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The UK, Europe, and an energy efficiency revolution

Posted on 20 June 2014

Uncertainty over the European Commission’s preferences for a 2030 energy efficiency target continue. A leaked impact assessment suggests it favours a binding EU-level reduction of at least 30 per cent with no national targets. But commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and energy commissioner Günther Oettinger are said to favour a non-binding 27 per cent goal. See paragraph five onwards for updates.
Does Vladimir Putin secretly want you to get your walls insulated? He certainly seems to be doing his best to encourage strong EU energy efficiency legislation. But if the EU does raise its ambition on energy efficiency as part of its 2030 climate and energy package, UK energy saving policies would also have to become much more ambitious. How big a task would it be to meet an EU energy saving goal, and how would the UK go about it?……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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