EU winter package focuses on energy efficiency and investor confidence

European Commission proposals on energy and climate for 2030 concentrate on a more ambitious energy efficiency package and measures to enhance slow deployment of renewable energy across the bloc

The EU's Winter Package increases energy efficiency ambition and seeks to bolster flagging renewable energy deployment. Photograph: Iaroslav Danylchenko/123RFMore ambitious energy efficiency goals for 2030 and measures to boost renewable energy deployment have dominated the EU’s ‘winter package’ on climate and energy.

Putting energy efficiency “first” by prioritising it as the “cheapest and cleanest” form of energy was one of the three main goals of the package, also known as ‘clean energy for all Europeans’, which was unveiled by the European Commission on 30 November.

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