This year the European Commission will propose a new energy efficiency target for 2030. A range of scenarios are being assessed, from 27% savings (the current target) to 40% (the European Parliament's choice).
The key question is, how high will the Commission go? This briefing makes a clear case for the highest possible target. If Europe is serious about tackling climate change, boosting energy security and creating jobs, then a 40% target is the only way forward.
But don't feel you have to take our word for it. With one exception (the impact of 40% efficiency on emissions), all the numbers are from the International Energy Agency and the European Commission itself. So is energy efficiency good for Europe? Of course it is!'