Glass for Europe recommends a cautious upgrade of the EU ETS Directive

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Glass for Europe recommends a cautious upgrade of the EU ETS Directive

The European flat glass sector association releases today its recommendations on the review of the Emissions Trading Scheme Directive. A revision of the phase IV of EU ETS has become necessary to ensure the EU’s journey towards climate neutrality remains sustainable on the way to 2030. The flat glass sector is massively investing to innovate

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Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices

PRESS RELEASE – Energy-intensive industries Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices Brussels, 22 December – The energy-intensive industries call upon EU leaders to swiftly address the exponential increase in energy prices. Today’s period of unbearably high energy prices in Europe is already undermining the structural measures designed

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To decarbonise the EU building stock and boost its sustainability, the European Commission is on right tracks, but it needs to accelerate

To decarbonise the EU building stock and boost its sustainability, the European Commission is on right tracks, but it needs to accelerate Brussels, 16 December 2021: Glass for Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in so far that it goes in the right direction.

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Energy savings and renewables to decarbonise EU buildings

High-tech glazing are essential to reduce buildings’ energy consumption and related CO2 emissions. In 2030, they could save around 29% of energy consumed in buildings thus leading to annual savings of over 94 Mt CO2. But flat glass is not only about saving energy. Solar energy glass is an essential component of renewable energy technologies

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EU ETS for buildings needs careful design

Glass for Europe releases today its position paper on the extension of the EU ETS system to buildings and transport. The European association of the flat glass value chain is not convinced of the expected effectiveness of an ETS system for buildings and believes that such a mechanism needs very careful design. In the recent

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For a resilient, innovative, sustainable and digital energy-intensive industries ecosystem

Glass Alliance Europe answered to the stakeholder consultation on the Staff Working Document “For a resilient, innovative, sustainable and digital energy-intensive industries ecosystem: Scenarios for a transition pathway“, to which Glass for Europe actively contributed. By way of Glass for Europe’s chairman, Philippe Bastien from AGC Glass Europe, and Glass for Europe’s Secretary General, Bertrand

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2nd Annual meeting of the National Partners Group

Glass and glazing national associations met yesterday for the second annual meeting of the National Partners Group (NPG). The National Partners Group is an open forum bridging the European and national perspectives and activities. The extension of the ETS to buildings and the impact on the flat glass value chain of the rise of energy

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Energy Efficiency Directive recast: answer to the consultation

High-tech glazing play a crucial role to make buildings more energy efficient, but flat glass technologies are also essential to the clean mobility transition and to renewable solar energy production. In the answer to the public consultation on the recast of the Energy efficiency Directive, Glass for Europe emphasised the need of drastic reductions in buildings’

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Updating the EU Emissions Trading System: answer to public consultations

The flat glass sector is energetically exploring novel ways to lower its industrial emissions and massively scale up its contributions to the EU’s climate neutrality objective. In its answer to the recent public consultations on updating the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) and strengthening the market stability mechanism (MSR), Glass for Europe highlighted the

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EESC plenary approves the opinion on European Glass Industry

The EESC – European Economic and Social Forum has approved today the opinion “Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs”. The EU is the world’s biggest producer of glass and Europe needs to maintain the production while supporting innovation. “Glass products are indispensable to

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EU industry calls for action to address the rise of energy prices

As member of Glass Alliance Europe, Glass for Europe supports the EU industry’s calls for immediate action to address the steep rise of energy prices and for the adoption of policy measures ensuring access to abundant and affordable renewable energy in the long-term. By way of two statements released today, the European energy-intensive industries draw

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