On 28 November 2022, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) considered the draft opinion of Ms Spyraki (Greece, EPP) on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) proposal.

The European Commission’s DG ENER, together with Viegand Maagøe and COWI, is organising a stakeholder workshop dedicated to the provisions on data centres that are part of the proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) recast.

On 26 October 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a recast Ambient Air Quality Directive. The Impact Assessment contains some hopeful notes for a future policy response from the EU on Indoor Air Quality as well.

On 14 November 2022, the Council published a note from the Czech Presidency reporting on the progress of the discussions on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) proposal. It summarises the positions and concerns on the key issues at play.

The rapporteurs for opinion in the Parliament’s IMCO and ITRE committees have published their drafts opinions on the proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR). The perspectives in the two documents are quite different.

Last month, the Council of the EU reached an agreement on the proposal to revise the EPBD. The aims are to ensure that all new buildings are zero-emission by 2030 and that the existing buildings become zero-emission by 2050. 

On 15 November 2022, the Commission published a series of reports and documents accompanying the 7th State of the Energy Union report (published on 18 October).

On 14 November, the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee voted on parts of the reform on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III)

The European Commission has published its Staff Working Document and the executive summary on the evaluation of the New Legislative Framework (NLF). 

The 2022 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) has been published. It provides a summary of the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the EU since 2007.