Study: 2030 EU energy efficiency target, the multiple benefits of higher ambition

The Coalition for Energy Savings and Cambridge Econometrics released a new study demonstrating the multiple benefits of a 14.5% energy efficiency target

As negotiations on the recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive are at the heart of the current EU policy agenda, a new study commissioned by the Coalition for Energy Savings unveils the several benefits that higher ambitions for energy efficiency could foster for the whole EU.

The study explores three scenarios in line with different levels of ambition concerning the 2030 EU energy efficiency target, a contentious and important point of negotiations. Looking at targets of 9% (Minimum Efficiency, the general approach), 13% (REPowerEU Efficiency, proposed by the European Commission) and 14.5% (Enhanced Efficiency, proposed by the European Parliement), the study reveals that the latter models would ensure positive environmental, social and economic advances. It demonstrates that energy efficiency is one of the keys to advance rapidly towards a just and clean energy transition and more energy security.

The study can be downloaded here.