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Skyrocketing oil prices make energy savings more profitable (Photo: thesetides.com)

EU to water down energy saving plans

Ambitious EU plans to reduce energy consumption in private households and public institutions have been watered down.

Member states will be asked to save a minimum 9 percent energy over a nine-year period by making current energy consumption more efficient. But the goals will not be binding, according to a deal struck between MEPs and EU governments on Tuesday (6 December).

The original directive on "promotion of end-use efficiency and energy services" was presented by the Europe...

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Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible to the Board for effective strategic leadership, planning and performance. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media.

Skyrocketing oil prices make energy savings more profitable (Photo: thesetides.com)

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Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible to the Board for effective strategic leadership, planning and performance. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media.

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