The Energy Efficiency First (EE1st) principle is one of the key principles of the EU energy policy intended to ensure secure, sustainable, competitive, and affordable energy supply in the EU.
Within the enefirst project we have investigated the level of end-use energy efficiency in the building sector that would provide the greatest benefit for the European Union in transitioning to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. Moderate levels of energy efficiency in buildings are required to cost-effectively achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Such relatively moderate levels will have to go much beyond business-as-usual trends. Many thanks to our colleague Tim Mandel from Fraunhofer ISI for leading the work and creating the scenario explorer which provides detailed model outputs by indicator and Member state.
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