EU Acknowledges Future Role of Energy Efficiency

THE draft European Parliament report on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, rightly acknowledges the future role of energy-efficiency policies in the 2030 climate and energy framework.

The draft report produced jointly by the ENVI (environment, public health and food safety) and ITRE (industry, research and energy) committees, is criticized for falling short of devising any concrete path towards putting in place this framework.

As an example regarding cogeneration, the report states that “the European Parliament…sees an important role for cogeneration in increasing energy efficiency in the future”. It “calls for further support for decentralised and micro-scale energy production and smart energy infrastructures in all Member States”.

It now falls to MEPs to beef up this draft report with their political vision. With a European Parliament resolution, after an amendment process, expecting to be adopted at the plenary sitting in February/March 2014.

Picture of EU Pleniere by PPCOE (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

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