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Evaluation and review of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

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The European Commission is preparing a review and a revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).

This will occur in a two-step approach: As a first step, the evaluation will assess the existing framework of the Directive since its entry into force in 2012, except for those elements already revised in 2018.


In a second step, the findings of the evaluation will then offer the basis for what needs to be streamlined, strengthened, added or changed in the Directive in order to address the remaining ambition gap to the 2030 EU energy efficiency targets, to deliver the increased EU greenhouse emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030, and to ensure synergies with the other Green Deal initiatives, notably the review of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Renovation Wave and the EU Strategy on Energy System Integration.


If you are working in the field of energy efficiency, please make your voice heard and participate in this public consultation. 


The public consultation is open until 09 February 2021 and you can access it here.