On 24 September 2015, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Estonia and Slovenia, requesting them to fully transpose the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU) into national law. These Member States have now two months to comply with their obligations. After that, the Commission may decide to refer them to the Court of Justice of the EU and ask for financial penalties if the Commission finds that they have still not fully complied with their obligations.
Under the Energy Efficiency Directive, Member States must achieve energy savings from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020, by using Energy Efficiency Obligations Schemes and/or other targeted policy measures to ensure that energy efficiency improvements can be made in households, industry and the transport sector. The Directive had to be transposed into national law by 5 June 2014.
For further information, please visit the relevant European Commission website: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5657_en.htm