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Legislation

|End-use Efficiency & Energy Services

|Energy Efficiency in Buildings

|Eco-design of Energy-Using Products

|Energy Labelling of Domestic Appliances

|Energy Star Programme

|Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration) [ MS Reports ]

|Under discussion


End-use efficiency and Energy Services

|Overview  |Directive  |National Energy Efficiency Action PlansInitiatives/Projects  |Events

Overview

Estimates are that the Union’s energy consumption is approximately 20% higher than can be justified on economic grounds. There is a very large economic potential of unrealized energy savings. A part of this energy savings can effectively be realized through energy services and other end-use efficiency measures. The Commission has proposed late 2003 a new proposal for a Directive on the promotion of end-use efficiency and energy services to enhance the cost-effective and efficient end-use of energy in Member States. Upon adoption, it  provides the necessary targets, mechanisms, incentives and institutional, financial and legal frameworks to remove existing market barriers and imperfections for the efficient end use of energy.

According to the Directive the Member States shall adopt and aim to achieve an overall national indicative energy savings target of 9 % for the ninth year of application of the Directive, to be reached by way of energy services and other energy efficiency improvement measures. Member States shall take cost-effective, practicable and reasonable measures designed to contribute towards achieving this target.

Directive

  • Directive 2006/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC (Text with EEA relevance) 
    OJ L 114, 27.4.2006, p. 64–85

Dates: of document: 05/04/2006; of effect: 17/05/2006; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 3); of transposition: 17/05/2008, at the latest (See Art 18)

For more information on EU legislation please consult EUR-Lex: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm

National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

According to Article 14(2) of the Directive, Member States shall submit their first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) to the Commission by June 30, 2007. In their NEEAPs, Member States should show how they intend to reach the 9% indicative energy savings target by 2016.

NEEAPs shall describe the energy efficiency improvement measures that are aimed at achieving the savings targets set out in Article 4(1) of the Directive. Furthermore the NEEAPs shall describe how Member States intend to comply with the provisions on the exemplary role of the public sector and the provision of information and advice to final consumers.

Below please find National Energy Efficiency Action Plans and related communications that have been submitted to the Commission:

Member State  NEEAP

  Member State NEEAP
and/or related communications

Austria

Belgium

Etat fédéral / Région Bruxelles-Capitale / Région wallonne / Vlaams Gewest

Bulgaria

Cyprus

[summary]

Czech Republic

Denmark

[letter]  [memo]

Estonia

[letter]

Finland

summary:

France

Germany

  [summary de][summary en] [letter]

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

[letter]

Italy

[summary]

Latvia

Lithuania

  [letter]

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

[letter]

Romania

Slovakia

[letter]

Slovenia

Spain

  [resume ] [balances]  [mesures]  [letter]

Sweden

United Kingdom

Initiatives/Projects

The EuroWhiteCert project will support the conceptual and technical development of tradable white certificates systems covering energy savings and energy efficiency. In order to promote the introduction of such systems in the ecologically and economically most beneficial way at the European level, recommendations will be made for handling the interactions of white certificates and their possible integration with other existing and planned tradable certificate and permit systems, with other policy tools for sustainable energy, as well as with the EU ETS and the JI and CDM schemes.

Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme supported project.

Initiated April 2005, to be completed April 2007

 

Events

 

Press release:

Commission proposes new rules to ensure that all Member States save each year at least 1% more energy, 10.12.2003

Press Memo

Saving at least 1% more energy each year, 10.12.2003

Contact

For further information, please write to TREN-EnergyServices@ec.europa.eu

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last update: 29-09-2008