Antoine Frérot, CEO, Veolia

“Energy efficiency is the key pillar of any effective energy policy that aims at ensuring Europe’s energy security and decarbonisation of the economy while creating new jobs and stimulating economic growth. Through the use of waste heat, it can also be an essential part of the circular economy approach. For this very reason, Veolia supports the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive, which should contain provisions that highlight the importance of measuring energy efficiency in primary energy saving terms, and that are supportive of district heating networks and cogeneration, as well as offer reliable financing options that are greatly needed to accelerate investment in energy efficiency related infrastructures”