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Proposed Energy Efficiency Directive falls short of Europe’s ambition

June 22, 2011

The European Commission’s proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive presented today represents a serious setback to the EU’s stated commitments to achieve energy savings.

The Coalition for Energy Savings calls on the European Parliament and Member States not to give up on the 20% energy savings commitment by 2020. The draft Directive must be substantially strengthened if Europe is to realise the huge potential of energy efficiency for the climate, the economy, and society. The lack of a clear process for the planned review in 2014 is also worrying to the Coalition, since it may mean that the decision on the introduction of binding targets could be deferred until the next European Commission.

Coalition press release

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