Energy monitoring devices specialist calls for binding energy efficiency target
Due to a surge in support, it now seems increasingly likely that the European Union will adopt a mandatory target for energy efficiency improvements by 2030.
While there are two legally binding targets for 2020, covering climate change and renewable energy, Europe has not created one for energy efficiency. Yet the European Parliament has voted heavily in favour of developing one, with the backing of several Western European governments (France, Belgium, Austria, Denmark and Ireland).
The European Energy Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, has now also come out in support, as has the German government. At Concept Energy Solutions, an energy surveys expert that specialises in building energy certificates, we consider a target to be a vital opportunity.
Concept Energy is an energy monitoring and targeting firm and Peter Stockwell, one of our directors, says: “With a binding target for climate change, it seems only sensible to also encourage uptake of energy efficiency measures.”
He adds: “Our energy management expertise has demonstrated that improving energy efficiency is the easiest step on the journey towards reducing consumption and carbon emissions. The associated cost savings would also be of huge benefit in this economic climate.”