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February 2016

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What does the Review of the Energy Efficiency Directive mean for the European Chemical Industry?

On 25 October 2012, the European Union adopted the latest iteration of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Under the Directive, all EU countries are required to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain from its production to its final consumption. Unfortunately, as of the beginning of 2016, only 4 Member States had fully implemented the current one.

In 2016 the European Commission is working to revise the EED, this time building a pathway for Europe to reach the 27% target of energy efficiency by 2030. To aid this, a consultation was launched last November inviting interested stakeholders to feedback their ideas. Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council), participated in the public consultation which ended 29 January, responding on behalf of its members and sharing with the European Commission the parameters to assist, rather than hinder our industry becoming even more energy efficient.

Read Cefic's response



Welcome to SPiCE³ Phase Two

Over the past 2 and a half years the SPiCE³ project has helped both small and large European chemical companies to reduce their energy bills and make them more competitive. The SPiCE³ online platform has proven to be a truly unique and essential resource for the European chemical sector, providing a one-stop-shop for users seeking answers to their energy efficiency questions.

Discover what happens next with SPiCE³

EU Sustainable Energy Week - 14-16 June 2016

The EUSEW is a month-long series of activities that brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, the EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy.

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Celanese Corporation - Energy Efficiency Prizewinners

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials. The Celanese Energy Cockpit case study demonstrates the quality of entries submitted as part of the European Responsible Care Awards under the "Energy efficiency/SPiCE³" category. 68 European companies participated in the Awards scheme organised by Cefic.

Read the case study


Getting the Most From ESOS

Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive all large undertakings in the UK needed to complete an energy efficiency audit by 5 December 2015 or 29 January 2016 if prior notice was submitted to EA. Out of 10,000 businesses effected by ESOS it is estimated that over 3000 have yet to comply. An ESOS audit must include at least 90% of total energy use and use 12 months verifiable data.

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Energy Intensive Industry Urged to Seek EU Funding

Following on from the DECC / BIS Decarbonisation reports published last March, a number of sub-groups have been established to see how the recommendations can be achieved. At a recent meeting between Government and Trade Associations it was revealed that the UK Energy Intensive sector does not have a good track record of attracting EU funding for energy efficiency projects.

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