Updating energy efficiency legislation post-2020. Working Lunch in the European Parliament

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 

Energy efficiency: a message from concerned Friends

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.

Commission encouraged to put energy efficiency first

Germany presents energy efficiency proposals in Brussels.

Brussels, 7 October 2016 – This afternoon, the German Ministry for Economy and Energy will present its proposals on how Germany and the European Union can enact the “energy efficiency first” principle, opening up a dialogue with EU institutions, other Member States and stakeholders on how to achieve a cost-effective energy transition with increased energy efficiency ambition.

Energy efficiency package: Delivery is overdue

European Commission’s delay in presenting the energy efficiency package sends the wrong signal for the delivery of an Energy Union which works for citizens.

Brussels, 30 September 2016 – Despite a strong backing from industry, environmental, consumer and local authorities, the European Commission appears hesitant to launch its energy efficiency package, although it is understood that its main elements are ready.