At this lunch session Bendt Bendtsen, MEP, rapporteur for the Energy Performance of Building Directive, will discuss the proposed updates on the directive, which were included in the European Commission's Winter Package, and how these contribute to reaching the EU's new 30% energy efficiency target by 2030.
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Member of the European Parliament, Danish Conservative People’s Party, EPP Group Bendt Bendtsen is serving as Member of the European Parliament since 2009, elected for the Danish Conservative People’s Party, and member of the EPP Group. He is a member of the committee on Industry, Research and Energy and substitutes the committee on International Trade. His main focuses are SME, energy and trade policies. The past years Mr. Bendtsen was in 2010 rapporteur for Parliament’s report on energy efficiency, he was EPP shadow in 2016 for the Parliament’s report on renewable energy and most recently he was appointed rapporteur for the revision of the directive on energy performance of buildings. Mr. Bendtsen was a member of the Danish Parliament from 1994 to 2009, serving as the Chairman of the Conservative People’s Party from 2000 to 2008. Concurrently, Mr. Bendtsen served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic and Business Affairs, which also included the energy portfolio. Before entering into politics, Mr. Bendtsen was a police detective in the city of Odense, where he also was a member of the city council from 1990-1999.