The European Commission last July 23 has set new energy efficiency targets for 2030.
The target of 30% is based on the results already achieved: new buildings use half the energy compared to 1980 and the industry consumes about 19% less energy than in 2001.
The proposed savings target that goes beyond 25%, that it would be necessary to achieve a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.
Günther H. Oettinger, European Commission Vice President, responsible for Energy, said: “Our proposal is the basis for guiding the EU towards greater security of supply, innovation and sustainability, all in an affordable way and at the same time ambitious. Our goal … is to give the right signal to the market and encourage further investment in energy-saving technologies to the benefit of businesses, consumers and the environment. ”
The Communication on energy efficiency and its contribution to energy security, as well as the framework 2030, takes stock of the progress towards the target of 20% by 2020.
Currently the EU plans to achieve energy savings of 18-19% in year 2020.
However, the target of 20% can be achieved only if all EU countries give full effect to the legislation already agreed. The Commission is not proposing new measures, but calls upon Member States to intensify their efforts to ensure the achievement of the 2020 target.