24 April 2015

President Juncker, Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Arias Cañete are very supportive of energy efficiency. They're calling for higher ambition and an 'efficiency first' approach to energy policy. But this is being undermined by modelling methodology which assumes renovating a building in Europe is riskier than drilling for oil in a war zone. It's the high discount rate issue – and it must be fixed as soon as possible.

15 September 2014

New information from an Access to Documents request shows that the real costs of a 2030 efficiency target may be much lower than those published by the European Commission.

All reports & publications for this issue
    • Agriculture

      Food and farming in Europe and its global impacts

    • Agrofuels

      Plant-based fuels from agriculture. Also known as biofuels

    • EU-US trade deal

      What’s at stake in negotiations for a transatlantic trade agreement

    • Food speculation

      Betting on foodstuffs, and how to regulate it

    • GMOs

      Genetically modified crops and organisms

    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Nature

      Standing up for our right to nature

    • Nature

      Standing up for our right to nature

    • Resource use

      Europe’s consumption of land, materials, water and carbon

    • Shale gas

      Unconventional oil and gas, and the ‘fracking’ process

    • Tar sands

      Unconventional oil, also known as oil sands

    • Water use

      Measuring Europe’s water footprint