FROM THE BLOG
EU Parliament approves the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive!
The EPBD includes unprecedented energy efficiency standard on mortgages to unlock the renovation wave
Economics is a woman’s business
Since 1911, the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, has been a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the pursuit of their rights and gender equality. On this day, Positive Money Europe wants to highlight how female financial inclusion, access to positions of power for minority groups, and the contribution and visibility of female economists are extremely important pieces in eradicating inequality.
Windfall profits for banks, crisis for people: the money system is unfair and needs to be reformed
As a consequence of the European Central Bank (ECB) raising its interest rates, banks are making sky-high unearned extra profits, while people and public budgets are only losing out. We believe that a money system that benefits private over public interests needs to be deeply reformed.
EU Parliament offers historic solution on ECB’s secondary objectives
On the 16th of February, the European Parliament adopted a resolution offering a solution to the long-neglected secondary mandate of the European Central Bank (ECB) but fails to acknowledge the link between our dependence on fossil fuels and price stability.
The ECB’s climateflation headache
Extreme weather events are growing in size, power and frequency, meaning our economies are increasingly disrupted. We show how this results in climateflation, which poses a dilemma to the ECB’s policymaking. In a world plagued by supply shocks induced by climate change, conventional monetary policy faces complicated trade-offs in terms of economic activity and prices, while at the same time proving incapable of tackling the source of inflation.
EU Parliament’s energy committee adopts ambitious position on EPBD directive
In a vote this morning, the European Parliament’s committee on energy adopted an ambitious position on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings directive, with stronger standards and obligations to renovate while ensuring financing will be available for people in the form of subsidies and bank loans.
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