EU 20% efficiency target threatened

The European Union will fail to meet its 20 per cent energy efficiency target for 2020 under current policies, says a new study. Commissioned by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), the report also finds that this target can be met cost-effectively, cutting energy bills for consumers and business by €78 billion annually in 2020. Current policies mean that Europe is realising only one-third of potential cost-effective energy savings.

Source: Energy Savings 2020: how to triple the impact of energy saving policies in Europe.

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