BRUSSELS, 25 February 2014 – Representatives from the Coalition for Energy Savings met today with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy to emphasise the benefits of an ambitious 2030 energy savings target.
Clear request to European Commission: Parliament’s resolution calls for a binding energy efficiency target
STRASBOURG / BRUSSELS, 5 February 2014 – Today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for an ambitious and binding 40% energy efficiency target together with binding greenhouse gas and renewable energy targets for the EU’s 2030 climate and energy policy framework, as long advocated for by the Coalition for Energy Savings.
Authors: Andreas Formosa and Catherine Weller, ClientEarth.
When considering the many tools available to the EU in its fight against climate change, public procurement may not necessarily come to mind first, despite its potential to save huge amounts of resources.
Committees call for a binding 40 percent energy efficiency target
BRUSSELS, 9 January 2014 – Today, the European Parliament’s Environment and Energy committees jointly voted for a draft report calling for a three target approach for the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework and an ambitious 40% efficiency target, as long advocated for by the Coalition for Energy Savings.
Major implementation deadline of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive
5 December 2013 - Today marks the deadline for EU Member States to report to the European Commission their plans for how they will achieve 1.5% new energy savings every year from 2014 to 2020. These 1.5% savings are a central requirement of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and will help to achieve the EU’s 20% efficiency target for 2020.
Coalition, EREC and CAN Europe highlight flaws in the Commission’s preparation for the 2030 climate and energy framework.
21 November 2013 - The three main efficiency, renewable and climate stakeholders raised serious concerns about flaws in the Impact Assessment (IA) for 2030 framework in a letter to the Commission’s Secretary General, Catherine Day.
25 October 2013 - Since the publication of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) exactly one year ago today, most countries have demonstrated little ambition in setting national energy savings goals, and the EU is expected to miss its 20% target for 2020.
17 October 2013 - In its “Energy Efficiency Market Report 2013”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) names energy efficiency as the world’s largest energy resource, providing further evidence that the EU will need to put energy efficiency first in its 2030 framework for climate and energy policies in order to meet its goals for security, competitiveness and growth.
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