The EU has now at its disposal a new set of energy legislation, as well as targets to be met until 2030.For energy efficiency, an EU 2030 headline target of at least 32.5% was set in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
Based on Commission proposals published in November 2016, the Clean energy for all Europeans package consists of eight legislative acts. After political agreement by the Council and the European Parliament in 2018 and early 2019, these acts are expected to enter into force by summer 2019, although EU countries have 1-2 years to transpose the new directives into national law.
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Over the period from 2021 to 2030, the total amount of energy to be saved in the EU under Article 7 equates to more than three times the annual energy consumption of France, meaning that it will be a key contribution to meeting the EU 32.5% energy efficiency target and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
The Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (the EED or the Directive), adopted in 2012, forms a key part of the EU's overall climate and energy legislative package, laying down the foundation for actions to be taken in order to help realise the energy efficiency potential of the European economy. All EU Member States are required to implement policy measures that improve energy efficiency at all stages of the energy chain from production to final consumption.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
The three main legislative files on the Energy Efficiency (EED), the Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) and the Governance of the Energy Union, under the Clean Energy Package are most likely expected to get a final endorsement by the Transport, telecommunications and Energy Council, on December 3 and December 4.
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
On 13th November European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, following the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, which came into force on 9 July.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
In Brussels for the #EURegionsWeek on the 10th of October? Join the PUBLENEF Final conference to explore the capacity of regions and cities to implement Energy Efficiency policies, and engage with EU, regional/local experts and representatives.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
A new Energy Efficiency Directive has been agreed upon and Europeans now have their new target: 32,5% for 2030. Public authorities through their energy efficiency strategies will be the main drivers for implementing the necessary measures and monitoring their impact towards this new target.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
Alternative proposals on the Energy Efficiency Directive jeopardise European industry and citizens’ energy bills
Coalition for Energy Savings press release, 20 November 2017
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Building renovation will provide a large share of energy savings required to comply with the Paris Agreement.
Article 7 is the key enabler for the uptake of renovation measures across Europe
A long-term framework gives Member States multiple options to achieve energy efficiency improvement
Article 7 needs to be ambitious, clear and focussed on end-use energy savings which benefit citizens and businesses whilst providing investor confidence.
Post date: 21 Nov 2017