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This document presents the final report for the study for a comprehensive assessment of the macro-level and sectoral impacts of energy efficiency policies. The report is a first attempt to apply this framework to make a comprehensive quantitative assessment of such multiple benefits and their trade-offs. It shows that enhanced energy efficiency in Europe beyond a 27% target for 2030 could led to substantial social, economic and environmental effects.  
Post date: 20 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

Clearer energy labelling: improved energy efficiency       The Council adopted today without debate a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling which replaces the current legislation (Directive 2010/30/EU) retaining its main principles but further clarifying, strengthening and extending its scope.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: News

increased energy efficiency: ensuring progress towards EU's climate and energy goals       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on energy efficiency. This agreement will allow for the start of negotiations with the European Parliament under the Estonian presidency.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: News

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. This agreement will allow for the start of negotiations with the European Parliament under the Estonian presidency.  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: News

The European Commission's 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package was the main theme of the meeting of the European Energy Council, whch took place on 26 June 2017, bringing together EU energy ministers, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, and European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete.     Main results   The Council adopted, without debate, a regulation on  
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: News

By Zoran Radosavljevic (EURACTIV)     The European Parliament approved on Tuesday (June 13) the introduction of new energy labels for household appliances, which MEPs and industry experts said should enable consumers to save money and cut energy consumption while helping the bloc reduce overall carbon emissions.    
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Note

On 13 June 2017, the European Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators agreed that a new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances should be introduced to keep pace with technological progress.     With the new scale, customers will be able to choose more efficient products in order to reduce energy consumption and their energy bills, while manufacturers will be encouraged to innovate and invest in more energy efficient products.    
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: News

On May 29, The European Parliament’s committee on industry and energy (ITRE) met to debate on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In particular, the discussion converted on the draft position prepared by Bent Bentsen, ITRE’s lead negotiator. The EPBD revision is part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans policy package, released end of 2016 by the European Commission, which is now going under the revision of the European Parliament and the Council.  
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
Type: News

Energy Efficiency first is the principle that inspires the energy policy that will lead Europe for many years to come. At the local level, many European cities have already shown a pro-active attitude towards clean energy solutions, joining local and EU wide initiatives such as the Covenant of Mayors. However, bridging local ambitions with financing models to implement them is not always easy.
Post date: 24 May 2017
Type: Event

According to  the Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI) – a wider penetration of efficient heat emitters needs to be an integral part of Europe’s ambition to achieve 30% energy efficiency gains by 2030. Promoting efficient heat emitters can improve the efficiency of heating systems as well as enable renewable heat appliances to find their place in the market. A heating system can run most efficiently, when all its components are designed to work together.
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Publication