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Commission requests DENMARK to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

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On 28 April 2916, in the context of the April infringements' package, the European Commission requested Denmark to ensure the full translation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU) into national law.


Under this Directive, Member States must achieve energy savings from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020. They have to do this by using Energy efficiency obligations schemes and/or other targeted policy measures to drive energy efficiency improvements in households, buildings, industry and transport.


The Directive had to be transposed into national law by 5 June 2014. On 28 April 2016, the Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Denmark as the Commission identified gaps in the national legislation converting the Directive. Denmark now has two months to comply with its obligations; otherwise the Commission may decide to refer Denmark to the Court of Justice of the EU.


For further information, see the relevant EC fact sheet: