|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Energy|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 558|
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.
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.
|Subject Categories||Energy, Environment|
|Subject Tags||Climate Change, Energy Efficiency|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|