Coalition reminds MEPs to include a binding savings target in 2030 climate and energy package
25 September 2013 - Ahead of the first exchange of views of the European Parliament’s ENVI and ITRE committees on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies on 26th September 2013, the Coalition for Energy Savings provides its assessment of the weak commitment of Member States to deliver energy savings.
Coalition calls for energy savings to be treated as objective in its own right
1 July 2013 - The Coalition submitted its response to the European Commission's consultation on the 2030 green paper for a climate and energy framework, taking the opportunity to urge the inclusion of an energy savings targets in the eventual 2030 package.
Coalition's Guidebook can help the EU reach its 20% 2020 target
28 May 2013 - The Coalition has created an assessment of national energy efficiency targets, which shows that Member States are reluctant to step up their ambitions beyond the minimum efficiency measures required by the Energy Efficiency Directive, holding the EU back from reaching its 20% energy savings target by the 2020 deadline.
Joint letter to Heads of State emphasises energy efficiency, renewable energy ahead of meeting
17 May 2013 - For the second time, the Coalition, EREC and CAN Europe have teamed up to advocate the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy, this time in a joint letter to EU Heads of State before their Council meeting on 22 May. In the letter, the three organisations urge policymakers to consider energy efficiency and renewable energy in their discussions on competitiveness, the energy market and overcoming the challenges posed by the economic and financial crises.
Joint letter to Energy and Environment Ministers calls for action
19 April 2013 - The Coalition for Energy Savings, the European Renewable Energy Council and Climate Action Network Europe joined together for a call on Environment and Energy Ministers in support of mutually reinforcing and binding energy savings, renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030. It is the first time the three organisations, representing the key stakeholders for the three respective targets, joined forces.
European Commission opens consultation on 2030 framework for climate and energy policies
27 March 2013 - While the Coalition welcomes the consultation, the Commission overlooks the importance of an energy savings target in its green paper, focusing instead on a short-term approach that would fail to deliver the structural changes necessary in order to boost the EU's competitiveness and get rising energy prices under control.
Plenary vote on Energy roadmap 2050 report shows clear support for three targets
14 March 2013 - The European Parliament approved a report on the Energy roadmap 2050 today, calling for three post-2020 targets on energy efficiency, renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This vote shows that MEPs support strong policy for energy efficiency and recognise the importance of an energy efficiency target.
11 March 2013 - On 14 March, the Directors General for energy for the 27 EU Member States will gather to discuss the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. The Coalition has sent in advance of this meeting a letter asking the Directors General to give priority to energy efficiency in their consideration of the climate and energy package.
15 February 2013 - In a letter to EU commissioners preceding this Wednesday's orientation debate, the Coalition for Energy Savings supported the European Commission's decision to release a green paper on climate and energy policy leading up to 2030, and urged the development of an energy efficiency target. The letter highlighted the benefits of energy efficiency and how the EU has failed to make the most of these benefits thus far, despite the job-creating and cash flow potential of energy efficiency initiatives.
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