29 November 2016

This short briefing shows how ambitious energy savings targets can save lives, tackle energy poverty and boost climate action. In Juncker's own words: "A binding 30% objective for energy
efficiency by 2030 is to me the minimum if we want to be credible".

 

21 November 2016

This short briefing shows how ambitious energy savings targets can save 225,000 lives across the EU - and lead to huge savings on health and pollution control costs.

2 November 2016

This short briefing demonstrates how energy efficiency can improve people's lives, with two case studies from Lithuania and the Netherlands.

20 October 2016

How boosting energy efficiency in Bulgaria can lift people out of energy poverty, while cutting energy use and boosting quality of life.

6 October 2016

This short briefing spells out why the cheapest, cleanest, safest energy is the energy we don't actually need. Every 1% improvement in energy efficiency means savings equivalent to 12 million cars. There are also significant savings and reduced energy use.

22 September 2016

This short briefing spells out why the cheapest, cleanest, safest energy is the energy we don't actually need. Every 1% improvement in energy efficiency means lifting 7 million people out of energy poverty, and savings equivalent to 60 supertankers of oil. There are also increased savings on health and pollution costs, increases in GDP and reduced energy imports.

8 June 2016

The European Commission is studying a range of options for the revision of the 2030 energy efficiency target, from the current 27% target to the European Parliament's – and our own – preferred goal of 40%. The official proposal is expected after the summer.

8 April 2016

There is no such thing as a clean fossil fuel. Despite technological innovations, gas is a significant contributor to climate change, and in some cases emissions from shale gas can be comparable to or worse than coal. This briefing argues that gas will lock Europe into decades of fossil fuel use, blocking or slowing down the neccessary transition to energy efficiency and renewables.

24 April 2015

President Juncker, Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Arias Cañete are very supportive of energy efficiency. They're calling for higher ambition and an 'efficiency first' approach to energy policy. But this is being undermined by modelling methodology which assumes renovating a building in Europe is riskier than drilling for oil in a war zone. It's the high discount rate issue – and it must be fixed as soon as possible.

15 September 2014

New information from an Access to Documents request shows that the real costs of a 2030 efficiency target may be much lower than those published by the European Commission.

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