The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission (DG ENER) has released the results of the public consultation on the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED). The consultation, which was launched on 4 November 2015 and ended on 26 January 2016, aimed to collect views from stakeholders for the review of the EED. The Directive's review is foreseen for adoption during the 3rd quarter of 2016.
The consultation was based on an online survey, focusing on certain aspects of the EED, namely Articles 1, 3, 6, 7, 9-11, 20 and 24 respectively. In line with the Better Regulation requirements and to assure transparency, submissions were published on the consultation website, unless confidentiality was requested. Overall, the online survey received 332 submissions
The EC report on the consultation explains the consultation's approach, illustrates the questions and the participants' responses and summarises the key findings, highlighting, inter alia, that better, verifiable, independently collected data is needed to track progress across the EU. Information flows may thus have to be streamlined and further standardised.
For further information on the consultation or to download the document, please visit the relevant European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/consultations/consultation-review-directive-201227eu-energy-efficiency