European Commission proposes a higher and achievable energy savings target for 2030
EU News 319/2014
Brussels, 23 July 2014
New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive impact on the environment: these are some of the expected benefits of the energy efficiency target for 2030 put forward today by the European Commission in a Communication. The proposed target of 30 % builds on the achievements already reached: new buildings use half the energy they did in the 1980s and industry is about 19% less energy intensive than in 2001.
The proposed target goes beyond the 25% energy savings target which would be required to achieve a 40% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030. At the same time the framework on energy efficiency put forward today aims to strike the right balance between benefits and costs.
Source and additional information:
Günther Oettinger Date: 23/07/2014 Reference: P-026018/00-04 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2014 URL