Energy savings are achieved by increasing energy efficiency, in the broadest sense. This means making better use of energy – through organising and modernising our buildings, energy and transport systems and industrial processes, kick starting the energy efficiency market, using new services technologies, materials and financing instruments and promoting behavioural change, in order to:
stay within the earth’s resource and climate boundaries;
improve environmental quality and living conditions;
reduce the EU’s energy imports and cut energy bills; and
support economic growth and investments, and create new and local jobs
The Coalition for Energy Savings believes that sound implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is a unique opportunity to put Europe on course for an economic energy vision for 2050 and calls on the EU to commit itself to a 40% energy saving target by 2030.