Energy savings The cheapest, cleanest, safest energy is the energy we don’t actually need

9 September 2020

Blog by Tara Connolly, energy campaigner. Originally published in Euractiv

Extraordinary summer

As Europe returns to schools and (makeshift) offices after an extraordinary summer, a decisive autumn beckons - not only for the global pandemic, but also for that other forgotten crisis, climate change.

14 May 2020

Over one million people and 100 environmental NGOs across Europe are calling on the European Union to restart its economy by launching the biggest green investment plan the world has ever seen, financed by the bloc's increased budget and recovery instrument. Tomorrow, MEPs will decide what they want in the EU's Recovery Fund and seven-year budget ahead of the European Commission's much awaited proposal next week.

Our current energy system is deeply wasteful, and this is holding back the transition to a fossil-free world. Using less energy is the easiest and fastest way to cut CO2 emissions, fossil fuel imports, and energy bills.

With up to 1 in 4 Europeans today living in energy poverty, energy efficiency also helps make homes more affordable to heat, cool and light. This is why Friends of the Earth Europe is campaigning for ambitious energy savings action from governments and the EU.

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