europe’s new industrial strategy and circular economy action plan

  Europe’s new industrial strategy and circular economy action plan: after the preparation shall come the action for the flat glass sector Brussels, 12 March 2020, The European Commission’s Communications A New Industrial Strategy for Europe and the Circular Economy Action Plan shed light on the challenges and potentials for emissions reductions and kickstart the

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Glass for Europe answers to the Climate Law consultation

On Tuesday, February 4th, Glass for Europe answered to the European Commission consultation on European climate law – achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The European Union aims at achieving net zero emissions by 2050 mainly by cutting emissions, investing in green technologies and protecting the natural environment. The consultation aimed at collecting feedback on the

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