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14 May 2019 - Vision of a fast, fair and attractive energy transition

Coalition adopts 2050 Energy Efficiency Vision

Brussels, 14 May 2019The Coalition for Energy Savings adopted its 2050 Energy Efficiency Vision. It shows that delivering the full energy savings potential will make the energy transition fast, fair and attractive and allow the EU to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, at the latest.

02/04/2019 - State of Energy Union: energy efficiency in hearts, but not in minds

Coalition releases new analysis of national plans

Brussels, 2 April 2019 – As the European Commission will release its State of the Energy Union tomorrow, a new analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings shows that more is needed to put the EU on track to reach its 2030 energy efficiency target and tap the associated economic, social and environmental benefits.

10/12/2018 - Guidance for implementing the new Energy Efficiency Directive

Stakeholder recommendations on how to maximise the benefits of energy transition for citizens and businesses<\h2>

Brussels, 10 December 2018 – The Coalition for Energy Savings published its first set of high-level recommendations on implementing the EU’s new Energy Efficiency Directive and calls for a dialogue between implementing authorities and stakeholders on how to maximise the benefits of the energy transition for citizens and businesses.<\p>

28/11/2018 - Long-term climate strategy: Fast track mechanism needed for energy efficiency

Brussels, 28 November 2018 – Today, the European Commission released its long-term climate strategy: A Clean Planet for All, which assesses pathways to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The strategy places energy savings as the bedrock of a rapid and attractive transition of the energy system but further work is required to fast track energy efficiency improvements across the economy. In the Commission’s analysis of pathways compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, additional energy efficiency improvements play a central role, though only after 2030.

13 November 2018 - EP approves 2030 energy efficiency framework

Making the Energy Union work for citizens and businesses

Brussels, 13 November 2018 –The European Parliament approved the revision of the EU’s energy efficiency legal framework, the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), with a 434 votes majority (575 votes cast). The revision, agreed by negotiators of the three law making institutions in June 2018, increases the overall EU energy efficiency target from 30.0% to 32.5% by 2030 and the annual energy saving obligation for Member States from 0.7% to 0.8% from 2021 onwards.

19/06/2018 - Energy Efficiency Directive deal: First stepping stone for attractive Energy Union

More steps needed to harness cost-effective potential

Brussels, 19 June 2018 – An agreement on the future of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) post 2020 was reached today by negotiators representing the three EU institutions. The EU’s 2030 target is set at 32.5%, a level which is still below the energy efficiency cost-effective potential, falling short of maximising benefits to citizens and businesses. The deal foresees a slight strengthening of the national energy savings obligation in Article 7 beyond 2020.

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