The EU Energy Efficiency Directive outlines a framework of measures in order for the EU to reach its 20% energy savings target by 2020 and pave the way for more energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. Now that the Directive has entered into force, Member States must transpose it into national law and implement the many requirements in the legislation before the 2020 deadline.
CAN Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a report that looks at the effect of energy efficiency on bringing down energy prices by 2020 and beyond.
We welcome the European Commission’s determination to develop a clear and ambitious post 2020 climate and energy package. Only through reaching the upper end of the 80 to 95% emission reduction target by 2050 will the EU have assumed its responsibility to avoid dangerous climate change.
In a new briefing , CAN Europe shows how the EU is already on course to reach 25% emissions reductions by 2020, with the final number being closer to 27% if proposed further reductions from various EU initiatives are fully implemented. If the EU would make full use of the opportunities identified by research groups and NGOs, it could reduce domestic emissions beyond 30%.
Since the communication from the European Commission (EC) on the Energy Roadmap 2050, in November 2011 , energy ministries in all 27 Member States have been discussing an official European Council position. The following analysis, prepared by CAN-Europe and based on leaked draft Council conclusions, outlines Member States’ positions on different aspects of the Energy Roadmap as well as the benefits of the no-regrets option.
CAN Europe, Aprodev, German Watch, CIDSE and Oxfam commissioned the a report in order to identify how the EU can improve the current process for monitoring their climate finance commitments.