AK supports the new ambitious energy efficiency targets to be met by 2030 but calls for them to be binding at Member States level as well. With the proposed inclusion of the “energy efficiency first” principle in the legislation, energy efficiency could finally achieve a breakthrough. However, AK strongly opposes the proposed possibility for Member States to continue to exclude the sales of energy used in the transport sector from the final energy consumption calculation.
For AK, strengthening consumer rights in the field of heating and cooling as well as the fight against energy poverty is of crucial importance. The contractual minimum standards that customers are entitled to according to the Commission’s proposal are an important step. In addition, AK explicitly welcomes the proposed measures to combat energy poverty.