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EED: Parliament and Council adopt trialogue compromise

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On 11 September 2012, the European Parliament plenary adopted the compromise reached on 13 June 2012 between the Council and the European Parliament on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

Formal adoption by the Council is expected within the next few weeks. Once adopted by the Council, it will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Member States will have 18 months to transpose it into national laws.