Brussels, 17 May 2017 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the draft report on the Governance of the Energy Union regulation by rapporteurs Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes, which sets up long-term strategies and binding targets for the energy transition – including a binding 40% energy efficiency target and national binding targets.
Jobs and tangible benefits of energy transition at risk
Brussels, 4 May 2017 - The Coalition for Energy Savings understands that Malta, who holds the presidency of the Council of the EU, is maintaining its proposal to weaken the energy savings objective in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), despite the opposition of a block of Member States.
2 May 2017, Brussels – REScoop, which represents the voice of citizens and renewable energy cooperatives to European policy makers, and ECOS, the pan-EU NGO defending the environment in the development of standards, have joined the Coalition for Energy Savings.
With its ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package, the European Commission proposes to review a wide range of energy legislation, with the aim to put energy efficiency first, achieve global leadership in renewable energies and provide a fair deal for consumers.
The Coalition for Energy Savings started off its year in advocacy with an event in the European Parliament on the post-2020 energy efficiency policy.
Brussels, 11 January 2017, Parliamentary event emphasised the opportunirties for an energy efficiency policy bringing benefits to people and climate.
The event was hosted by MEP Peter Liese (EPP, DE). In light of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package,The Coalition for Energy Savings presented a new brochure on energy efficiency policies and their practical applications in Member States
Investing in improving Europe’s energy performance brings many more benefits than focusing on adding more supply onto the market – and there is no cheaper energy for citizens than the energy not consumed. Saving energy will boost local jobs, competitiveness and help the climate.
With this in mind, it looks obvious that the European Commission should aim for high ambition in setting an energy efficiency target in the upcoming Energy Union legislative package.
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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