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.
Very sensible, and I hope commercial buildings also.
By Karl blore from Algarve on 17 Oct 2022, 21:25
Bullish coking coal (to make the polysilicon), bullish thermal coal (to create all the steel frames), and bullish oil (to ship all this junk from China). Not forgetting the trade-war with China (makes this trade less likely) and the energy crisis in Europe (impossible to produce solar panels here).
By Sceptic456 from Porto on 19 Oct 2022, 09:38
That sounds great. Lots of demands from the European Union, while they let us freeze and suffer. (WEF). No respect for their citizens. How long do they solar panels last and are we able to recycle them yet? So far it's toxic waste who pays for the recycling if it can be recycled that is? Maybe it will end up in landfills like the Wind Turbine Blades. Wind Turbine Blades (not even toxic) can’t be recycled, so they’re piling up in landfills. Are solar panels still as toxic as they used to be? It's all so well thought through but let's demand it anyway.
By oliver from Porto on 19 Oct 2022, 09:52