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.
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.
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