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Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Recognizes Efficiency First as Guiding Principle for the German Energiewende

In a written statement at the annual conference hosted by the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), Minister Sigmar Gabriel embraces the “Efficiency First” policy articulated by RAP in a number of recent presentations and publications in Germany. His statement begins, “Reducing energy consumption is one of the guiding principles of the Energiewende [Energy Transition]. The…

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Building an Efficiency Pipeline Offers Reliable, Affordable Alternative to Imported Natural Gas

Energy efficiency, particularly in buildings, should be a front-running strategy to address European energy security, according to a report by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP). Realising Europe’s Efficiency Pipeline makes the case for treating energy efficiency as a “pipeline” that delivers reliable, cost-effective services, just like a natural gas pipeline delivers the fuel service for heat…