Energy savings to be first policy priority for 2030

Energy savings to be first policy priority for 2030

20 November 2012 - On the occasion of today’s Brussels launch of the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2012, organised by the Coalition for Energy Savings, the Coalition calls on the European Commission to make energy efficiency and savings the first priority of European energy and economic policies for 2030 and beyond.

“We call on the Commission to make energy efficiency and savings an objective in its own right and a first priority for 2030. The current silence on the role of energy savings for the 2030 energy and climate policy is worrying. It could endanger EU’s leadership on energy efficiency” says Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings. “The World Energy Outlook 2012 shows that energy efficiency is Europe’s best chance to stay competitive, reduce its energy trade deficits, create employment and safeguard its environment”.

Click here for the full press-release and open letter to the European Commission.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012