Energy savings - the missing link to EU competitiveness

European Commission opens consultation on 2030 framework for climate and energy policies

27 March 2013 - While the Coalition welcomes the consultation, the Commission overlooks the importance of an energy savings target in its green paper, focusing instead on a short-term approach that would fail to deliver the structural changes necessary in order to boost the EU's competitiveness and get rising energy prices under control.

The Commission cites the recent adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive as the reason for its intention to postpone any potential energy savings target until the review of the Directive in 2014.

The consultation on the EU 2030 framework for climate and energy policies will be open until 2 July.

Read the full Coalition press release here.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013