#EUGreenRecovery to restart Europe – call to EU leaders

(eceee Press Release, 1 Apr 2020) In a joint letter to EU and national leaders, a number of organisations from the renewable and energy efficiency sector, including eceee, call for a green economic recovery. The signatories urge the EU leaders to create a link between the European Green Deal and immediate stimulus packages.

The signatories, representing employees from Europe’s renewable energy and energy efficiency value chains across the electricity, heating, cooling, building and transport sectors as well as supportive associations, call on the EU to:

  • Fully integrate the proposed economic stimulus packages and the European Green Deal (as proposed by the European Council last week). Investments in a zero-carbon infrastructure and innovative solutions are the best and most cost-effective route to economic recovery on a national and supranational level while at the same time preparing the grounds for a secure and sustainable energy system.
  • Bring forward the necessary investments for rapid recovery.
  • Use the stimulus packages to accelerate investments in energy efficiency, renewable heating and cooling, electricity, mobility, zero-carbon buildings, and industrial processes.
  • Ensure ongoing supply of clean energy and ongoing investments in energy transition can continue in the current pandemic as essential services. 

The signatories highlight that renewable energy, flexibility and energy efficiency solutions are now cost-competitive and can sustain local jobs across Europe. The EU Green Deal should be used to restart Europe and drive its economy with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy across all sectors.

View the joint letter here.