Energy efficiency 2016: The year of delivery?

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The European Commission is preparing a make-or- break “year of delivery” on its flagship Energy Union strategy, with a steady stream of proposals expected in 2016.

One of the legislative packages will deal with energy savings, with a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and new legislation on heating and cooling expected in the autumn. In the meanwhile, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says efficiency measures should be seen as the “world’s first fuel”.

EURACTIV Institute organised a stakeholder workshop to look forward to the upcoming EU proposals and energy efficiency. Questions included:

  • Where does energy efficiency feature in the Energy Union?
  • Are member states ready to play ball?
  • Is it receiving sufficient political attention
  • How can the EU energy efficiency targets be attained?

EURACTIV also revealed the #EurActory40 ranking of #EnergyEfficiency experts.




Danfoss top five priorities for a successful DWD revision:

  1. Unlock investments in energy efficiency and digitalization
  2. Increase transparency about energy use and water losses in the European water sector
  3. Enforce reduction of water leaks to de-risk contamination through leaky pipes
  4. Make information easy to understand by the public and comparable between member states
  5. Think circular economy


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