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Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services, adopted on 5 April 2006, includes an indicative energy savings target for the Member States, obligations on national public authorities as regards energy savings and energy efficient procurement, and measures to promote energy efficiency and energy services.

National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) under the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC)

Under the framework of the Directive 2006/32/EC,  Member States were required to show in their NEEAPs how they intended to reach the 9% indicative energy savings target by 2016. NEEAPs should describe the energy efficiency measures. Furthermore, the NEEAPs were supposed to describe how Member States intended to comply with the provisions on the exemplary role of the public sector and the provision of information and advice to final consumers.

In relation to the second NEEAPs under the framework of the Directive 2006/32/EC, the recast of the Directive on energy performance of buildings (2010/31/EU) added that "In order to limit the reporting burden on Member States it should be possible to integrate the reports required by this Directive into the Energy Efficiency Action Plans referred to in Article 14(2) of Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services".

NEEAPs submitted by the Member States to the Commission under the framework of the Directive 2006/32/EC:

The Commission reports with its conclusions from the assessment of the first NEEAPs under the framework of the Directive 2006/32/EC:

Progress report on the application of Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and on the application of Directive 2004/8/EC on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand (COM(2013) 938) pdf - 85 KB [85 KB] with accompanying Commission Staff Working Document (SWD(2013) 541 final) pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] .

Please note that following the adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) the scope of NEEAPs has changed to cover not only the non-ETS part of the energy end-use consumption but effectively all sectors including energy generation as well as transmission and distribution.

The next NEEAPs due by 30 April 2014 are supposed to cover a number of new elements including the reporting on the progress toward 2020 national targets and the adopted and/or planned energy efficiency measures to implement the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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