Europe is squandering its energy resources. This is not only wasting money, but also damaging the environment and contributing to climate change. However, if everyone plays their part, Europe could save a fifth of its annual energy consumption by 2020 compared with conducting 'business as usual'. The energy-saving effort is supported at EU level by the European Commission's action plan for energy efficiency. The plan outlines the action that must be taken by the EU, its Member States, and its businesses and consumers to ensure that Europe fulfils its energy efficiency potential. This brochure... explains the plan, places it in context, and points to the measures being taken to put it into practice.