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Energy efficiency is the first step to reduce dependence: European Council asks Commission to re-do its homework

Brussels, 21 March 2014 – Following their first debate on the 2030 climate and energy framework and in the light of recent events in Ukraine, EU leaders stressed the central role energy efficiency must play in reducing energy dependence and increasing the bargaining power with the external world. They called for more work on energy efficiency to be developed, including a plan to reduce EU energy dependence by June 2014 and an energy efficiency framework by October 2014.

EU leaders: No more excuses to waste energy

Saving energy could reduce gas consumption by an amount at least equivalent to imports from Russia

Brussels, 19 March 2014 – In a letter to Heads of State and Government, the Coalition for Energy Savings urged leaders to make energy efficiency a priority in the 2030 climate and energy package to ensure Europe’s long-term energy security. The letter was sent ahead of tomorrow’s summit which will be dominated by concerns about the EU’s competitiveness and by events in Ukraine.

EU Parliament stands firm on 40% energy efficiency target for 2030

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.

Client Earth - Will the revised Public Procurement Directives contribute energy savings?

21 November 2013 - Article published on Build Up website.

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.

European Parliament puts energy efficiency on top of EU 2030 climate and energy agenda

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.

Member States to reveal plans for 1.5% annual 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.

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