Press conference by Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC, on the legislative proposal of the EC for a Directive on energy efficiency
Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, gave a press conference on the legislative proposal of the EC for a Directive on energy efficiency. It built upon the existing Directives for Cogeneration and Energy Services and merged them into one comprehensive legal instrument addressing energy efficiency in energy supply and in final energy consumption.
The Directive also foreseed that the EC would make in 2014 an assessment of the progress made towards the EU's 20% energy efficiency objective for 2020 and, if necessary, would bring forward a further legislative proposal to set mandatory national energy efficiency targets.
The Commission's proposal followed the latest calls for action by the European Council on 04/02/2011, "Energy" Council on 10/06/2011 and EP to achieve the objective to reduce by 20% the EU's anticipated energy consumption for 2020.