Organisation Name
BusinessEurope
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Efficiency Standards
Data Source
Legislative Consultations
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.09

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Opposing energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Directly advocating to policy makers to oppose EU 2030 energy efficiency targets (BusinessEurope submission to EU consultation on 2030 framework for energy and climate policies, June 2013, p 11 paragraph 7)

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Policy recommendation 2: Set a 2030 emissions reduction target Substitute multiple targets for emissions reduction, renewable and energy efficiency with a single emissions reduction target. A single EU emissions reduction target for 2030 should be the main driver to incentivise the transition towards a more sustainable economy in Europe. Setting a target to 2030 would give the needed medium- to long-term perspective to business and investors and increase the predictability of the regulatory framework. Due to their overlapping scope with the EU ETS, the EU targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources should not be continued after 2020.

Created: 29/07/2015 Last edited: 12/07/2016

 

Not supporting energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Directly advocating in opposition to increased ambition on energy efficiency targets (BusinessEurope President, Emma Marcegaglia, letter to Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Comission, Novermber 2016)

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This week, the college of the European Commission should adopt the winter energy package. It is an important milestone to shaping the next generation of EU energy and climate policy. [...] However, we see a high risk of failure with the 2030 energy efficiency target. [...] Going beyond an indicative 27% energy efficiency target endangers the attempt to strengthen the EU ETS system as the flagship of the EU's decarbonisation efforts. [...] it is also questionable whether going beyond an indicative 27% energy efficiency target represents a cost-efficient path and a realistic approach in terms of investments. [...] Yours sincerely, Emma Marcegaglia

Created: 23/11/2017 Last edited: 23/11/2017

 

Not supporting energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Accepting agreed EU energy efficiency targets, but appearing to oppose the possibility of more ambitious energy efficiency targets in Europe in light of UN Climate Deal (BusinessEurope, Director, Markus. J Breyrer, letters to Chair of the EU Environment Council and the Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, 'BUSINESSEUROPE views on the impact of the Paris agreement on the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies', February 2016)

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While other major economies have indicated their intention to accelerate efforts to reduce emissions, the EU is by far the most ambitious even among the developed countries. [...] Against this background, the priority for the EU must be to adopt, as quickly as possible, a legislative framework for post-2020, in line with the October 2014 European Council conclusions, i.e. 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as a binding target and 27% share of renewable energy and 27% improvement of energy efficiency as indicative targets. Therefore, we call on you to refrain from re-opening the political debate on those targets, which represent the most ambitious climate action efforts across the planet. This is crucial to avoid undermining long-term investment security for European industries.

Created: 21/06/2016 Last edited: 23/11/2017

 

Not supporting energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposed to more ambitious energy efficiency targets (Letter from Director-General Markus Beyrer to Minister of Energy, Temenuzkha Petkova, June 2018, p.4)

Extract from Source:

...increasing the efficiency target... could also have an adverse impact on cost-competitiveness and the leading role of the EU ETS in reaching the climate objectives. ...To support further economic growth, the target in the article 3 of the energy efficiency directive has to be set realistically and economically. ...BusinessEurope stresses not to go beyond 30% and keep the indicative nature of the targets on EU and national level. 

Created: 01/03/2019 Last edited: 01/03/2019

 

Opposing energy efficiency targets

InfluenceMap Comment:

Directly advocating to policy makers to oppose EU 2030 energy efficiency targets (BusinessEurope Director General, Markus Beyrer and BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia, letter to President of the European Commission Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, 'Industrial competitiveness and the 2030 climate and energy package', January 2014)

Extract from Source:

We understand the new set of actions for industrial competitiveness and the 2030 climate and energy package should both be published in January. [...] Ahead of important decisions giving substance to a new European approach to industrial competitiveness, it would be extremely damaging if the Commission proposed simultaneously a communication focused on how to improve our competitiveness and a climate and energy package containing measures undermining that goal. [...] When it comes to a renewed energy and climate policy, we would like to highlight the following main issues: [...] 2. The EU should move away from the three overlapping targets (C02 emissions reduction, renewable and energy efficiency) to a single 2030 C02 emissions reduction target approach implying appropriate efforts on renewable and energy efficiency. Instead of mutual reinforcement, the three overlapping targets cause inefficiencies, lead to additional regulatory burdens and increase energy prices. Industrial electricity prices have increased by 37% in the European OECD members between 2005 and 2012 while the corresponding change in the US was minus 4%

Created: 21/06/2016 Last edited: 21/06/2016