Published on 21 Mar 2014

Brussels, 21 March 2014 – Following their first debate on the 2030 climate and energy framework and in the light of recent events in Ukraine, EU leaders stressed the central role energy efficiency must play in reducing energy dependence and increasing the bargaining power with the external world. They called for more work on energy efficiency to be developed, including a plan to reduce EU energy dependence by June 2014 and an energy efficiency framework by October 2014.