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European Commission launches the European Energy Efficiency Platform

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On 5 April 2016, the European Commission is launching the European Energy Efficiency Platform (E3P), aiming to gather, organise, analyse and distribute information in a central system in all related energy efficiency fields. The launch event will be held in Brussels, Belgium.


According to the document explaining the rationale behind the new platform, energy efficiency is at the core of the Europe's 2030 strategy, setting up an indicative target at the EU level of at least 27%  for improving energy efficiency of future energy consumption based on the current criteria included in the European Council Conclusions. Therefore, the European Commission, in collaboration with Member States, has to propose priority sectors in which significant energy efficiency gains can be reaped.


In this context, the European Commission is launching the E3P with the aim to provide robust data and analysis to support these needs in the development, implementation and monitoring of energy efficiency policy, industry, consumers' organisations, standardisation bodies, research institutes, the scientific community and NGOs at the EU, national, regional and local level.


Moreover, it is expected that the collective knowledge within the E3P will generate new insights and perspectives which can underpin the key energy efficiency policies, such as the policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030, the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, the Eco-Design or the Covenant of Mayors initiative.


E3P will be organised around the six thematic areas of energy efficiency in products, cities, buildings, transport, industry and distribution (heating, cooling and electricity). A dedicated IT based platform will be at the centre of the platform with interactive and collaborative features.



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