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Europe needs a dedicated water strategy to tackle water scarcity while saving energy and reducing emissions

The next EU institutional framework must work on a European Water Strategy – a comprehensive, integrated response to tackle water scarcity, focusing on the synergies between water & energy use: the Water-Energy Nexus.  Water scarcity is a growing concern in Europe, driven by climate change, population growth, urbanization, and inefficient water management practices. To combat this crisis effectively, an integrated approach is essential, leveraging the water-energy nexus to optimize...

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The Net Zero Industry Act: The clean tech race is one Europe can win if it invests in Energy Efficiency First

The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) recognizes the need for a systemic change in Europe’s industrial policy to address the climate and energy challenge while keeping Europe’s economies more competitive. In it’s urgency the Commission has overlooked a sector that is truly crucial for Europe to reach net-zero by 2050: the energy efficiency sector. On 16 March, the European Commission tabled its Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), outlining a plan to scale up manufacturing of clean...

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Meet the Water-Energy Nexus

We are thrilled to share our latest publication, an informative infographic highlighting the Water-Energy Nexus. In today’s climate and energy crisis, understanding the water-energy nexus is crucial for driving substantial savings in both resources while reducing emissions and enhancing European industry competitiveness. Meet the Water-Energy Nexus infographic, developed by The European Alliance to Save Energy with the support of our members.  Understanding the interdependent...

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EU-ASE Feedback to the 2040 Climate Target Consultation

The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the European Commission`s public consultation on the 2040 climate targets.  We support a binding EU-wide climate target for 2040 to address the more and more frequent impact of the climate, energy and water crisis. In order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the European Union should adopt a comprehensive and ambitious set of climate and energy targets. The synergy between energy efficiency,...

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EU-ASE Feedback to the Public Consultation on the Revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive

The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) welcomes the Commission’s proposal to revise the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and supports the high level of ambition in tackling emissions from large industrial installations as well as the stronger emphasis on energy and resources efficiency, including water. While the directive marks a very positive development, there is still room for improvement notably on the application of the Energy Efficiency First principle, the scope, the...

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Response to the Commission’s consultation on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the expost consultation on the EPBD revision. Together with the rest of the ‘Fit for 55’ legislative ecosystem, the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is crucial to address challenges the European Union is facing: the climate emergency, the soaring energy prices and the European dependency on fossil fuels from third countries. In this document, EU-ASE reacts to the...

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Response to targeted review of the GBER with revised rules for State aid

The European Green Deal target to reach climate neutrality by 2050 calls for unprecedented levels of public and private investments accompanied by deep reforms. In this context, well-designed State Aid schemes will be key to unlock investments and make the best use of public funds. The European Alliance to Save Energy is happy to provide its feedback on the revised GBER. Energy efficiency is the bedrock of a decarbonised EU energy system: energy efficiency gains are essential to achieve the...

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