The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is unlikely to implement its nearly-Zero Energy Building (nZEB) strategy by 2020.
Progress on an effective shipping emissions reduction strategy looks likely after the ongoing impasse between the IMO and EU parliament; with the future almost certain to be dominated by LNG refueling given sufficient infrastructure.
Europe can expect mounting coastal climate damage during this century, scientists say, with similar problems affecting the rest of the world as well.
Most energy plans going to 2030 see heat pumps as playing an important role in the market for low-carbon domestic heating, cooling and hot water.
Recent policy changes regarding energy crops are unlikely to curtail biogas production growth in Europe.