Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings therefore has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal.
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
This report highlights the activities and most recent successes of the Concerted Action for the effective implementation of the EED across all 28 Member States, plus Norway.
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit long-term strategies for mobilising investment in the renovation of building stock within their National Energy Efficiency Plans. Recent changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) require the adoption of long-term renovation strategies as part of the National Energy and Climate Plans. The amended EPBD shows a clearer path towards achieving low- and zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050, underpinned by national roadmaps and public and private investment.
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
The Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU, EED), adopted in 2012, in its Article 4, requires EU Member States (MS) to establish a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the renovation of the national stock of residential and commercial buildings, both public and private.
Post date: 18 Dec 2019
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