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.
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.
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.
On the 26 June Energy Council, Energy Ministers will discuss the EU energy efficiency files currently under revision. The Maltese Presidency of the Council circulated a proposal for a general approach to be examined by ministers.
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.
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