CAN Europe Publications on:

Energy Savings

  • CAN Europe submissions to consultations on the Ten Year Network Development Plan 2020

    21.12.2020 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe submitted its feedback to the public consultation of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and Gas (ENTSOG) on their Ten Year Network Development Plans (TYNDP) 2020 for electricity and for gas.

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  • A net-zero EU is possible: Findings from NGOs’ Paris Agreement Compatible energy scenario

    09.12.2020 | Reports & Briefs

    The current health crisis has taught us an important lesson: building resilience is the most efficient solution to protect us from global threats – even when they might appear distant. What is evident for health crisis is also valid for climate and energy. The sooner we prepare, the smaller the damage.

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  • Renewables 2020 Global Status Report: Europe can still do better

    16.06.2020 | Press Releases

    At the global level, growth in renewable power has been strong over the past five years, overpassing all the other fuels in growth and competitiveness. Globally, too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport where the barriers are still nearly the same as ten years ago. As for Europe, while the share of renewable energy keeps increasing, investments have fallen yet again by 4% since 2018, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released

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  • EU energy ministers must phase out fossil gas and improve their 2030 plans

    04.12.2019 | Press Releases

    Today, EU energy ministers have discussed sector integration as well as the state of play of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Continued reliance on fossil gas and the fact that the plans are still falling short of climate ambition flies in the face of the European Parliament acting “Climate Emergency” last week.

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  • New report calls on EU countries to ramp up their 2030 energy and climate plans

    27.11.2019 | Press Releases

    By the end of the year, EU countries will have to submit their final National Energy and Climate Plans to present how they will contribute to the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. A new report released today indicates how much progress has been made since the European Commission published its recommendations on each Member State’s draft NECP. Despite some improvements, Member States need to do more in the next month to ensure that they at least meet the EU’s 2030 objectives, let

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  • New report on draft NECPs progress: the clock is ticking!

    27.11.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report “The clock is ticking: Insights into progress made by Member States so far in improving their draft NECPs” sheds light on the progress Member States have made until now with improving their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This includes the extent to which they have implemented the European Commission’s recommendations issued in June this year, and whether they plan to go beyond those.

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  • Faster energy transition needed, new report says

    31.10.2019 | Press Releases

    Latest climate and energy preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency show that greenhouse gas emissions have decreased in the EU from 2017 to 2018, but that progress in renewable energy share and energy efficiency is clearly too slow.

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  • Kadri Simson unclear about the need for higher energy targets

    03.10.2019 | Press Releases

    During her hearing in front of the European Parliament today, Kadri Simson, Estonian commissioner-designate for energy focused on the implementation of the current, weak renewable energy and energy efficiency targets.
    She was however very unclear on the need to raise them in order to contribute to higher climate ambition, and her support for fossil gas shows she still needs to find her way towards the clean energy transition.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    29.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    27.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Media briefing on the Commissioner candidates’ tasks and views on climate

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • EU energy ministers have three months left to improve their 2030 climate plans

    24.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Today the Energy Council gathering EU energy ministers has discussed the state of play of the draft national energy and climate plans for 2030. Current drafts are still falling short of ambitious climate action, and EU Member States have until the end of the year to bridge current gaps.

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  • Climate Urgency Plan for the EU

    13.09.2019 | CAN Europe Positions

    Faced with the existential threat of devastating climate change impacts, CAN Europe expects the EU, its institutions and all Member States, to prioritise urgent action addressing the climate emergency with the aim of implementing the Paris Agreement's ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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  • Submission to public consultation on "The bridge beyond 2025"

    06.09.2019 | Submissions to Consultations

    The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators launched a consultation that CAN Europe responded to.

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  • EU ministers must clear the way for zero-carbon societies

    25.06.2019 | Press Releases


    Today, EU ministers meeting at an Energy Council and a General Affairs Council will discuss respectively the priorities for the future energy infrastructure and for the future EU Cohesion Policy funding for climate action in the regions.
    According to the current state of play of negotiations, EU Member States, as they plan to continue investments in fossil gas, are falling short of what the Paris Agreement requires in terms of zero-carbon

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  • National Energy and Climate Plans: improvement needed to comply with the Paris Agreement

    18.06.2019 | Press Releases

    Today the European Commission has published its recommendations for improving the draft National Energy and Climate Plans wherein EU Member States have to draw concrete pathways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and boost energy savings as well as renewable energy all the way until 2030. Member States have until the end of this year to come up with better deals for the climate.

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  • CAN Europe 2018 Annual Report

    19.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    To be called the “great platform to engage in the climate debate” that “improves our impact at national level” and provides “support, information and inspiration” compliments our entire Network and will continue to drive our shared effort to live up to such high accolades at this time of growing climate urgency.

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  • Defenders, Delayers or Dinosaurs: where do EU political groups stand on climate change?

    17.04.2019 | Press Releases

    Centre and conservative parties of the current European Parliament have failed to treat climate change with the urgency it demands, according to a new ranking published today by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. At the same time, national champions in these groups demonstrate that centre and conservative parties can play a

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  • Defenders, Delayers, Dinosaurs. Ranking of EU political groups and national parties on climate change

    10.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report “Defenders, Delayers, Dinosaurs: Ranking of EU political groups and national parties on climate change” assesses the voting behaviour of current MEPs in relation to climate and energy issues.

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  • State of the Energy Union: Strong NECPs needed to boost the energy transition

    09.04.2019 | Press Releases

    The annual State of the Energy Union report published by the European Commission today shows that the clean energy transition is underway, but that further efforts will be needed to ensure its full and swift implementation, including through the preparation of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) due by the end of this year.

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  • CCPI: European countries fail to take adequate climate action

    09.12.2018 | Press Releases

    The Climate Change Performance Index 2019 (CCPI), published today at the climate summit COP24 by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network (CAN) shows that three years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, none of the 56 evaluated countries nor the EU are doing enough to achieve the temperature goals agreed in Paris. Countries must urgently increase their targets and scale up action to implement

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Theodora Petroula
Energy Savings Policy Coordinator
+32 2894 4671