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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...

The Biggest Innovation In Energy Is Efficiency

By Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save EnergySummer 2019Article published in European Energy Innovation magazineOur focus on measuring GDP growth has trapped us in a linear view of society. Long term quality of life needs to become the most important measure of global success. With greenhouse-gas emissions increasingly a...

Shaping Europe’s energy future: energy efficiency in the heating sector

Kamila Waciega, Director, Energy, Public Affairs Department, Veolia As the European Union is currently discussing its path towards decarbonisation, the essential role of boosting energy efficiency to achieve potential goals for carbon and climate neutrality is unequivocal. In the recently published long-term decarbonisation strategy – a ‘A...

Energy policies as the bridge between “consumers” and “citizens”

Céline Carré, Head of EU Public Affairs, Saint-GobainThe energy consumer will be a catalyst towards a decentralized and decarbonized energy system as stipulated in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans communication. He/she will be able to change energy supplier, monitor and adapt consumption pattern, and produce energy.But how...

Large Group of European Stakeholders Calls for Immediate Action in Face of Climate Emergency

In an unprecedented Climate Action Call published today, a broad and diverse coalition representing hundreds of cities, businesses, investors, scientists, faith groups and civil society organisations, including climate, human rights, litigation, citizens’ mobilization and sports groups urge European leaders to take decisive action to respond to...

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...

Op-ed: The pathway to sustainable cooling

Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling Jürgen has broad leadership experience from global industrial companies within IT, telecommunication, and machine-building. He is passionate about the digital transformation in the cooling sector and constantly challenges innovation to leverage e.g. the potential of energy storage across Danfoss. In...

Three leading companies join the European Alliance to Save Energy to unlock the energy efficiency potential of the energy-water nexus

The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) is very pleased to welcome Nalco Water – an ECOLAB Company, Orbital Systems, and Xylem Inc.  among its current group of industrial members. The drinking and waste water sector is a high energy consumer, yet none of the water-related directives in the EU – the Water Framework Directive, the Drinking...