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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.

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.

05/06/2018 - European Heating Industry joins forces for ambitious energy efficiency legislation

Brussels, 5 June 2018 – EHI, the European heating industry joins the Coalition for Energy Savings and its call for ambitious energy efficiency legislation.

EHI, which brings together companies that are leaders in the production of efficient heating systems, has joined the Coalition for Energy Savings as its 31st member.

09/04/2018 - Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020: Funding the accelerated transition towards an energy efficient Europe

What is at stake?

  • 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

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.

Energy Union Governance: MEPs want certainty for energy transition

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.

Parliament lead committee reaffirms support for ambitious energy efficiency policies

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.

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