Parliament supports strengthening of energy efficiency targets

On 17 January, the European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted a binding 35% energy efficiency target for 2030. “This target unfortunately falls short of the 40% Climate Alliance cities had been calling for, but is nonetheless a welcome step in the right direction,” comments Andy Deacon, Policy Director at Climate Alliance. The European Council and Commission had both showed support for a lower 30% target in the run up to this vote. The new target is not only 5% higher, it further accelerates progress on energy savings by fully and fairly including transport in its calculation.

Read more in the press release of the Coalition for Energy Savings