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2018

Successful EUSEW event shows the benefits and opportunities offered by Energy Performance Contracting for the Public Sector

On Thursday 7 June, EFIEES, eu.esco, EU-ASE, Factor 4 and EVO organised, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018, a seminar on “Energy Performance Contracts to foster Energy Efficiency in the public sector – how to turn difficulties into success?”. The event, featuring high-level speakers from the EU and financial institutions, as Read More

EFIEES’ key messages in view of EED and RED trilogues in June

(Photo: consilium.europa.eu) In view of the forthcoming conclusion of interinstitutional negotiations on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Renewable Energy Directive (RED), with next trilogues scheduled for the 13th June and the Energy Council’s meeting currently taking place in Luxembourg, EFIEES reiterates its support for the consistent implementation of the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle across Read More

Press Release – Study Highlights Sound Primary Energy Factor Approach Needed to Inform Consumers on the Real Efficiency of Heaters

On the 15th May, the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) published a study on the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) for electricity and the corresponding CO2 Equivalent Emission Factor (CEEF) applicable to technologies coupling heat and electricity sectors. According to the study, commissioned by COGEN Europe, the additional electricity demand from sectors subject to electrification Read More

EED Trilogue – EFIEES signs a joint briefing paper on EU Primary Energy Factor calculation methodology for electricity

The EU Primary Energy Factor for Electricity (EU PEF) value of 2.0, proposed by the European Commission in the 2016 review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), reflects several inaccurate methodology choices, disregarding recognised standards and undermining the ultimate objectives of the EED to deliver energy savings across the entire energy value chain. The joint Read More

Joint Letter: EU Primary Energy Factor for Electricity: Key for Efficient and Renewable Heat in Europe

In a joint letter co-signed with AEBIOM, COGEN Europe, EGEC Geothermal, Euroheat & Power and Solar Heat Europe, EFIEES asks EU negotiators to: Set an average EU Primary Energy Factor for electricity (PEF) of no less than 2.3 in EED Annex IV, reflecting the real efficiency of the electricity system, through a robust and transparent Read More

EFIEES calls for a balanced approach coherent with the “Energy Efficiency First” principle in view of the start of the EED and RED trilogue negotiations

Ahead of trilogue negotiations on Renewable Energy Directive and Energy Efficiency Directive, EFIEES: Calls for the confirmation of the binding nature of the EU energy efficiency and renewable targets Calls for maintaining the extension of the 1.5% annual energy savings obligation in EED Article 7, with no loopholes and both supply-side measures as well as Read More

Press Release – EFIEES welcomes the European Parliament’s clear and balanced stance towards energy efficiency and renewables

EFIEES welcomes the outcome of the vote which took place on the 17th January 2018 in the plenary of the European Parliament on two crucial files of the Clean Energy Package, the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), in particular: EFIEES applauds the adoption of two ambitious and binding targets at Read More

 

 

2017

EFIEES’ meeting in Rome hosted by Italian member AssoESCo

On the 23rd November 2017, EFIEES held its members’ meeting in Rome, hosted by its Italian member, AssoESCo. The association published a press release on its website. Meeting’s summary “Energy Performance Contracts: a fundamental tool to enhance energy efficiency”: one of the main messages of EFIEES’ meeting in Rome, hosted by its Italian member-association, AssoESCo. Read More

Press Release – EFIEES welcomes the European Parliament’s ambitious position on the EED and RED

EFIEES, representing energy efficiency service companies (EESCs) across Europe, welcomes the votes of the Industry (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (RED). They constitute a major step forward, following the successful adoption of the EPBD report in October, which sent Read More

EFIEES’ position paper on the ‘Clean Energy Package’ revision

EFIEES welcomes the draft reports presented by the rapporteurs and the several amendments tabled by the Members of the European Parliament on the Clean Energy Package. EFIEES keeps on supporting the consistent implementation of the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle across all the elements of the package as well as the following guiding principles: Efforts towards Read More

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 – EFIEES presents concrete solutions to boost energy efficiency services markets

On the 22nd June 2017, EFIEES co-organised with eu.ESCO and EU-ASE a conference entitled “Boosting energy-efficiency services markets for building renovation and system efficiency”, in the framework of the 2017 edition of the European Sustainable Energy Week. The conference was divided in two expert panels. The first panel was composed of Timothée Noël, European Commission Read More

Primary energy factor – EFIEES signs a joint letter to the Council of the EU

On the 17th May, EFIEES, together with COGEN Europe and Eurogas, sent a letter to the Council of the EU. Our three organisations welcome the Clean Energy Package and agree that the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) value set at 2.5 must be revised to better take into account the changes in the energy system as Read More