1 July 2020 - German Presidency programme from an energy savings perspective

The main topic for the German Presidency - starting today – is the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. In its presidency programme, the German government promises to use the crisis in order to question the current status quo and to better prepare for the future. Topics prioritised in the programme are climate change, digitalisation and a changing work environment.

4 March 2020 - Climate neutrality by 2050: a clear signal to step up energy efficiency efforts

Brussels, 4 March 2020 – The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the proposal by the European Commission to legally enshrine climate-neutrality as the EU’s 2050 target for climate protection, but is disappointed that the main planning and investment principle for the energy system, Energy Efficiency First, is missing.

11 December 2019 - European Green Deal: new energy saving actions, but target level ambition unclear

First reaction to EC Communication on a European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a commitment to a deep transformation of the EU economy to a new growth strategy putting people first. While it sets out strong ambition and announces policy measures throughout all sectors, it remains unclear on the intentions to raise the energy efficiency target in order to tap the cost-effective potentials.

18 June 2019 - Member States sent back to work on their 2030 energy and climate plans

Reaction by the Coalition to the EC recommendations for the final NECPs

The European Commission assessment of draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) finds a shortfall of up to 6% percentage points to the EU’s 32.5% energy efficiency target by 2030. All but three countries are asked to up their ambition and all countries need to underpin their targets with robust policies. The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes the assessment and believes that the recommendations are essential to close the gap and to use EU funding.