The energy system is the backbone of the European economy, and as such it currently undergoes a profound transition. The EU is confronted with manifold changes and challenges. Final energy costs are rising, the energy system becomes more decentralised, consumers turn into 'prosumers' and renewable energy is increasing its share in the energy mix.
Import dependency is expected to increase from around 50% of total EU consumption in 2014 to 65% in 2030 with higher reliance on gas and oil imports. At the same time the energy efficiency improvement intensifies.
|EU energy efficiency proposal needs a more realistic target and more flexibility||17/01/2018|