Energy Efficient Buildings-Green Energy Panel
The European Commission highlighted the importance of energy efficient buildings and green energy during a panel organised by the EU Infopoint in partnership with Union of the Chambers of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects on 25 October at KTMMOB. After the opening speech by Mr.George Markopouliotis and Mr.Emin Bilgen, the event hosted an EU speaker, Assoc.Prof.Francesco Causone who covered the EU Policy on efficient buildings and green energy and provided examples on implementations from various Member States of the EU. Moreover, local speakers Assoc.Prof.Serkan Abbasoğlu presented the local implementations and provided recommendations, Assist.Prof.Murat Özdenefe gave a presentation on energy efficient buildings and implementations in the Turkish Cypriot community and Assoc.Prof.Murat Fahrioğlu made his presentation on green energy and implementations in the Turkish Cypriot community.
The European Union has set itself a 20% energy savings target by 2020. All EU countries are required to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain from its production to its final consumption.Reducing energy consumption and eliminating energy wastage are among the main goals of the European Union's energy policy. The EU supports energy efficiency for competitiveness and for meeting the commitments on climate change. Renewables will continue to play a key role in helping the EU meet its energy needs beyond 2020. EU countries have already agreed on a new renewable energy target of at least 27% of final energy consumption in the EU as a whole by 2030. This target is part of the EU's energy and climate goals by 2030.