By using energy more efficiently, Europeans can lower their energy bills, reduce their reliance on external suppliers of oil and gas, and help protect the environment. In order to achieve these benefits, energy efficiency needs to be improved throughout the full energy chain, from production to final consumption. At the same time, the benefits of energy savings must outweigh the costs, for instance, those that result from carrying out renovations. Therefore, EU measures focus on sectors where the potential for savings is the greatest, such as buildings, or where coordinated approach is required.
Energy efficiency is also one of the priorities of the Europe 2030 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and for the transition to a resource efficient economy. By 2030, the EU wants to reduce primary energy consumption by 32.5%. Better efficiency helps ensure the security of energy supply, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.
FEDARENE’s Energy Efficiency Working Group is chaired by our Vice-Presidents Florin Andronescu, Gerhard Dell & Christiane Egger and Maria Fabianelli.
An important pillar on the path for Green Energy Transition at EU level is represented by the Energy Efficiency action; without a strong push on raising energy efficiency in all sectors, the EU targets for 2030 and 2050 couldn’t be reached. For this, integrated EE actions enclosing smart/innovative solutions are required. As citizens we all must save energy in our households and at our workplacesFlorin Andronescu, Vice-President for Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency and renewable energy – what we call today the energy transition –moved from being a fringe topic followed by a small number of organizations to be at the top of the policy agenda. In Upper Austria – through commitment, action, and support of the regional government – greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings sector have been reduced by 40% in the past 10 years and the share of renewable energy in space heating has increased to an impressive 60%. Change is definitively happening!Gerhard Dell & Christiane Egger, Vice-Presidents for Energy Efficiency
Increasing efficiency of energy consumption is among the easiest and most efficient ways to fight climate change and protect the environment, also boosting the local economy.Maria Fabianelli, Vice-President for Energy Efficiency and Investments