Eurochambres position on the recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive


European chambers of commerce and businesses are contributing to the energy transition and recognize the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy provisions, which is even in their own self-interest. Many businesses will change their technology in order to reduce their GHG emissions, which may or may not be consistent with the principle of using less energy. Against this backdrop, and in light of overall rising energy demand, we should focus on the overarching goal of decarbonising our economy. As a result, we should give businesses sufficient flexibility in determining how to achieve the goal while keeping investment requirements and cost-benefit ratios in mind as well as providing the business sector with planning and investment security.