28 November 2018

EU climate strategy sets course, now governments must speed up

Energy efficiency and circular economy crucial   Europe still 10 years behind Paris Agreement   €200bn of annual health benefits by cutting air pollution   The […]
23 August 2018

Lower energy bills as EU retires wasteful light bulbs

The imminent phase out of halogen light bulbs across the EU is set to deliver mammoth savings to consumers, according to Coolproducts campaigners and market experts. […]
17 January 2018

MEPs approve energy savings to rescue Europe’s climate policy

The European Parliament has backed a more ambitious target for energy efficiency in a vote in Strasbourg today. A 35% binding target in the Energy Efficiency […]
28 November 2017

European Parliament challenges Member States to adopt ‘cheapest and most effective’ route to cut emissions

The European Parliament is set to back raising EU energy efficiency targets after MEPs in the Industry Committee voted on amendments to the Energy Efficiency Directive […]
2 November 2017

Challenge to EU leaders: It’s time to move Europe Beyond Coal

Health, environment and climate groups are calling on the European Union to hasten the move away from coal and other fossil fuels and towards clean renewable […]
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

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. […]
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 […]