Every percent counts: the benefits of each 1% increase of the 2030 EU energy efficiency target

Mar 7, 2023 | Latest, Publications

Energy efficiency measures bring multiple benefits to citizens and society as a whole, including reduced energy imports, lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, cuts in energy bills, improved health, and new and local jobs.  

In the final stages of the trilogue negotiations on the Energy Efficiency Directive recast, this briefing showcases the benefits stemming from every percent increase of the 2030 EU energy efficiency target. The full quantification of benefits is detailed in the briefing. 

These benefits will only be delivered on the ground for citizens and businesses if a strong and reliable governance framework for the energy efficiency target is put in place. The briefing therefore stresses that a high target must not be agreed at the expense of certainty of enforcement by Member States. 


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