Doing More with Less: Green Paper on Energy Efficiency

This Green Paper aims at identifying options and at opening a wide-ranging discussion on how to realise the cost-effective savings and to start the process towards rapidly establishing a concrete action plan, involving action at Community, national, regional, local and international levels and at the level of industry and of individual consumers, to harness the identified potential energy-efficiency savings. The Green Paper seeks to act as a catalyst, leading to a renewed energy-efficiency initiative at all levels of European society - European Union (EU), national, regional and local. In addition, this Green Paper seeks to make a significant contribution, by way of example and leadership, to kick-start an international effort to contribute to addressing climate change through energy efficiency. China presently uses more than five times as much energy as the EU to produce one unit of GDP, the USA uses approximately 50 % more than the EU. With exploding energy demand in particular in China and India, energy efficiency must be one of the key policies to try to reconcile, on the one hand, the increased energy needs of the developing world to power growth and improve living conditions for their citizens and, on the other hand, combat global warming. This Green Paper, and the momentum created in following it up, should put the EU at the forefront of efforts to make energy efficiency a global priority.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01013295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9289498196
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KO-68-05-632-EN-C
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2005 1:50PM