The Coalition for Energy Savings welcomes EU recommendations on NECPs

(eceee news, 21 Jun 2019) The draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) fall short by of up to 6% percentage points to the EU’s 32.5% energy efficiency target by 2030, according to an assessment made by the European Commission. The Coalition for Energy Savings, where eceee is a member, welcomes the assessment and believes that the recommendations are essential to close the gap and to use EU funding.

All Member States but three are asked to amplify their ambition and all countries are asked to support their targets with robust policies.

Identifying the investment needs and potential sources of finance is one of the good practices that the Commission puts forward in its analysis of the draft NECPs, the Coalition for Energy Savings writespress .

The Commission estimates an investment gap of an additional annual 260bn Euros overall, half for housing alone, and expects the NECPs to provide the necessary clarity and predictability to stimulate private investment. The Commission also expects the NECPs to facilitate Member States' programming of funding from the next multi-annual financial framework 2021-2027 (MFF),

The Commission called last week on the European Council to set out a roadmap to achieving an agreement on the EU's long-term budget in autumn and to avoid any possible delay.

“We welcome the robust assessment and clear recommendations. While each country has to do its homework, the Council should take up its responsibility to deliver the EU headline target. Linking the MFF debate to the requirement to identify sources how to close the investment gap is a very good thing,” says Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings.

View the Coalition’s press release here

Link to EC recommendations

Link to Energy efficiency target assessment of draft NECPs by Coalition