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MEPs revamp draft energy efficiency law

Today the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on its formal opinion on the revision of Energy Efficiency Directive for the period 2021 – 2030.

In reaction to the results of the vote, Dora Petroula, Energy Savings Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

“By calling for a higher target and a stronger savings obligation, MEPs boosted the ambition of the future energy efficiency law. This position brings us much closer to meeting the Paris Agreement goals which require the EU to up its game on energy efficiency. The Industry Committee needs to follow suit and support a 40% efficiency target and a strong set of rules to ensure all EU countries limit energy waste. ”

The Industry Committee, the committee leading on the file and responsible for the Parliament’s overall negotiating stance, is expected to adopt its position on 28 November.

Contact:

Ania Drazkiewicz, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator, ania@caneurope.org, +32 494 525 738

Notes:

CAN Europe’s reaction to the Industry Committee draft report on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) for after 2020 published in June: http://www.caneurope.org/publications/press-releases/1422-polish-mep-misuses-energy-efficiency-file-to-promote-coal

CAN Europe’s reaction to the EU Energy Ministers’ position on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) for after 2020 adopted in June: http://www.caneurope.org/publications/press-releases/1436-eu-governments-propose-to-dilute-eu-energy-efficiency-law

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 130 member organisations in more than 30 European countries - representing over 44 million citizens - CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.

Contact Communications

ANIA

Ania Drążkiewicz
Communications Coordinator
Focus: EU climate & energy policies, UNFCCC
ania /at/ caneurope.org
Work: +32 2894 4675
Mobile: +32 494 525 738 

Nicolas

Nicolas Derobert
Communications Coordinator 
Focus: fossil fuel subsidies, coal phase out
nicolas /at/ caneurope.org 
Work: +32 2894 4673
Mobile: +32 483 621 888

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