The EU has set minimum energy efficiency levels through its 2030 targets, but actions and measures are yet insufficient. That is why the Coalition for Energy Savings, of which EFIEES is an active member, has just published a position paper with 4 priority actions for the new European Parliament and Commission (2019-2024) in order to achieve a fast, fair and attractive energy transition:
- Apply the energy efficiency first principle to energy markets and infrastructure planning in a 2050 net-zero GHG emission perspective
- Support implementation and enforce existing law
- Provide dedicated financing and regulations for housing
- Work with societal trends, starting with digitalisation
The position paper, to which EFIEES has significantly contributed, includes explicit references to Energy Efficiency Services (EES) and Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) as one of the most cost-effective tools for the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Furthermore, one of the Priority Actions under the second recommendation, “Support implementation and enforce existing law”, is dedicated to these solutions:
Create a more favourable environment for energy efficiency services and energy performance contracts (EU Taxonomy, combination with Structural Funds, guarantee mechanism to reduce the perceived risks).
Read the full position paper here: