Energy efficiency is often regarded as the cheapest and cleanest fuel. But still, the 2030 energy efficiency target was one of the most highly debated policy issues in the 2030 process, as you can see in the video below.
Find out who supported or opposed binding energy efficiency targets in the public consultation on the 2030 Framework, by viewing the current status of the graph and selecting the topic “energy efficiency target”. The node card on the right hand side will open and you will see a list of the organisations that have supported or opposed these targets. You can see that companies such as Shell, Statoil, BP, Enel, RWE and BASF have opposed energy efficiency targets but that companies such as IKEA, Vestas, EnBW, DONG Energy supported energy efficiency targets. Similarly, organisations such as Eurogas, the Federation for Finish Enterprises, the Federation of Norwegian Industries, the Union of Agricultural Producers, the International Emission Trading Association opposed binding energy efficiency targets and organisations such as the European Wind Energy Association, Greenpeace, Cooperatives Europe, the Scotch Whisky Association, the Center for Transport and Energy and others have supported a binding energy efficiency target. Remark: Please note that all statements are based on the current status of the crowdsourcing initiative. As more people help us to complete the dataset, the numbers will change.

Meanwhile, the implementation of the energy efficiency target is on its way with the Winter Package ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’, including the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
You can find more information in a briefing on the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package by BPIE or the BPIE guide to “Buildings in the Clean Energy Package”.

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The SIMPOL Project is currently funded by the H2020 European grant DOLFINS (no. 640772) in the Global Systems Science area of the Future Emerging Technologies program.