About: energy bills

Electricity 14-08-2017

Cutting consumption is key to cutting energy bills

Westminster’s latest attempt to manage energy bills looks increasingly like an attempt to manage headlines about energy bills. Much more must be done to cut consumption, writes Tom Burke.
Energy 12-05-2016

Ensure energy directives lead to real and effective energy savings

Substantial parts of EU energy legislation are being reviewed this year, aiming to improve efficiency, cut emissions, increase supply security and save money. But a number of requirements must be met before this can happen, write Marie Linder and Kurt Eliasson.
Energy 25-04-2013

Energy efficiency expert: A sole CO2 target for 2030 would be dangerous

It would be dangerous for the EU’s 2030 Green Paper to focus on a single greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, says Bernard Laponche, an energy efficiency consultant and advisor to several countries in the EU and further afield. Doing so could result in the EU’s climate policy ‘getting lost’.
Energy 14-11-2012

Internal energy market: The pieces of the puzzle do not fit

The European Commission's energy market communication, to be published on 15 November, indicates that there are major obstacles to the implementation of the internal energy market by the target date, 2014, writes Georg Zachmann.
Brexit 24-10-2012

‘Lowest energy tariffs’ do not necessarily mean lower bills, experts warn

UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently announced that he would pass a law forcing energy companies to offer their customers the lowest tariffs available, but this will not necessarily translate into cheaper energy bills, EU energy experts warn.
Energy 18-10-2012

UK energy firms to be forced to give customers lowest tariff

Energy firms will be forced to give all of their customers the lowest tariff available under new laws announced by David Cameron.
Energy 15-06-2012

Lidegaard: ‘We fought like lions for the Energy Efficiency Directive’

Negotiations were tough on the Energy Efficiency Directive, but now only the signature is missing on one of the Danish EU presidency’s key priorities, said Danish Climate and Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard.
Energy 03-02-2011

EU leaders to dodge energy efficiency at summit

EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Friday (4 February) are expected to announce a review of the bloc's energy savings plan only for 2013 and have no intention of making their 20% savings target legally binding, EURACTIV has learned.