European Parliament puts energy efficiency at top of the agenda

European Parliament puts energy efficiency at top of the agenda

Members of the European Parliament want to see energy efficiency be a key part of the region’s 2011-2020 energy strategy, according to a resolution adopted. The resolution drafted by Polish MEP Lena Kolarska- Bobiska would also make a single energy market, security of supply and affordable energy prices for consumers key priorities. But top of

Members of the European Parliament want to see energy efficiency be a key part of the region’s 2011-2020 energy strategy, according to a resolution adopted.

The resolution drafted by Polish MEP Lena Kolarska- Bobiska
would also make a single energy market, security of supply and affordable
energy prices for consumers key priorities.

But top of the agenda should be energy efficiency, says
MEPs, as the most cost effective way of reducing energy dependency, managing
energy bills, combating climate change and creating jobs.

 

MEPs are calling on the European Commission to look at
how existing legislation is being implemented and – if unsatisfactory –
consider additional measures, such as national energy efficiency targets, to
deliver regional energy savings of at least 20%.

 

The European Parliament also wants to see 50% of European
homes fitted with smart meters by 2015 and 80% of consumers have intelligent
metering systems by 2020.

The final part of the
jigsaw should be to push ahead with energy projects like the EU southern gas
corridor, the Nabucco Asia to Europe gas pipeline, DESERTEC and the
Mediterranean Ring and Baltic Interconnection efforts.

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