Energy Efficiency

Background



The European Union is committed to using less energy by using it more efficiently. In fact, by using energy more efficiently, Europeans can lower their energy bills, reduce their reliance on external suppliers of oil and gas and help to protect the environment.

By 2020, the EU has set itself a 20% energy savings target when compared to the projected use of energy in 2020.

The legislative framework for the period 2020-2030 is currently being discussed. At an EU summit in October 2014, EU countries agreed on a new energy efficiency indicative target of 27% or greater by 2030, while the European Commission had proposed 30% in its Energy Efficiency Communication .

The role of biomass

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Today, new biomass installations have high efficiency levels and use a renewable source of energy. While is essential to reduce energy consumption, the remaining supply should be renewable if the EU wants to reach its long-term decarbonisation objectives. Therefore, improving energy efficiency and renewable energy development should go hand-in-hand.

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Bioenergy Europe's position



Bioenergy Europe supports an increasingly efficient energy system that can produce more energy with less resources (resource efficiency). The European bioenergy industry is committed to research and innovation to develop more efficient installations to make this possible.