On 5 April 2006, the EU adopted the Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services. It 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.
In their NEEAPs, Member States show how they intended to reach the 9% indicative energy savings target by 2016. NEEAPs describe the energy efficiency measures. Furthermore the NEEAPs describes 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.
Article (21) says "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"
Member States shall submit to the EC:
The Commission shall publish the reports with its conclusions: