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Glass for Europe policy measures for industrial renaissance in the flat glass sector

2014-04-20 | Representative organizations

Glass for Europe has released its most recent policy measures which regard energy labelling for windows and the promotion of building glass recycling. These two measures are aimed at reducing our energy consumption and, of course, CO2 emissions from glass manufacturing.

Glass for Europe policy measures for industrial renaissance in the flat glass sector
Suggested concrete policy measures
Glass for Europe, the association for Europe’s manufacturers of building, automotive and solar-energy glass, has released its policy manifesto for the next mandate of the European Commission and Parliament. The document, entitled “Glass for Europe’s Industrial Renaissance”, sets out policies measures that need to be developed in the next five years to trigger the Renaissance of the European flat glass industry.
The flat glass industry is an innovative and forward looking industrial actor of the European economy, manufacturing in Europe high-tech products essential to low-energy buildings and fuel efficient cars. How-ever, the on-going economic recession has hardly hit the industry and puts in jeopardy the future of European manufacturing facilities, thousands of jobs, high added-value production and, in turn, Europe’s innovation lead in this field.
“In view of the current market situation in Europe, the fundamental issue for EU decision makers is whether or not in ten years high-
tech flat glass products will still be manufactured in Europe or imported from outside,” says Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe. “We strongly believe that there is a future in Europe for the manufacturing of high-tech glass products but this requires a shift in EU policy and the implementation of very concrete measures” he added.
Some of the proposals laid down in the manifesto include: the development of an energy labelling schem...




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