19 January 2021 - New year, new leadership for the Coalition for Energy Savings

In the year of the “Fit for 55 package,” Arianna Vitali Roscini is appointed as the new Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings and Andrea Voigt as the new Chairwoman of its Steering Committee. 

Brussels, 19 January 2021 

With the release of the “Fit for 55 package” by the European Commission, 2021 will be a landmark for energy and climate policies in the EU. 

17 September 2020 - 55% climate target enabled by stronger energy savings, but more is possible

The Commission’s 2030 Climate Target Plan is building on significant energy efficiency improvements of 36%. However, it falls short of tapping the full potential which stands at 40% efficiency.

Brussels, 17 September 2020 - The Coalition welcomes the Commission’s plan to increase Europe’s climate target to 55% by 2030.

1 July 2020 - German Presidency programme from an energy savings perspective

The main topic for the German Presidency - starting today – is the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. In its presidency programme, the German government promises to use the crisis in order to question the current status quo and to better prepare for the future. Topics prioritised in the programme are climate change, digitalisation and a changing work environment.

4 March 2020 - Climate neutrality by 2050: a clear signal to step up energy efficiency efforts

Brussels, 4 March 2020 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the proposal by the European Commission to legally enshrine climate-neutrality as the EU’s 2050 target for climate protection, but is disappointed that the main planning and investment principle for the energy system, Energy Efficiency First, is missing.

11 December 2019 - European Green Deal: new energy saving actions, but target level ambition unclear

First reaction to EC Communication on a European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a commitment to a deep transformation of the EU economy to a new growth strategy putting people first. While it sets out strong ambition and announces policy measures throughout all sectors, it remains unclear on the intentions to raise the energy efficiency target in order to tap the cost-effective potentials.