EU showing ‘low ambition’ on energy savings, study claims

Almost all Member States of the European Union (EU) are not only showing low ambition in achieving energy savings targets they are also failing to demonstrate how targets will be reached, a new study claims, writes

The study carried out by the Coalition for Energy Savings analysed Member States’ plans for achieving 1.5% annual end-use energy savings – set under the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive.

According to the study, twelve plans, including the UK, Finland, Germany, Sweden and all central and eastern EU countries except Croatia and Latvia, are either incomplete or of low quality.

Issues highlighted by the analysis include the incorrect calculation of the target, ineligibility of measures, and inclusions of energy savings that would have happened anyway.

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