8 April 2016

There is no such thing as a clean fossil fuel. Despite technological innovations, gas is a significant contributor to climate change, and in some cases emissions from shale gas can be comparable to or worse than coal. This briefing argues that gas will lock Europe into decades of fossil fuel use, blocking or slowing down the neccessary transition to energy efficiency and renewables.

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.

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