Energy consumption continues to rise in Europe: Eurostat

By |februar 8th, 2019|2020 energy and climate targets, 2030 climate and energy targets, energy efficiency directive, Energy Efficiency First, energy efficiency in buildings, energy efficiency targets, EU energy package 2030, News|

Energy consumption in Europe rose for the third consecutive year in 2017, pulling the EU further away from its 2020 energy efficiency objective, according to official figures published on Thursday (7 February).

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‘Energy sobriety’: A disruptive notion catching on in France

By |januar 24th, 2019|energy efficiency directive, energy efficiency targets, EU energy package 2030, News|

The idea of reducing – or altogether avoiding – energy consumption is starting to catch on among French local authorities. But the concept struggles at European level because it directly challenges our economic growth model. EURACTIV France reports.

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Think-tank: Artificially low electricity prices ‘not good for EDF’ nor consumers

By |november 12th, 2018|clean energy package, energy poverty, energy price, energy prices, EU energy package 2030, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, News, Regulated energy tariffs|

Artificially low energy prices in France are one of the reasons why former state monopoly EDF loses money, says Thomas Pellerin-Carlin. Moreover, regulated prices are useless to protect vulnerable consumers from energy poverty and “almost never leads to low energy bills,” he argues.

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Business lobby prepares pushback against EU climate goals update

By |september 19th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, clean energy package, EU energy package 2030, News|

A leaked internal memo, obtained by EURACTIV, gives a rare glimpse into the communication strategy of Europe's main business lobby group ahead of the COP24 conference later this year, showing how it plans to “oppose” any increase in the EU's climate ambition for 2030.

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14 European countries call for stronger EU climate action

By |junij 26th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, clean energy package, Energy Roadmap 2050, EU energy package 2030, News|

A group of European countries known as the “Green Growth Group” have called on the European Commission to update the EU’s pledge at the United Nation’s next annual climate meeting in December this year, and chart a pathway consistent with a 1.5°C global warming scenario by 2050.

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German think-tank: EU’s 32% renewable energy target ’still unambitious’

By |junij 18th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Climate Protection Plan 2050, Energy Roadmap 2050, EU energy package 2030, News|

The 32% renewable energy target agreed by EU negotiators last week is still “much lower” than what would be needed to reach the Paris goals on climate change, argue experts at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany.

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EU strikes deal on 32% renewable energy target and palm oil ban after all-night session

By |junij 14th, 2018|Energy efficiency, EU energy package 2030, News, Renewable Energy|

Talks on renewable energy policy in Europe reached un unexpected breakthrough early this morning after negotiators from the European Parliament and  EU member states were able to reach a compromise on a 32% headline objective and a complete phase out of palm oil use in transport by 2030.

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Businesses, NGOs make joint plea for higher EU ambition on climate change

By |junij 12th, 2018|clean energy package, EU energy package 2030, News|

A unique coalition of businesses and investors representing over €21 trillion in assets have joined forces with local authorities and civil society groups to urge EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy in order to keep global warming below 2°C.

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‘Primary’ energy efficiency in focus as EU talks near finishing line

By |junij 8th, 2018|energy efficiency directive, EU energy package 2030, News|

Public debate on energy efficiency has tended to focus on savings made by the end-user – whether in buildings or in consumer products like TV sets, lightbulbs, and vacuum cleaners, which have all grabbed headlines.

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EU paves way for final showdown on energy ‘governance’ bill

By |maj 24th, 2018|Claude Turmes, energy poverty, Energy Union, Energy Union governance, EU energy package 2030, News|

European Union legislators made progress Wednesday (23 May) on a draft EU law that sets a “trajectory” for the deployment of renewable energies in Europe and puts in place a “gap-filler” mechanism to ensure the bloc meets its 2030 energy and climate objectives.

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