7 September 2017

EU Environment committee votes for higher efficiency targets, Industry and Energy Committee must follow

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes the decision of the European Parliament Environmental Committee to support higher targets for energy efficiency in 2030. This positive step […]
26 June 2017

Energy ministers weaken EU energy savings obligation

Energy ministers in the EU Council today confirmed 30% energy efficiency target, but weakened the key energy saving measure to deliver it. A meeting of EU […]
21 June 2017

Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ – Ensuring a Fair Energy Label for Consumers

Strengthening product testing of dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions Last week, the European Parliament voted a revised Energy Labelling Regulation reinforcing its consumer empowerment role. Following that […]
14 June 2017

European citizens and businesses to benefit from newly approved energy label

The European Parliament approved today the EU energy label reform for home, professional and commercial appliances – a move that is expected to cut energy use […]
13 June 2017

European Parliament should be a leader in the fight against climate change

A crucial European Parliament climate vote on binding annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for EU countries will take place on Wednesday 14 June. The Effort […]
13 June 2017

MEPs must support, not sabotage, the Energy Efficiency Directive

The EEB strongly rejects the conclusions of Polish MEP Adam Gierek’s draft Energy Efficiency report, which was released to European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) last week. […]
2 June 2017

EEB calls for tough response to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has strongly condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to abandon the Paris Agreement and called for a robust response. […]
22 March 2017

New energy label must be introduced quickly to slash energy use and household bills

Changes to the energy label agreed between the European Commission, Council and Parliament must be introduced quickly so citizens can enjoy the long-awaited energy savings the […]
30 November 2016

EU on thin ice with winter package

EU on thin ice with Winter Package The European Commission today published its energy package for 2030. This was its big moment to show that the […]
20 July 2016

Commission proposal sticks with outdated climate targets

Today, only seven months after the Paris Agreement, the European Commission published its proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation and the rules for accounting the land […]
23 June 2016

EEB reaction to the successful vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive

The EEB has welcomed this morning’s successful vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive’s implementation report that took place in the European Parliament’s plenary session [1]. Roland […]
14 June 2016

EP industry committee vote leaves consumers in the dark on energy labelling

The decision today (Tuesday) by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) to keep customers confused by delaying the introduction of clear energy label rules is severely […]