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.

IEA findings reinforce Coalition position in 2030 debate

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.

Why the EU cannot afford to leave behind energy savings

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.