The ups and downs of EU energy efficiency policy

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Click here to read the full report by ECOFYS Report commissioned by Climate Action Network Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe More about the study: Standard studies on the financial benefits of energy savings simply look at the money that businesses and consumers no longer need to spend on energy. According to ECOFYS, if… » read more

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No country could be more fitting to negotiate a deal on the draft Energy Efficiency Directive than current EU President Denmark. The country is the inspiration behind the directive – the proof that economic growth can go hand-in-hand with reductions in energy use. But the Danes seem to have caught ‘Presidency Syndrome’: the desire to… » read more

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Throw a frog into boiling water, the story goes, and it will jump out. But if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated it will not perceive the danger and will be boiled to death. This is just what is happening to the draft Energy Efficiency Directive. Each successive amendment from the… » read more

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