Presentation on theme: "Tony Robson CEO of Knauf Insulation and Chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy Europe’s Jobs and Recovery Act. Why the UK needs a European framework."— Presentation transcript:
Tony Robson CEO of Knauf Insulation and Chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy Europe’s Jobs and Recovery Act. Why the UK needs a European framework for energy efficiency.
2 02/05/2015 We all sit in the midst of a major economic crisis. This is first a fiscal crisis but now, due to budget necessities & the resulting austerity, a very real employment crisis. There is an ever widening gap between our commitments to CO2 reduction and the reality. For most countries, including the UK, energy imports are a very significant balance of payments issue. Energy security issues are increasingly being brought to the forefront of our thinking and policy making.
We need to get people back to work
4 02/05/2015 We need to continue to fight climate change
5 02/05/2015 We need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, as the costs go far beyond the pump
We need to insure ourselves against the consequences of a world where competition for resources is growing 6 02/05/2015
7 Why is it that one (admittedly only one) solution is consistently overlooked? And why is legislation essential to ensure that it is not?
EU Energy Efficiency Directive 8 02/05/2015 Efficiency First
We must stop wasting
EU Energy Efficiency Directive Energy efficiency is not sexy. Its not particularly hi-tech. Mostly its not great new inventions. Frankly, its mundane, boring even. Its not even bad news so there very little PR opportunity in it! In the world we live in today people don’t automatically consider energy efficiency. And it’s the reason we need legislation /05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive Tell me to renovate my buildings to modern standards. Make me audit my factories. Force energy companies to help customers save energy. Get your own house in order and ensure we stop wasting energy in government buildings /05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive At our Money Matters Conference in Brussels we heard from banks that there are literally $trillions waiting to be spent 12 02/05/2015
EUASE Mission We have members with energy service companies who have invested to ensure that the capacity and expertise to solve the problem exists /05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive 1 = 5 In Germany for every euro the government spends on energy efficiency in buildings, the exchequer gets back up to five euro’s 14 02/05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive The jobs, the growth, the climate action, the reduced exposure to energy prices, is all for free 15 02/05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive Governments should not be asking to lower the ambition of the energy efficiency directive but asking to increase it 16 02/05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive They should be asking me, how fast can I build new factories, asking our members how fast can they grow their ESCO companies, asking banks what can be done to make the money flow, And asking how quickly we can employ new workers /05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive AND the UK should be the leading light in this…Europe’s new law builds on the best of British Builds on CERT, builds on government targets, builds on the Green Deal /05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive Mr Davey, you should be the biggest cheerleader of this new law, convincing your European colleagues to build on the best of British /05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive And in the meantime we also need your help to ensure that the Green Deal works. The eyes of Europe are on us and we must make it work 20 02/05/2015
EU Energy Efficiency Directive We need to secure a good transition or we risk decimating the very industry that the Green Deal will need 21 02/05/2015