Stakeholder recommendations on how to maximise the benefits of energy transition for citizens and businesses
Brussels, 10 December 2018 – The Coalition for Energy Savings published its first set of high-level recommendations on implementing the EU’s new Energy Efficiency Directive and calls for a dialogue between implementing authorities and stakeholders on how to maximise the benefits of the energy transition for citizens and businesses.
Last week the Council of the EU approved several key elements of the EU’s energy efficiency legal framework, including revisions to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the adoption of the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation (GOV). This follows on the European Parliament’s approval of the same elements last month. Already, by the end of this year, all EU governments are required to submit their draft national energy and climate plans, which must contain, among other things, their national 2030 energy efficiency targets.
The revised EED sets an EU 2030 headline target of at least 32.5%, and Member States will set out their contribution and plans on how to achieve the Union's target under a new process outlined in the Governance Regulation.
“Energy efficiency policies remain a very attractive proposition for Member States seeking to create new local jobs and improve people’s lives while enabling the transition to a decarbonised energy system,” says Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings. “The setting of the national targets for 2030 will be the first reality check. Targets will need to be followed by robust and concrete policies – to step up the energy renovation of the EU’s inefficient building stock, replace inefficient products and boost transport efficiency”, added Stefan Scheuer.
Our publication presents five recommendations aiming to turn EU energy efficiency policies into action on the ground:
Marion Santini | +32 2 235 20 13 | marion.santini[at]energycoalition.eu | @EUenergysavings
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