The « Coalition France pour l’Efficacité Energétique » is a french coalition of 9 members committed in the promotion of energy efficiency.
The increase of energy poverty and costs as well as the adoption of european directives related to energy efficiency force us to deeply change the way we consider energy in France : we need to switch from a supply side policy to one based on energy demand.
The most compatible environmentally compatible energy is energy which doesn’t have to be produced in the first place.
After a deficit of 74,9 billion euros in 2013, a negative balance of 65,6 billion euros and 83% of France commercial deficit from energy sector, 2014 decrease of the energy deficit (54,8 billion euros) came from collapsing fuel prices only high-lighting our economy vulnerability.
Energy efficiency industry is already ready to answer the needs. They are now waiting from France a stable legal frame and a market where to invest massively. It will allow consumers, who have a central role to play, to not suffer from the rising trend of energy prices in France by a reduction of their needs and a better control of their consumption and finally reduce energy poverty.
To improve energy efficiency in France, CFEE members redacted a resume of 5 proposals. If used in french energy policies, they would greatly contribute to the energy transition and the control of energy consumption in France.
Proposal 1 : Improve the efficiency of financial mechanisms
Proposal 2 : Allow the development of energy efficiency services companies (including SMEs)
Proposal 3 : Ensure independence between each phase of an energy efficincy project
Proposal 4 : Adapt energy efficiency policies to each territory
Proposal 5 : Simplify, anticipate and clarify the regulatory frame
A more detailed presentation of the coalition and its proposals are available in the following document.