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Franco-German Energy Efficiency Business Summit highlights opportunities deriving from the new European energy efficiency framework as well as risks and costs for business and citizens if prompt implementation is not ensured

Franco-German Energy Efficiency Business Summit highlights opportunities deriving from the new European energy efficiency framework as well as risks and costs for business and citizens if prompt implementation is not ensured Today DENEFF, European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) and French-German Renewable Energy Office (OFATE) organised a...

Energy efficiency to drive EU plan to go carbon-neutral by 2050

The proposal, which sets out how the EU will meet its commitments under the Paris climate agreement, lays out eight emission reduction scenarios for 2050 and came out in favour of reaching net zero emissions, which would be closest to achieving the goals of the Paris agreement. A clean planet for all — this is the title of the EU...

Final approval on the revised Energy Efficiency Directive and Governance Regulation important step towards decarbonisation of European economy

With today’s vote the European Union made an important step to secure a more affordable and climate-friendly energy system to European citizens. This new governance system introduces the Energy Efficiency First principle for the first time in the EU regulatory framework. According to the Governance Regulation, Member States must follow a...

Op-ed: How concerted action on building renovation and electrification of transport can help keeping global warming within the ‘Paris boundaries’

Harry Verhaar, Head of Public and Government Affairs at Signify and Chair of the EU-ASE Board Harry Verhaar has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, and is Head of Global Public & Government Affairs for Signify. He is responsible for the strategy, outreach and stakeholder management on energy & climate change, resource...

Deals on Energy Efficiency Directive and Governance of the Energy Union Regulation fail to untap European Energy Efficiency cost-effective potential

20 June 2018, Brussels. Last night negotiators from the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and on the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation (Governance). The regulatory framework set by the EED for post 2020 foresees a non-binding energy efficiency...

Op-ed: Energy Efficiency – let’s do it!

David Berman, Head of Public Affairs at Veolia David Berman is the Head of Group Public Affairs at Veolia. French-German lawyer by training, he has been following the development of European environmental and energy regulatory frameworks for the last 10 years. The need for putting our efforts into increased energy efficiency is more urgent than...