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Report June 5, 2017

Will the Winter Package deliver on efficiency first?

By Richard Cowart, Mariangiola Fabbri, Jan Rosenow

The European Commission’s so-called ‘Winter Package' of energy legislation will provide the framework for energy policy in the European Union for many years to come. It contains proposals for a whole range of energy-related reforms including energy markets, energy infrastructure, renewable energy, climate policy, and energy demand. In this paper, we carry out...

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Policy Brief April 13, 2017

Will the Winter Package Deliver its Promise to put ‘Efficiency First’?

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Edith Bayer, Mariangiola Fabbri

The Winter Package is an ambitious proposal for an energy policy framework meant to deliver on the commitment of the European Union to make ‘Efficiency First’ a guiding policy principle in energy policymaking. However, beyond the high-level commitment, many areas of the Winter Package fall short of comprehensively adopting the Efficiency First principle. I...

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Journal Article February 9, 2017

Assessing the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Policy: Will the Winter Package Deliver on “Efficiency First”?

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Edith Bayer, Mariangiola Fabbri

On 30 November 2016, the European Commissions published its so-called “Winter Package” of energy legislation that will provide the framework for energy policy in the European Union for many years to come. It contains proposals for a broad range of energy-related issues, including energy markets, energy infrastructure, renewable energy, climate policy, and en...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Regulation and Governance, Standards and Codes Download View Summary