The EU needs a binding energy efficiency target for 2030!


  • PUBLISHED: February 28, 2023

The ongoing negotiations regarding the recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) hold great significance in realizing the Fit for 55 and REPowerEU objectives. The proposed legislation aims to expedite energy efficiency during this decade, which could potentially enhance the EU’s energy independence while reducing energy expenses for businesses and citizens alike.

Alongside representatives from both the supply and demand sectors, we express our concerns over the EU’s 2030 energy efficiency target in primary energy, which is currently being questioned by the Council of the EU in their general approach to the EED.

If the target is deprioritized by making it indicative, it could lead to the dismissal of the overall energy system’s efficiency and its associated advantages, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for consumers.

Read the full letter sent to Kadri Simson – European Commissioner for Energy, Ebba Busch – Swedish Minister for Energy, Business Industry and Deputy Prime Minister, and Niels Fuglsang – Member of the European Parliament.

Full Letter here

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