31 January 2020 - European Green Deal needs a stronger energy efficiency policy framework

Brussels, 31 January 2020 – At a meeting with Commissioner Kadri Simson the Coalition for Energy Savings called for stronger implementation, stronger targets and stronger measures in order to deliver the European Green Deal ambition.

Energy consumption has been growing over the last years, and the European Commission does not expect the 2020 target to be achieved. Furthermore, the national 2030 energy efficiency national contributions put forward by Member States in their draft national energy and climate plans (NECPs) bring the EU only halfway to its 2030 energy savings target compared to the baseline.

In this context, The Coalition for Energy Savings calls for a stronger energy efficiency policy framework based on binding and increased 2030 targets considering the cost-effective savings potential and the increased EU’s climate ambition.

“The current framework with indicative targets does not deliver,” explains Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings. “We support the European Parliament’s request for national binding targets and higher ambition in line with climate-neutrality”.

On Thursday 30 January 2020, the Coalition for Energy Savings and its members presented "The Energy efficiency package as an enabler to deliver the European Green Deal" as well as renovation projects to Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson and to the Head of her Cabinet, Stefano Grassi.

Media contact:

Almut Bonhage | +32 2 235 20 13 | almut.bonhage@energycoalition.eu | @EUenergysavings

Notes for editors:

  • The position paper "The Energy Efficiency Package as an enabler to deliver the European Green Deal"
Friday, 31 January, 2020