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Energy Efficiency

Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: Does the Commission Modelling Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency and to Renewables?


The Clean Energy for all Europeans package is the first opportunity for Europe to align its domestic energy and climate targets with the ratified Paris Climate Agreement and the ratified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the Commission’s modelling methodology and results do not reflect well the ratified international agreements and significantly overestimate the cost of energy transition.

Understanding the Commission's Impact Assessments

The aim of the workshop is to discuss and provide feedback on OpenExp analysis of the commission's impacts assessments related to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD).

As shown in the attached presentation, the Commission scenarios provide evidence about the economic viability of 40% energy savings target. The analysis also shows some modelling weaknesses which require further clarification such as GDP and employment impacts in some Member States when using the general equilibrium model (GEM-E3).

EU Climate and Energy policies at risk of ‘’la pensée unique’’

  • Posted on: 17 May 2016
  • By: Yamina SAHEB

I used to think that Western democracies protect their citizens from “la pensée unique” (a narrow and single way of thinking). My concerns relate to the “consensus” in the “energy efficiency community” about how the “Better Regulation Package” would impact negatively existing EU climate and energy policies.