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Guest post by CAN-Europe, EEB, FoE Europe, Greenpeace, WWF Dear Minister, The forthcoming Energy Council will consider the recently presented Energy Efficiency Plan2011. As the Plan itself makes clear, we are currently set to miss the EU’s 20% energysavings target by half – thereby missing out on substantial gains in terms of ‘enhancedcompetitiveness’, ‘security of… » read more

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By Brook Riley of Friends of the Earth Europe This Friday European heads of state are gathering in Brussels for a special energy summit. Security of energy imports are high on the agenda – and rightly so. The EU is one of the most energy dependent regions of the world, importing close to 60% of… » read more

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Posted by Arianna Vitali (WWF), Vanessa Bulkacz (CAN-E), Erica Hope (CAN-E), Brook Riley (FoEE) and Christian Debono (EEB) Yesterday we swapped goulash and red wine for perogis and vodka as our energy-savings tour arrived in Poland from Hungary. Our expectations for Poland weren’t the highest. In Brussels, one gets the impression that the inhabitants of… » read more

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Brook Riley, Friends of the Earth Europe writes: The European Parliament seems set on categorizing energy efficiency as the unglamorous policy that nobody takes seriously. Tomorrow, the Parliament’s Energy Committee (ITRE) will vote on a report on the Energy Efficiency Action Plan – the communication from the European Commission which first proposed a 20% energy… » read more

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