This briefing explains what “Efficiency First” is
and why it should underpin the Energy Union. In a
nutshell, it comes down to prioritising investments
in energy efficiency -– whether end-use savings or
demand response – whenever they would cost less
or deliver more than investing in supply or networks.
Applying this logic to all energy policy decisions can
strengthen Europe’s economic recovery, lower fuel
imports, build competitiveness, create jobs, improve
air quality and bring down the costs of the transition
to a low-carbon society.
|Published||June 28, 2016|