Press Releases

Energy efficiency and renewable energy stakeholders point out integrated buildings renovation plan as key to deliver a successful European Green Deal

“We are at a defining moment and at the beginning of the decade of climate action, the European Green Deal must be a key driver towards increased ambition by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050. In this perspective, we believe that increased legally binding energy efficiency and renewables targets and measures would mutually reinforce each other...

Businesses welcome new EIB Energy Lending Policy

“We think that the postponement of one year of the phasing out of investments in fossil fuel energy projects is a long time, because the risk to lock in investments in infrastructures that are not compliant with the Paris Agreement is still there. Now it is up to industry, local authorities and civil society organisations promote energy...

EU Council fails to adopt commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050

“The future ahead of us is a transition towards a climate neutral economy. Yesterday, the European Council missed the opportunity to sign off an EU climate neutrality commitment by 2050 despite a large majority of 24 Member States now backing net-zero emissions by 2050. We should build on this group of progressive countries and convince the...

EU-ASE is female! Happy International Women’s Day 2019

According to a study carried out by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), it is projected that by 2050 there will be around 40 million jobs directly related to renewable energy and energye fficiency worldwide. Women comprise half the world’s population and half of the workforce, hence their full inclusion is vital to ensuring that...

French multinational corporation SAINT-GOBAIN joins the European Alliance to Save Energy

BRUSSELS – The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) announced today that the French group SAINT-GOBAIN has joined the ten current industrial members of the Alliance. “We welcome SAINT-GOBAIN, and we look forward to working with them” said Harry Verhaar, Chairman of the EU-ASE Board and Head of Global Public & Government Affairs at...