"The result of the UN Climate Conference is too hesitant"
17.12.2018 At the conference in Katowice, the international community agreed on a common rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Progress needed in international climate policy
03.12.2018 The mechanical engineering industry calls for a consistent implementation of the Paris Agreement. The global climate targets can only be achieved through an extended use of efficient technologies.
Europe pulls in the same direction on energy efficiency
15.11.2018 The VDMA believes that the EU targets for energy efficiency and renewable energies by 2030 are ambitious but feasible.
EU emissions trading reform: the right direction
08.02.2018 The European Parliament has approved the planned reform of emissions trading in Europe. VDMA considers that a stable allowance price is in the economy’s best interests.
VDMA: EU Energy Union has yet to deliver
18.11.2015 The EU Commission aims to fully integrate the EU energy system. However, VDMA still sees many unanswered questions.
Single EU energy market takes shape
15.07.2015 On 15 July, the European Commission put forward the first specific proposals on a uniform power supply market in Europe. The paper is a first step towards a single European energy market. VDMA essentially regards this as a sensible approach but is calling for security for existing investments.
Climate policy - via Brussels to Paris
10.03.2015 European environment politicians are gearing up for the UN Climate Conference in December where a follow-up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol is due to be adopted – there will also be implications for industry.
EU Energy Union: Opportunities for the mechanical engineering sector
18.12.2014 Rapid political developments on the EU’s eastern borders recently have catapulted concerns over security of supply and energy dependence onto the agenda of the European Commission’s new President Jean-Claude Juncker. He has made the “Energy Union and a forward-looking climate policy” priority issues of his new Commission.
VDMA: Energy efficiency finally back on the political agenda
20.07.2014 The European Commission is putting an important marker on saving energy with a Europe-wide energy efficiency target of 30%. However, VDMA is critical of the fact that its implementation in the Member States has not yet been described more precisely.
VDMA calls for a comprehensive EU energy efficiency policy for 2030
30.04.2014 In Europe, there is still room for energy efficiency improvements. The VDMA calls for an EU-wide comprehensive strategy for energy efficiency beyond 2020 – but without additional legislation.