European Commission: Energy Efficiency progress report

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Assessment of the progress made by Member States towards the national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and towards the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU as required by Article 24 (3) of Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU


This report gives an assessment of progress made towards this target as well as the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (EED). It includes some recommendations for Member States (MS) and is based on MS Annual Reports and the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs). The report is accompanied by a Staff Working Document which contains a detailed description of the used performance indicators.


The report demonstrates that MS, in addition to a range of EU policy measures (e.g. eco-design, labelling, EU Energy Trading System (ETS), car standards), have introduced energy efficiency measures in the industry, residential, service, transport and generation sectors. The NEEAPs show that most MS have increased their effort and either strengthened existing energy efficiency measures or introduced new ones.


With a view to the 2030 targets, the Commission will assess in 2016 how the energy efficiency framework can be further improved, building on the already-reviewed product efficiency framework and with a view to the significant contribution of (i) the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and (ii) the Energy Efficiency Directive (especially its Article 7). This review should help all stakeholders (national governments, regions, local authorities, energy efficiency companies, financial institutions, consumers, etc.) exploit cost-efficient energy saving potentials in the long-term with regard to the 2030 and 2050 EU climate and energy targets and objectives.



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