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.
With the upcoming conclusion of the Clean Energy package and the preparation of its mid-century climate strategy, the EU is at the crossroad of its energy transition. The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post-2020 will be instrumental to support this transition.
Only a massive scale-up of energy efficiency investments will enable to build a climate-safe future and to increase the affordability and resilience of the EU’s energy system.
Parliament gives broad support to acceleration of energy efficiency policies post 2020
Strasbourg, 17 January 2018 - The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the vote from the European Parliament in favour of reinforcing the Energy Efficiency Directive and the efforts by Rapporteur MEP Miroslav Poche for accelerating the delivery of Energy Union benefits to citizens and businesses after 2020.
Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes committee report on Energy Union Governance
Brussels, 7 December 2017 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the vote from the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment committees on the Energy Union Governance regulation and congratulates the co-rapporteurs, Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes, for improving the predictability for energy efficiency markets.
Strong signal for an attractive and European Energy Union
Brussels, 28 November 2017 - The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the vote from the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy committee in favour of a continuation and reinforcement of the Energy Efficiency Directive after 2020, but regrets that attempts were made to completely stop these policies after 2020.
Alternative proposals on the Energy Efficiency Directive jeopardise European industry and citizens’ energy bills
Brussels, 20 November 2017 - An alternative set of compromise amendments, signed by the shadow Rapporteurs of EPP and ECR groups, on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) would render the Directive, including its targets and measures, null and void. Other political groups have rallied around the S&D proposal for continuing and strengthening energy efficiency policies after 2020 and for providing a clear signal to investors.
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