Eurofuel calls on new EU leadership to adopt an effective energy policy

As European heads of state and government are meeting in Brussels today to agree on key elements of the EU’s energy and climate policy towards 2030, Eurofuel is encouraging the new leadership to design a sustainable, fair and effective energy policy. In a manifesto presented on 23 October in Vienna at a high-level energy policy symposium, organised by its Austrian member IWO Austria, Eurofuel calls upon the next College of Commissioners and the new European Parliament elected in May to put the emphasis on implementing the ambitious energy legislation already agreed upon, instead of introducing new legislation, targets and measures. Eurofuel also urges EU decision-makers to facilitate change at an affordable cost for the EU’s households and economies. In the field of heating, a realistic approach is needed to encourage households to save energy through heating system upgrades. Excessive requirements may actually be counterproductive and lead consumers to keep their old equipment.

“We very much welcome the emphasis Mr Juncker is putting on having the right structure for the Commission to deliver policies in the real interest of citizens and Europe’s economy. Highly efficient oil heating technologies are clearly part of the solution to the EU’s energy supply conundrum, while at the same time facilitating the deployment of renewable energy sources and minimising consumer costs”, said Eurofuel’s President, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Küchen.

“Now that the way is cleared up for the Juncker team to take office on 1st November, we look forward to a constructive cooperation with the new Commission, Parliament and Council, over the next five years”, said Eurofuel’s Secretary General, Sabine Heyman.

Read the Eurofuel Policy Manifesto
pdfEurofuel Policy Manifesto

Find out more about IWO Austria’s energy symposium here