The 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive
establishes a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Under the Directive, all EU countries are required to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain, from production to final consumption.
On 30 November 2016 the Commission proposed an update to the Energy Efficiency Directive
, including a new 30% energy efficiency target for 2030, and measures to update the Directive to make sure the new target is met.
Specific measures and policies must ensure major energy savings for consumers and industry alike. To help officials in EU countries implement the Energy Efficiency Directive
, the European Commission publishes guidance notes Implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive – Commission Guidance [COM(2013) 762]:
More specific good practice guidance for Member States on the implementation of aspects of Articles 9-11 relating to collectively provided thermal energy in multi-apartment buildings has also been developed at the request of the Commission, and can be found here
The role of PUBLEnEf toolbox
is to enable policymakers on regional and local levels identify solutions to their needs on energy efficiency policy.
This digital platform enhances the exchange of information and provides a large variety of supporting tools and resources for energy efficiency policy planning, development, implementation and evaluation.
Policymakers can post their problems
on specific aspects of policy making and specific solutions come up
through using tools and best practices collected here.
This active collection of good practice methodologies and resources for a wide range of topics on local energy action can be updated by the policy makers themselves on a regular basis and always new solutions can come up.