The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) welcomes the Jobs, Growth, and Investment Package that Commission President Juncker intends to present in the context of the upcoming Europe 2020 review.
We appreciate the opportunity to offer recommendations to incorporate energy efficiency in the Package. Energy efficiency measures deserve top consideration for inclusion in the Package simply because they are proven to maximise return on investment and to foster robust job creation. The mechanisms to implement them already exist and can be scaled up without delay.
In this short paper, we highlight the potential of energy efficiency to create jobs, promote and protect growth, and we outline six specific proposals for incorporating energy efficiency into the Package.