The members of EU-ASE are some of Europe’s most innovative and diverse businesses and entrepreneurs. Many of these organizations have radically changed their own business models and are taking the lead in deploying technologies and solutions throughout Europe and at a global level. EU-ASE enables these business leaders to join and work together to advance their common ‘cause’ of energy efficiency, foster good business practices and share ideas.



Our publications are intended to provide fact-based information about energy efficiency technologies and the benefits they bring to Europe and Europeans. They include our manifesto, our positions on specific issues and our most recent white papers.


Position papers








Press releases

We issue regular press releases and statements to journalists on key issues, political and industry developments. They can be found in this section.


Ahead of the hearings of Commissioners-Designate Miguel Arias Caňete (Climate Action and Energy) and Alenka Bratušek (Energy Union), Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), said: “In the mission letters, President Juncker focuses on the establishment of an Energy Union and refers to a binding 30% target for energy efficiency by 2030 as a minimum. These are clear objectives that need to be achieved jointly. Energy efficiency must be fully and meaningfully integrated in the Energy Union, but supported by a more ambitious 40% binding target as requested by the European Parliament in early 2014. 40% energy savings in 2030 will result in lowering gas imports by 40% in comparison to 2010, thus saving €552bn on fossil fuels imports, will increase employment by 1.3% and economic growth by 4%. Is the new Commission convinced about the need to frame a coherent legislation able to drive sustainable investments and boost the green economy?”

01 Oct 2014

Monica Frassoni, President of EU-ASE, commenting the Energy Efficiency Communication, said: "The European Commission appears to have lost credibility. Its supposedly leading role aiming to build a low carbon economy around an energy efficiency target, shows an obvious lack of ambition in the final proposal. The proposal is clearly not based on a real scientific assessment and a serious cost-benefit analysis, otherwise a target between 35% and 40% would have been proposed. The European Commission has clearly ignored the emphasis of the International Energy Agency on energy efficiency as Europe's first fuel. Instead it appears to have taken the route of least resistance in proposing a more regressive approach which focuses on the costs and not the multiple collective benefits of a common EU wide energy efficiency framework. When narrow politics and lack of vision prevail, sustainable long term investments and ambitious clear binding EU policy frameworks are not taken into account and negative consequences for jobs and growth become reality. We now have to work relentlessly with the European Council to be able to go beyond such a regressive proposal".

23 Jul 2014

Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy, commenting President Barroso's State of the Union address said: “Energy efficiency is the cheapest and most straightforward solution to manage rising energy costs, reduce Europe's energy dependency and ensure sustainable growth for Europe, so I regret that President Barroso today did not embrace and clearly recognize the importance of energy efficiency in his 2012 State of the Union address. The President's reference to sustainable growth to increase Europe's businesses competitiveness is welcomed but it is now time to put these words into action by creating an ambitious and coherent policy framework to create and energy efficiency market in which European businesses can invest, grow, create local jobs and retain their technological leadership”.

12 Sep 2012

EU-ASE member news

EU-ASE only welcomes in its ranks any organization providing energy efficient technologies, products and services. Find our more about our member organizations

in this section.


EU Climate Targets to Stop Short of Ambitions

The Wall Street Journal, 16 Jan 2014

Schneider Electric distingué d’un Gigaton Award en marge de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le Changement Climatique de Durban - French

Universal Press Agency, 03 Dec 2011

1E, efficient IT leader, launches in France- English- French

Universal Press Agency, 22 Sep 2011

1E expands into Germany

Universal Press Agency, 01 Jul 2011


Events to showcase energy efficient solutions and to bring together key energy efficiency stakeholders are central to our work. Here are some of our most recent.


Fifth Annual EU-ASE High-Level Dinner Debate with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, 14 January 2016, Hotel Amigo (Brussels)

High-Level conference "#EfficiencyFirst para empulsar el crecimiento y la creación de empleo en Espana", 17 July 2015, Madrid

Joint event with the Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI) "Increasing energy efficiency in buildings for a competitive Europe", 25 February 2015, Brussels

Joint workshop with the European Commission "How the EU supports energy efficiency investments in cities - Coordination among all EU instruments and funds", 3 February 2015, Brussels

Roundtable EU-ASE, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schneider Electric and E3G, 4 December 2014 (EU Parliament in Brussels)

Second Joint EU-ASE/E3G informal business lunch, 12 November 2014 (Brussels)

Fourth Annual EU-ASE High-Level Dinner Debate with European Commissioner Nelli Feroci, 14 October 2014 (EU Parliament in Brussels)

EU ASE Delegation meets the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, 18 September 2014 (Copenhagen)

EU ASE Delegation meets the Italian Secretary of State for EU Affairs, 9 September 2014 (Rome)

EU ASE Delegation meets the Italian Minister for Environment, 13 May 2014 (Rome)

First Joint EU-ASE/E3G informal lunch with business representatives, 7 May 2014 (Brussels)

EU policy familiarization one-day event, Xella, 9 April 2014 (Brussels)

Lunch with energy attachés, 26 February 2014 (Brussels)

JRC Roundtable discussion on energy efficiency, 29 November 2013 (Brussels)

EU ASE Delegation meets Polish Secretary of State for Energy, 19 November 2013 (Warsaw)

Third Annual EU-ASE High-Level Dinner Debate, 23 September 2013 (Brussels)

High level lunch debate with DG CLIMA, ENER and ENTR, 21 May 2013 (Brussels)

EU ASE Delegation meets the Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, 18 April 2013 (Dublin)

Second Annual EU-ASE High-Level Dinner Debate with the European Commissioner Tajani, 4 October 2012, Hotel Amigo (Brussels): energy efficiency at the heart of the New Industrial Policy

The second annual EU-ASE high-level dinner turned its focus to discussing how the EU can help Europe’s energy efficiency industry deliver on its full potential. At the dinner, which was attended by Antonio Tajani, EU Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, over 30 business leaders presented their views on why  Europe’s energy efficiency industry must have a central role in the Commission’s forthcoming revision of EU Industrial Policy.

EU-ASE House of Commons debate "Common sense policy in an age of austerity - why the UK needs a European framework for energy efficiency", London, 28 February 2012

Over 100 representatives from British businesses and civil society organizations gathered at the House of Commons in London on 28 February, 2012 to discuss why, particularly in these times of austerity, the UK needs a European framework for energy efficiency. The debate which was co-organised by the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), the UK’s Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) and All-Party Parliamentary Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (FPEEG), was particularly relevant as the European Parliament’s ITRE committee had agreed a very forward-looking position on the Energy Efficiency Directive that morning.

EU-ASE workshop "How to mobilise private sector finance for energy efficiency”, Brussels, 13 February 2012

Representatives from some of Europe’s largest investors and private enterprises joined Europe’s leading policy makers and stakeholders at a half-day workshop on February 13, 2012 in Brussels to discuss “How to mobilise private sector finance for energy efficiency”.
Organised by European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) along with the Danish Presidency of the European Council and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, this event marked the first time that the world of finance openly discussed the need for a robust regulatory framework for energy efficiency with some of Europe’s key policy makers and campaigners. The focus of the debate was on whether the current proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) was the best vehicle to deliver this.

First Annual EU-ASE High-Level Dinner Debate, 20 September 2011, Brussels

4th Energy Efficiency Global Forum: a resounding success

The European Alliance to Save Energy was a proud co-host of the 4th Energy Efficiency Global Forum which took place in Brussels from 12 to 14 April 2011. This year’s Forum was a resounding success and an invaluable exchange of energy efficiency best practices and great ideas. Ideas that will hopefully be developed and implemented in the near future to advance the take up of energy efficient products and solutions world-over.

Comprised not just of speeches and exhibitions, the Forum incorporated pre-conference workshops and benefited from the heightened awareness of energy efficiency in Europe thanks to the EU’s own Sustainable Energy Week. The Solutions Showcase presented the finest energy efficiency technologies and programs of 40 companies, government and non-profit organizations, whilst twelve executive dialogue sessions shed light on the latest perspectives and cutting edge research on energy efficiency from across the globe.

The 3 day event ended with the presentation of EE Visionary Awards. President of Mexico Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Governor Bill Ritter, and four of our own Honorary EU-ASE Members and Members of the European Parliament, were selected for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of energy efficiency.

For more information, take a look at some of this year’s highlights.

Australia’s first  Energy Efficiency Summer Study

The Australian Alliance to Save Energy is organising its first Energy Efficiency Summer School. It will take place from 29 February to 2 March 2012. The Call for Papers, whose deadline is next 18 November, may be found on this link