The ups and downs of EU energy efficiency policy

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Perhaps some of you remember the embarrassing (for some) story about how the EU’s 20% renewable energy target came into being? After the renewables directive was agreed, governments belatedly realised they had signed up to meeting a 20% share of energy rather than a 20% share of electricity… It was a much more ambitious target,… » read more

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This week the EU Parliament will vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive, with the Council due to follow in October. Both votes are expected to be a formality – no-one wants another row over the text. But before savings from the Directive can actually begin in 2014, the Commission and member states must work out… » read more

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Be an energy hero! Take action for a strong EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Go to: http://www.caneurope.org/take-action Posted by Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network Europe.

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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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