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Energy Efficiency

The energy sector is responsible for almost two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Saving energy through energy efficiency measures in buildings, industry and the transport sectors can help fight climate change and, at the same time, boost the economy, create jobs, reduce energy poverty and improve citizens’ living conditions.

Legislation and policy measures are crucial to ensuring that the appliances we buy and the buildings we live in do not waste energy. The European Union has a key role to play in this regard by adopting laws that help citizens and business to consume less.

What is WWF doing?

The EU has a 2020 energy savings target of 20%, which is likely to be missed, and a non-binding 2030 target of 32.5%. To limit greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, the EU needs to step up its efforts.

WWF is calling for the 2030 energy efficiency target to be strengthened in 2023, along with the renewables target and the EU's overall emissions reduction goal, which should be net zero emissions by 2040.

A key opportunity to do this is coming up in the EU's long-term climate strategy, expected in November 2018. 

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