European Heating Industry joins forces for ambitious energy efficiency legislation

Brussels, 5 June 2018

EHI, the European heating industry joins the Coalition for Energy Savings and its call for ambitious energy efficiency legislation.

EHI, which brings together companies that are leaders in the production of efficient heating systems, has joined the Coalition for Energy Savings as its 31st member.

“By joining the Coalition for Energy Savings, EHI shows its strong support for higher ambition for the EU’s energy efficiency framework. An ambitious EU-level framework on energy efficiency will tackle the challenge of replacing 80 million old and inefficient boilers, currently installed in the EU, with high-efficiency and renewable heating solutions” said Federica Sabbati, Secretary General of the European Heating Industry (EHI).

“While the negotiations on the Energy Efficiency Directive are progressing, energy efficiency stakeholders continue to strengthen their voice in calling for bold legislative action”, said Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings. “We called on energy ministers meeting next week to recognize the many benefits of a common and ambitious policy and warned of slowing down progress”.

 

For more information, please contact:

Marion Santini | +32 2 235 20 13 | marion.santini[a]energycoalition.eu | @EUenergysavings

Federica Sabbati | +32 2 880 30 70 | federica.sabbati[a]ehi.eu

Notes for editors:

  • Letter to Energy Ministers ahead of Energy Council
  • More information about our position and suggestions can be found in the Coalition’s position paper on the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package.

The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, trade unions, cooperatives, consumer and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal. The Coalition calls on the EU to commit itself to a 40% energy saving target by 2030, and to step up policies, measures and investments in order to stop energy waste and tap the considerable energy savings potentials. Coalition members represent:

  • more than 500 associations, 200 companies, 1,240 cooperatives,
  • 15 million supporters, more than 2 million employees and 650,000 members of cooperatives,
  • 2,500 cities and towns in 30 countries in Europe.

05.06.2018