Proposal for a Directive on energy efficiency (recast)

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Series Details COM (2021) 558
Publication Date 14/07/2021
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Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, revising the so-called Energy Efficiency Directive to adapt it to the latest objectives set out in the framework of the European Green Deal. This is a text with EEA relevance.

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Directive 2012/37/EU - also known as the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) - provides a common framework of measures covering every stage of the energy chain, from generation to distribution and final consumption, aiming to improve energy efficiency across the European Union. A target of 20% was set for 2020 (compared to 1990 levels). Amendments introduced by Directive 2018/2002 later set a 32.5% energy efficiency target by 2030.

The EED also includes provisions to address energy poverty. The European Green Deal reaffirmed the need to tackle social needs whilst developing a sustainable and climate-neutral economy. The amendments within the draft law aim to support reinforcing the EED to better address remaining market barriers and failures by considering the latest, broader targets. It therefore strengthens the different provisions of the EED to align it with the 2030 Climate Target Plan. It sets more ambitious binding annual target for reducing energy use at EU level. It guides how national contributions are established and increases annual energy saving obligation for Member States. The public sector is required to renovate 3% of its buildings each year.

The draft law was unveiled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, as part of the so-called Fit for 55 legislative package.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2021:558:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
Right to Energy Coalition, 14/07/2021: Fit for 55, not fit for Europe’s energy poor https://righttoenergy.org/2021/07/14/fit-for-55-not-fit-for-europes-energy-poor/

News
EurActiv, 06/07/2021: EU bets on energy savings, greener buildings to meet climate target https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/eu-bets-on-energy-savings-greener-buildings-to-meet-climate-target-draft/
Politico, 09/07/2021: EU green renovation push raises the heat on EU countries https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-green-renovation-push-raises-the-heat-on-eu-countries/

Official
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)623: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Impact Assessment Report https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2021:623:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)624: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment Report https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2021:624:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)625: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Evaluation of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2021:625:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)626: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Evaluation of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2021:626:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)627: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Subsidiarity Grid https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2021:627:FIN
European Commission: Topics: Energy Efficiency Directive https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/energy-efficiency/targets-directive-and-rules/energy-efficiency-directive_en
European Commission: Press Release, 14/07/2021: European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_3541
European Commission: News, 14/07/2021: Commission proposes new Energy Efficiency Directive https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/commission-proposes-new-energy-efficiency-directive-2021-jul-14_en

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