This study by ICF International, elaborated by order of the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, aims at analysing on-the-ground compliance with the current national regulatory frameworks across the EU Member States. The scope of the study required a detailed analysis of these national frameworks and systems, specifically in relation to the compliance with minimum energy performance (MEP) requirements and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
Post date: 7 Jan 2016
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This report by Ecofys, elaborated by order of the European Commission, analyses the stakeholders' responses at the public consultation launched by the Commission as part of the evaluation and review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The purpose of this analysis is to gain an in-depth view of the public opinion on the EPBD review.
Post date: 17 Dec 2015
The European Union has set up a yearly cycle of economic policy coordination called the European Semester. Each year, the Commission undertakes a detailed analysis of EU Member States' plans of budgetary, macroeconomic and structural reforms and provides them with recommendations for the next 12-18 months.
Post date: 16 Jun 2015
In these Guidelines, the Commission sets out the conditions under which aid for energy and environment may be considered compatible with the internal market under Article 107(3)(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The Guidelines apply to State aid granted for environmental protection or energy objectives in all sectors governed by the Treaty in so far as measures are included in the list below:
Post date: 4 May 2015
On 26 March 2015, the Commission launched an infringement procedure for all Member States except Malta for not having notified the Commission as regards the national measures to transpose the directive into national law. Under the Energy Efficiency Directive EU Member States must meet certain energy savings targets from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2020. They have to do this by using energy efficiency obligations schemes or other targeted policy measures to drive energy efficiency improvements in households, buildings, industry and transport sectors.
Post date: 16 Apr 2015
Energy Savings 2020 is a contributing study to Roadmap 2050:a practical guide to a prosperous, low-carbon Europe. The role of this report is to assess the impact of current EU energy and climate policies and to make recommendations onthe design of an overarching energy saving policy framework to achieve Europe’s 20% energy savings target by 2020 as a vital step to meet its 2050 GHG commitment.
Post date: 17 Feb 2014
The main focus of this report is to prepare the analytic basis for an in-depth discussion of economic energy efficiency potentials in the different energy-end uses. The current high energy prices and possibly powerful energy efficiency policies can strongly enhance
Post date: 17 Feb 2014
Many Europeans have not yet recognized to a full extent the importance of energy efficiency. However, together with renewable energy, energy efficiency addresses three key policy topics at once: climate protection, energy security and technology leadership opportunities for European industry.
Post date: 1 May 2013
Post date: 26 Jan 2013
The lobbying battle is picking up again after the summer break, with industry chiefs concerned about the fragmented approach countries could take in transposing the EU law into their national legislation.The directive has been seen as a game-changer because it imposes an annual 1.5% reduction on the amount of energy utilities charge to their customers. Its compulsory measures are also expected to trigger a major revamp of the EU's existing building stock.
Post date: 27 Aug 2012