‘Energy Efficiency First’: getting the priorities right for the Energy Union

Stakeholders discuss how to make ‘Energy Efficiency First’ happen

Brussels, 7 May 2015 – The Coalition for Energy Savings hosted a conference on the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle yesterday in Brussels. The event brought together representatives from the EU institutions, investors, industry and civil society members to discuss the Energy Union motto as promoted by the European Commission, and its links with the EU investment plan for jobs and growth.

Energy Union: Time to make the ‘Efficiency First’ motto operational

Brussels, 25 February 2015 – In the Energy Union strategy released today, the European Commission commits to ensure that energy efficiency competes on equal terms with energy generation.

“The European Commission is finally making energy efficiency a prerequisite for a coherent energy policy”, said Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings.

Time to walk the talk on energy efficiency with strong governance

Brussels, 29 January 2015 - The Coalition for Energy Savings has published a position paper on the governance of the Energy Union, calling on the EU to put in place controls to stop the waste of energy by enshrining a strong governance mechanism in legislation.

The Coalition for Energy Savings calls on the European Commission to develop a strong EU energy efficiency governance by: