Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes draft report on Governance of the Energy Union

Brussels, 17 May 2017 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the draft report on the Governance of the Energy Union regulation by rapporteurs Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes, which sets up long-term strategies and binding targets for the energy transition – including a binding 40% energy efficiency target and national binding targets. As energy ministers will meet in Malta tomorrow to discuss energy efficiency financing and the future of the EU legislation on this matter, the Coalition for Energy Savings calls on them to step up accountability and accelerate the deployment of energy savings for the benefits of citizens.

“The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the draft report from Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes, which puts accountability and investor certainty at the heart of Europe’s energy transition, with increased participation for civil society and binding targets”, said Marion Santini from the Coalition for Energy Savings. “Energy ministers discussing the future of the EU’s energy efficiency legislation tomorrow in Malta should be inspired by this first message coming from the European Parliament and seize the potential of energy efficiency targets and measures, which are both solid and binding.”

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Marion Santini | +32 2 235 20 13 | marion.santini[at]energycoalition.eu | @Euenergysavings

Notes for editors
• The draft report on the Governance of the Energy Union regulation by rapporteurs Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes can be found here. More information in this opinion editorial.
• More information and suggestions can be found in the Coalition’s position paper on the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package, and in the letter and briefing which were circulated to Energy ministers ahead of the informal ministerial meeting.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017