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European Commission


  • Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative
  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Campaign


  • Energy Management Working Group
  • International Smart Grid Action Network
  • Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy Campaign
  • Energy Management Campaign
  • Global Lighting Challenge
  • Advanced Power Plant Flexibility Campaign

Goals and ambitions

  • Set targets for the European Union to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, achieve a 20% renewable energy target by 2020, and achieve a 20% improvement in energy efficiency. The EU is on track to meet these targets.
  • The EU aims for 35% of energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.


Directorate-General for Energy

Hosting role

The European Commission will co-host CEM9 in 2018 along with the Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland