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:

Tapping the EU's energy efficiency potential - the premier focus for sustainable jobs and growth

Brussels, 14 November 2014 - Following the Coalition for Energy Savings' meeting with the Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, the Coalition has published a briefing on the need for energy efficiency to be the premier investment focus of the Commission’s job, growth and investment package.

Ineffective 2030 energy efficiency goal: Commission drops the ball

Brussels, 23 July 2014 – Today, the European Commission Vice-President Oettinger presented the Energy Efficiency Communication, which analyses the EU's progress towards its 2020 energy efficiency target and puts forward an energy efficiency framework for the following years up to 2030. The Communication proposes a 30% energy savings target to be included in the 2030 climate and energy framework but leaves the question of whether the target should be binding open.