Richard Cowart, principal and director of European programmes, described energy efficiency as a “huge untapped reservoir of low cost savings to the European economy,” in a recent interview with Sonja van Renssen, environmental journalist at viEUws. As the public debate continues around Europe’s 2030 Energy and Climate framework, Cowart called for an aggressive commitment to energy efficiency and binding targets for renewable energy as pathways to achieving carbon goals. He warned that, “a policy that does not drive aggressively towards removing the wasted use of energy will fail because it is too expensive, too slow, and too dirty.”

Watch the full conversation about Europe’s 2030 energy and climate goals on the viEUws website.