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Public consultation

Evaluation and Revision of the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency [COM (2006) 545]

Consultation period: 08/06/2009 - 03/08/2009

Objective of the consultation

The Heads of States and Governments have endorsed an ambitious European Energy policy which seeks to enable the European Union to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 20 %, to reduce energy consumption by 20 % and increase to 20 % the share of renewable energies in energy consumption by 2020.

The Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (EEAP) of 2006 was prepared and adopted with a view to intensify the process of realising the substantial cost-effective energy savings potential and the above-mentioned target on energy consumption reduction. The Plan's running time is until 2012. A major mid-term review to evaluate its effectiveness and results was scheduled to take place in 2009.

This internet consultation will support this evaluation and revision. It aims to collect views from interested parties on the effectiveness and results of the Action Plan so far, and on how best the EU may identify and initiate improved policy actions and measures which contribute to a maximum extent to the EU's energy saving targets.

The Commission will publish the results, which may also contain some of the individual replies (if no specific request for confidentiality is made)

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