New analysis: Member States need to step up their contributions
Brussels, 29 January 2019 – A new assessment of draft national energy and climate plans by the Coalition for Energy Savings shows that Member States’ contributions are inadequate to secure the achievement of the EU 2030 energy efficiency target.
Stakeholder recommendations on how to maximise the benefits of energy transition for citizens and businesses
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coalition for Energy Savings is an open platform uniting businesses, professionals, local authorities, trade unions, consumer and civil society organisations to support the common objective of an ambitious energy savings policy.
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