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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.

Energy Efficiency: MEPs set to choose between ‘stop’ or ‘continue’

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.

20/09/2017 - EU lifts one key barrier for public investments in energy efficiency, easing adoption of ambitious 2030 targets and measures

Brussels, 20 September 2017 – Yesterday, Eurostat published a guidance note on how to record Energy Performance Contracts in government accounts. The new guidance note clarifies and makes it easier for governments to invest in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings and infrastructure by using Energy Performance Contracts. The new rules enable energy efficiency investments to be accounted off government balance sheets, with investment costs spread over the duration of the contract, without contributing to government deficit and debt.

2030 energy efficiency target: first vote in Parliament confirms call for 40%

Environment Committee opinion opts for maximising economic, social and environmental benefits

Brussels, 7 September 2017 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the vote from the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive and congratulates the opinion rapporteur, Jytte Guteland, for her work on reinforcing both the 2030 target and the annual energy savings requirement.

Energy transition in Europe: The future of energy efficiency policies at stake

On 26 June 2017, energy ministers of the European Union will meet to agree on a general approach for the first batch of the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans package’, a set of legal tools which will set Europe’s next steps in achieving its energy transition. The Coalition for Energy Savings and partners from 13 Member States wrote a statement in support for ambitious energy efficiency policies. 

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