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In July 2014,  the Commission put forward a proposal for an indicative 30% energy savings target for 2030. In October 2014, the European Council agreed on an indicative energy efficiency target of at least 27%, which will be reviewed by 2020 “having in mind an EU level of 30%”.

With the global agreement to pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C reached in Paris last year, the European Commission needs to recalibrate the EU climate and energy targets for 2030. The review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) due this year is an ideal opportunity to change the weak, indicative target of saving at least 27% of energy by 2030 into a binding 40% one.

Such a target will help Europe tap into its significant energy savings potential and will lead to numerous benefits for Europe’s economies, businesses and citizens.

Latest Publications

  • Letter to European Commission on industrial transformation

    CAN Europe calls upon the Commission to build policy frameworks that guarantee economy-wide transformations that meet several environmental objectives.
  • Delays to Balkan energy transition cost more

    ▶️ One Balkan country clocks its first coal-free days,▶️ Another is rushing in the opposite direction, reviving shelved projects for a new coal plant.▶️ 2-speed energy transition in the Western Balkans,▶️ but delaying just transition beyond coal costs more.  Read the latest news and stories from the region's journey beyond coal. Delays to Balkan energy transition cost more Europe Beyond Coal unites civil society groups across our continent in working towards a swift and just transition away from coal-fired electricity and towards sustainable, renewable energy… Go to this presentation here   Read the previous issue: Make-or-Break Time for Balkan Green Agenda 
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