Energy Efficiency empowered, but full potential not unlocked
Brussels, 14 July 2021
Today’s proposal on the recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) strengthens the existing framework to enable the new EU 2030 climate target and recognises that energy efficiency supports a fairer transition in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal. Still, the energy efficiency potential will not be fully tapped as the 2030 energy efficiency target remains too low.
The European Commission released its “Fit for 55 package”, a comprehensive overhaul of EU climate and energy legislation intending to achieve an emissions’ cut of 55% by 2030; the package includes a proposal to recast the EED with an increased 2030 energy efficiency target and revised measures to support its achievement.
“So far, energy efficiency has been a recurrent underachiever, not for lack of potential, but because of a weak empowering framework.” says Arianna Vitali, Secretary-General of The Coalition for Energy Savings. “With this proposal, energy efficiency has a chance to deliver better and more, but no complacency is allowed. The next steps in the legislative process are crucial to build on ambition and ensure all the benefits of energy efficiency for the economy, the people and the climate can be maximised.”
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