Comments & recommendations on draft report of rapporteur Claude Turmes on the proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive
Published: 25 November 2011
Policies & Issues: Energy & Climate
Energy efficiency is a key issue for European engineering industries, which play a strategic role in the European economy. Orgalime industries are major energy consumers, but also technology solutions providers improving energy efficiency and addressing the challenges that the climate change, sustainable consumption and production and energy security agenda pose. Orgalime industries are fully committed to continuously improving the energy use in their own processes, to placing on the market ever more energy efficient products and technologies for the consumer to enjoy and to play its role in facilitating better informed consumer choices.
We consider the draft Directive as an opportunity to provide a common and holistic answer to the energy, climate change and resource efficiency challenges ahead by harmonising to the maximum extent possible current practices and efforts of the different member states: An as strong as possible European framework will not only provide a clear political signal for sustainable, growth enhancing energy efficiency investments, it will also help securing free movement, reducing Europe’s external energy bill that today is strongly dominated by energy imports, and it can contribute to help changing consumer behaviour to reduce their individual energy consumption and related costs.