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Energy efficiency industries call for Heads of State and Government to agree upon a binding energy savings target

Date

13 Jan 2011

Sections

Sustainable Dev.
Energy

Industry leaders of household name companies, all involved in producing and developing products and services to make energy use significantly more efficient, have signed a joint letter to the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and all national Heads of State and Government pressing them to fully address energy savings in the upcoming European Energy Summit in Brussels on the 4th February 2011.

Europe is almost certain to miss its 2020 energy savings target unless extra effort is made immediately. The most recent estimate (ref) by the European Commission suggests that Europe will only make it half the distance, saving an estimated 9% by 2020 against its own indicative target of 20%.

The letter stresses the need to give energy efficiency priority of place on the list of actions open to Europe under the Energy Strategy 2020 and underlines how important it is that the Summit itself spurs firm action on energy savings measures across Europe.

Current voluntary efforts are failing; a binding commitment to deliver the 20% energy savings target by 2020 is paramount to position the EU as the world leader in the shift to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy.

Tony Robson, Group CEO of Knauf Insulation said “Our industries are looking to Europe’s political leaders for strong commitment and action in this field: making the 20% energy savings target a real policy commitment should, in our view, be a top priority.”

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List of signatories to CEO letter on energy efficiency:

AB Electrolux
Enderson Guimaraes
CEO Major Appliance Division

Europe

AGC Glass Europe
Jean-François Heris
CEO

A-Line Belgium
Dirk Van Assche
CEO

Arçelik

Levent Çakıroğlu
General Manager

Ariston Thermo Group
Paolo Merloni
CEO

AURA
Martin Malmros
CEO

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte
Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet
CEO

Candy Hoover Group
Silvano Fumagalli
Chairman of the Board

Carrier Europe, Middle East, Africa
Philippe Delpech
President

Centrax
Richard Barr
CEO

Daikin Europe
Frans Hoorelbeke
Chairman

De’Longhi
Fabio De’Longhi
CEO

Fagor Group
Fernando Gómez-Acedo
Chairman of the Board

Gorenje
Franjo Bobinac
President & CEO

Guardian Industries Corp.
Luc Theis
Group Vice President

Honeywell Building Solutions
Edwin Pittomvils
Vice President and General Manager

Europe and North Africa

Huntsman Polyurethanes Europe
Nick Webster
VP

Indesit Company
Marco Milani
CEO

Isover
Benoit Carpentier
CEO

Kingspan Insulation
Gene Murtagh
CEO

Knauf Insulation
Tony Robson
Group CEO

Liebherr-Hausgeräte
Helmuth Bauer
General Manager Product Development

Miele
Eduard Sailer
Board Member

Nestaan Holland BV
Kay H. Hennekens
Managing Director

NSG Group
Philip Ramsey
VP Technology

Paroc Oy Ab
Väinö Tuomisalo
CEO

Paul Bauder GmbH & Co KG
Gerhard Bauder
CEO

Recticel sa
Olivier Chapelle
Chief Executive Officer

Rockwool
Jakob Sørensen
Member of Group Management

Saint-Gobain
Jean-Pierre Floris
Senior Vice President

Solutia Inc.
Michael Donnelly
President & General Manager - Performance Films

SOMFY
Jean-Philippe Demaël
CEO

Synthesia Internacional SLU
Sergio Balcells
General Director & CEO

URSA
Daniel Llinas
CEO

Walki Group
Leif Frilund
President and CEO

Whirlpool Europe
Bracken Darrell
President

For more information please contact EEIF via:

Fiona Riddoch, Managing Director COGEN Europe
Tel: +32 2 772 8290 Fax: + 32 2 772 5044 Email: eeif@eeif.eu

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