Energy savings – Will the energy efficiency directive allow the European Union to meet its 2020 targets?

Energy savings – Will the energy efficiency directive allow the European Union to meet its 2020 targets?

Paris : France | May 15, 2012 at 6:14 AM PDT
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Green MEP Bas Eickhout describes European Parliament position on energy efficiency

What is at stake ?

The clock is ticking for Europe to achieve its 2020 objectives

In 2010, EU Member States set the objective of 20% primary energy savings by 2020, which is a 368 Mtoe (Million tonnes of oil equivalent) of Europe’s final energy consumption.

However, the European Commission indicated that according to current trends, Europe would only achieve half of the objective by 2020. In this perspective, the European Commission submitted a proposal for a directive on energy efficiency on 22 June 2011, which is currently being examined by the European co-legislators (the Parliament and the Council).

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