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Less than 25% implement certification scheme

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 28-Jan-08 05:48:56 PM

The European Energy Network (ENR) is tomorrow expected to release a report which benchmarks the progress made by EU countries towards complying with European Union climate change laws.

According to BBC News, the report highlights how:

Less than a quarter of EU states have introduced certification schemes for houses, as required under EU law.


BBC NEWS 'Action needed' on home emissions

The beeb also has the ENR as saying:

...a priority should be to introduce energy performance certificates that give houses an "energy rating", a key requirement of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive.

As I understand it, EU member countries have until Jan 2009 to implement EPCs. If they want to avoid the calamity suffered by thousands of people here in the UK, they'd better hurry up and get on with it.

On the other hand, it was precisely the "hurrying up" of EPC legislation that caused the suffering in the first place.

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