European Energy Efficiency Plan: Commission gears up for more savings with renovation and smart meters

08/03/2011

Günther Oettinger said: "Despite progress, our estimates show that we need a further decisive and coordinated action on energy efficiency, without which the EU will not meet its objective of 20% energy savings by 2020. It paves the way for the longer term policies needed to achieve a decarbonised and resource-efficient economy by 2050 and to place the EU at the forefront of innovation. "

Recent Commission estimates suggest the EU will achieve only half of the 20% improvement in energy efficiency it aims for by 2020 if it continues business as usual.

Press release [IP/11/271, 08/03/2011]

Questions and Answers [MEMO/11/149, 08/03/2011]

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