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European Parliament gets tough on energy efficiency

The European Parliament is to force through a sharp increase in the number of new and rennovated buildings that will have to comply with EU rules on energy efficiency. It has decided to lower the size threshold from a minimum of 1,000m 2.MEP's stressed that the previous limit would exclude the bulk of residential buildings, dramatically weakening the directive's effect on saving energy and cutting pollution. Labour MEP Eryl McNally even claimed that 'this directive is insufficiently ...

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