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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...

Op-ed: European businesses ready to invest in energy efficiency

Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy Monica Frassoni is an Italian politician and former MEP (1999-2009). During that time she was co-chair of the European Greens–European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament. Currently, she is co-President of the European Green Party. Previously, she served for 10 years as...

Op-ed: Renovation breakthrough for public buildings

Katarzyna Wardal, Chair of the European Alliance to Save Energy Advocacy Working Group Katarzyna Wardal is an EU Public Affairs Manager for Knauf Insulation and Knauf Group. Since January 2018, Katarzyna is chairing the Advocacy Working Group of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE). In her previous roles, Katarzyna worked for 5 years as...

EU-ASE reaction to EU long-term budget 2021-2027 proposal

3 May 2018, Brussels. The European Commission presentation of the Communication “A Modern Budget for a Union that Protects, Empowers and Defends. The Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027” is an important first step to define the financial means to address major EU societal, economic and environmental challenges. For the European Alliance...

Good day today for energy efficiency

11 October 2017, Brussels: Today an important vote took place in the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) were called to vote on the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and the final report adopted significantly improves the Commission’s proposal and...

Top executives highlight to the Spanish Government the opportunity to bolster energy efficiency investments with new Accounting Rules

 22 September 2017, Madrid: Yesterday a delegation of top executives representing some of the largest European companies operating in the energy efficiency sector met Daniel Navia Simón, the Spanish Secretary of State for Energy, to discuss the position of Spain on the current review of major EU energy efficiency directives. The meeting coincides...