Brussels -- PU Europe general assembly president Kay Hennekens has criticised the European Council’s 2030 energy efficiency target.
Hennekens, md at foamers Nestaan Holland, thinks the 27% indicative energy efficiency target for 2030 “may slow down energy efficiency improvements.”
Hennekens, re-elected general assembly president with a two-year mandate in October, 2014, said the target translates into as little as 0.7% of annual savings from 2020 to 2030.
He said: “The PU thermal insulation industry is one of the few sectors that continue to create new jobs across Europe in both production and installation. It is shocking to see that members states do not seem worried about spending EUR1.1bn ($1.3bn)every day on energy imports, instead of realising the energy saving and job creation potential of Europe’s largest energy consumer – buildings.”
The PU Europe general assembly also elected Herve Fellmann and Alberto Mercati as association vps with a similar mandate. Fellmann is the director general of Soprema (France) whereas Mercati is EMEA associate marketing director - Energy Efficiency at Dow (Italy).