Following last week’s proposal on a 30% energy efficiency target, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) claims the EU Commission still needs to do more to transform the European Energy system.
EHPA encourages all related parties, namely the EU Member States to support the Commission proposal and to push the proposed achievement level even higher.
EHPA claims Europe needs swift and decisive action showing markets that policy makers are seriously working on the energy transition.
The association argues that a strong commitment by the European Commission and the heads of States to make energy efficiency a corner stone of Europe’s Climate and Energy policy will be shown by an ambitious target - larger than the 30% business-as-usual - and a mandatory one.
Energy efficiency should then be augmented by requirements on the use of renewables and the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Heat Pump Industry is convinced that three mutually reinforcing targets are needed to create planning security and to bring Europe forward towards achieving its climate and energy targets and to eventually realise a sustainable energy supply.