In a statement, Zero, which cites a report by the Oeko-Institut and the European Climate Action Network, of which the Portuguese environmental association is a member, indicates that the mandatory use of solar panels in new buildings should be the key point of discussion for policymakers, within the scope of the current revision of the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings.

According to the report, “the use of solar energy at the European Union (EU) level must be boosted as quickly as possible through the mandatory installation of solar panels in new and renovated buildings”.

This obligation, according to the report cited today by Zero, aims to help lower energy bills, increase energy security and help the European Union meet its climate goals.

"The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is currently being revised, and therefore mandatory solar panels must be a key discussion point for policymakers in order for the measure to be adopted by mid-2023," according to the report.